HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

*NCES: Student Borrowing, Use of Financial Aid Drops at For-Profit Institutions. NASFAA reports: https://bit.ly/2H3TGBi

*Lifelong Learning Will Prepare Students For Jobs That Don’t Yet Exist. Evolllution reports: https://bit.ly/2GZS4Is

*The Two Most Important College-Admissions Criteria Now Mean Less. The Atlantic reports: https://theatln.tc/2xnEY8A

*New Accreditation Panel on Nonprofit Conversations. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2xoNFPL

*Once Again, Implementation of the Distance Education Rule Is Delayed- This Time to 2020. Cooley ED Blog reports: https://bit.ly/2J1EJkE

*While Congress Squabbles, Some States Take Their Own Steps to Help Hungry Students. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: https://bit.ly/2IKnFDS

*For-Profit College Probes Fuel Rise in Consumer-Protection Sentiments. Diverse Issues in Higher Education reports: https://bit.ly/2L2BvhE

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

*Another Setback for Programs Overseen by Troubled Accreditor. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2IBWElU

*Enrollment Declines Steepest in Midwest and Northeast. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2s9eHWD

*An 80 credit-hour bachelor’s degree? Education Dive reports: https://bit.ly/2KALFpl

*This simple math strategy helps colleges enroll more low-income students. Market Watch reports:https://on.mktw.net/2IFI3SA

*Republicans Like Higher Ed. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2s4Sg3Z

*Should Businesses Help Employees Pay Off Their Student Loans? The Atlantic reports: https://theatln.tc/2GuPpqd

*New Questions on Racial Disparity and Student Debt. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2s0nom2

*The GOP’s Ambitious College Reform Plan. The Wall Street Journal reports: https://bit.ly/2GKdCZy

*Why basing college accreditation on outcomes, not inputs, makes sense. eCampus News reports: https://bit.ly/2GJXt6j

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

*How Parent PLUS Worsens the Racial Wealth Gap. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2k5SaFL

*Embattled colleges focus on an obvious fix: helping students graduate on time. The Hechinger Report reports: https://bit.ly/2L0fyAH

*Why falling demand for college hasn’t brought down sticker prices. The Hechinger Report reports: https://bit.ly/2wLUlqP

*Education Department Unwinds Unit Investigating Fraud at For-Profits. The NY Times reports: https://nyti.ms/2jTFLVd

*It’s about to get more expensive to take out a student loan. Market Watch reports: https://on.mktw.net/2ItgLPm

*3-year programs cut costs, time to completion. Education Drive reports: https://bit.ly/2Kv0bz8

*Help Your Students Succeed by Building Spaces Where They Can Talk With Professors. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: https://bit.ly/2wNsKFN

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

*Accreditors Must Stop Letting Failing Colleges Off the Hook. Real Clear Education reports: https://bit.ly/2I9rdLL

*5 key strategies for successful institutional growth. Education Dive reports: https://bit.ly/2wtsPyz

*Congress should prioritize innovation in higher ed. Here are 3 ways it can. eCampus News reports: https://bit.ly/2I2pgEO

*Doubling Completions and Driving Enrollments: Ambitious Goals But Critical and Attainable. Evollluntion reports: https://bit.ly/2IhTYcn

*A Busy Week for the Gainful Employment Rule. Cooley Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2rB3NZt

*The financial forecast for colleges is gloomy. How can they weather the storm? The Washington Post reports: https://wapo.st/2KOjpki

*How Education And Technology Are Evolving Together. Forbes reports: https://bit.ly/2ruVoXm

*Pell Divide: How Universities Are Failing to Graduate Lower-Income Students. US News and World Report: https://bit.ly/2IczDVW

*Focusing on the Finish Line. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2KIHh8F

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

*Accreditor Backs Purdue-Kaplan Deal Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2FkCXt3

*Non-traditional barriers to retention and graduation. Education Dive reports: http://bit.ly/2D0QLqL

*Why an Honors Student Wants to Skip College and Go to Trade School. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/2thgVWH

*How OER can help overcome the higher education equity barrier. Ed Scoop reports: http://bit.ly/2tlMrD4

*A Guide to Good OER Stewardship. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2HaHf74

*6 Steps to Help First-Generation Students Succeed. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/2oPolMr

*Student Success Upfront. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/2Fr0JqY

*SUNY launches anti-hunger task force, wants food pantries on every campus. AuburnPub.com reports: http://bit.ly/2FZwMvK

*When Your College Has Your Back. The New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/2I0p3Oz