More students are leaving higher education after their first year, according to new national numbers that are bad news for the college completion push.
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States have chaotic lack of consistency in how they track college remediation, according to the Education Commission of the States, which seeks national standards.
Arne Duncan goes to Capitol Hill and gets an earful from House Republicans on gainful employment, the college ratings system and state authorization.
With debate raging over college ratings, David R. Anderson asks a straightforward question and outlines an answer.
In an open letter to Arne Duncan, Thomas Foley compares how success is defined in the education secretary's beloved sport to methods of measuring higher ed performance.
A new paper by the American Council on Education says the Obama administration's ratings proposal is likely to lead to the same negative consequences as college rankings.
We need a better national data system about college students, but it needs to be designed to put numbers in context and to avoid holding colleges accountable for things they can't control, writes Paul LeBlanc.
We must give students and families the right kind of information -- about multiple factors, and not blended into a single institutional rating -- about one of the most expensive purchases they will ever make, writes Carrie Warick.
A think tank report calls out the private college lobby for opposing a national database on students, which proponents say would bring much-needed accountability to higher education.
Ben Miller explains how the White House can lead the way in designing a meaningful college rating system.
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