Career/Tech Education

Federal Cooperation

Education and Labor Departments, often at odds with one another, assure Senate subcommittee of their willingness to work together on reform of Workforce Investment Act.

Skills Training à la Carte

Highly customizable work force education at Michigan community college allows employers and students to select individual competencies they want mastered, worth fractions of a credit hour and costing a few dollars. Is choose-your-own instruction the future?

A System Also Rises

Only a decade old, Louisiana's community colleges are booming and find themselves in an unusual situation -- seen by four-year institutions as legislative favorites.

Experiment in the Health Sciences

Starting from scratch at the University of Minnesota's newly chartered Rochester campus, a team of faculty begins a project that aims to revolutionize teaching and learning.

Is Job Training Zero Sum Game?

Experts debate whether community colleges, in rush to embrace programs to create "green" jobs, are abandoning their training programs for manufacturing and construction jobs.

Reviving Local News

Berkeley's j-school joins a new project that aims to save the industry -- but, to the dismay of some journalists, depends on students' unpaid labor.

It's All What You Study

At community colleges, an underperforming high school graduate studying computer science is much more likely to see an earnings increase than is a well-prepared high school graduate studying literature. That is the conclusion of a new analysis designed to explore the factors that predict which community college students will gain the most from their education.

How the Sausage Is Made

Education Department discussion of financial aid rules begins with debate pitting for-profit colleges against their naysayers.

The Long Talk Continues

College leaders at TIAA-CREF conference say reforms are crucial for future of higher ed, but acknowledge they've been saying that for years with little change.

In the Midnight Hour

Community colleges that started offering sections in the middle of the night are finding the strategy worked, and such scheduling is spreading to other institutions.

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