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 5, 2017
Addressing Hate–Lumina's Response
Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation
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To aid campuses and communities experiencing racial unrest and uncertainty, Lumina will support education and outreach that promote understanding, tolerance, and healing.

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College and Upward Mobility
Richard V. Reeves, The Chronicle Review
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The current postsecondary system is becoming more and more polarized. There are no easy fixes. But there are three areas where institutions, individually and collectively, should focus their attention: simplifying applications; investing most in those with the least; and widening admissions criteria.

Eight Recommendations for Connecting Apprenticeship and Higher Education
Mary Alice McCarthy, Iris Palmer and Michael Prebil, New America
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To capitalize on apprenticeship's massive potential and its renewed public appeal, policymakers must make it a part of—not an "alternative" to—higher education.
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Rural Students Are the Least Likely to Go to College
Alex Baumhardt and Emily Hanford, APM Reports
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Only 59 percent of rural high-school graduates enroll in college. And if they do enroll, many don’t finish. In this episode of Educate, Jon Marcus of The Hechinger Report discusses why many rural students still aren't getting college degrees, and why it matters.

How a ‘New’ GI Bill May Shape Tomorrow’s Education-to-Employment Pipeline
David DeSchryver and Noah Sudow, EdSurge
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A rare bipartisan effort on Capitol Hill has positioned the GI Bill to extend its role in equipping veterans for what’s next in their careers. This summer, Congress passed the “Forever GI Bill” and made two critical changes to the program designed to help veterans to forge tomorrow’s education to new education-to-employment pathways. 

Black Women Are Earning More College Degrees, But That Alone Won’t Close Race Gaps
Richard V. Reeves and Katherine Guyot, Brookings Institution
Minority-Serving Institutions Anxious Over Tax Bill
Joseph Hong, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Opinion: Lost Einsteins: The Innovations We're Missing
David Leonhardt, The New York Times
Training Workers in Coding Could Narrow the Tech Skills Gap
Ami Sarnowski, Crain's Cleveland Business
Systemic Inequity
Linda F. Nathan, The New England Journal of Higher Education
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