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Bridging the growing college divide among young Americans

The Hill, April 12, 2018 For many young people, obtaining too much or too little education may be a fact of modern life. But more can be done to ensure young people know their options early so they can create a career plan — and better set themselves up for success. Read more>…

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Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

CIO Applications, March 12, 2018 Higher education strives to achieve Amazon’s mastery of customer data gathering and use of predictive analytics. Colleges and universities must be aware of and address the challenges of privacy and security as well as the benefits that come with access to so much personal information about students. Read the op-ed…

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Iowa District Wants Students to Reach Beyond High School

The Daily Nonpareil (Iowa), Feb. 18, 2018 Iowa is predicting that, by 2025, 68 percent of the jobs will require some education or training beyond high school. The Clearinghouse is helping Council Bluffs Community School District reach beyond high school. Learn more>…

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Collaborating on Completion

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 21, 2018 A group of 100 public universities will work with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to produce hundreds of thousands of additional degrees while also reducing achievement gaps for underrepresented student groups. Learn more>…

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Missouri adopts performance-based funding for higher education

Washington Examiner, Jan. 7, 2018 The Coordinating Board for Higher Education in Missouri approved a plan on Tuesday that links 10 percent of all state funding for publicly-funded colleges to their performance. This performance-based portion of the funding will be determined by metrics such as degree completion, budget practices, and job-placement rates. Read more>…

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New Fairmont State U. president had long journey from Cuba

Associated Press, Dec. 26, 2017 Mirta Martin’s journey to West Virginia has been long. She escaped from communist Cuba, lived in a Spanish convent and immigrated to the United States without her parents. Martin was recently named president of Fairmont State University. Read more>…

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The surprising Maine county that sends so many kids to college

Bangor Daily News, Nov. 27, 2017 All throughout Maine’s Aroostook County, it appears adults — whether teachers, family members or business owners — are making a point to catch and encourage young people in their schooling, so they might continue on to some type of college. Discover what they are doing>  …

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Snapshot Report 32: Yearly Success and Progress Rates