Top stories in higher ed for Friday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
February 23, 2018
R.I. Aims to Boost Educational Achievement After High School
Linda Borg, The Providence Journal
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A statewide initiative in Rhode Island hopes to dramatically increase the number of working-age adults who have a college degree or some other form of credential to 70 percent by 2025.

Report: Community Colleges Play Important Role in Preparing Early Educators
Linda Jacobson, Education Dive
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Offering programs that better fit early educators' schedules, allowing flexibility in completing practicum requirements, and integrating remedial education with credit-bearing coursework are ways in which community colleges help early educators gain greater access to postsecondary education opportunities, says a new report.
Overconfident Students, Dubious Employers
Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Inside Higher Ed
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A new study from the National Association of Colleges and Employers identifies the gaps between graduates' views of their skills and the views of those who hire them.
Supporting Non-Traditional and Lower-Income Students
Martin Tadlock, The EvoLLLution
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Postsecondary institutions that consciously and intentionally focus attention on the success of non-traditional and low-income learners can drive completion among this segment while also supporting the success of all students on campus. 

Looking Beyond Completion
Community College Daily
Apprenticeships, Funds for Job Training Boosted in Bills Before Congress
Roy Maurer, Society for Human Resource Managment
Using Technology to Reduce 'Summer Melt'
Patti Zarling, Education Dive
'Achieving the Dream' ID’s Student Issues
Jamal Watson, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Study: Wide Black-White Wealth Gap Growing
Bijan C. Bayne, Diverse Issues on Higher Education
Tuition-Free, With Strings
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
UC Expands Free Online Classes for High School Students
Billy Kobin, The Sacramento Bee (California)
Invest in College Students Like They Invest in Themselves
Jennifer Lee, Georgia Budget & Policy Institute
Better Training and Better Jobs
Center for American Progress
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