Top stories in higher ed for Thursday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
November 30, 2017
A Call to Reform Undergraduate Education
Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed
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Getting as many students as possible to attend college means little if they’re not learning what they need to and—crucially—if they don’t graduate. That’s the recurring message of a new report, “The Future of Undergraduate Education, The Future of America,” from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Data, AI and Collaboration Top Higher Ed Tech Trends
Meghan Bogardus Cortez, EdTech Focus on Higher Education
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Anthony Salcito, Microsoft’s vice president for worldwide education, reflects on the future of higher education technology and its role in supporting student success.
The Four-Year Itch
Dennis Pierce, Community College Daily
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With their focus on local workforce development, an ability to adapt quickly to changing workplace needs, and close relationships with employers, community colleges are a natural fit to fill the void in applied bachelor’s degrees. 
Apprenticeships Could Provide a Path to the Middle Class for Millions of Workers, New Study Says
Caroline Preston, The Hechinger Report
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The number of occupations commonly using apprenticeships could potentially be tripled, and the number of actual apprentices expanded eightfold, according to new research from Burning Glass Technologies. 

GOP Begins Rewrite of Federal Aid Law
Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
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The House education committee leaks its ambitious first draft of a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, with broad changes aimed at both deregulation and more accountability in how federal student aid is distributed and used.

House GOP to Propose Sweeping Changes to Higher Education; Revamp Would Foster New Paths to Workforce
Douglas Belkin, Josh Mitchell and Melissa Korn, The Wall Street Journal
Making an Impact With Data
Rhea Kelly, Campus Technology
Building a New Workforce in a World of Help Wanted
Joseph Darius Jaafari, NationSwell
Good Jobs That Don’t Require College Degrees on the Rise in Louisiana
Alexandria Burris, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
Blog: Financial Aid Simplification: Why It Matters and Which Aspects Matter Most
Judith Scott-Clayton, Community College Research Center
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