Top stories in higher ed for Monday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
April 30, 2018
Why Part-Time Success Matters
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
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A new report from EAB shows that part-time student success in community colleges is key to closing achievement gaps for minority students.
Guides to ‘Being Not-Rich’ Are Springing Up at Elite Colleges. Should Administrators Adopt Them?
Emma Kerr, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Students at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor have come up with a novel and practical idea to help first-generation and low-income students navigate college life: a guidebook called "Being Not Rich at UM." The online resource provides money-saving tips on a wide range of college-related topics, including housing, textbooks, clothing, food, and on-campus resources.

The publication is now taking off on social media, with students at other campuses—including the University of Texas, Michigan State, and Harvard—inspired to start similar guides for their schools.

Rethinking the School-to-Work Pipeline With Career and Technical Education That Is Rigorous, Inclusive, and Equitable
Samantha Batel, The 74
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Today’s modern economy brings with it modern challenges. Significant job growth in fields like health care and computer science requires a greater share of the workforce to have some type of postsecondary degree or training. To equip students—particularly those from underserved communities—for this reality, states, districts, and schools must rethink the pipeline from school to work.

Why Accreditors Should Focus on Student Outcomes
Jarrett Carter, Education Dive
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A new study provides insight on accrediting bodies and their standards for compliance, but suggests that a lack of emphasis on student success harms the nature of assessing institutions.
Opinion: Skills Enhancement Fund Aids Indy's Tech Ecosystem
Steve Brunson, Indianapolis Business Journal
Opinion: Wanted: Employees for Middle-Skills Jobs
Jo Kwong, Fort Worth Star Telegram
Blog: Where Is the Magic Kingdom for Nontraditional Learners?
Alana Dunagan, Clayton Christensen Institute
Higher Ed Policy Forum Encourages Action on Access, Affordability, Accountability
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Opinion: States Hold the Keys to Career Education
Quentin Suffren, The Hechinger Report
Persistence Leads to Pair of Degrees
Ashley Sloboda, The Journal Gazette
Essay: Not a Magic Number
Karen Stout, Inside Higher Ed
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