Top stories in higher ed for Thursday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
August 24, 2017
Twitter Chat: How Do We Solve the Student Debt Crisis?
Victoria Pasquantonio, PBS NewsHour
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What should lawmakers, lenders and colleges do to help students deal with college debt? PBS NewsHour explores the question and new funding models in a Twitter chat today with several higher education experts. Join in the conversation at 1 p.m. ET using #NewsHourChats.

Military Victory for Alternative Providers
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
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The new "Forever" GI Bill includes a $75 million program to let military veterans use federal benefits for technology courses through noncollege providers—another potential challenge to traditional higher ed.

Older Cadets at Air Force Academy Are a Sign of the Times in Higher Education
Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report/NPR
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Many students heading to college this fall won't be the traditional 18-year-olds. At the nation's military academies, more cadets are coming from life—or military service—and not high school.

Savings and Student Success
Victoria Sheridan, Inside Higher Ed
Tidewater Community College has saved students $1 million with its zero-textbook-cost degree program. An added bonus: course retention and grades are rising.
Answering the Big Questions of Higher Education
Rachel Weaver Labar and Annie Siebert, Pittsburgh Magazine
‘We Are Ready to Thrive’
Katherine Mangan, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Report Examines State Funding Cuts
Rick Seltzer, Inside Higher Ed
With DACA’s Uncertain Future, How Will States Address Access to Higher Education?
Diana Quintero and Elizabeth Mann, Brookings Institution
Researchers Seek Key to Success of STEM Students at HBCUs
Gia Savage, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Report: Half of State's Labor Force Holds Bachelor's Degrees
Associated Press, Boston Herald (Massachusetts)