Adult education

Free online course providers pair up with credit-bearing exams

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New batch of free, online courses geared to credit-bearing exams could be the fastest, most affordable way to earn college credit.

Community colleges are good investment for students and taxpayers, report finds

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Associate degrees pay off for both students and taxpayers, report finds, but state funding of community colleges still lags.

ACE commissioned report on disruption and adult students

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College leaders need to get involved in the disruption debate and do more to help adult students, finds a "mainfesto" issued on the American Council on Education's letterhead.

Ashford University's traditionalist leaders think for-profit can thrive

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Two veterans of traditional higher education talk about why they took on the challenge of leading for-profit Ashford University during a severe accreditation crisis.

Catholic college's completion coaching with prior-learning credits

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A Catholic college ramps up its prior-learning assessment, with a high-touch approach and an eye toward granting credit for MOOCs.

National Student Clearinghouse releases broad, deep data on college completion

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Major data release from the National Student Clearinghouse gives the fullest, most reliable view of college graduation rates so far, and the numbers aren't so terrible.

Lawmakers and foundations push prior-learning assessment

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More states and public college systems are looking to prior-learning assessment to boost degree completion, thanks in part to nudges from state lawmakers and foundations.

Calif. community college goes out-of-state with online degree partnerships

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California's Coastline Community College looks east to team up with out-of-state public universities on joint online degree offerings.

New guidebook for community college students

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Ivy Tech Community College's president, Tom Snyder, has written a guidebook for students who are considering the two-year track.

Tying middle-income jobs to curriculums

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The U.S. lags with disorganized system of preparing workers for middle-income jobs, report finds. A national "learning exchange" could help fix the problem.

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