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.
October 16, 2017
Western Governors University Grows Into Its Role
Catherine Morris, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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For the past 20 years, one institution has focused on adult learners with increasingly successful results. Western Governors University (WGU), a nonprofit online school that now serves 84,000 students, got its start in a somewhat futuristic vision of what education could be.

How Smaller Colleges and Universities Team Up for Survival
Timothy Pratt, The Hechinger Report/PBS NewsHour
Dimitri Johnson, a freshman at Morehouse College, studies in a library that is shared among four Atlanta colleges and universities. Such alliances are becoming more common as smaller colleges and universities pool their resources to cut costs and improve services to students.
R.I. Education Summit Participants Focus On College Readiness
Linda Borg, The Providence Journal
Rhode Island is not preparing enough of its high school graduates for college, especially students who are first-time college-goers and students of color. But there is disagreement over who is responsible: the public schools or the colleges.
Photo: Hudson County Community College
Innovation Is Key at New Workforce Centers
Ellie Ashford, Community College Daily
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Community colleges across the country are building or revamping their workforce education and STEM centers with state-of-the-art technology and programs designed to mimic the industry environment.

As Educators at PWIs, Are We Doing Enough for Students of Color?
Errick D. Farmer and Adriel A. Hilton, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Google to Launch 6-City Tour in Indy for Improving Digital Skills
Hayleigh Colombo, Indianapolis Business Journal
Texas Among States Most Affected by Lag in Hispanic Education
Sebastian Herrera, Austin American-Statesman
A Path Forward On Diversity and Inclusion
Jeffrey S. Russell, The EvoLLLution
100 Males to College Program Helps Recruits Make the Grade
Clive McFarlane, Worcester Telegram (Massachusetts)
Opinion: A Pathway for Latinos to Attend College
Carlos E. Santiago, The Boston Globe
Editorial: Jobs and Skills a Good Match
Asbury Park Press (New Jersey)