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.
May 27, 2020
Remember the MOOCs? After Near-Death, They’re Booming
Steve Lohr, The New York Times
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Children and college students aren’t the only ones turning to online education during the coronavirus pandemic. Millions of adults have signed up for online classes in the last two months, too—a jolt that could signal a renaissance for big online learning networks that had struggled for years.

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Picking a College for the Fall? Here's How to Decide for an Unknown Future
Andrew Limbong, NPR
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While it's hard to know what college will look like this fall, college decision day is almost here. So what can students do to make a sound choice during this uncertain time?

NPR's Elissa Nadworny gives an update on what incoming college students need to know about appealing financial aid, changing plans, and thinking through a gap year.

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Why COVID-19 Could Force Colleges to Fix Their Transfer Problems
Katherine Mangan, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Thousands of students are confronting fiscal, family, and academic concerns as they decide which college—if any—makes the most sense this fall.

With so many families facing a sudden loss of income, some students who were planning to attend out-of-state or private institutions are taking another look at less-expensive public regional colleges. That could mean an influx of students looking to transfer, putting more pressure on enrollment-hungry institutions to fix a long-broken system.

Will the Coronavirus Transform or Destroy Higher Education as We Know It?
Liz Willen, The Hechinger Report
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What can be done to make colleges—and society—more equitable? A new book by Anthony P. Carnevale, Jeff Strohl, and Peter Schmidt of the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce offers some big ideas for change and reform.

Ramping Up for Remote Instruction
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
Will the Scarring Show? Graduating in the Time of COVID-19
Nicole Smith, New England Journal of Higher Education
Opinion: Rethinking the New Normal
Tom Shaver, Inside Higher Ed
Blog: 10 Predictions for Higher Education’s Future
John Kroger, Leadership in Higher Education
Opinion: Colleges Must Shift Focus, Resources Back on Students
Maureen Downey, Atlanta Journal Constitution
The Value of Higher Ed Access
Emma Whitford, Inside Higher Ed
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