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.
December 26, 2017
For a Lesson in Adult Education, Maine Experts Look to Tennessee
Darren Fishell, Bangor Daily News
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If Maine policymakers want to boost the share of residents with college degrees, the best place may not be the aging state’s high schools, where enrollment continues to decline.

Instead, experts say they should look to the roughly 175,000 Mainers over 25 who started college but didn’t finish.

Deeper Collaboration Is the Answer to Higher Ed’s Challenges
Jeffrey J. Selingo, EdSurge
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A new type of alliance is emerging in higher education that focuses on the need to solve common challenges rather than to simply bond around mission or geography.
Tale of Two Rust Belts: Higher Education Is Driving Rust Belt Revival But Risks Abound
John C. Austin, Brookings Institution
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Higher education institutions are the foundation of many Midwest communities but diminished financial support at both the state and federal levels threatens the pathway to economic renewal. 

More Selective Colleges Join Pledge to Add Lower-Income Students
Nick Anderson, The Washington Post
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Dozens more selective colleges and universities have joined a pact to recruit more students from low-to-moderate income families, nearly tripling the total that launched the American Talent Initiative a year ago.
Opinion: Online Registry Will Drive More Informed Higher Education Decisions
Teresa Lubbers, Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Women Outpacing Men in Texas College Graduation Rates
Ryan Autullo, Austin American-Statesman
Will Colleges Become More Equal in 2018?
Jillian Berman, MarketWatch
New Coding School Will Let Students Pay With Share of Future Income
Lesley Weidenbener, Indianapolis Business Journal
Midwest, KC Rank High for Affordability for Working College Students
Vicky Diaz-Camacho, Kansas City Business Journal
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