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Selective universities want more high-achieving community college students to transfer

Many community college students with high grade point averages aren't transferring to four-year institutions, new research finds, a fact some of the nation's most selective universities want to change.

White House merger plan reignites debate on education, training

White House plan to merge two cabinet departments, likely a political nonstarter, renews debate over how best to rationalize government role in educating and training Americans.

More college students attending summer classes thanks to yearlong Pell Grants

Enrollment numbers at many colleges -- especially those in areas with less generous state aid -- show significant boosts in attendance in the first full summer since Congress restored year-round grants.

Cynthia Nixon taps free college debates with plans to change Cuomo's Excelsior Scholarship

Long-shot gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon takes aim at New York's free tuition program, calling for a lower income limit, less stringent credit requirements and a first-dollar program.

Calif. finalizes performance funding formula for its community colleges

The biggest and perhaps least likely state to try performance funding will tie billions of dollars for community colleges to measures of student success, a plan faculty groups say will punish students and colleges.

Compton College comes back from losing accreditation

After becoming the first public college in California to lose accreditation, Compton College is preparing to stand on its own once again.

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.

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