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.
June 29, 2018
How Adult-Serving Institutions Can Stay Top-of-Mind as Adults Become the Next 'Big Thing'
The EvoLLLution
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Serving adult learners entails more than offering traditional programs part-time or in the evenings. It's critical to develop academic programs and support mechanisms that are consciously designed to meet their unique needs.

Matt Bodenschatz, Director of Graduate and Continuing Education Admissions at Mount Aloysius College, offers insight into what it takes for colleges and universities to develop effective access pathways for adult learners. 

Elite Colleges’ ‘Blind Spot’: Low-Income and High-Achieving Community College Students
Sydney Johnson, EdSurge
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Why don't high-achieving community college students find their way to high-performing four-year schools? Some institutions are seeking answers by creating policies and pathways to increase community college transfers. 

At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for instance, the number of community college transfers entering is creeping up, largely because of an initiative called Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C-STEP).

Launched in 2006, the program involves 10 partnerships with local community colleges. Students apply and are selected based on need and academic achievement; as a C-STEP participant, students receive guided supports such as one-on-one advising and mentoring throughout their community college journey and subsequent transfer to UNC Chapel Hill. 
The Best Boston High School You've Probably Never Heard Of
Bianca Vázquez Toness, WBGH
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Boston parents who want their kids to go to college often set their sights on the city’s prestigious exam schools, but a public high school in Hyde Park has been quietly sending graduates to college at nearly the same rate.

Ninety percent of New Mission High School’s graduating seniors this year plan to attend college. They're heading to Dartmouth, Boston College, Bates College, and Morehouse College, among others. The majority of students are black or Latino, about half are poor, and a third learned English as a second language. Among Boston Public Schools, only exam schools have higher college-going rates. A national education association last year recognized the school for “tenaciously changing the life trajectories of its students."

The State of State Higher Ed
Casey Green, To a Degree
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This episode of To a Degree explores the forces affecting higher education policy, planning, and funding from national and state vantage points. Guests include Jeremy Anderson of Education Commission of the States, Melissa Henderson of Educate Texas, Kenyatta Lovett of Complete Tennessee, and Michele Siqueiros of Campaign for College Opportunity.
Wanted: A Motivated Ohio Valley Workforce
Joselyn King, Wheeling Intelligencer
Vocational Programs Get Boost From Congress
Michelle Hackman, The Wall Street Journal
New Approaches to Judging Quality in Higher Education
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation 
Are Faculty and Staff Ready to Support Student Veterans?
Kognito and the National Center for Veterans Studies at The University of Utah
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