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Federal regulators debate how to handle direct assessment programs

Audit critical of the Education Department's review process for alternative to the credit hour raises questions about direction of federal policy and could discourage some colleges.

New rankings system from LinkedIn based on employment outcomes of a huge sample

LinkedIn gets into college rankings with an employment outcomes tool based on big samples and plenty of specifics about real people.

New report builds case for a set of strategies to help community college students graduate

Research has shown community colleges how to improve graduation rates and create clearer pathways for students, but too few colleges have gone big with those strategies.

New data from Virginia agency tracks graduate earnings two decades later

Virginia releases the first detailed look at mid-career earnings of college graduates, but the report warns against broad, oversimplified conclusions about the data.

Reading Apprenticeship Program helps instructors across disciplines teach reading

Community college instructors across disciplines can teach reading comprehension, thanks to an expanding training program that is winning believers.

Report on unintended consequences of lottery-based scholarships and how to fix them

Lottery-based scholarships are popular and bring benefits, but often accompany other budget cuts and can fail to benefit students who most need funds, new report finds.

Online learning push continues in California, but with approach faculty groups appreciate

California's Democratic leaders have taken a gentler approach in push for the state's colleges to get creative with online courses, including with a $50 million award fund.

Bill Haslam's free community college plan and how Tennessee is grabbing the spotlight in higher education policy

Tennessee's Republican governor, Bill Haslam, is big on accountability in higher education -- and he backs it up with state funding. He also staked his legacy to making community college tuition-free.

 

Education Department reviews its monitoring of large for-profits in wake of Corinthian collapse

The messy failure of Corinthian Colleges raises questions about limitations of the Education Department's oversight of for-profit chains, and how it might tighten as other companies teeter.

Community colleges and for-profits fare similarly in new study of employer responses

Employers view for-profits and community colleges equally on job applications, a novel study finds, but what that means is in the eye of the beholder.

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