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.
January 2, 2018
2018’s Challenge: Too Many Jobs, Not Enough Workers
Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post
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Employers nationwide are grappling with a problem that threatens to stall economic growth: too many vacancies and not enough workers with the right skills set to fill them. 

Why Education Matters to Your Health
Karin Fischer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Men and women who haven’t been to college live shorter, less healthy lives, and they’re actually losing ground compared to college graduates. 
Here’s How Washington Could Shape Higher Education in 2018
Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Grade Point
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Looking back on 2017, higher education captured the attention of Congress with the sweeping Republican tax plan. State authorities tangled with the new administration over the rollback of rules governing federal financial aid. And the tuition-free movement gained momentum as New York joined the cause. 

Events set in motion in 2017 will loom large in 2018, though resolutions may be years in the making. 
Educating Prisoners Gives Them—and Their Communities—a Shot at a Better Future
John B. King Jr., The Baltimore Sun
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Former Secretary of Education John King reflects on the power of education in his own life and its potential to transform the future for those who are incarcerated.

From School to Workforce
Tiffany Towner, The Seattle Times
Shaping the Future Workforce – Chauncy Lennon
Ramona Schindelheim, WorkingNation
Upping the Entry Degree
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
To Recruit Workers, Manufacturers Go to Parents’ Nights
Jennier Levitz, The Wall Street Journal
Best Online Classes for Job Skills
Elizabeth Woyke, MIT Technology Review
Carmichael Wants to Make Community College Free in WV
Jake Jarvis, Charleston Gazette-Mail
A New Way Emerges to Cover College Tuition. But Is It a Better Way?
Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, The Washington Post
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