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Students are unlikely to graduate if they stop out more than once, study finds

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Most community college students take a break from college on the way to earning a four-year degree, but few make it there if they "stop out" more than once.

Feds release tighter proposed language for gainful employment rules

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Education Department proposes perhaps its strictest proposed language on the rules so far, a week before negotiators get back to business.

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.

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