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Study finds that increased parental support for college results in lower grades

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The more financial support parents provide for college costs, the lower their children's grades, national study finds.

New book challenges the idea that professors don't care about teaching

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Research from University of Washington shows professors to be self-critical about and constantly struggling to improve their teaching.

Coursera's fee-based course option

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Coursera unveils fee-based, verified courses, which could generate revenue for the company and its university partners.

Survey finds online enrollments slow but continue to grow

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Annual survey finds that enrollments in online courses and programs grew at 9.3 percent rate, lowest level in a decade -- and that campus officials don't know what to make of MOOCs.

Colleges rely heavily on popular remedial placement tests

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Research backs reformers' criticism of remedial placement exams, but colleges rely heavily on them, a new study finds.

Graduate students and faculty at U. of Minnesota pilot new, ongoing program review process

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Seeking to supplement traditional forms of graduate program assessment, U. of Minnesota pilots an approach that asks key questions about students' needs and goals.

Complete College America steps up remedial reform calls

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Complete College America enlists other groups in spelling out its call for immediate and fundamental changes to remedial education.

N.C. community college to issue grades, certificates for soft skills

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Community college in N.C. plans to evaluate "soft skills" and issue workplace readiness certificates for students who get passing marks.

Website recognizes military skills with digital badges

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New website creates digital badges for veterans, aiming to recognize military skills and training. Will it be the first badging experiment to catch on?

Gates foundation and ACE go big on MOOC-related grants

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The American Council on Education's plan to pursue credit recommendations for Coursera's massive courses is among wave of MOOC-related grants announced by Gates Foundation.

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