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.
September 20, 2018
Multiple Measurements to Predict Success
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
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New research shows that when colleges use multiple measurements, such as grade point averages, the placement of students into college-level math instead of developmental courses increased by five percentage points. The increase is more than 30 percentage points for college-level English.
With Unemployment Almost Nonexistent, Educators Put Pedal to Metal to Crank Out Talent
Kimberly Reeves, Austin Business Journal
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In Texas, the push is on to prepare workers for the jobs of the future, many of which don’t even exist today. How private- and public-sector leaders interact to tackle those issues will be a deciding factor in whether the riches of the thriving Texas economy are equally distributed to the masses.

In response, more employers are working with area colleges and universities to develop the talent and training needed to accommodate middle-skill jobs.  

Three Ideas for Solving the Cybersecurity Skills Gap
Janaki Chadha, The Wall Street Journal
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The United States faces a cybersecurity skills gap.

A big cause of the shortage is the lack of a focused talent pipeline, according to various experts. One idea to address the challenge and train more cybersecurity workers: a "Cybersecurity Peace Corps."

Metro Transit Hopes Apprenticeships Can Help Ease Driver Shortage
Martin Moylan, Minnesota Public Radio
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Minnesota's low unemployment rate, coupled with the stresses of driving a city bus, has made it hard for Metro Transit to find enough drivers. An apprenticeship program that connects new recruits with experienced drivers aims to help. 
Studying Business, Engineering in College Can Lead to Jobs
Elizabeth Gardner, U.S. News & World Report
Taking on the Cost of Books
Donna Bieschke, Community College Daily
MoWINs: Creating Win-Wins Through Partnerships
Dawn Busick-Drinkard, The EvoLLLution
Alma College to Join Detroit Promise Program
Monica Levitan, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Study: Vets Get Less Tuition Covered for Medical Degree
LaMont Jones, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Student Debt and the Class of 2017
The Institute for College Access & Success
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