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 22, 2018
Educating People in Prison Helps Them Find Jobs and Helps Us Build an Equitable Society
Danette Howard, Lumina Foundation
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College classes for prison inmates help keep them from returning—and make sense economically. Our country can’t compete globally without a more educated workforce, and we need to cultivate talent wherever we can find it.

Pushing for Graduation in Four
Grace Bird, Inside Higher Ed
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Texas A&M University at San Antonio pushes students to earn 15 credits a semester. For those with responsibilities at home, it is not an easy task. With the help of its "finish in four" program, students are assigned an adviser to offer guidance on which classes they should take to stay on track toward their goals, as well as help minimize the costs of tuition and debt.
Venturing Into Bachelor’s Degrees
Community College Daily
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Responding to a need for more skilled workers in the field of advancing manufacturing, three Ohio community colleges will be the first in the state to offer select bachelor's degrees.

"This is all about growing a talent base to help companies not only compete, but grow and thrive, especially as new technologies emerge," says Lorain County Community College President Marcia Ballinger. 

Mills College President Talks Strategy, Higher Ed Costs
Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive
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Elizabeth Hillman, president of Mills College, shares her thoughts on collaborating with other postsecondary institutions and leveraging their collective strengths to provide greater value to students. 
Amazon's HQ3 Won't Be in the U.S. Unless Something Changes
Bernadette Gray-Little and David W. Nelms, The Hill
Opinion: The Solution to the Skill Problem Already Exists
Davis Lutz, Long Island Business News
Retiring Whittier President Garnered Support for Students
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Report Card: States Fail High-Achieving Low-Income Students
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
New Boost for Student Aid and Research
Sara Brady, Inside Higher Ed
New Partnerships Provide Opportunities for Local Grads
Lornet Turnbull, The Seattle Medium
Cost of Living Estimates for Financial Aid Purposes: Should States Get Involved?
David Tandberg, Robert Kelchen, and Sarah Pingel, Medium
An Education Policy Cheat Sheet for Would-Be Governors
Michael J. Petrilli, RealClearEducation
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