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.
June 4, 2019
How Maine’s New Chancellor Hopes to Fix the System’s Demographic Crisis
Steven Johnson, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Dannel P. Malloy, the former Democratic governor of Connecticut, is set for a challenge as the incoming president of the University of Maine system.

Maine, one of the country’s most rural states, is at the leading edge of what many believe is a looming demographic crisis for higher education. Malloy believes he’s prepared. In this interview, he outlines his goals, his past experience with higher education, and Maine’s plans for reform.
Jamie Merisotis
Report: More Research Needed to Improve Access to Higher Ed in Prison
Natalie Schwartz, Education Dive
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Postsecondary education in prison is linked to reduced recidivism rates, yet only 9 percent of people earn a credential while incarcerated. A new report from Ithaka S+R urges policymakers and others to conduct more detailed research on the postsecondary education outcomes of incarcerated individuals, as well as increase their access to credit-bearing education. 

Jamie Merisotis
A Hand Up for Single Mothers
Ed Finkel, Community College Daily
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Single mothers who enroll in community college don’t exactly lead a cushy life—and that can work against their ultimate success.

In response, colleges and organizations are ramping up efforts ranging from individual programs to national funding streams as a way to encourage single mothers—and, in some cases, fathers and/or married parents—to stay in school and earn their degree or credential.

These High School Students Are Taking College Courses: ‘Most of Us Here Either Want to Be a Doctor or an Engineer’
Jillian Berman, MarketWatch
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As opportunities to earn college credit have increasingly become the norm at high schools across the country, early-college high schools, which offer a sort of concentrated version of this experience, also are on the rise. 

The aim of such programs is simple: put students who might not have imagined themselves in college very explicitly on a college path early in their high school career, before they have a chance to get rerouted.
Improving Academic Success Through Service-Learning
Patrick Blessinger, Enakshi Sengupta, and Taisir Subhi Yamin, University World News
Opinion: Building a College-Going Culture in North County
Kevin Walthers, Santa Ynez Valley News
Commentary: Scholarships Must Open Their Doors to Dreamers
Jin Park and Elliot Gerson, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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