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.
April 3, 2018
New Jersey University Works to Improve Graduation Rates for Latinos
Hansi Lo Wang, NPR
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Latino students make up the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group enrolled in U.S. colleges since 2000. But they face one of the lowest graduation rates in the country. Montclair State University in New Jersey is trying to change that.
College Wasn’t Designed Around Student Success. Here’s How to Fix It.
Bridget Burns, EdSurge
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Half of the students who walk through the doors of a college or university leave without a degree. Most of these students are bright and energetic, highly capable students—but they lack resources. Not just financial resources, but networks of family, friends, and mentors who understand the college experience and can guide them through such things as choosing a major, selecting the right courses, and navigating campus bureaucracies.

Students Want Faster Degrees. Colleges Are Responding.
Julian Wyllie, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Colleges are increasingly offering three-year bachelor's degrees and other accelerated programs in response to a growing market of money-conscious go-getters and career changers.

Retailers Race Against Amazon to Automate Stores
Nick Wingfield, Paul Mozur, and Michael Corkery, The New York Times
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A global race to automate stores is underway among several of the world's top retailers and small tech start-ups, which are motivated to shave labor costs and minimize shoppers' frustrations, like waiting for cashiers.
Commentary: An Efficient Education? Sure. As Long as It’s Good, Too.
Carol Geary Schneider, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Disaster Mitigation Through Job Training
Jason Pugh, Community College Daily
Nursing Development: Finding Alignment With Today’s Learning Programs
Jennifer Dixson Hoff, Healthcare Business Today
Where Companies Welcome Refugees, the More, the Better
Patricia Cohen, The New York Times
Purdue Global Officially Launches
Dan McGowan, Inside INdiana Business
Webinar: Charting a Path: Career Services for the Adult Student
The Chronicle of Higher Education/Strada Education Network
Blog: When Students Are Footing the Bill
John Warner, Just Visiting
Continuing Higher Education
Sarah Geringer, Southeast Missourian
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