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Bill Haslam's free community college plan and how Tennessee is grabbing the spotlight in higher education policy

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Tennessee's Republican governor, Bill Haslam, is big on accountability in higher education -- and he backs it up with state funding. He also staked his legacy to making community college tuition-free.

 

Community colleges and for-profits fare similarly in new study of employer responses

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Employers view for-profits and community colleges equally on job applications, a novel study finds, but what that means is in the eye of the beholder.

LinkedIn, other data aggregators heighten presence in college-prep marketplace

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LinkedIn's new tool -- which allows users to see the careers that different majors lead to -- is one of several data-aggregation services seeking to inform students and parents about job outcomes.

One liberal arts college loses money after its state adopts a performance funding model

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It's one liberal arts college's first encounter with a performance funding model, and so far it isn't faring so well.

 

Clearinghouse report identifies 31 million who attended college but didn't complete

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New data on the 31 million Americans who attended college but failed to earn a credential, including details about 4 million who are almost there.

Competency-based education gets a boost from the Education Department

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The U.S. Education Department opens the door to more tests with competency-based education, which could help set a new regulatory framework. 

A (slightly) more nuanced Bill Gates offers vision of higher education

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The Microsoft founder and head of influential foundation tells college business officers that big changes are on the way -- but offers moderated views on role of technology and push for college completion.

Few for-profits have become nonprofits, despite regulatory environment

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For-profits are under fire, and a few have made the jump to become nonprofits. But the process is tricky and offers a mixed bag on regulatory benefits.

Clearinghouse study finds declining student persistence rates

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More students are leaving higher education after their first year, according to new national numbers that are bad news for the college completion push.

Report examines college graduates' employment experiences in years after graduation, recession

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Eighty percent of 2008 graduates found employment in the four years after their graduation, despite entering the work force as the recession tightened its grip on the country, a report shows.

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