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 23, 2017
Ky. Community College in Position to Help Veterans Make Career Transition
Catherine Morris, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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Kristy Riddell, a veteran, is one semester shy of finishing her associate degree program in business with an accounting track. A single mother of three living in Paducah, Kentucky, Riddell has had her hands full with school and family obligations.

Community colleges like West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) serve a substantial slice of the national student veteran population. That's why many are building comprehensive support networks to help students like Riddell cross the finish line to complete a degree or credential and prepare for the next chapter of their lives.

From Liberal Arts to Making a Living
Michael Anft, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Small liberal-arts colleges are doing more to get students thinking about what will happen once they pack away their caps and gowns.
Apprenticeships, Long Common in Blue-Collar Industries, Are Coming to White-Collar Office Work
Jena McGregor, The Denver Post
Apprenticeships are gaining traction with CEOs well outside the manufacturing field. Many newer apprenticeship programs combine instruction time with paid on-the-job experience for workers who aren’t quite yet qualified for the job.
State-Funded Student Aid Holds Steady
Rick Seltzer, Inside Higher Ed
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Levels of state-funded student financial aid changed remarkably little from 2014-15 to 2015-16, according to an annual survey from the National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs. 

Commentary: Rethinking How We Evaluate Colleges
Karl McDonnell and Tim Taylor, Newsday
The Costly Obsession With B.A.s
Peter Monaghan, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Degrees of Opportunity
American Enterprise Institute