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Community college completion strategies lack scale, report finds

Community colleges are trying proven completion strategies, but typically with only a limited number of students.

For-profit colleges say U.S. discriminates against them in state authorization

The U.S. Education Department is applying its state authorization regulation differently to nonprofit and for-profit colleges, in ways that some experts believe is unfair and possibly illegal.

U.S. adults rank below average in global survey of basic education skills

The United States ranks low in basic proficiency language and numeracy skills in a survey of 24 countries, even though its citizens are comparatively highly educated.

An accreditor for emerging models in higher education

Talk of a new accreditor for emerging course providers or even individual courses heats up, as experts describe how the idea might take shape.

Gainful employment negotatiors face long odds of reaching consensus

Gainful employment rewrite kicks off with rule-making session, but consensus appears unlikely as negotiators are far apart on day one.

Margaret Spellings reacts to Obama higher education plan

President George W. Bush's education secretary got slammed when her commission proposed a new accountability regime for higher education. She responds to the new president's ideas, and academe's reactions to it.

Altius releases documents on Ivy Bridge College accreditation fight

Amid news of a federal investigation, previously unreleased documents offer glimpse into accreditor's scrutiny of an online partnership between a for-profit company and a nonprofit university.

ACT scores fall to lowest level in five years

Average ACT scores are the lowest they've been in five years. English and reading scores dropped the most from last year.

New form of competency-based learning's first batch of graduates

Competency-based education takes a major step forward in its challenge to seat time as College for America awards its first degree.

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

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

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