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.
February 15, 2018
Developing Comprehensive Support Services
Community College Daily
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College access may not translate into college success. For many low-income students, there are various tripping points along the way that can cause them to stumble and drop out.

The Seven Things Students Think About When Choosing a College
Julian Wyllie, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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A new report from Eduventures identifies seven key "decision segments" on the minds of aspiring college students: affordability, availability of a desired program, reputation/academic quality, career outcomes/job opportunities, value of education for cost, feeling of fit, and proximity to home.
Fewer Americans Are Majoring in Education, But Will Students Pay the Price?
Jacob Passy, MarketWatch
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Fewer college students today plan to major in education—and that could be putting future generations’ educational attainment at risk.
No Degree Required: More Tech Employers Looking for Skills Rather Than a Diploma
Jana Kasperkevic, Marketplace
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In today's technological economy, positions that require some specialized education, but not necessarily a four-year college degree are on the rise. Relevant skills, sometimes obtained through vocational training, matter most for these "new collar" jobs.

Expanding the Trade Skills Pipeline
Debbie Holmes, WOSU Public Media
Georgia Colleges to Partner With Businesses on Curriculum, New Degree
Eric Stirgus, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
New Models at Lasell: Q&A with President Michael Alexander
John O. Harney, New England Journal of Higher Education
Shared Benefits of Adult Postsecondary Access
Louis Soares, The EvoLLLution
Blog: Highs and Lows of Higher Ed in the White House Budget Request
Jared Cameron Bass, Amy Laitinen, Clare McCann, Ben Barrett, Brent Parton, Michael Prebil and Roxanne Garza, New America
How Multiculturalism Can Make College Affordable Again
O.J. Oleka, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
KCC's New Food Pantry Provides Nourishment for Success
Mike Voss, The Daily Journal (Illinois)
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