Top stories in higher ed for Wednesday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
December 13, 2017
Navigating the CBE Frontier: Leveraging Data to Improve Student Service and Outcomes
The EvoLLLution
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In this interview, Aaron Brower, provost at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, reflects on why Big Data and data analytics are becoming increasingly important to postsecondary education and, specifically, to developing more sophisticated strategies that maximize students’ abilities to succeed.

Popularity of Early Admissions Grows and Grows
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
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Many educators say early-admissions programs favor the wealthy, but more and more applications came in this year—to all kinds of institutions.
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How Tech Companies Could Keep the Workforce Alive
Lolade Fadulu, The Atlantic
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Debate about how to prepare workers for the future has largely focused on what educators and employers are doing and could do more of. For academics such as Joseph Aoun, president of Northeastern University, the two entities would ideally create joint-curricula that ensure students have the skills that employers will eventually want.

Congress Begins Work to Overhaul Higher Education Regulations
Amy Scott, Marketplace
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Taxes aren’t the only topic under debate in Congress right now. Yesterday, a committee in the House took up a comprehensive bill to rewrite the federal Higher Education Act. The process is expected to take months … and could affect everything from how students pay for college to work-study funding. 
'Detroit Rising' Podcast: Bridging Gaps in Detroit's Workforce
Chad Livengood, Crain's Detroit Business
Help Wanted But Hard to Find
Debra Gibson Isaacs, The Lane Report
Blog: How the ONE Loan Goes Too Far
Kim Dancy, New America
Ivy Tech to Give Help to SNAP Reecipients
Ashley Sloboda, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Texas Colleges, Universities Brace for Hard Changes
Lindsay Ellis, Houston Chronicle
Brown University Replaces Loans With Scholarships
Joseph Hong, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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