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College leaders discuss their participation on a federal task force that criticized higher education

College leaders talk about their participation on a federal task force on apprenticeships, which last week issued a report with scathing criticism of traditional higher education.

Interest in Tenn.'s tuition-free program for adult students exceeds expectations

The state expands tuition-free scholarship beyond traditional-age students -- as other states follow suit -- and gets a larger than anticipated response from adult workers.

Online programs can contribute to better outcomes, lower costs and more access, new report asserts

Digital learning can make high-quality education more affordable and efficient, according to case studies of six prominent online portfolios.

President Trump holds forth on community colleges, campus politics

President Trump, in forum on issues facing young people, extols vocational training and repeats comments that many educators said reflected ignorance of the two-year sector. He also says he is more popular on college campuses than most realize.

House GOP bill would raise colleges' costs for reimbursing federal aid when students drop out

Community colleges would face big cost increases under House GOP's plan to overhaul repayment system for federal aid when students drop out.

Oakton community college builds faculty-student relationships to increase persistence

Illinois community college sees results from encouraging faculty members to meet one-on-one with students to increase persistence, adding extra pressure on instructors to build relationships with their students.

Proactive advising leads to retention and graduation gains for colleges

Retention and graduation rates increase for community colleges that beef up or get creative with their student advising services.

Trump calls for converting community colleges to vocational schools

President Trump wants to see community colleges change names and shift focus to more job training, which two-year college leaders say they already do.

Senate moves forward with ambitious schedule for Higher Ed Act

As key committee strives for consensus on Higher Education Act, Republicans push for innovation and Democrats focus on protecting students from low-quality programs.

Utah Valley University thrives by being both community college and university

While policy makers push vocational education as an alternative to the bachelor’s degree, Utah Valley University does both as a dual-role community college and university that enrolls 37,000 students.

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