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.
August 15, 2017
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos On Some Education Issues
The Washington Post
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently sat down with the Associated Press to discuss a range of subjects, including for-profit schools, the federal role in education, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Narrowing the Partisan Divide
Rick Seltzer, Inside Higher Ed
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults would want their child to attend a four-year university if they had a child of college-going age, but significant variations exist based on income, educational attainment and partisan affiliation, according to new polling released today.
Pathway to a Bachelor’s Degree
Community College Daily
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About 41 percent of community college associate-degree completers go on to earn a bachelor’s degree, according to a new Snapshot Report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

The report looks at the 2010-11 academic year, during which 575,067 associate degrees were earned by students with no previous degrees or certificates.

How Can We Send Students Out Into the World With Huge College Debt Loads and Not Teach Them What This Means?
John Pelletier, The Hechinger Report
High schools, colleges, and the federal government must start giving students the financial knowledge and skills they need, writes John Pelletier in this opinion piece for The Hechinger Report
We All Must Do More
Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation
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There are moments that call for moral clarity and public accountability—moments that require us to affirm our core values and commit to concrete action in the face of deep threats. In the wake of shameful acts of racist violence and terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia, this is such a moment.

How 3 Colleges Improved Graduation Rates
Dan Bauman, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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As Provost Ralph C. Wilcox likes to tell it, the University of South Florida’s effort to raise graduation rates on its main campus started years before advocacy organizations, television personalities, or the Obama administration made the issue a popular talking point. No one "Eureka!" policy rocketed thousands of new students to commencement; rather, dozens of efforts influenced the graduation rate in their own small ways.

Institutions Tackle Rising Tuition Costs
Catherine Morris, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
While the rate of tuition growth has slowed overall, a handful of colleges and universities are taking it a step further by “resetting” their tuition prices, cutting their price by upwards of 40 percent.
Early Success Seen in Worcester’s ’100 Males to College’ Program
Scott O’Connell, The Telegram & Gazette (Massachusetts)
Blog: The Many Meanings of 'Summer Melt'
Matt Reed, Confessions of a Community College Dean
DC Experiments With Adult Education
Paul Ruffins, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Community Colleges Embrace State Plan for Four-Year Degrees
Rachel Abbey McCafferty, Crain's Cleveland Business (Ohio)
Area Experts Discuss Planning, Financing Higher Education
Tawana Roberts, The News-Herald (Ohio)
Blog: Americans Have Spoken. Now It’s Time to Deliver.
Rachel Fishman and Manuela Ekowo, New America