Adult 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?

New Congress seeks to redefine full-time work in health law, which colleges support, adjuncts don't

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As Republicans take control of Congress, an early priority is to redefine a full-time work under the health care law from 30 to 40 hours -- a change colleges support but adjuncts oppose. 

Feds respond to criticism of bid by ECMC to buy most of Corinthian

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Education Department defends sale of 56 Corinthian College campuses to ECMC, saying guarantee agency's purchase will help 40,000 students, many of whom are close to graduation.

Enrollment numbers grew during recession but graduation rates slipped

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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.

Early success for Colorado's broad set of remedial reforms

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Colorado's fix for remedial education is multipronged rather than heavy-handed, and it seems to be working.

Public comments flood U.S. Department of Education on 'gainful employment' proposal

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As public comment period ends for the administration's "gainful employment" proposal, for-profit colleges and supporters blast the rules as an overreach; critics of the industry say proposal doesn't go far enough.

California agency scrutinizes newfangled providers of tech training

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A California agency's threatening letters to a new cadre of technology training providers spotlight anew the tension between protecting consumers and encouraging innovation.

Earnings lag for community college students who transfer to for-profits

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Community college students who transfer to for-profit institutions earn less than do peers who transfer to public or private colleges, study finds.

Feds release tighter proposed language for gainful employment rules

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Education Department proposes perhaps its strictest proposed language on the rules so far, a week before negotiators get back to business.

U.S. adults rank below average in global survey of basic education skills

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The United States ranks low in basic proficiency language and numeracy skills in a survey of 24 countries, even though its citizens are comparatively highly educated.

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