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Senators seek guidance on how to encourage innovation without opening aid floodgates to "bad actors," and a group of 17 institutions with competency-based programs calls for a careful approach by policy makers.

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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.

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.

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