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.
November 12, 2019
Jamie Merisotis
Here's How Two Schools Have Made Free College Work—for Decades
Jeff Tyler, NPR
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Two colleges in Kentucky offer something that most university administrators can only dream of. Berea College and Alice Lloyd College charge students nothing for tuition.

While each developed unique business models that don't transfer easily to other schools, they do have some tips to help reduce the price of college tuition. More precisely—two tips and one caution.

Jamie Merisotis
Why We Took Our Fight for DACA Recipients All the Way to the Supreme Court
Brad Smith and Christopher L. Eisgruber, TIME
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Talent, from every source and background, is the lifeblood of innovation. Standing up for students in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is not only the right thing to do morally, it is also the right thing to do competitively.

In this commentary, the presidents of Microsoft and Princeton University describe their experiences with DACA and how participants in the program contribute to today's postsecondary institutions and our country. 

Jamie Merisotis
At Missouri's Flagship Campus, Students Struggle to Get By
Kelly Kenoyer, KCUR
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While students in Greek life are partying at the University of Missouri, Jack Hale is waking up before dawn to get to his job with FedEx. Between a full load of classes and two jobs taking up nearly 40 hours a week, he barely gets enough sleep.

Hale is among the estimated 36 percent of undergraduates in the United States who work more than 30 hours a week while going to class. His story sheds light on what losing millions in state funding is doing to some students at Missouri's universities and colleges. 

Jamie Merisotis
DACA Students' Future Hinges on an Argument About Procedure
Daniel C. Vock, Education Dive
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Beginning today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments over whether the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program should continue. The key question isn't about the program's merits but whether the Trump administration two years ago tried to end it in the right way. 

Colleges and universities have a lot at stake: More than 120,000 of the 700,000 DACA recipients were enrolled in some form of postsecondary education as of September 2017, according to one estimate. Some schools also employ DACA participants as faculty or staff. And many emphasize that their underlying missions call for improving diversity and promoting education broadly. 

Manufacturing Skills Training for Inmates
Wes Mills, Inside INdiana Business 
Rift Over State Reciprocity Rules
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
Opinion: My Priorities in the Higher Education Act
Lori Trahan, CommonWealth Magazine
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