Adult education

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.

Michigan lets community colleges issue four-year degrees, amid controversy

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Michigan is the latest state to allow community colleges to issue bachelor's degrees. But despite controversy and turf wars, actual practice remains limited, for now.

Coursera's fee-based course option

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Coursera unveils fee-based, verified courses, which could generate revenue for the company and its university partners.

New effort to collect student veterans' graduation rates

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The U.S. Veterans Administration and the National Student Clearinghouse team up to track graduation rates.

Colleges fail to track performance of student veterans, survey finds

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Colleges aren't doing a good job of tracking how current and former military service members are faring on their campuses, a new survey finds, but that may be changing.

Community college takes on for-profits in marketing campaign

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A Missouri community college goes after nearby for-profits with TV ads that name names and compare tuition rates. Will other community colleges follow suit?

Gates foundation and ACE go big on MOOC-related grants

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The American Council on Education's plan to pursue credit recommendations for Coursera's massive courses is among wave of MOOC-related grants announced by Gates Foundation.

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