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.
November 1, 2017
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Let's Waste College on the Old
Paul Glastris, The New York Times
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Some 30 percent of college students are 25 or older, but many colleges aren’t very responsive to adult learners. By ignoring adult students, these institutions are missing out on a tremendous opportunity to bring different perspectives into the classroom.

Generation Next Helps Easton High School Students Navigate College Process
Michelle Merlin, The Morning Call
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When it came to making college plans, Adaysha Smith admits she didn't know where to start. That changed last year when Smith enrolled in Generation Next, a program designed for students who might not otherwise see college as an option. Most, if not all, students are socioeconomically disadvantaged and the first in their families to go to college.

Without Changes in Education, the Future of Work Will Leave More People Behind
Sarah Gonser, The Hechinger Report
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Ten-year employment projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics offer more evidence of widening socioeconomic inequality, the migration of jobs to the service sector, and a drop in the number of middle-class jobs for workers with only a high school diploma.

Free Community College Picks Up Steam
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
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More young people are being exposed to the free community college movement than ever before, but some experts worry that tuition-free programs may not be sustainable or may create unintended consequences.
We Need to Improve the Transfer Experience
Walter Pearson, The EvoLLLution
Equity Along the Paths To and Through College
Judith Lorimer and LaKisha N. Williams, Stanford Social Innovation Review
High-Tech Goodwill Warehouse Ensures Workers Gain Crucial Skills
Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle (California)
New Training Program Aims to Close Talent Gap in Michigan
Annalise Frank, Crain's Detroit Business
Companies Offer Tuition Perks to Part-Time Employees
Farran Powell, U.S. News & World Report
Green Light for Competency-Based Teacher Ed
Nick Roll, Inside Higher Ed
Technology Keeps ATE Participants Connected
Madeline Patton, Community College Daily
Attainment Goals and Plans
Education Commission of the States
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