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.
January 25, 2019
Teaching an Ivy League Curriculum at a Community College
Beth McMurtrie, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Columbia University and Hostos Community College may be less than three miles apart, but the two institutions couldn't be more different. One is an elite university in Upper Manhattan; the other an open-access college in the South Bronx. They do, however, have something in common: Columbia's famed core curriculum.

How One California Community College Allows Students to Skip Remedial English
Mikhail Zinshteyn, EdSource
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Until recently, most students at Cuyamaca College near San Diego had to take multiple English remedial classes before they could enter the English course that really mattered—the one they needed to transfer into a four-year college.

Starting this school year, however, all of Cuyamaca College’s students are being placed in an English course that is required for admission into a University of California or California State University campus. Unlike remedial classes, students will get credit for these courses required for transfer, thereby removing a chief hurdle many students faced as they sought entry into the state’s public universities.

College for Older Students: New Guidebook Can Help You Figure Out How to Make It Work
Katherine Long, The Seattle Times
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The number of adults who might want to go back to college is significant. In Washington, about one in five working-aged adults, or nearly 400,000 former students, has earned college credits but didn't complete a credential. 

A new book offers practical advice for these individuals, with ideas about how to pick a new career, a college program that will allow them to qualify for that career, and ways to pay for it.  

Four Ways Colleges Can Make Career Prep 'Unavoidable' for Students
James Patterson, Education Dive
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As pressure builds against tuition increases while other economic headwinds make them difficult to avoid, colleges and universities are looking for ways to prove the education they offer is worth the sometimes hefty price tag. In response, many colleges and universities are raising the profile of their little-used yet widely marketed career services office.

As AI Advances in Multiple Industries, Workers Need New Job Skills
Matt O'Brien, The Christian Science Monitor
New York Lawmakers Pass State Dream Act
David Klepper and Deepti Hajela, The Associated Press
‘Higher Ed’s Most Important Watchdog’?
Greg Toppo, Inside Higher Ed
Blog: Who Will Step Up to the OPM Challenge?
Joshua Kim, Technology and Learning
How to Build an Engineer: Start Young
Lillian Mongeau, The Hechinger Report
Local Colleges Combat Teacher Shortage
Nikki DeMentri, WKBW-TV
Melton Bill Would Give Felons Access to State Scholarships
Carole Carlson, Chicago Tribune (Illinois)
Driving the Southern Region Into the Future
A&M University's College of Business and Public Affairs/AAMU R.I.S.E. Foundation 
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