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OECD test of student learning raises hackles in U.S., Canada and Europe

U.S., Canada and European higher ed groups object to prospect that OECD's worldwide measure will be used to rank countries.

Data from one college shows whether its degree is worth it

A database of all students ever admitted to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf allows the college to more reliably show the economic payoff of its programs. 

World Education University looks to ride the MOOC wave despite skeptics

World Education University, a company that wants to underwrite "free" degree programs by selling access to student information, exemplifies new wave of higher ed entrepreneurship.

Study documents value of college degree, even in this recession

The economic value of graduating from college remains strong, even for recent graduates in the current economic downturn, study finds. And that reality may be spurring a rebound in male enrollments.

Accreditor will require colleges to stop ignoring adult student retention

Colleges fail to track adult student retention and graduation rates, survey finds. But one accreditor will now require those data. Will others follow suit?

For-profit Ashford University loses accreditation bid

WASC nixes Ashford University's accreditation bid, dealing blow to for-profit Bridgepoint Inc. and signaling that accreditors may take a more aggressive stance with for-profit sector.

Politicians and pundits ramp up questions about value of degrees

Backlash to "college for all" heats up, again, thanks to the recession and presidential election. The counter-narrative sells in the media, and could hurt public funding of colleges.

ACE panel calls for sustaining but changing regional accreditation

Higher ed group's panel calls for refining, not revamping, system of quality assurance, with emphasis on transparency and independence from the government.

McGraw-Hill, WGU announce deal that would shift accountability to content provider

Western Governors U. says it will pay McGraw-Hill for course content based on how well students do with it. Pearson is also using the model.

U.S. officials try to assuage international educators' concerns on English programs

Federal officials address concerns over approval for English language institutes, but key questions remain unresolved.

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