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 31, 2017
How to Help Disadvantaged Students Reach the Middle Class
Katherine Mangan, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Gaping opportunity gaps between low-income students and their peers can be plugged only if campuses share data and success strategies, say researchers who gathered in Austin, Texas, yesterday to kick off a new national effort to help disadvantaged students reach the middle class.
Understanding Why Some Colleges Create Economic Mobility
Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed
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A new coalition of colleges, researchers, and higher education groups aims to understand why and how some institutions excel at enrolling and graduating underprivileged students (and others don’t).

Pellissippi Launches 'Weekend College' as Tennessee Schools Prepare for More Adult Learners
Rachel Ohm, Knoxville News Sentinel
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Working full time at a local Burger King means it hasn't been easy for Kejoria Griffin to find the time to take college classes. 

That changed this year when Griffin became one of more than 140 students to enroll in "Weekend College," a new program at Pellissippi State Community College that offers weekend classes catered to adult learners who might not have the time or resources to attend class during the week. 

New Higher Ed Advocacy Group Makes Nontraditional Students Its Priority
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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A new higher education advocacy group, Higher Learning Advocates, made its public debut Monday with a new federal policy framework and a focus on nontraditional students.
What the Data Tell Us About the Future of Work in Massachusetts
Asma Khalid, Zeninjor Enwemeka, and Daigo Fujiwara, WBUR
Demand for Pilots Sparks Instructor Shortage at Colleges’ Flight Programs
Julia Martinez, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Challenges Remain for Latino College Presidents
Jamal Watson, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Adapting to Non-Traditional Students Creates Impetus to Innovate Traditional Models
Melissa Vito, Kasey Urquidez, and Vincent J. Del Casino Jr., The EvoLLLution
Blog: Fun With Data
Matt Reed, Confessions of a Community College Dean
Blog: Our Undocumented Students Need Champions
Sarah TeKolste, The Huffington Post
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