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OER Promotes Student Success  Open educational resources (OER) not only save students money, they produce significant benefits in instruction and student learning experiences, according to a new study from Achieving the Dream (ATD). As a result, OER could lead to higher persistence and completion rates for community college students, the study adds. (Community College Daily)

More Than 30 CO Schools Offering Free College Applications for Students on Oct. 30  Gov. John Hickenlooper dubbed the month of October as College Application Month and Oct. 30 as Colorado Free Application Day. “Colorado Free Application Day is about increasing access for any student who wants to pursue a degree in one of Colorado’s many higher education institutions,” Hickenlooper said. (Denver7)

Study: Bachelor’s Degree Not Sole Path to ‘Good-Paying’ Job “Policymakers should promote transparency and accountability by ensuring that students and their families are provided information about the value they will get for their investment, particularly the employment and earning outcomes of different education and training programs,” the report recommended. (Diverse: Issues In Higher Education)

Degrees Outpace Job Requirements in Most Cities  “The next 10 to 20 years will bring many challenges for the U.S. economy and the American work force. In many ways, with greater access to education, workers are better positioned than ever to contribute to their communities,” the report concludes. “We just need to ensure that our policies, businesses and institutions at the national, state and metropolitan levels provide the opportunities needed for people to succeed.” (Inside Higher Ed)

CU Boulder Guarantees Admission for High School Students Who Study Education  CU officials said the program would help address statewide teacher shortages and create a pipeline for students to attend the university. (DailyCamera)

New Scholarship Rewards Completing Road-to-College Steps The program, designed and run by the College Board, outlines six steps it considers key in the college process. Completion of each step enters students into a monthly lottery to win a scholarship tied to that step. (Education Week)

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