Adult education

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.

Alabama limits graduate student workloads to avoid paying for their health insurance

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Adjuncts have widely been subjected to course load caps ahead of the Affordable Care Act. Could graduate students be next?

Ivy Tech mulls closures amid wide funding gap

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Ivy Tech, one of the nation's most acclaimed and centralized community college systems, contemplates wave of campus closures.

Apollo hires Jane Oates, former Labor Department official

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Jane Oates, formerly a top Labor Department official and Ted Kennedy aide, joins University of Phoenix parent company to oversee employer relations for the for-profit giant. 

Lumina reloads with 10 new short-term attainment goals

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Lumina Foundation sets 10 new degree attainment goals for 2016 while decrying growing racial and ethnic gaps.

Florida law gives students and colleges flexibility on remediation

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New Florida law lets high school graduates decide for themselves -- no testing needed -- whether they are ready for college-level work.

GED faces competition as states weigh two new entrants

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The GED Testing Service is set to launch revised version that adds college readiness. But backlash over cost and access has led to competition from two serious new entrants.

Feds give nudge to competency-based education

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The U.S. Department of Education encourages colleges and accreditors to move forward on competency-based education programs that don't rely on the credit hour.

ACE doubles down on prior learning assessment

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Higher education's most powerful association throws its weight behind "disruptions" to the industry. Can the establishment help lead the revolution?

Community college learns that boosting retention comes with a cost

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A community college tries to boost its completion rate, but takes a 20 percent enrollment hit in the process.

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