Adult education

Transition to Bilingualism

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New Fairleigh Dickinson U. program doesn't require Korean students to excel in ESL before earning credits toward their degrees.

Getting Older Students Into the Mix

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Two states take different tacks to attract "nontraditional" learners -- one promoting short online courses, the other giving students a subsidized taste of college.

Many Adults Left Behind

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States' tuition and aid policies often hinder enrollment of those who most need higher education, analysis finds. Study focuses on non-traditional learners, key group especially for community colleges.

First-of-Their-Kind Graduates

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Four students with learning and developmental disabilities will earn degrees from Bellevue Community College next week, the first products of an unusual program.

Extension Goes National -- and Online

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Land grant universities try to reach more people by moving beyond the county and state model that has defined them for decades.

The New Exit Exam ... for Jobs

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As more states and employers embrace Career Readiness Certificates, many community colleges shift role in job training and adopt new forms of testing.

The Ticktock of the Welfare Clock

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Proposed legislation would allow recipients to count up to 2 years of postsecondary education as "work," up from the current limit of 1 year.

Profiling the Certificate Student

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They are young, career-oriented and not necessarily in it for personal enrichment, a survey finds.

The 'Prior Learning' Edge

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With the number of high school-aged Americans beginning to ebb, President Obama's goal of dramatically increasing the number of U.S. citizens with postsecondary credentials is going to be impossible to achieve without significantly more adults returning to and graduating from college.

'Harnessing America's Wasted Talent'

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Peter P. Smith's career in and out of higher education has not followed the straight and narrow.

Amid forays into politics (as a member of Congress and lieutenant governor of Vermont) and international affairs (at UNESCO), Smith has been a higher education innovator, helping to found the statewide Community College of Vermont in 1970 and serving for 10 years as founding president of California State University's Monterey Bay campus, beginning in 1995.

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