New data on the labor-market returns of short-term certificates show both the value and pitfalls of using earnings data as a yardstick in higher education.
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Virginia releases the first detailed look at mid-career earnings of college graduates, but the report warns against broad, oversimplified conclusions about the data.
Many employers are seeking workers with B.A.s even for jobs that haven't historically required the degree. That may be good news for colleges -- but warning signs are on the horizon.
Colleges and universities need to get involved in the the rollout of the Common Core curriculum, argues a new paper from the New America Foundation.
Use of e-transcripts catches on, opening the door to new uses for the student record.
Next wave of student learning assessments from testing firms could be boon for employers and competency-based education.
Challenging findings of landmark 2011 study, new data suggest that college students make significantly bigger gains in critical thinking. But differences in methodology may contribute to the differing conclusions.
Curricular systems and materials that adapt to the learner are emerging slowly but surely as a potentially major force in higher education, Peter Stokes writes.
Should universities require graduate students to pare down years of research into a soundbite that can be understood by non-scholars?
Florida International University has embarked on an ambitious effort to internationalize the curriculum and assess students' global learning.
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