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.
October 10, 2017
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What Students Can Learn From Workplace Hierarchies
Scott Carlson, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Academe tends to allow students to dress as they please, to question authority, and to speak freely. Some preprofessional institutions, though, provide students a place in the pecking order that may prepare them better for jobs.

Growing Number of States Embrace Career Education
Catherine Gewertz, Education Week
After years of focusing intensely on college readiness, states are turning their attention to students' futures as workers, enacting a flurry of laws and policies designed to bolster career education and preparation.
Come In and Check Us Out
Matthew Dembicki, Community College Daily
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When Michael Reader opened a new 45,0000-square-foot facility for his family-owned precision manufacturing company in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, he expected to see a line of job applicants outside his door. That didn’t happen.

Reader realized he needed to step up for the survival of his business. The company reached out to local schools, providing facility tours for school counselors and math and science teachers, apprenticeships and summer experiences for high school students, and externships for teachers. Last year, the company opened a new Reader Precision Machining and Manufacturing Center at Gateway Tech and provided the modern manufacturing equipment that students need to prepare for advanced manufacturing jobs.

A Big Publisher Embraces OER
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
For years, big-time publishers have been skeptical of open educational resources, questioning their quality and durability. But one of those publishers, Cengage, is today announcing a new product line built around OER.
Buffalo Tops U.S. Benchmark for Adults With College Degrees
G. Scott Thomas, Buffalo Business First
Accelerating Latino Success in Postsecondary Education Is Focus for Excelencia
Catherine Morris, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Blog: Employability and Promotability
Matt Reed, Confressions of a Community College Dean
8 Essential Websites for College Access Leaders
National College Access Network
Expanding Undergraduate Research
Kathryn Masterson, The Chronicle of Higher Education