Curriculum development

Report urges California policy makers to revamp online education

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A report aims to reframe a hot debate in California over online education as lawmakers get ready to work on the state's budget.

Georgia Tech and Udacity roll out massive new low-cost degree program

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Georgia Tech and Udacity, a MOOC provider, team up to dramatically lower the cost of a computer science master's degree.

Competency-based education continues spread

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Western Governors U. and others continue to expand competency-based education amid excitement (and confusion) about President Obama's praise of the approach.

Coursera and edX add universities and hope to expand global reach

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Coursera and edX both double in size and look for larger international audiences.

A high school teacher alerts professors to the limitations of a generation of No Children Left Behind

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Professors rally behind a high school teacher who says No Child Left Behind has created a generation of test-takers unprepared for higher education.

New firm helps 2-year colleges create honors programs

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New investor-backed company teams up with public two-year colleges to create honors programs designed to attract top students and help them transfer.

CUNY Graduate Center hopes to offer a public model for reform of doctoral education

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As Stanford spurs discussion of trimming time-to-degree for Ph.D.s, CUNY offers model for public institutions that might want to kill tradition of grad school as a place you "check in and never check out."

Complete College America steps up remedial reform calls

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Complete College America enlists other groups in spelling out its call for immediate and fundamental changes to remedial education.

N.C. community college to issue grades, certificates for soft skills

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Community college in N.C. plans to evaluate "soft skills" and issue workplace readiness certificates for students who get passing marks.

Flat World's shift in gears and what it means for open textbook publishing

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Flat World Knowledge will no longer publish versions of its textbooks at no charge. How big a setback does the company's change represent for the 'open' movement?

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