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The University of Maine at Presque Isle is moving away from grades to competency-style education for all of its academic programs, with an announcement that both drew praise and raised questions.
Politicians in three states want two years of tuition-free community college. Higher education experts welcome the attention, but worry about unintended consequences.
Drexel University takes its bachelor's degrees and faculty to three community college campuses, an unusual move for a private university.
Community college students who transfer to for-profit institutions earn less than do peers who transfer to public or private colleges, study finds.
Liberal education group wants to redesign general education around competencies, and gets $2.3 million from the Gates Foundation for the project.
Use of e-transcripts catches on, opening the door to new uses for the student record.
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.
The Obama administration unveils more than 100 commitments from colleges and universities and millions of dollars in philanthropic donations as part of its White House higher education summit.
A multistate transfer agreement is based on proficiency rather than course credits, which might open the door further for models that do not rely on seat time.
A digital badging project at UC Davis is drawing notice, but the innovation looks more like competency-based education than a form of alternative credentials.
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