*Lamar Alexander Calls It Quits. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2ClMnFP

*Needed: A Revival Of For-Profit Higher Education. Forbes reports: https://bit.ly/2LnQTqi

*U.S. Student Loan Debt Sets Record, Doubling Since Recession. Bloomberg reports: https://bloom.bg/2Ck4k7P

*The Growth of Unmet Need. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2PMLfhN

*Growing Blue-Collar Labor Shortage. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2URg74E

*California students, first in their families to attend college, mentor each other to succeed. Ed Source reports: https://bit.ly/2rIRxW4

*Education Dept. Cancels Plan for New Student Loan System and Will Try Again. The NY Times reports: https://nyti.ms/2QFInZo

*When Colleges Die. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2QYLFX8

*Undergrad headcount rose during a bruising decade — but not everywhere. Education Dive reports: https://bit.ly/2EBg1Jy

*Education Department reaches out to students of defunct for-profit college chain. The Washington Post reports: https://wapo.st/2zZhXaT