Top stories in higher ed for Friday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
November 24, 2017
Americans Agree: Higher Education Is Crucial
Lanae Erickson Hatalsky and Ben Miller, Third Way
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A new analysis of polling data by Civis Analytics suggests that while Americans have concerns about higher education—mainly costs—they still believe it matters more than ever for students to pursue an education beyond high school.

A School Once Known for Gang Activity Is Now Sending Kids to College
Amadou Diallo, The Hechinger Report
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Dogged by decades of low performance and gang violence, a Chicago high school reinvents itself with skills-based learning. Benito Juarez Community Academy prioritizes student mastery, extensive community outreach, and a culture that views college enrollment as an expectation. 
Some California State Colleges Focus on Getting Students Through Risky Freshman Year
Larry Gordon, EdSource
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Re-Imagining the First Year (RFY) serves as a clearinghouse of ideas and programs to help institutions like Cal State Northridge keep their students on the path to a diploma.
How Can Universities Help Employers Boost Employment in the Age of Automation?
Pat Donachie, Education Dive
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A new robotics center at Carnegie Mellon shows how Pittsburgh's research universities are helping the city to develop economic engines after the loss of manufacturing jobs.

Texas Community Colleges May Soon Credit Apprenticeships
Florian Martin, Houston Public Media
Apprenticeship Collaboration 'Natural Fit' for Ivy Tech
Dan McGowan, Inside INdiana Business
Preparing for VERY Different Jobs in the Future
Geoffrey Riley, John Baxter, and April Ehrlich, Jefferson Public Radio
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