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.
September 28, 2017
The High School Grads Least Likely in America to Go to College? Rural Ones
Jon Marcus and Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
When it comes to college enrollment, students in Middle America—many of them white—face an uphill battle against economic and cultural deterrents.
Expert: Lower-Income Dual Enrollment Students Need Additional Support
Catherine Morris, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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New research finds that dual-enrollment students are more likely to graduate college and to do so sooner. But just taking college courses, especially for low-income students, isn’t enough, the report says.

Clearer Signals: Building an Employer-Led Job Registry for Talent Pipeline Management
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
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Employers today are struggling to fill open positions because of a growing skills gap. Many argue that the skills gap is caused, in part, by an inability of employers to signal their hiring requirements consistently and at scale in a rapidly changing talent marketplace.

A new report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation explores how technology and data standardization can help the business community transform the way in which it organizes and communicates hiring requirements for the jobs it relies on most to compete and grow. 

New Research On First-Generation Students
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
Analysis: States’ Interest in Outcomes-Based Higher Ed Funding Grows
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Commentary: A Newer Education for Our Era
Cathy N. Davidson, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Opinion: New Higher Education Model Serving East Bay
David Andrews and Debra Bean, East Bay Times
Blog: Second-Wave Competency-Based Education: A Focus On Quality
Aaron Brower and David Schejbal, Higher Education Today
Opinion: How to Unlock Job Opportunities for Colorado Workers
Beth Cobert and Andi Rugg, Colorado Springs Gazette
Blog: Reinventing Employer Signaling in a Rapidly Changing Talent Marketplace
Jason A. Tyszko, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Crunch Time for Perkins Loan Program
Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
Using Promise to Rebuild
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed (Maryland)