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.
September 5, 2017
Promise and Peril for Undocumented Students
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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President Trump is expected to announce today that he will end a program that has allowed some 800,000 young immigrants to live, work, and study in the United States without fear of immediate deportation. His action may be delayed for six months to give Congress a chance to act, according to reports published over the weekend.

How Higher Ed Can Restore Public Trust
Anthony P. Monaco, E. Gordon Gee and Eduardo Padrón, Inside Higher Ed
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A year of national service before, during or after college will better prepare students to complete their degrees, secure meaningful employment and become lifelong engaged citizens, write the authors of this essay. 

Photo: Jesse Pratt Lopez for The Hechinger Report
Century-Old ‘Work College’ Model Regains Popularity as Student Debt Grows
Timothy Pratt, PBS NewsHour/The Hechinger Report
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Federally designated “work colleges” are schools in which students help pay for their tuition by working. The work is an integral part of the curriculum, and full-time students are required to work to earn degrees.

Work colleges are drawing renewed interest, thanks to rising student debt, skepticism about the financial payoff of a liberal arts education and employer complaints that graduates aren’t prepared for jobs. 

AP Interview: Stabenow Worried About Shortage in Trades
David Eggert, Associated Press
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., says Michigan is facing such a shortage of skilled tradespeople that Congress should provide federal matching funds to help community colleges and businesses provide training to more students. 
Bridging the Skills Gap, One Solar Panel at a Time
Ritu Prasad and Katie Watkins, The Christian Science Monitor
States Focus On Middle-Skills Jobs Gap
Casey Leins, U.S. News & World Report
Skills Gap Cited as Challenge for W.Va.
Fred Pace, The Herald-Dispatch
Views: Want a Job? It’s Still About Education.
Shaun M. Dougherty, The Conversation
Commentary: Helping the College Applicants Who Need It the Most
Andrew Moe, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Purdue Introduces 3-Year Degree Program
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
Opinion: Making College Affordable in Tennessee
Bob Collins, Russ Deaton and Keith Carver, The Tennessean
Why Inland Community College Enrollment Is Climbing
Stephen Wall, The Press-Enterprise (California)