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Did State of the Union create opening for competency-based programs and other innovations?

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In President Obama's State of the Union comments about "alternative" review system, advocates for "disruption" see an opening for more innovation.

Obama calls for more attention to price, value, accreditation in State of the Union

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In his State of the Union address and accompanying documents, the president calls for changing accreditation to focus more on college prices and "value."

Effects of sequestration are already felt at colleges and universities

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Mandatory budget cuts are scheduled to take effect March 1. This time, colleges fear it might actually happen, but have little idea how the cuts would be applied.

WICHE report highlights decline in high school graduates and growing diversity

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Decrease in high school graduates and growth of minority groups will put increased pressure on states to rethink policies and institutions to improve recruitment, retention and outreach to new student populations, according to new report.

Private college presidents push campaign to limit use of non-need-based aid

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At meeting of private college presidents, campaign to discourage use of student aid that is not tied to financial need gains some momentum.

Fiscal cliff deal averts across-the-board spending cuts

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A last-minute deal in Congress puts off mandatory spending cuts for two months and extends a tax break for college tuition.

Franklin & Marshall targets charter schools like KIPP for new source of students

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In pursuit of students who would be a good fit for its rigorous, supportive, small-community environment, Franklin & Marshall is tapping into urban charter schools.

Thiel Fellowships don't require students to drop out

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A new fellowship has attracted considerable attention for its claim that it pays students $100,000 to skip college, but some of the winners want to earn degrees -- and the program lets them do it.

Report: State merit aid influences residency decisions of few graduates

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Report finds that state merit aid programs have only a small effect on whether graduates stay in-state after college.

Examining who could shape higher education policy in Obama's second term

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Obama has sketched an ambitious higher education agenda for his second term, but it's unclear who at the Education Department will be in charge of implementing it.

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