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Competent At What?

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Competency-based education appears to be higher education’s "next big thing." Yet many academics aren’t sure what it is. And that goes double for lawmakers and journalists. A new group is stepping in to try to clear up some of the confusion. The nascent Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) will include up to 20 …

College Pays Off For Young Women

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About 75 percent of young women believe the U.S. needs to do more to bring about equality in the workplace, a new study finds, despite a narrowing pay gap and steady employment gains for women at higher levels of business and government.

The study finds that women under 32 now make 93 percent …

Ups And Downs

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After years of rapid enrollment growth, U.S. higher education is settling into a new normal. Two decades of sustained enrollment gains at American high schools have ended, and the overall high school population is now in decline, according to a report produced by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

Community colleges around …

After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought

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Two years after a Stanford professor drew 160,000 students from around the globe to a free online course on artificial intelligence, starting what was widely viewed as a revolution in higher education, early results for such large-scale courses are disappointing, forcing a rethinking of how college instruction can best use the Internet.

A …

Student Debt Squeezes Middle Class The Most

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College students from middle-income families are more likely to end up with student loan debt than their peers from both lower and higher socioeconomic backgrounds, a new study has found.

The research by Jason Houle, an assistant professor of sociology at Dartmouth College, will be published in January in Sociology of Education. “Children …

Two Youngest Senators Seek To Lower College Costs

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The two youngest members of the U.S. Senate are co-sponsoring legislation aimed at lowering college costs by withholding federal funds from schools that fail to meet new national affordability and quality standards — a proposal likely to draw strong opposition from higher education institutions. Democratic Sens. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Brian …

As Higher Education Demand Rises, MOOC Marketplace Grows Rapidly

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are attracting millions of students around the world as an affordable — and usually free — education option. It is estimated that there are more than 2 billion potential learners around the world today and more than 70% of those are unable to afford a college degree.

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White House Meeting With Homework

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President Obama has once again invited a group of college leaders to a meeting at the White House. But to participate in the confab next week attendees must make a new commitment aimed at helping lower-income students – and they have to submit those goals in writing.

Roughly 140 participants are expected to …

Confirming The MOOC Myth

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Massive open online courses have yet to live up to their potential. But unlocking that potential could already be a pilot at a community college, state university or private institution.

More than 200 scholars from institutions all over the world have gathered here at a conference hosted by the University of Texas at …

80 Percent Of MOOC Students Already Have A College Degree

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According to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania, however, most MOOC students already have college degrees, and many of those students have completed at least some graduate coursework. No one wants to deny these students the opportunity to further their education, but much of the excitement surrounding MOOCs is about …

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