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Alabama names seventh new community college chancellor in six years

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Mark Heinrich will be the seventh person in six years to take over the chancellorship of the Alabama Community College System, which has been reeling since scandal sparked a federal investigation in 2006.

Gates foundation solicits remedial MOOCs

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The Gates Foundation is ponying up to learn if MOOCs could work for remedial students, a departure from the current slate of MOOCs. Developmental education experts say the idea could work, but others remain skeptical.

N.C.'s community colleges big green jobs curriculum shift

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North Carolina's community colleges go big on curriculum tweaks for green jobs training, showing what a strong system office can do.

Faculty union in large community college system agrees to performance pay

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Faculty union at City Colleges of Chicago agrees to unusual, controversial contract, phasing out "step" raises and creating bonuses based on student outcomes.

Pa.'s public universities open doors to prior learning credits

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With job training in mind, Pennsylvania's regional public universities go big on offering credit for prior learning and stackable credentials.

Remediation may serve useful purposes, study finds

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Remediation isn't working, but it's not all that discouraging to students and might serve other purposes, a study finds -- such as helping colleges cope with overenrolled regular courses.

Gates foundation nixes funding for Texas completion project

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The Gates Foundation gives Texas community colleges the boot in Completion by Design project. State officials are surprised and disappointed by the decision, but vow to continue work.

Competency-based online program at Kentucky's community colleges

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Kentucky's two-year colleges have added competency and self-paced elements to online offerings for working adults, proving "disruptive" approaches can work for, rather than against, colleges.

Large numbers of students transfer to community colleges from four-year institutions

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Large numbers of students transfer to community colleges from four-year institutions, study finds. While most never return, the "reverse transfer" path can work for students.

Manufacturing industry taps colleges for help with alternative credential

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The manufacturing industry's alternative credentialing system goes forward, but leans on new higher education partners. The stackable credentials are a promising blend of competency and academics.

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