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Obama administration asks colleges to set goals on lower-income student success

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Nelson Mandela's death puts on hold caucus for college leaders to talk about lower-income student success, for which they have been asked to set specific goals.

Controversy and important questions around UConn's proposal to limit outside credits

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UConn's stalled proposal to limit outside credits earned by non-transfer students generates controversy and may be a sign of future tussles to come over "unbundled" degrees.

Debating role of student learning in federal ratings plan

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At annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, much discussion – but no consensus – on how student learning outcomes might (or should) fit into a proposed federal ratings system.

Calls from Washington for streamlined regulation and emerging models

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Congress starts getting specific about higher education policy changes, with calls for deregulation and the expansion of competency-based education.

City College of San Francisco's quest to keep its doors open

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City College of San Francisco scrambles to make hundreds of accreditor-ordered fixes while lawsuits fly and the feds crack down on the college's accreditor.

Community college completion strategies lack scale, report finds

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Community colleges are trying proven completion strategies, but typically with only a limited number of students.

For-profit colleges say U.S. discriminates against them in state authorization

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The U.S. Education Department is applying its state authorization regulation differently to nonprofit and for-profit colleges, in ways that some experts believe is unfair and possibly illegal.

U.S. adults rank below average in global survey of basic education skills

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The United States ranks low in basic proficiency language and numeracy skills in a survey of 24 countries, even though its citizens are comparatively highly educated.

An accreditor for emerging models in higher education

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Talk of a new accreditor for emerging course providers or even individual courses heats up, as experts describe how the idea might take shape.

Gainful employment negotatiors face long odds of reaching consensus

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Gainful employment rewrite kicks off with rule-making session, but consensus appears unlikely as negotiators are far apart on day one.

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