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 30, 2018
Many State Flagship Universities Leave Black and Latino Students Behind
Meredith Kolodner, The Hechinger Report
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Many of the nation’s best public universities fall far short of their stated missions. Often there are big differences—defined by race—between who’s graduating from a state’s public high schools and who’s getting into its flagship universities.
Photo: Dave Rossman
If HCC Students Don't Have to Pay for Food, Will They Perform Better? A New Study Wants to Find Out.
Lindsay Ellis, Houston Chronicle
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A new University of Houston study is tracking 2,000 Houston Community College students to see if receiving free food will improve their academic performance.

The students—mostly low-income and underrepresented populations—are participating in a college food scholarship program sponsored by the Houston Food Bank's "food for change" initiative.

Wisconsin’s Workforce Success
Ed Finkel, Community College Daily
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Community colleges in Wisconsin are attempting to bridge America’s widening skills gap by leveraging partnerships with businesses and creating workforce development programs that build a talent pipeline to serve both students and employers. 

AT&T’s Chief Learning Officer Helps Instill a Culture of Lifelong Learning
Ramona Schindelheim, WorkingNation
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AT&T is putting the power of lifelong learning into the hands of its employees, upskilling the company's entire workforce through online nanodegrees.
Where Are Jobs in the Finger Lakes?
Julie Sherwood, The Daily Messenger
Higher Ed and the American Dream
Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed
Beyond Box Checking
Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed
Viewpoint: Support for Technical Ed Is Critical in Tight Labor Market
Robert O’Koniewski, Boston Business Journal
State Lags in Higher Education Attainment
K.S. McNutt, Tulsa World (Oklahoma)
Editorial: Making Progress
Crain's Cleveland Business
Opinion: Support Education Bill That Targets Opportunity and Achievement Gaps
Eric Pettigrew and Libuse Binder, The Seattle Times
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