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Competency-based education gets a boost from the Education Department

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The U.S. Education Department opens the door to more tests with competency-based education, which could help set a new regulatory framework. 

Clearinghouse study finds declining student persistence rates

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More students are leaving higher education after their first year, according to new national numbers that are bad news for the college completion push.

Corinthian's failure could cost the federal government $1.2 billion

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Corinthian Colleges and the feds have a day to decide how to dismantle the huge for-profit, with the fate of students, employees and $1.2 billion in loans hanging in the balance.

Major for-profit chain faces bankruptcy as feds turn up heat

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Corinthian Colleges Inc. teeters on the brink as the Education Department delays payments, raising worries about what will happen to the for-profit's 72,000 students.

Early success for Colorado's broad set of remedial reforms

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Colorado's fix for remedial education is multipronged rather than heavy-handed, and it seems to be working.

New book says community colleges should tighten their admissions policies

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Too many unprepared students are enrolling in community college, argues a new book, which takes on both open-access admissions policies and the "completion agenda."

Accreditor's possible extension for City College of San Francisco

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City College of San Francisco's accreditor blinks amid intense political pressure, giving the college a path to a two-year extension to attempt to retain its accreditation.

CEO of global for-profit on its expansion, accreditation and for-profit debate

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Laureate Education's CEO, Douglas Becker, talks about how the huge for-profit higher-ed company works across 30 countries, where it has hit snags, and what comes next.

New data show slowing national enrollment decline

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National enrollment slide slows, but community colleges and for-profits continue to lose students, with differences among age groups.

Ideas take shape for new accreditors aimed at emerging online providers

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Two groups want to create new bodies that would review the academic quality of individual online courses or non-college providers.

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