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 22, 2017
Report: 15-Credit Course Loads Increase Odds of Graduation
Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
Incoming college students who average at least 15 credits per term during their first year are more likely to stick around and graduate and also get better grades, according to a new analysis from EAB, a research firm. 
Faces of the Shadow Class: College Dreamers in Trump's America
Sasha Aslanian and Catherine Winter, APM Reports
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Six undocumented college students, all beneficiaries of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the first in their families to pursue a degree in the U.S., tell their stories of challenges, hopes and fears as they make their way through college.

Editorial: Stay On Track: College Students, Take 15 Credits Per Semester
The Parkersburg News and Sentinel (West Virginia)
Training in Skilled Trades Making Comeback in Iowa Schools
Mackenzie Ryan, The Des Moines Register
Colleges Embrace Data Analytics to Improve Student Retention
Jacquelyn Bengfort, EdTech Focus On Higher Education