Foundations

Bachelor's degrees lead to employment and more training

Full employment of bachelor's degree holders looms amid further proof that a four-year degree has become a requirement for a good-paying job, which also comes with employer training.

Carnegie Foundation says credit hour, although flawed, is too important to discard

Carnegie Foundation releases its much-awaited report on the credit hour -- higher education's currency -- which disappoints some by not calling for different standard unit for learning.

GED numbers down amid time of transition for high school equivalency exams

Fewer people earned a GED last year, following the introduction of a new version of the exam. Should the lower numbers cause concern?

Questions about whether Washington State's funding formula increases student completion

Study says Washington State's performance funding formula has not improved completion rates at two-year colleges, but officials at the system point to data that say otherwise.

Open records and academic freedom come to a head in Kansas

Legal fight at University of Kansas over emails from a professor who has received funding from the Koch brothers sets off a debate about undue influence and academic freedom. 

Community college experts welcome Obama's plan, with some reservations

Obama's free tuition plan is a hit among community college leaders, but some experts worry about details and whether the money could be more targeted.

Associations weigh in on how to gauge post-college outcomes

Three public college associations release draft discussion guide for how to measure student success after college.

Promising partnership between Drexel University and three community colleges ends

Drexel University nixes on-site bachelor's degree offerings at three local community colleges, one year after creating two of the highly touted partnerships.

Creation of Obama's college ratings tested the Education Department

The Education Department faced a big challenge in creating a ratings system, with a timeline that kept slipping as critics happily filled the void.

Competency-based education arrives at three major public institutions

Michigan, Purdue and the Wisconsin System give competency-based education a try, but carefully and with targeted new programs.

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