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 27, 2017
Stackable, Flexible and Connected Options for College Students
Kelly Walsh, University Business Magazine
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Competency-based education, in which credit is provided on the basis of student learning rather than the traditional credit hour, has the potential to streamline the path to a college degree for a significant number of students. 
Scramble for Dual-Credit Certification
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
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States and institutions are still working out incentives and programs to get dual-credit instructors qualified to meet a change in accreditation standards.

RI Public College Funding Will Be Tied to Performance
Linda Borg, Providence Journal
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New funding for Rhode Island’s three public college will now be linked to how they perform on a series of targets, part of a national effort to hold higher education more accountable for increasing graduation rates and producing students with majors in high-demand fields. 
Tech Firms Scrounging for Skilled Workers Training Their Own
Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press
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Faced with an inability to find enough digital talent, companies like IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft all now have apprenticeship programs that pay workers while they train for jobs demanding hard-to-find IT skills. 

California Expands Community College Assistance for Current, Former Foster Youth
Troy Farah, The Chronicle of Social Change
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For students in the foster care system, college can be an elusive goal. A program in California called NextUp wants to change that reality by connecting current and former foster youth at community colleges with greater resources and personal assistance on campus. 
Building a Workforce
Alyx Arnett, Kokomo Perspective
Black Colleges Can Revive American Cities
Andre Perry, The Hechinger Report
Haslam Backs WGU Despite Critical Audit
Kathy Carlson, The Ledger
Opinion: The Government Has a Useful Tool to Help More Americans Go to College
Andy Feldman, Amy Laitinen, and Clare McCann, The Hill
South Florida Universities Remain Committed to Serving Veterans
Debora Lima, South Florida Business Journal
Montana Colleges Making Changes to Boost Graduation
Gail Schontzler, Bozeman Daily Chronicle
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