Maryland

Maryland's ambitious college completion law gets rolling

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Maryland goes big with a college completion law, and some community college leaders say they like its comprehensiveness.

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.

Associate degree program requirements typically top 60 credits

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Community colleges often require more than 60 credits for associate degrees, which could be a barrier to graduation for some students.

Statewide reverse transfer catches on, could boost graduation rates

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Statewide reverse transfer agreements, in which four-year colleges grant associate degrees to students who transfer from community colleges, are spreading. The process isn't easy, but could help students and graduation rates.

UMUC faculty were unhappy with president before she was placed on leave

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At U. of Maryland University College, often held up as a model institution, faculty expressed concerns about president's leadership long before she was placed on leave last week.

Book explores life at elite Maryland art college

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A new book watches students push boundaries and develop artistic visions.

Montgomery College follows remedial math revolution

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New Montgomery College math lab takes increasingly popular "emporium" approach to remedial math, where professors change their role to boost student success.

The Maryland Blend

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A state university system's bid to help undergraduates finish in four years is expected to lead to a boom in "hybrid" distance education.

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