April 18, 2014




Report: Five Trends to Watch in Higher Education

The Boston Consulting Group


Report: Common Core State Standards Assessments: Challenges and Opportunities

Center for American Progress


Working Paper: Call for a National Conversation on Creating a Competency-Based Credentialing Ecosystem



Needing Revenue, Old Universities Open New Campuses Where the Students Are

The Hechinger Report


Pay It Forward Proposal Could Help Students Afford College



Poll: Blacks, Hispanics Most Optimistic That K-12 Schools Prepare Youth for College

Diverse Issues in Higher Education


Michelle Obama Urges College Attendance in Howard U. Visit

Inside Higher Ed


Apprenticeship Programs Draw National Spotlight But Not Women

The Chronicle of Higher Education


You’ve Served Your Country, Now Get to Class



Education Department Proposes Easing Eligibility Criteria for PLUS Loans

The Chronicle of Higher Education


Study Finds Working and Paying for College Nearly Impossible

USA Today


Views: Remediation Is Badly Broken

Inside Higher Ed


Blog: Investing in Skills to Build a Secure Middle Class

Huffington Post


Blog: Global Education and Corporate Leaders Gather to Prepare for College 2025

Huffington Post


Blog: Obama Counsels Students on Options to a 4-Year Degree

The Note


Blog: Online Directory Details College-Access Programs

College Bound


Blog: Using Better Metrics to Build Better Schools

Washington Monthly


Blog: Community Colleges Rely Increasingly on Part-Time Teachers

On Campus




Eyes On Tennessee As It Begins Free Community College Plan

The Tennessean (Tennessee)


California High School Students Ill-Prepared for State’s Colleges

Education News.org (California)


CA Bill Seeks to Offer 4-Year Degrees at Community Colleges

ABC 10 News (California)


Meet the New SAT

StateImpact Florida (Florida)


Push On to Bring Adults Back to the Classroom

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pennsylvania)


State Panel Grapples With Defining ‘College and Career Ready’

EdSource Today (California)


New Common Core Test May Overwhelm Some Students, Seriously Challenge Others, the Council of the Great City Schools Predicts

Cleveland Plain Dealer (Ohio)


Commentary: Texas Leads the Way on Higher-Ed Accountability

Minding the Campus (Texas)


Commentary: Fixing the Unintended Perils of Student Loan Default Rates

Community College Daily (Oregon)


Blog: Complete Florida

Adult College Completion Network (Florida)


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