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.
August 21, 2017
'Reverse Transfer' Could Be Potent Tool to Bolster Indiana's College-Attainment Rate
Hayleigh Colombo, Indianapolis Business Journal
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Nearly a quarter of working-age adults in the Indianapolis area have some higher education, but not a degree. Ivy Tech Community College is taking note, placing a new focus on transfer students in its quest to arm more Hoosiers with college degrees. 

Challenging the ‘Productivity Paradox’
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
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A new study finds that technology spending spurs gains in colleges’ outputs—but they vary depending on the institution.

‘You Can Do This’: Program Gives Students Advice and Funding to Get Through College
Mandy McLaren, The Washington Post
Like many other D.C. students moving onto college campuses this fall, Josh Townsend could become the first in his family to graduate from a four-year university—if he makes it to commencement day.

For nearly two decades, the D.C. College Access Program has helped students like Townsend reach that goal by providing scholarships, advising, and other programs to boost college opportunities. 
The Value of Simplicity in Estimating Student Aid
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
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Tools that skip most of the questions on aid calculators are gathering support. Have they figured out something that most colleges haven’t?

Area, State See Career Pathways Benefits
Jay Bell, The Sentinel-Record (Arkansas)
Bridging the Gap Between Education and Business
Bryan Reynolds, Lima News (Ohio)
Community Colleges Focus More On Career Education as Classes Start
Gary Warth, The San Diego Union-Tribune (California)
Making Higher Education Affordable
Tim Goral, University Business Magazine