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 14, 2017
Good Jobs That Pay Without a BA: A State-by-State Analysis
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
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While millions of manufacturing workers lost their jobs over the past 20 years as technology turned traditional positions obsolete, states are increasing the number of good-paying blue-collar jobs for workers without bachelor’s degrees in other industries such as construction, transportation, health care, real estate, and financial services.

From Foster Care, to Prison, to College Graduation, to …
Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, The CT Mirror
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Over the past 10 years, only nine inmates have earned a college degree while incarcerated in Connecticut’s prisons.

That’s about to change. Five hundred inmates at seven state prisons throughout Connecticut are now enrolled in college courses—for free.
Partnering for Transfer
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
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Getting 37 institutions to agree on new student transfer pathways isn’t easy, but the Minnesota State system seems to have accomplished it.
What Can Higher Ed Learn From Precision Medicine?
Michelle R. Weise, EdSurge
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What if a college functioned more like a focused hospital instead of a general hospital—and did fewer things with more focus? Some experts say the approach could translate into higher levels of quality and improved outcomes.

Opinion: Expanding Opportunities for Work-Based Skills Training
Suzanne Bonamici, The Daily News (Oregon)
Opinion: Workforce Skills Gap Evident in West Virginia
Hallie Mason, Charleston Gazette-Mail
East Texas College Outcomes Top State Average
Meredith Shamburger, Longview News-Journal
Home for the Holidays: How a Winter Term Could Drive Persistence and CompletionGale Rhodes and Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, The EvoLLLution
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