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Apr 30, 2015
A new report contends that state aid programs should better meet the needs of modern students in today's college landscape, which is vastly different from when most such programs were developed. 

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August 28, 2014

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.

August 27, 2014

A faculty member at Salem College bans students from emailing her. The goal: increasing student-faculty interaction.

August 18, 2014

The Education Department's new Online Skills Academy could be the first step to an alternative degree pathway, Paul LeBlanc writes, one that is nationally offered, low-cost and competency-based.

August 8, 2014

Fullbridge gets into the credential business by partnering with Concordia University Chicago on new graduate certificate aimed at veterans of the U.S. military.

July 23, 2014

The U.S. Education Department opens the door to more tests with competency-based education, which could help set a new regulatory framework. 

May 28, 2014

MLA urges radical changes in Ph.D. education, including shorter time to degree, new forms for the dissertation and greater emphasis on learning to teach.

May 12, 2014

Sally Johnstone and Thad Nodine describe what Western Governors University has learned as it works on new competency-based programs with 11 community colleges.

May 6, 2014

Southern New Hampshire University's College for America rolls out competency-based bachelor's degrees students can earn for $10,000 or less.

April 22, 2014

Lipscomb University shows what competency-based education can look like in its blended form, both in-person and at a liberal arts college.

April 22, 2014

Incoming students in competency-based programs at Lipscomb University spend a long day trying to prove their baseline skills and behavior, with 30 college credits on the line. 

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