Top stories in higher ed for Friday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
October 27, 2017
Podcast: High Impact Higher Ed
Casey Green, To a Degree
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This episode of To a Degree explores why some institutions have more success than others in helping students from low-income backgrounds move up the socioeconomic ladder. 
College Promise Programs Continue to Grow
Community College Daily
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The College Promise movement — which focuses on providing a free community college education to qualifying students — continues to gain traction, according to an annual update from the two-year-old College Promise Campaign.

Falling Behind
Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Inside Higher Ed
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Even though colleges have increased production of computer science bachelor’s degrees, it’s not enough to fill the jobs available in the field, according to a new report. 

College-Advising Model Yields Results for Low-Income Students
Kate Stoltzfus, Education Week
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A college-advising program based in Boston may be helping to bridge the college-graduation gap for low-income and first-generation students — and it's a model that researchers say should be replicated.
The Best-Educated State?
Jessica Sabbath, Virginia Business
Essay: 7 Key Ways to Make Student Mentoring Matter
Laura L. Behling, Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, Paul C. Miller and W. Brad Johnson, Inside Higher Ed
Blog: Hungry and Homeless on Campus
University of Venus (Inside Higher Ed)
Despite Cost, Other Challenges, College Worth It to Texans, Poll Finds
Ralph K.M. Haurwitz, Austin American-Statesman
Commentary: Higher Ed’s Message to Ex-Felons: No Second Chances
Erin L. Castro, Rebecca Ginsburg, and Marc M. Howard, The Chronicle of Higher Education
In Troy, an Open Door for Manufacturing Job Skills
Larry Rulison, Albany Times Union
High School Benchmarks 2017: National College Progression Rates
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center
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