Top stories in higher ed for Friday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
October 6, 2017
Learning While Homeless
Carolyn Jones and Daniel J. Willis, The Atlantic
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Central Coast Future Leaders is a nonprofit in California that helps homeless and immigrant students get to college. Students learn about college admissions, financial aid, and choosing a career, and tour nearby college campuses. For many students, college dorms are the first place they’ve slept in their own bed, and the most stable, quiet living quarters they’ve experienced, says Patricia Solorio, the former Future Leaders executive director.

Tuition Isn't the Only Thing Keeping Low-Income Students Out of College
Lauren Slagter, MLive
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High school counselors, college admissions staff, philanthropic organizations, and nonprofits are creating new programs and policies to break down the barriers beyond cost that prevent low-income students in Michigan from getting admitted to and completing college.

Colorado Higher Ed Backs Undocumented Students as DACA Deadline Arrives
Allison Sherry, Colorado Public Radio
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Colleges and universities across Colorado are helping some of their undocumented students reapply for federal work permits — including paying the fees and giving them legal advice — with the hope they don’t drop out of school.

Study: College Completion Crucial for Financial Health
Allie Bidwell, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
The Great Recession Drastically Changed the Skills Employers Want
Brad Hershbein and Lisa B. Kahn, Harvard Business Review
A Higher Ed Strategy From Apple?
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
Will Business Partnerships Close the Tech Skill Gap?
Meghan Bogardus Cortez, EdTech: Focus on Higher Education
No Chips On Their Shoulders
Debra Dennis, Community College Daily
Merging of Savings Accounts Proposed for College Funding
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Enabling School Counselors to Focus On Postsecondary Transitions
National Association of State Boards of Education