Top stories in higher ed for Thursday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
October 5, 2017
Cities and Higher Education: Sustainable Growth through Collaboration at the Intersections
Shenita Ray, The EvoLLLution
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Collaborations between higher education institutions and cities have the potential to be mutually beneficial both in the short and long term, but developing these kinds of relationships takes effort and support.

Putting Equity at the Center of Youth Apprenticeship
Brent Parton, New America
Youth apprenticeship can be a pathway to prosperity for millions of Americans, but not if equity considerations come as an afterthought. 
How to Pay for Free Community College
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
Philanthropy, income-sharing agreements, lottery revenues and children's savings accounts are just a few methods researchers across the country believe can create sustainable tuition-free programs, according to a set of new reports.
DeVos Keeps Higher Ed — and Reporters — at Arm’s Length
Adam Harris, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The education secretary’s aversion to the national news media and her communication style have created a knowledge gap for college leaders seeking to understand her philosophy on higher ed.

College After Year One: 'Is It Worth My Effort?'
Ellen Ciurczak, Hattiesburg American (Mississippi)
Powering Economic Opportunity
The Center for a Competitive Workforce