Head of embattled for-profit-college accrediting agency resigns

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Head of embattled for-profit-college agency resigns.

U of Maryland University College's 'extended transcript' a new type of student record

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New transcripts and technologies take shape as colleges participating in the Comprehensive Student Record Project test new ways to track what students do in college.

Accreditor demands answers from Mount St. Mary's on numerous standards

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Accreditor orders university to provide answers on how recent developments may place it out of compliance with one requirement and four standards.

Major implications possible in CFPB’s legal battle with accreditor over for-profits

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In a lawsuit that could chart new ground, the consumer bureau is battling in court for information about how an accreditor approved some of the most controversial for-profit colleges.

Survey finds increased use of learning outcomes measures, but decline in standardized tests

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Measures of student learning, beyond grades, are on the rise, according to results of a new survey. But colleges are less likely to use standardized tests for learning outcomes.

Higher Education Act overhaul a long shot for this election year

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Lawmakers and observers alike are skeptical that the Higher Education Act will be renewed this year.

Education Department's inspector general's high-stakes audit of Western Governors U

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The Education Department's inspector general is auditing Western Governors U over the faculty role in its competency-based programs. The high-stakes audit is relevant to other colleges and forms of online learning.

Top Education Dept. official who worked on college ratings reflects on tenure

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A chief architect of the Obama administration’s College Scorecard and its recent executive actions on accreditation reflects on her tenure at the Education Department.

Critique urges accreditors to promote common set of learning outcomes

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Association leader says accreditors could discourage politicians' focus on economic-driven measure of quality if they jointly embraced indicators of student learning.

Study shows rise in graduation rates doesn't always benefit minorities

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Education Trust study finds as institutions' completion rates rise generally, minority students sometimes fall farther behind.


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