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 23, 2018
New Partnership Aims at Lifelong Learners
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
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A new partnership between the online program management company 2U and co-working space WeWork takes aim at the growing marketplace of workers looking to burnish their career prospects through a widening array of credentials.

Maine Wants To Expand Tech Classes To All Middle-Schoolers, But Some Educators Are Wary
Robbie Feinberg, Maine Public Radio
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More than 8,000 high schoolers in Maine are enrolled in career and technical education (CTE) classes, where they learn everything from carpentry and plumbing to biotech and digital media.

While most classes are largely limited to juniors and seniors, the state wants to change that and provide every middle-schooler with a similar experience. But some local educators see several obstacles in the way.

Shining a Light on Award Letters That Leave Students in the Dark
Rachel Fishman, Kim Dancy, Ben Barrett, and Sophie Nguyen, New America
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Imagine making one of the biggest purchases in your life and having no idea what the price is. Millions of college students nationwide face this challenge when it comes to what they’ll pay for a college education.

Consolidation, Collaboration, or Closure? How Colleges Stay Alive in 2018
Michael B. Horn, EdSurge
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Four education and policy experts—Paul Freedman, Terah Crews, Jeff Selingo, and Mike Berlin—offer their thoughts on the critical issues colleges and universities may be facing in 2018. 

LaPorte Mayor: State Working to Close the Skills Gap
Ken de la Bastide, The Herald Bulletin
Business, Education Coming Together in Elkhart County
Marshall V. King, South Bend Tribune
New Amazon Headquarters: Why Education Mattered So Much
Dakota Pawlicki and Jesse O’Connell, Medium
Commentary: A Checklist for Transformative Leaders
Elaine P. Maimon, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Del Pilar Works to Give Underrepresented Students Voice in Higher Ed
Joseph Hong, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Opinion: Stockton Scholars: Do Such Programs Work?
Michael Fitzgerald,
Proposed West Virginia Senate Bill Pushes Technical Education
Michael Erb, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel
From 37,000 Feet, Five Questions About College Admissions
Eric Hoover, The Chronicle of Higher Education
WC to Focus on Meta-Majors, More Advising
Jelani Gibson, Weatherford Democrat (Texas)
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