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 7, 2017
Using Online Competency-Based Programming to Create Pathways for Lateral-Entry Employees
Alison Winzeler, The EvoLLLution
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In North Carolina, an online, competency-based licensing program designed for second- and third-career adults who want to teach is providing a model that could serve workers in many industries.
'Inclusive Access’ Takes Off
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
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Hundreds of colleges are signing on to publishers’ programs, with apparent savings to students. Some applaud the movement, while others are skeptical.

Photo: Elisabeth Fall 
Some Prisons Trying to Maintain College Education
Samara Freemark, APM Reports
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More than 2 million people are in prison or jail in the United States. Almost every one of them will come out. So when prison populations boom, so do the eventual populations of former prisoners.

Education is one of the best defenses against recidivism, but investment is lacking.

As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated ‘Microlearning,’ Higher Ed Must Adapt
Sean Gallagher, EdSurge
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Colleges and universities that move beyond monolithic programs and think in terms of competencies, unbundling curriculum, modularizing, and microlearning have a major opportunity to impact the world of corporate learning. 

EDUCAUSE: The Top 10 IT Issues in 2018
Meris Stansbury, eCampus News
Taking Home Value Out of the Equation
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
Commentary: How Dual Enrollment Contributes to Inequality
Erik Gilbert, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Blog: 'Dream Hoarders' and Higher Education
Joshua Kim, Technology and Learning
Opinion: Two-Year College Is Needed
The News-Press (Missouri)
First-Generation Students Celebrated in Nationwide Festivities
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Bridging the Soft Skills Gap
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
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