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Jan 05, 2015
From Little House on the Prairie to comics to flappers, historians at annual meeting discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of teaching popular history.

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February 21, 2014

Competency-based education is gaining steam, but questions remain about which forms the U.S. Department of Education will back.

December 12, 2013

Lumina Foundation creates group of colleges working on competency-based degrees, with goals of defining what works and what, exactly, competency-based education should be.

October 8, 2013

UniversityNow signs up more than 1,000 students for low-cost, competency-based degree programs without the lure of federal financial aid. 

September 19, 2013

Seven states partner up to ensure that student veterans earn college credit for service, while also calling for help from ACE and the Pentagon.

August 8, 2013

It its industrial approach to efficiency, competency-based education shortchanges less-affluent student and contributes to stratification, Amy Slaton writes.

May 24, 2013

Stanford pledges to pay for a master's in education for humanities Ph.D.s who want to become high school teachers.

April 25, 2013

New study suggests that the reasons students seek a higher education can have a big impact on their grades and likelihood of staying enrolled.

April 17, 2013

Possible end game for competency-based education emerges with five new "direct assessment" programs, as foundations and experts discuss how to ensure academic quality.

April 11, 2013

Nebraska's Midland University finds success with a "three strikes" attendance policy.

April 10, 2013

Survey of executives suggests that companies are more concerned with graduates' broad skills than their field of study.

 

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