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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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March 27, 2014

Using big data to improve completion rates, and also to give realistic indicators of how both students and instructors are performing. 

March 11, 2014

A California city makes a pitch for a new engineering campus at the American Council on Education's annual meeting.

February 21, 2014

Competency-based education and more "personalized" degree programs offer false promise, writes Amy E. Slaton, and could actually worsen inequality in higher education.

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.

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