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College ratings proposal is already leading one university to change admissions standards

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One university says it has already begun denying admission to “risky” applicants over fears of how it would be rated under the Obama ratings proposal.

New York's governor wants to pay for prisoners' college education

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New York's governor hopes a college education can help cut prison costs. Critics think the money is going to the wrong people.

Study finds little difference in academic success of students who do and don't submit SAT or ACT

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Large study finds nearly identical academic performance by students who submitted and didn't submit SAT or ACT scores at test-optional colleges.

Flagler College admits that vice president changed admissions statistics

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Flagler admits that it altered test scores, grades and class ranks of new students, and a senior official resigns after he acknowledges making the changes.

New book finds 'unlikely traits' that explain success of various groups

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Husband-and-wife professors at Yale law school (she gave us the "Tiger Mother" debate) publish book about why some racial and ethnic groups are more successful than others. And no, it's not because they value education.

UVa backs away from loan-free offer to its poorest students

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Why is the University of Virginia backing away from a student aid policy that succeeded in attracting more low-income students? And why is UNC standing by a similar policy?

Colleges move to digital transcripts managed by outside firms

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Use of e-transcripts catches on, opening the door to new uses for the student record.

Admissions leaders gather and consider how to define merit

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Admissions leaders gather to consider how to promote broader definitions of worthiness and more diversity in their classes -- all while dealing with the pressures of money and rankings.

College Board pushes back revised SAT by one year

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The new test will debut in 2016, not 2015. Will it lose more market share to the ACT before the launch?

Debating role of student learning in federal ratings plan

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At annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, much discussion – but no consensus – on how student learning outcomes might (or should) fit into a proposed federal ratings system.

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