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California's reinvestment in student aid could hint toward move for free two-year college

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California is investing money in expanding aid programs that benefit its community college students, which could be a sign that free two-year college is a possibility.

Oregon passes free community college bill as congressional Democrats introduce federal version

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Obama's plan lives on, with newly proposed federal legislation. But the real action is happening in states and cities, most notably with Oregon following Tennessee's lead with a statewide version.

Florida's remedial law leads to decreasing pass rates in math and English

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More students at Florida's two-year colleges are failing college-level courses in the aftermath of a new state law that allows them to skip remediation.

What People Are Saying About Debt-Free

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Who is pushing which ideas -- and why.

ACT drops popular Compass placement test, acknowledging its predictive limits

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ACT decides to drop its popular Compass placement test, with a nod toward research showing that Compass funnels too many community college students into remedial courses.

New letters from U.S. and accreditors provide framework for approval of competency-based degrees

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Education Department and regional accreditors seek common ground on competency-based education, including what the faculty role should be in the emerging form of higher education.

Sinclair Community College's 15 years of completion projects pay off

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Sinclair Community College boosted student completion rates by 75 percent, but to sharpen its focus, the college began cutting some of its more than 100 completion-related projects.

Federal Trade Commission charges Ashworth College with deceptive marketing

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Federal Trade Commission is latest agency to pursue for-profits, announcing that online Ashworth College has settled over allegations of misrepresenting transfer credits and state licensure prerequisites to students.

Improved economy leads to enrollment dips among two-year and for-profit colleges

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Student enrollment numbers are down at two-year colleges and four-year for-profit institutions, according to a new National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report. 

States and colleges increasingly seek to alter remedial classes

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Minnesota becomes the latest state to examine remedial education reform in an effort to lower college costs and retain students.

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