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Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
October 2, 2017
Can Technology-Augmented Academic Advising Improve College Graduation Rates?
Tina Nazerian, EdSurge
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Academic advising tools promise to collect—and offer—an abundance of data and insights. Yet advisors are still looking to the research and industry sectors for guidance on what to do with that information.

Four-Year Itch
Dennis Pierce, Community College Daily
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The idea that community colleges should be able to confer four-year degrees is still controversial. But many of the objections that people have are rooted in misunderstandings about what this practice means, according to Beth Hagan, executive director of the Community College Baccalaureate Association.

“These aren’t liberal arts degrees; they are applied baccalaureate degree programs that meet a key workforce need,” she explains.

Coalition Unveils Four Strategies to Tackle Maine's Workforce Challenges
Renee Cordes, Mainebiz
The newly formed Maine Workforce & Education Coalition is on a mission to ensure that 60 percent of the state's workforce achieves a post-secondary degree or professional credential by 2025, 
Dollar General Latest Business Offering Tuition Reimbursement
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Commentary: The Future of Greater Portland
Richard Barringer, Joseph McDonnell and Frank O’Hara, The Press Herald
Opinion: The Audit On Western Governors University Is Outrageous
Aaron Anderson and Trent Kaufman, Deseret News
Projections of Education Statistics to 2025
National Center for Education Statistics
To Save or Borrow
American Enterprise Institute