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Competency-based education continues spread

Western Governors U. and others continue to expand competency-based education amid excitement (and confusion) about President Obama's praise of the approach.

ACE doubles down on prior learning assessment

Higher education's most powerful association throws its weight behind "disruptions" to the industry. Can the establishment help lead the revolution?

A high school teacher alerts professors to the limitations of a generation of No Children Left Behind

Professors rally behind a high school teacher who says No Child Left Behind has created a generation of test-takers unprepared for higher education.

Did State of the Union create opening for competency-based programs and other innovations?

In President Obama's State of the Union comments about "alternative" review system, advocates for "disruption" see an opening for more innovation.

White House's new scorecard oversimplifies institutions, liberal arts advocates say

Advocates for liberal arts education worry that White House’s new College Scorecard oversimplifies the college-selection process and places too much emphasis on financial aspects of the decision.

Obama calls for more attention to price, value, accreditation in State of the Union

In his State of the Union address and accompanying documents, the president calls for changing accreditation to focus more on college prices and "value."

CUNY Graduate Center hopes to offer a public model for reform of doctoral education

As Stanford spurs discussion of trimming time-to-degree for Ph.D.s, CUNY offers model for public institutions that might want to kill tradition of grad school as a place you "check in and never check out."

Arizona St. and Knewton's grand experiment with adaptive learning

Knewton says its data-rich system can read students' minds. The company has landed Arizona State and Pearson as partners -- will the rest of higher education follow?

New effort to collect student veterans' graduation rates

The U.S. Veterans Administration and the National Student Clearinghouse team up to track graduation rates.

Study raises questions about common tools to assess learning in college

Study raises questions about reliability of popular assessment tools used to measure learning that takes place in college. And research finds that students might not be as "academically adrift" as much-discussed book suggested.

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