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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

New assessments from testing firms have job-market potential

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Next wave of student learning assessments from testing firms could be boon for employers and competency-based education.

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