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.
March 22, 2019
Can Education Innovate to Meet the Needs of Students? A Conversation With University President Scott Pulsipher 
Boyd Matheson, Deseret News
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Higher education costs are soaring. Many students are leaving college buried in debt and ill-prepared to compete in a global economy. Elite schools seemed attainable only to the wealthy and the well-connected. Is there a better way to meet the needs of 21st-century students?

Scott Pulsipher, president of Western Governors University, talks higher education innovation on this episode of "Therefore, What?"
Jamie Merisotis
As Higher Ed Eyes Adult Learners, Community Colleges Add Supports
James Paterson, Education Dive
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Community colleges have historically been viewed as second fiddle to four-year institutions. Things are changing. More and more, community colleges are being pulled into spotlight for their unique ability to meet growing demand among previously underserved markets of postsecondary students, namely adult learners.

That attention has led many two-year institutions to look beyond academics to create guided pathways designed to help this coveted group of students graduate or transfer.

Jamie Merisotis
The Next Generation of CTE in Colorado
Sarah Heath, Community College Daily
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As Colorado’s population and economy continues to boom, employer demand for skilled workers is at an all-time high. Career and technical education (CTE) is filling that gap by combining career education with application so that students are better prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation.

The Admissions System Is Worse Than Broken. It’s Fixed.
Anthony P. Carnevale, The Washington Post
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When it comes to college, there are two very different Americas. To most of the country, college is supposed to be a meritocracy, a reward to those who have worked the hardest and sharpened their talents. To the wealthy and connected, on the other hand, America’s selective colleges are their birthright, the final step in the youthful coronation to an aristocracy posing as a meritocracy.
Essay: Breaking Out of the Shadow College
Jim Jacobs, Inside Higher Ed
Helping Homeless Students in Washington
AACC 21st Century Center
This Spring, Put Students First
Jesse O'Connell, Medium
‘I Put My Work In’: Honest Applicants Await College Admissions Results
Campbell Robertson, Alan Blinder, Amy Harmon, and Jennifer Medina, The New York Times
Essay: Creating a Legacy of Fairness in Admissions
Peter McPherson, Inside Higher Ed
Opinion: Here’s How Microsoft and UW Leaders Want to Better Fund Higher Education
Brad Smith, Ana Mari Cauce, and Wayne Martin, The Seattle Times
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