Top stories in higher ed for Wednesday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
October 4, 2017
Georgia State Backed Up Analytics With Support System
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
The predictive analytics system that Georgia State University implemented five years ago has received plenty of accolades for helping the institution become what one administrator describes as the only public university without an achievement gap.

But the other part of the story is the university’s decision to hire 42 academic advisors to act on the information gleaned from the predictive analytics.
Bumps in the Road for Rural Students
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
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The demands on rural community colleges when it comes to keeping students from dropping out extend far beyond academics. Food, transportation, housing, health care and child care insecurities, and lack of access to broadband internet are among the many challenges facing schools and students.

Ongoing Barriers to College Aid
Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
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Two new papers find application rates for federal student aid continue to lag for low-income students, and serious barriers remain for those most in need of help paying for college.

Lumina's 17 Talent Hub Cities Promote Education, Equity
Lucia Anderson Weathers, Lumina Foundation
Lumina Foundation has recognized 17 communities across the country for extraordinary efforts to promote education beyond high school—efforts that a foundation official says will ultimately help families and the communities themselves.
Can a 20-Minute Test Tell Employers What a College Degree Cannot?
Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Blog: New Partnership Explores Data Sharing Between Students, Education, Business
Amber Garrison Duncan, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
A Force for Equity in Parent Engagement
Sara Lundquist & Rosa Harrizon, Stanford Social Innovation Review