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Private donors and businesses are backing free community college campaigns

Businesses, nonprofits and communities are turning to private dollars for help in establishing free community college programs.

Public colleges may be responding to state performance funding by enrolling fewer low-income students

State performance funding formulas lead to small decline in Pell revenue per student, new study finds, suggesting public colleges may be gaming formulas by enrolling fewer low-income students.

Florida's Indian River State College sees significant improvements in remediation

A two-year college in Florida makes dramatic gains in developmental education course pass rates, even amid a state-mandated change to remedial education and the addition of performance funding.

Purdue U gets into competency-based education with new bachelor's degree

Accreditor approves Purdue's new competency-based bachelor's degree, which blends technical disciplines with the humanities and has a customizable approach designed more for a career than a first job.

Kentucky weighs free community college proposal

Kentucky lawmakers mull a scholarship bill that could add the state to those offering free community college.

New job site in Colorado brings together powerful players in experiment worth watching

The Markle Foundation, LinkedIn and the state of Colorado team up on a jobs site that seeks to create a common, skills-based language among job seekers, employers and education providers.

Obama administration leans on state agencies to tighten up oversight of for-profits

The Obama administration prods state regulators to tighten their oversight of for-profits, with a focus on job placement rates. But confusion about calculating those rates reigns, and many state agencies are understaffed and outgunned.

What does Trump University show about state regulation of for-profit schools?

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State regulators, not the federal government, were in the best position to crack down on Donald Trump's now-defunct educational venture, which has become a hot campaign issue.

Major implications possible in CFPB’s legal battle with accreditor over for-profits

In a lawsuit that could chart new ground, the consumer bureau is battling in court for information about how an accreditor approved some of the most controversial for-profit colleges.

Rhode Island governor tapped public college foundations to pay for state business

Public college foundations raise money in part to offset tight state budgets. But Rhode Island's governor is tapping foundation money to pay for state business.

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