More students enrolled in college when the recession began, new data from the National Student Clearinghouse show, but a smaller percentage graduated within six years.
Interest in workplace-readiness tests grows, and some big U.S.-based companies make all applicants in India take an assessment from Aspiring Minds, an Indian firm.
Michigan, Purdue and the Wisconsin System give competency-based education a try, but carefully and with targeted new programs.
Community colleges gain traction in push to reinstate federal aid for students without a high school diploma, less so for bringing back "summer Pell."
Momentum and criticism build for tuition-free community college plans, but even some skeptics say scholarships in Tennessee and Chicago could bring in more low-income students.
The outgoing president of William Peace University has been criticized by faculty, students and alumnae, but still has the backing of the board.
Audit critical of the Education Department's review process for alternative to the credit hour raises questions about direction of federal policy and could discourage some colleges.
LinkedIn gets into college rankings with an employment outcomes tool based on big samples and plenty of specifics about real people.
Research has shown community colleges how to improve graduation rates and create clearer pathways for students, but too few colleges have gone big with those strategies.
Community college instructors across disciplines can teach reading comprehension, thanks to an expanding training program that is winning believers.
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