Top stories in higher ed for Tuesday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
March 27, 2018
How Removing Barriers to Higher Education Can Help Prevent a Life of Incarceration
Nadine Ono, California Forward Reporting
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Higher education reduces recidivism, changes lives, and builds stronger communities. A new report highlights California's successful efforts to improve public higher education access for thousands of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students, both in custody and on college campuses throughout the state.
From Unskilled Laborer to Welding Instructor, Immigrant Builds Better Life in United States
Shelby Le Duc, Green Bay Press Gazette
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Luis Bolanos immigrated from Mexico in 1996. He is building a better future in the United States for his family, teaching the same welding courses at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College that changed the course of his life. 

Colleges Make It Easier for Older Students
Lisa Ward, The Wall Street Journal
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To woo adult students, many colleges and technical schools are reducing the time and money it takes to earn a degree or certification. Institutions on this path are rethinking credit hours and semester-based schedules. Some states, meanwhile, are revising the financial-aid packages they offer.

The shift recognizes the fact that 41 percent of students enrolled in higher education are 25 or older, and these adults frequently struggle to balance work and family responsibilities with studies. 

A ‘Workaround’ to U.S. Ban on Student-Level Data
Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Inside Higher Ed
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The University of Texas System on Monday released a database of its graduates' earnings, a first-of-its-kind tool using Census Bureau data that university officials say is designed both to help students and to show the benefits of investing in higher education.
Michigan 'Marshall Plan' for Talent
Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
Demand for 2018 Summer Interns Is Up
Valerie Bolden-Barrett, HR Dive
Essay: German Apprenticeships: Made for America
Thomas Lichtenberger, Inside Higher Ed
Essay: Creating Racially and Ethnically Diverse Faculties
Estela Mara Bensimon, Inside Higher Ed
Opinion: The Growing College Graduation Gap
David Leonhardt, The New York Times
Grading New York’s Colleges
The Century Foundation
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