Top stories in higher ed for Tuesday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
October 30, 2018
Juggling College and Work
Louis Freedberg and John Fensterwald, This Week in California Education
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In this podcast, Larry Gordon of EdSource discusses the financial pressures forcing many California State University students to work multiple jobs and the toll it takes on their grades. A Fresno State senior also describes what life is like juggling college and work.

Dallas-Based Work College Paul Quinn Gets $1M to Expand
James Paterson, Education Dive
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Dallas-based Paul Quinn College has received a $1 million-grant from Strada Education Network to further its efforts to eradicate poverty through its urban work college model. College leaders will use the funding to expand the work program to Plano, Texas. 

The Plano college won't have buildings. Instead, the school will work with businesses and municipalities to secure internships and classroom space and provide alternative housing options for students. All students will work to help pay their tuition.
Challenges for Employers and Workers: New Books on Work, Skills, and Mobility
Robert Doar, American Enterprise Institute
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Changes over the past few decades, including technological progress, globalization, and urbanization, have reshaped the relationships between workers and their work and between employees and their employers.

The authors of three new books on work, skills, and mobility offer their thoughts on the best course of action to help Americans gain and maintain meaningful and sustainable employment in this video.
Foundation, Church Partner to Install Tiny Houses for Homeless College Students
Cody Sexton, My Edmonds News
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A Lynnwood-based foundation and a local church are partnering with a Seattle company to provide portable housing units for homeless college students and those attending work-training programs.

Each 64-square-foot unit comes with a built-in bed, desk, and shelf and will have heating, air conditioning, and electricity. Shepherd's Village also will include a solar-powered shower and Wi-Fi so that students can study. An on-site manager will be available to assist residents.

‘America to Me’: What Did the Students Think?
Aisha Harris, The New York Times
Her College Dream Is Paying Off
Ashley Sloboda, The Journal Gazette
Intensive Academy Trains Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion Success
LaMont Jones, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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