July 29, 2014



Within Striking Distance

Inside Higher Ed


A Focus on Specific Dropouts Can Help Colleges Raise Completion Rates

The Chronicle of Higher Education


Focus Summer 2014: College-Bound Communities

Lumina Foundation




Report: Some College, No Degree: A National View of Students With Some College Enrollment, But No Completion

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center


Working Paper: Should Student Employment Be Subsidized?

National Bureau of Economic Research


Working Paper: Evaluating Your College’s Readiness for Technology Adoption

Community College Research Center


Report: 31 Million Americans Have College Credits, But No Degree

The Hechinger Report


Q&A: How Is the Native College Experience Different?



Push on Counseling

Inside Higher Ed


Building a Better College Ranking System. Wait, Babson Beats Harvard?

The New York Times


Guidance Counselors Key in Bid to Increasing Overall Access to College

Diverse Issues in Higher Education


Spending Shifts as Colleges Compete on Students’ Comfort

The Chronicle of Higher Education


Report: Work-Study Students More Likely to Graduate

Inside Higher Ed


Opinion: Judge Colleges and Universities by Their Outcomes

U.S. News & World Report


Views: College Cost Isn’t Poor Students’ Big Problem



Blog: What’s in the Department’s Competency-Based Experimental Site Notice?



Blog: The New Workforce Bill, Adult Learners, and Pathways to Higher Education: Things Just Got a Little Easier



Blog: ‘Money’ Reaches for Objectivity in College Rankings

Head Count


Blog: Do We Have It All Wrong? Where Access & Retention Collide

The Swail Letter on Education


Blog: 3 Questions for College Counseling’s Future

Head Count


Blog: Closing the Skills – and Earnings – Gap

Community College Spotlight




As Congress Eyes ‘Competency-Based Degrees,’ NAU Already Claims Success

KTAR (Arizona)


Graduating Workers With Needed Skills, Today and Tomorrow

Chippewa Valley Business Report (Wisconsin)


Promise of Manufacturing Jobs Still Hobbled by Skills Gap

Southcoast Business Bulletin (Massachusetts)


Getting a First Generation Into College in S. Jersey

The Inquirer (New Jersey)


Illinois Is Losing Students

Alton Daily News (Illinois)


Remedial Education Costing Community College Students

The Bakersfield Californian (California)


Before Passing the Baton, Spelman President Reflects on Tough Choices

NPR (Georgia)


Students Get Help to Make College Dream Reality: Students Rising Above Grows After 15 Years of Helping Low-Income Youth

The Daily Journal (California)


At L.A. College, Obama Stresses Job Training

Community College Daily (California)


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