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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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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.

 

March 19, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education encourages colleges and accreditors to move forward on competency-based education programs that don't rely on the credit hour.

March 14, 2013

Carnegie Foundation's remedial math redesign shows big gains but no simple answers to one of higher education's toughest challenges.

March 5, 2013

Western Governors U. and others continue to expand competency-based education amid excitement (and confusion) about President Obama's praise of the approach.

March 4, 2013

Higher education's most powerful association throws its weight behind "disruptions" to the industry. Can the establishment help lead the revolution?

February 19, 2013

Long Beach City College and South Texas College work with local high schools to prevent students from falling into the quagmire of remedial courses, and placement tests aren't the answer.

January 21, 2013

College leaders need to get involved in the disruption debate and do more to help adult students, finds a "mainfesto" issued on the American Council on Education's letterhead.

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