HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

*Bankruptcy Standards Get New Scrutiny. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2CAIUzS

*Financially Independent Students: The “New Majority” in College. Diverse Issues in Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/2EHdeiv

*As Kaplan Sale Faces Final Hurdle, Purdue President Criticizes Faculty Opponents. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/2omVKwT

*The higher ed admissions data pitch. University Business reports: http://bit.ly/2GyvBmc

*How to help students avoid the remedial ed trap. The Hechinger Report reports: http://bit.ly/2EGULOY

*Restructuring the Education Department. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2HwULmx

*You Can Help Make Sure Freshmen Show Up. Here’s How. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/2ED8uGi

*3 Reasons Millennials Might Choose Online Learning Over a Traditional Degree. Forbes reports: http://bit.ly/2EHS57U

*More students are taking on crippling debt they can’t repay-it’s time for higher education to share the risks. Brookings reports: http://brook.gs/2BJ6WMj

*Fault Lines on Display. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2EWnL8E

*After Borrower Defense Negotiation Fails, Department to Craft New Rule. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2BJVUXw

*Senate Leaders Reconsider Ban on Pell Grants for Prisoners. The New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/2EIABbx

*The Student-Loan Problem That Won’t Go Away. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/2BuMkY3

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

*Winners and Losers in Work-Study Plan. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2EsKtpE

*Putting Money Where His Mouth Is? Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2BWxFWI

*What role should faculty play in competency-based education (CBE)? eCampus News Reports: http://bit.ly/2BYWoK4

*The 7 Things Students Think About When Choosing a College. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/2BtkKuq

*Highs and Lows of Higher Ed in the White House Budget Request. New America reports: http://bit.ly/2Hdr2yV

*Few Surprises in White House Budget. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2Hefs6A

*Advising Equals Engaged Students. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2ErhIcP

*Educational Attainment is Up, but Gaps Remain. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2o854V1

*In Her Words: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Assesses a Year on the Job. The New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/2nP2TXe

*Worker shortage spurs uncharacteristic partnerships connecting colleges, business. The Hechinger Report reports: http://bit.ly/2BhCBVb

*What can data do for students? Education Dive reports: http://bit.ly/2Evfm9t

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

*Higher Ed Finds Its Voice on PROSPER Act. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2C0D3Uh

*Why an Update of Higher Ed’s Sweeping Framework Could Be Years Away. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/2EaKEFG

*Graduation Rates and Bright Lines. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2nJ24zc

*Alexander releases framework for higher education reform. Education Dive reports: http://bit.ly/2nPxRNX

*One Step to Rethinking Financial Aid: Completion Grants. EvoLLLution reports: http://bit.ly/2BYYCEW

*Have We Decided What ‘Gainful Employment’ Means Yet? EdSurge reports: http://bit.ly/2nMPM8X

*Hard Lessons From the Federal Student-Loan Program’s Coming $36 Billion Shortfall. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/2nIGgn5

*DeVos’s New College Try. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/2BJl4WN

*What higher ed leaders need to know about retention. Education Dive reports: http://bit.ly/2BLGNO4

*Federal Student-Loan Program Is Rapidly Losing Money, and Income-Based Repayment Is to Blame, Report Says. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/2nQysPL

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

*Being first in family to go to college can be bumpy road. Boston Globe reports: http://bit.ly/2nubmhH

*What can data do for students? Education Dive reports: http://bit.ly/2DNTqFx

*Higher Ed and the American Dream. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2DfK61

*Gainful-Employment Rule Without Sanctions? Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2DQjMLm

*Decline in Student Loan Borrowing. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2rSAUdC

*A Rankings Mess, Getting Worse. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2FwPsBQ

*New Leadership at Federal Student Aid. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2nmpWIv

*Why Students Are Still Spending So Much for College Textbooks. The Atlantic reports: http://theatln.tc/2BwPOpl

*Higher Education Bill Expected in Senate Soon. Roll Call reports: http://bit.ly/2rKWfWs

*College leaders raise alarm of Cuomo’s ‘major assault on higher education’. The Buffalo News reports: http://bit.ly/2nnzEuy

*Learning Is ‘Hot Benefit’ That Helps Employers and Employees. Bloomberg reports: http://bit.ly/2FtGAfX

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

*Proposed requirements for occupational therapists to have more advanced degrees to work in the field could cause problems for community colleges. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2lJR4jk

*Cuomo wants food pantries at all public colleges. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2A8YP7l

*A study by the National Center for Education Statistics details the benefits of college courses in high school. The Watertown Daily Times writes: http://bit.ly/2ChvOrW

*The Washington Post writes about how Washington could shape higher education in 2018: http://wapo.st/2A6V9Do

*As 2017 comes to a close, The Atlantic offers nine charts that help contextualize the year in education issues: http://theatln.tc/2CdWs5i

*2018’s challenge: Too many jobs, not enough workers. The Washington Post reports: http://wapo.st/2Cy3RzK

*Open educational resources had its breakthrough in 2017. Next year, it will become an essential teaching tool. EdSurge writes: http://bit.ly/2CkmBTi