Top stories in higher ed for Thursday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
October 26, 2017
Strength of the Region’s Workforce Could Depend on Adult Education
Martha Dalton, WABE
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To keep attracting big businesses, Atlanta needs more qualified workers. To do that, the state wants to increase the number of employees who have some type of college training. Officials hope to add 250,000 more postsecondary graduates to the workforce in the next several years. 

Colleges Urged to Ramp Up to Fill Cybersecurity Workforce Void
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
A leading industry expert who testified this week at a Congressional hearing says the United States will remain vulnerable to cyberattacks unless the nation’s education system is better aligned to produce greater numbers of cybersecurity professionals.
Bridging College and Profession: Inside the ‘Basta’ Mentoring Program Helping First-Generation Graduates Pursue Their Careers
Kate Stringer, The 74
First-generation college students like Luis Espinosa are learning how to tackle the job search with the help of a New York-based nonprofit called Basta that aims to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Public Colleges Backslide on Access, Report Says
Lee Gardner, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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With income inequality in the headlines, colleges are playing up their role as engines of opportunity. But a new report says some of these institutions now admit a larger share of wealthy students than they did 20 years ago.

All In Internships Provide Job Experience in High-Demand Ooccupations
Kaila Contreras, The Brownsville Herald (Texas)
Assuring Online Course Quality
Jean Dimeo, Inside Higher Ed
AGB Urges Trustees to Back Shared Governance
Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed