Top stories in higher ed for Thursday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
March 8, 2018
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While the California State University system offers community college students guaranteed admission if they take the required classes, the University of California does not. That may soon change.
Turn Prisons Into Colleges
Elizabeth Hinton, The New York Times
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Mass incarceration is inextricably linked to mass undereducation in America. Yale, Princeton, Georgetown, Cornell, Wesleyan, and New York University are among a handful of universities that realize this and have begun to create ways for incarcerated people to take college classes. 

Once on the Ropes, a Small Black College Launches a National Effort
Adam Harris, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, hopes to use his Dallas institution as a model to establish a network of urban work colleges across the country. If executed well, he says, students will have greater flexibility in taking courses while also receiving an affordable education.

The Promises and Perils of Student Success Predictive Modeling
EAB
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In this interview with EAB, data scientist Lars Waldo offers his take on the challenges and opportunities involved in predicting student success.
Bricklayers Think They’re Safe From Robots. Decide for Yourself.
Quoctrung Bui and Roger Kirby, The Upshot 
The Geography of Millennial Talent
Richard Florida, CityLab
Opinion: Harnessing the Power of Inclusiveness
Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, San Antonio Express-News
Community Businesses Key in Schools’ CTE Success
Angelina Martin, The Turlock Journal
How ‘Reality-Based Education’ Could Transform Learning
Jenny Abamu, Stephen Noonoo, Tina Nazerian, and Tony Wan, EdSurge
Gainful Employment Rule Affects Student Loan Borrowers
Ashley Norwood, U.S. News & World Report
Race and Gender Bias in Online Courses
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
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