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Harvard U., Massachusetts Institute of Technology release updated MOOC research

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An updated study of massive open online courses from Harvard U. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds diverse learner populations and interests -- and the need for more research.

Kevin Carey talks about his new book, 'The End of College'

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New America's Kevin Carey answers questions about his new book, The End of College, which looks to the past in charting a possible future for higher education.

Austin Community College's promising experiment with personalized remedial mathematics

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Austin Community College builds the world's largest learning lab in a former mall, using it for a personalized form of remedial math that is getting good results.

Gates Foundation announces four priority policy areas on college completion, with data system to come

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After seven years and half a billion dollars, the Gates Foundation announces its four priority areas for college completion policies and plans to release a data framework for measuring performance in higher education.

Accelerated associate degree track at CUNY pays off and earns fans

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CUNY's accelerated degree program for community college students doubles graduation rates and is cost-effective, a study finds. And the model may be exported to three Ohio colleges.

Two-year colleges in Washington State expand competency-based project with business degree

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Eight Washington State community colleges will offer an online, competency-based business degree, as emerging form of higher education wins fans -- and some critics -- in the state.

Bachelor's degrees lead to employment and more training

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Full employment of bachelor's degree holders looms amid further proof that a four-year degree has become a requirement for a good-paying job, which also comes with employer training.

Carnegie Foundation says credit hour, although flawed, is too important to discard

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Carnegie Foundation releases its much-awaited report on the credit hour -- higher education's currency -- which disappoints some by not calling for different standard unit for learning.

GED numbers down amid time of transition for high school equivalency exams

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Fewer people earned a GED last year, following the introduction of a new version of the exam. Should the lower numbers cause concern?

Questions about whether Washington State's funding formula increases student completion

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Study says Washington State's performance funding formula has not improved completion rates at two-year colleges, but officials at the system point to data that say otherwise.

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