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Biden announces new consortium to promote apprenticeships as pathway to college degree

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The Obama administration unveils a new program aimed at making it easier for students to reap academic credit for completion of apprenticeships. 

Middlebury backs away from attempt to control rising prices

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Middlebury College gives itself a loophole in its plan linking tuition, room and board to inflation.

 

U. of Colorado flummoxes companies promising in-state tuition to out-of-state students

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Two Colorado companies promised to help out-of-state students get in-state tuition. Then the University of Colorado cracked down.

A California law school ends discount pricing

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La Verne tries a radical approach to pricing. Could it catch on in legal education?

State regulators express concern over Education Department's new draft state authorization proposal

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State regulators are concerned that the Education Department's new proposal will impose substantial new burdens on their offices.

New America report provides snapshot of rising debt burdens of graduate students

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New snapshot shows that borrowers are taking out more loans to pay for their advanced degrees across a range of disciplines.

New America report takes aim at private college lobby on student unit record system

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A think tank report calls out the private college lobby for opposing a national database on students, which proponents say would bring much-needed accountability to higher education. 

New York's governor wants to pay for prisoners' college education

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New York's governor hopes a college education can help cut prison costs. Critics think the money is going to the wrong people.

Direct assessment and the feds take on competency-based education

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Competency-based education is gaining steam, but questions remain about which forms the U.S. Department of Education will back.

Under Congressional scrutiny, colleges alter wording of financial aid websites

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Responding to unusually detailed criticism from a member of Congress last week, dozens of colleges change the wording of their financial aid websites. 

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