Adult education

Lumina reloads with 10 new short-term attainment goals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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