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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.

Promising remedial math reform in Tennessee expands

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Tennessee expands a remedial math project that reaches into high schools to boost college readiness, and the state's governor backs the reform with real money.

New form of competency-based learning's first batch of graduates

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Competency-based education takes a major step forward in its challenge to seat time as College for America awards its first degree.

Education Department reprimands accreditor of San Francisco's community college

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City College of San Francisco's accreditor is in trouble with the Education Department, which sent bombshell letter that could affect college's fate. 

California's two-year colleges roll out transfer degrees while lawmakers consider nudge

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California lawmakers want to turn up the heat on broad 2010 transfer law as community colleges and Cal State campuses add new transfer pathways.

Two-year colleges go open source to seek fix for remediation

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Community colleges use open-source, MOOC-style content as study guides for remedial courses, and some are choosing homegrown content over courses from MOOC providers.

San Francisco community college's fight for survival may hinge on an appeal

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City College of San Francisco's best hope of staying open is probably to appeal the death sentence from its accreditor, and the college may have longer than people realize to win a reprieve.

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