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 28, 2017
Is DeVos Devaluing Degrees?
Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos calls for more emphasis on workforce training. Many experts, including those focused on careers, say general education matters more than she suggests.
How Much of a Boost Should Institutions Give Low-Income Students?
Patti Zarling, Education Dive
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Some students require more than a financial aid check to succeed in college and earn a diploma. Low-income students in particular also may need emergency aid or a connection to social services to stay in school and graduate. 
Preparing for a Meaningful Winter Break
Kathryn Masterson, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Some colleges and universities are offering alternatives for students to spend their down time over the upcoming winter break, including research and service-learning trips, externships, elective courses, and programs focusing on the job-application process. 

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Clark College Penguin Pantry Helps Students in Need
Katie Gillespie, The Columbian
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At Clark College, a one-time classroom where students once nourished their minds has now become a place to feed their hunger. More than half of Clark College students are low income and receive Pell grants. 

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Poor Girls Are Leaving Their Brothers Behind
Alana Semuels, The Atlantic
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Across socioeconomic classes, women are increasingly enrolling and completing postsecondary education. Meanwhile, even as opportunities for people without a college education shrink, men’s rates of graduation remain relatively stagnant. 

6 Characteristics of an Innovative University
Meris Stansbury, eCampus News
If You Don't Have Money for College, How Far Can 'Grit' Get You?
Kerri Miller and Julia Franz, Minnesota Public Radio
From Homeless to Dean's List
Lucy May and Emily Maxwell, WCPO
Opinion: Nurture Dreamers' Potential in America
Gaby Pacheco, The Houston Chronicle
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