Association of public universities says Obama ratings system could create "perverse incentives," but supports linking receipt of aid to performance on key metrics.
Liberal education group wants to redesign general education around competencies, and gets $2.3 million from the Gates Foundation for the project.
Use of e-transcripts catches on, opening the door to new uses for the student record.
U.S. Census Bureau's first-of-its-kind report on the 25 percent of adults who hold a non-degree credential could influence policy and how college completion is viewed.
The Obama administration unveils more than 100 commitments from colleges and universities and millions of dollars in philanthropic donations as part of its White House higher education summit.
Thursday's meeting is simultaneously a pivot for the Obama administration away from its stalled legislative agenda and a rare chance for White House-level attention for a large group of academic leaders.
A multistate transfer agreement is based on proficiency rather than course credits, which might open the door further for models that do not rely on seat time.
Maryland goes big with a college completion law, and some community college leaders say they like its comprehensiveness.
A digital badging project at UC Davis is drawing notice, but the innovation looks more like competency-based education than a form of alternative credentials.
A California court blocks an accreditor from shuttering City College of San Francisco, at least until a lawsuit filed by the city attorney goes to trial.
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