Presidents / chancellors

Accelerated associate degree track at CUNY pays off and earns fans

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CUNY's accelerated degree program for community college students doubles graduation rates and is cost-effective, a study finds. And the model may be exported to three Ohio colleges.

Two-year colleges in Washington State expand competency-based project with business degree

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Eight Washington State community colleges will offer an online, competency-based business degree, as emerging form of higher education wins fans -- and some critics -- in the state.

Gov. Scott Walker mixes it up on higher education, generating national headlines

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Higher education will be a hot topic if Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin runs for president, with budget cuts, university mission statements and a candidate's degree completion to debate.

Investigation finds UT-Austin president influenced admissions decisions

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An investigation of the University of Texas at Austin finds the president likely swayed admissions decisions to aid well-connected applicants. Everybody does it, President Bill Powers said.

Shortened timeline for ratings plan as community colleges air concerns

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Education Department official gives earlier release date for college ratings while talking about quest for quality data and how to capture multiple student goals and outcomes.

Bachelor's degrees lead to employment and more training

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Full employment of bachelor's degree holders looms amid further proof that a four-year degree has become a requirement for a good-paying job, which also comes with employer training.

Carnegie Foundation says credit hour, although flawed, is too important to discard

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Carnegie Foundation releases its much-awaited report on the credit hour -- higher education's currency -- which disappoints some by not calling for different standard unit for learning.

Obama's higher education plan for the end of his term

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The White House adds to its lengthy list of proposals for higher education, but faces long odds in Congress for most of the agenda.

Obama pitches free community college, higher education tax credits in State of the Union

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Obama makes his case to the nation for universal, free community college, as he also promotes revamped tax credits for education. 

GED numbers down amid time of transition for high school equivalency exams

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Fewer people earned a GED last year, following the introduction of a new version of the exam. Should the lower numbers cause concern?

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