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.
November 13, 2017
'Colorado Rises' When We Expand Education
Jamie Merisotis and Kim Hunter Reed, Denver Business Journal
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In three short years, it is estimated that nearly three-fourths of Colorado jobs will require education beyond high school. To boost the economy of the future, more Coloradans need to earn credentials of value—whether a certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree.
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As DACA Winds Down, DREAMers Turn Toward Different Futures
Claire McInerny, NPR
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As politicians in Washington try and figure out what to do with the DACA program—Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals—DACA recipients across the country are working on their own plans ... trying to stay in the country if Congress doesn't act in time.

New GI Bill Lets Veterans Use Education Funds Whenever They Want
Andy Uhler, Marketplace
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There are more than 21 million former service members in the U.S. and about half of them use the GI Bill to pay for higher education. Those benefits were upated in August with the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, or the “Forever” GI Bill. Now, instead of a 15-year time limit, recent veterans can access money for college throughout their lives.

Statewide and Online Only in California
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
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California community colleges look to create a new online-only college that will focus on helping adult students throughout the state earn credentials.
High-Schoolers Graduate in Record Numbers, But Are They Ready for What’s Next?
Stacy Teicher Khadaroo, The Christian Science Monitor
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Higher expectations can make a big difference when it comes to college readiness. Indiana offers an example of how to better prepare students for college and careers, and it’s narrowing some racial and economic gaps along the way.

Seven Years Later, California College Program Helping to Fix Transfer Process
Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, KPCC
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A decade ago, the process to transfer from one California community college to a California State University campus was broken. In 2010, to fix those problems, Sacramento lawmakers signed a law to create the Associate Degree for Transfer. Today, the seven year-old program is starting to see positive results.
Johnson & Johnson Vision: Seeing the Big Picture
Will Weber, Florida Times-Union (Florida)
Older, Nontraditional Students UAPB Aim
Aziza Musa, Arkansas Online
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