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Florida law gives students and colleges flexibility on remediation

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New Florida law lets high school graduates decide for themselves -- no testing needed -- whether they are ready for college-level work.

Candace Thille moves to Stanford

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Stanford hires Carnegie Mellon's Candace Thille, part of larger effort by university to shape study of learning science in higher education.

Ph.D.s as teachers and other ideas emerge from panel on doctoral reform at Stanford

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Stanford pledges to pay for a master's in education for humanities Ph.D.s who want to become high school teachers.

Study challenges data and ideas behind grade inflation in higher education

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Study challenges assumption that professors have become more lenient in evaluating students, or that their grades have less "signaling" power. Another researcher challenges paper as inaccurate.

Studies challenge the findings of 'Academically Adrift'

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Challenging findings of landmark 2011 study, new data suggest that college students make significantly bigger gains in critical thinking. But differences in methodology may contribute to the differing conclusions.

Community college students struggle to meet low academic standards, study finds

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Community colleges expect little of their first-year students, study finds, but students fail to meet even low standards.

Competency-based education heats up with new entrants

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Possible end game for competency-based education emerges with five new "direct assessment" programs, as foundations and experts discuss how to ensure academic quality.

Gates foundation helps colleges keep tabs on adaptive learning technology

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The Gates Foundation pulls together a diverse group of college leaders to dish on adaptive learning and funds new report on the emerging technology.

Interview with professor at center of 'Jesus' debate at Florida Atlantic

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Deandre Poole, the instructor whose Florida Atlantic U. class exercise involving the word "Jesus" led to death threats and demands that he be fired, offers his first interview on what happened that day, on his faith and on academic freedom.

Feds give nudge to competency-based education

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The U.S. Department of Education encourages colleges and accreditors to move forward on competency-based education programs that don't rely on the credit hour.

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