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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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January 14, 2013

The more financial support parents provide for college costs, the lower their children's grades, national study finds.

January 9, 2013

Coursera unveils fee-based, verified courses, which could generate revenue for the company and its university partners.

December 7, 2012

New website creates digital badges for veterans, aiming to recognize military skills and training. Will it be the first badging experiment to catch on?

December 5, 2012

The Carnegie Foundation, which created the credit hour, considers a redesign so the standard could better fit with emerging approaches to higher education.

December 4, 2012

Stanford moves ahead with idea of making time to degree much shorter and reconsidering the nature of doctoral education.

November 19, 2012

A Catholic college ramps up its prior-learning assessment, with a high-touch approach and an eye toward granting credit for MOOCs.

November 14, 2012

The American Council on Education's plan to pursue credit recommendations for Coursera's massive courses is among wave of MOOC-related grants announced by Gates Foundation.

November 12, 2012

More states and public college systems are looking to prior-learning assessment to boost degree completion, thanks in part to nudges from state lawmakers and foundations.

October 16, 2012

Smarterer's assessments aren't a threat to higher ed, for now, but offer job-seekers a way to go beyond the academy to show employers what they know.

October 1, 2012

Competency-based education is poised to spread, with expected backing from the Education Department and new ground charted by Southern New Hampshire University.

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