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Can Do for Community Colleges

Community colleges can do better despite the challenges they face, Joshua Wyner writes, citing leaders on graduation rates and student outcomes.

Hour by Hour

The credit hour wasn't supposed to measure learning, for good reason, according to a new report, which recommends how to revise or even drop the standard without leading to abuse.

'Getting to Graduation'

A new book of essays takes stock of where "completion agenda" stands. The volume's editors talk about key lessons from the still nascent college completion push.

Creditworthy in the Keystone State

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

Broken but Useful

Remediation isn't working, but it's not all that discouraging to students and might serve other purposes, a study finds -- such as helping colleges cope with overenrolled regular courses.

Majoring in Free Content

Saylor Foundation's 240 free online courses now offer a pathway to college credit, thanks to new partnerships with Excelsior College and StraighterLine. But will students follow that path?

Discounts at For-Profits?

Strayer offers big new scholarships, with tuition savings of as much as 30 percent. Will for-profits begin discounting tuition to cope with declining enrollment and federal scrutiny?

'Running Scared in the Schoolyard'

Three weeks ago, a student, a veteran of two tours in Iraq, a sniper who had already dropped out once...