Top stories in higher ed for Monday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
February 12, 2018
Cal State University Students Struggling With Lack of Housing, Food
Vanessa Rancaño, KQED
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At 57, Drake Davis doesn’t have much in common with his San Francisco State University classmates. He’s a former Army infantryman who had a brief career in talk radio and did a stint in the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota. One thing he does share with an estimated 50,000 California State University students: He struggles with homelessness.
Which City Has the Degree and Talent Edge for Amazon’s Second Headquarters?
Jeffrey J. Selingo, The Washington Post
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The race for Amazon’s headquarters shows just how important it is to already be a magnet for job-ready college graduates because everything else tends to follow them — startups, new amenities, and maybe even winning one of the biggest competitions for a new corporate headquarters in decades.

Photo: Jake Holschuh
Worker Shortage Spurs Uncharacteristic Partnerships Connecting Colleges, Business
Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
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A program at Metropolitan State University in Denver aims to help solve the confounding disconnect between what colleges teach and what graduates need to know to fill jobs that are sitting empty in some of the nation’s fastest-growing industries.

Higher Education Joins the Blockchain Party
Tina Nazerian, EdSurge
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Blockchain, the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, is now a buzzword in nearly every industry ranging from financing to healthcare. And lately, the topic has made its way into discussions around digital credentials in higher education.
Learning by Doing for the 21st Century
Cathrael Kazin, The EvoLLLution
Texting Is Helping West Virginia Students Get Ahead in Higher Ed
Liz McCormack, West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Support Students by Removing HOPE Seven-Year Time Limit
Jennifer Lee, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
Here’s What the $400 Billion Federal Spending Deal Means for Higher Ed
Adam Harris, The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Cost of Attending For-Profits
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
Opinion: Promoting Equity on Campus
Dr. Mary Rittling, The Dispatch
Commentary: Reforms That Will Stand the Test of Time
Steve Gunderson, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Degrees and Certificates Rise in U.S., But Not Fast Enough
Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Educational Attainment Is Up, But Gaps Remain
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
UW Madison Unveils Free Tuition Program
Rick Seltzer, Inside Higher Ed
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