Career/Tech Education

New Census data on non-college credentials and the work force

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U.S. Census Bureau's first-of-its-kind report on the 25 percent of adults who hold a non-degree credential could influence policy and how college completion is viewed.

N.C. community college to issue grades, certificates for soft skills

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Community college in N.C. plans to evaluate "soft skills" and issue workplace readiness certificates for students who get passing marks.

Nonprofit colleges spark new competition online, study finds

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Nonprofit colleges are moving into for-profits' turf online, study finds, sparking new competition based on price and brand.

Alabama names seventh new community college chancellor in six years

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Mark Heinrich will be the seventh person in six years to take over the chancellorship of the Alabama Community College System, which has been reeling since scandal sparked a federal investigation in 2006.

N.C.'s community colleges big green jobs curriculum shift

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North Carolina's community colleges go big on curriculum tweaks for green jobs training, showing what a strong system office can do.

GOP platform is harshly critical of higher education

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GOP's party platform calls out colleges for political and scientific bias, as well as out of control tuition hikes. It also takes a hard line on immigration and affirmative action.

Pa.'s public universities open doors to prior learning credits

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With job training in mind, Pennsylvania's regional public universities go big on offering credit for prior learning and stackable credentials.

Next Steps for Harkin and For-Profits

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Senator Harkin's two-year investigation of for-profit higher education ends, but the policy battle is far from over. What comes next?

Large numbers of students transfer to community colleges from four-year institutions

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Large numbers of students transfer to community colleges from four-year institutions, study finds. While most never return, the "reverse transfer" path can work for students.

Manufacturing industry taps colleges for help with alternative credential

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The manufacturing industry's alternative credentialing system goes forward, but leans on new higher education partners. The stackable credentials are a promising blend of competency and academics.

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