Presidents / chancellors

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?

Questions about whether Washington State's funding formula increases student completion

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Study says Washington State's performance funding formula has not improved completion rates at two-year colleges, but officials at the system point to data that say otherwise.

Open records and academic freedom come to a head in Kansas

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Legal fight at University of Kansas over emails from a professor who has received funding from the Koch brothers sets off a debate about undue influence and academic freedom. 

Obama is joined by Republicans for unveiling of free community college plan

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Bipartisanship is on display as President Obama announces free community college plan in Tennessee, but proposal likely faces tough odds in Congress.

Community college experts welcome Obama's plan, with some reservations

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Obama's free tuition plan is a hit among community college leaders, but some experts worry about details and whether the money could be more targeted.

White House plan could change relationship between government and higher education

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The president's free community college plan may change the balance between the federal government, states and colleges.

Associations weigh in on how to gauge post-college outcomes

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Three public college associations release draft discussion guide for how to measure student success after college.

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