Top stories in higher ed for Monday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
March 12, 2018
Reinventing Community College to Reach Millions of Workers—Online
Claudio Sanchez, NPR
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The workforce is changing dramatically, and there's a widespread recognition that new skills--and new ways of teaching adults those skills--are needed and needed fast. California is addressing the challenge with a new, online community college for people in the workforce who've been shut out of higher education. 
Employment for Everyone
Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed
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These are trying times for postsecondary institutions like DePauw University as leaders try to counter public perception that the liberal arts aren’t worth it. DePauw is taking action with a program that promises all graduates will have a job or other preferred outcome within six months.

How Students in New York Are Graduating College With No Debt
Emily Hager, The Wall Street Journal
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Many individuals aspire to attain a postsecondary credential, but see increasing prices and levels of debt as barriers to their goals. The City University of New York's Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) has been widely praised for turning out promising results and helping students graduate with a two-year associate's degree and no debt. Now, other states are hoping to replicate the program's success. 

Missouri to Pilot Prison-Based College Credential Program
Jarrett Carter, Education Dive
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A new program in Missouri represents the kind of public/private partnership model that can provide funding and support to extend academic programs beyond campus borders. The effort between Missouri's Department of Economic Development and Mid-America Food Hub aims to help incarcerated individuals transition into the workforce via a horticultural professional training program.
The Benefits of Pell Grants for Short-Term Programs
Ellie Ashford, Community College Daily
Adaptive Learning and Partnerships Drive Academic Transformation
Meghan Bogardus Cortez, EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education
Soldiers Get Career Training in New Trade-Skills Program
DeAnn Komanecky, Savannah Morning News
Want to Finish Your Degree? Help Is Available in West Kentucky
Blake Stevens and Michael Bradford, WPSD 
Students Could Save Thousands Under New Senate Bill
Sierra Darville, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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