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Impact of 2013 elections on higher education

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Colleges celebrate passage of several bond measures. Virginia voters reject gubernatorial candidate who frequently clashed with academe. New York City's new mayor has pledged a focus on CUNY.

Community colleges in Ohio push to regain eligibility for state aid

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Community college students still can't get need-based aid from the state, while students at for-profits and other institutions are once again eligible.

City College of San Francisco's quest to keep its doors open

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City College of San Francisco scrambles to make hundreds of accreditor-ordered fixes while lawsuits fly and the feds crack down on the college's accreditor.

California community colleges' cautious experiment with accelerated remediation

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Accelerated remediation starts to catch on at California community colleges, but might be slowed down by public university transfer policies.

Community college completion strategies lack scale, report finds

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Community colleges are trying proven completion strategies, but typically with only a limited number of students.

Student success centers are poised to spread

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New student success centers take the completion agenda to the states, with a faculty-driven feel. More could be on the way. 

California's governor signs two-tier tuition law

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A year after big protests over the idea, a new California law will allow several community colleges to charge more for overbooked courses.

 

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.

Two-year colleges in California mull bachelor's degrees

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The state's community colleges become the latest to consider four-year degrees, a move with big implications there and beyond.

Stackable credentials in energy industry take off in Texas

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Texas community colleges create stackable credentials for jobs in booming oil and gas industry, so students can leave when hired and return later.

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