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Northern Arizona University's new competency-based degrees and transcripts

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Northern Arizona University rolls out competency-based degrees, which will come with a new form of transcripts.

New assessments from testing firms have job-market potential

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Next wave of student learning assessments from testing firms could be boon for employers and competency-based education.

Ashford earns accreditation with Western Association on second try

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Ashford University earns approval from the Western accreditor on its second try, after making a wide range of changes, some of them painful.

San Francisco community college's fight for survival may hinge on an appeal

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City College of San Francisco's best hope of staying open is probably to appeal the death sentence from its accreditor, and the college may have longer than people realize to win a reprieve.

Accreditor votes to shut down San Francisco's community college in 1 year

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City College of San Francisco would be largest institution ever to lose recognition. Appeal and state intervention are likely.

College associations introduce new ways to measure student completion

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College associations create system to convey more information on completion than is provided by federal report.

Congressional panel hears criticism of 'broken' accreditation system

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Congressional panel hears from accreditors and their critics, and appears to sympathize with the latter.

Minerva pushing proposal to create new accreditation system

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Proposal circulating on Capitol Hill asks accreditors to create a way for new providers to gain approval more quickly.

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.

GED faces competition as states weigh two new entrants

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The GED Testing Service is set to launch revised version that adds college readiness. But backlash over cost and access has led to competition from two serious new entrants.

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