Top stories in higher ed for Wednesday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
March 14, 2018
How One Mississippi College Is Trying to Tackle Teacher Shortages
Jackie Mader, The Hechinger Report
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More than 40 school districts in the state of Mississippi, including many in the Delta, lack qualified teachers. William Carey University aims to mitigate the shortfall with several initiatives, including tuition discounts for assistant teachers, community college collaboration, and a science and math teachers program to help non-education graduates become teachers. 

A Sector in Flux: How For-Profit Higher Ed Has Shifted
Dan Bauman and Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Over the last two years, many of the industry's biggest players have merged with one-time competitors, moved from for-profit to nonprofit status, or left the business altogether. Here's a look at the leading companies and institutions that have undergone change. 
Equity and Guided Pathways: Which Practices Help, Which Hurt, and What We Don’t Know
Thomas Bailey, Community College Research Center
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Relatively low graduation rates at many community colleges are often perpetuated by structural barriers, including disconnected courses and unclear program requirements.

Guided pathways reforms are designed to address these obstacles with program maps and other targeted supports that help guide students to graduation and beyond.

Getting Out of the Ivory Tower and Into the Public Square
Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive
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Governors State University President Elaine Maimon thinks higher education leaders must do a better job of listening—to their surrounding communities, to each other, and to partners.
Apprenticeships Can Help Alleviate Shortages of Medical Assistants in Health Care Industry
Michele Economou Ureste, Crain's Detroit Business (Michigan)
Commentary: How Technology Can Equalize Learning Differences
Kathleen L. Daly, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Top Six Education Priorities of U.S. Governors
Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive
How Is Technology Addressing the College Access Challenge?
Pullias Center for Higher Education and Get Schooled
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