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Curriculum & Instruction

Schools try to match the jobless with 3.4 million jobs

Ever since the deep recession hit four years ago, many colleges have been rethinking their continuing education programs, straining to figure out how best to help the many unemployed Americans…

Many students could skip remedial classes, studies find

Even as policymakers struggle to reform remedial-education requirements blamed for derailing the aspirations of countless community-college students, two new studies suggest that many of those students would do fine without…

Liberal learning: Only for the elite?

In the national dialogue around college access and success for our most disadvantaged populations, discussion about liberal education is largely absent. We must consider the unintended consequences of this near…

Colleges looking beyond the lecture

The lecture hall is under attack, the Washington Post reports.…

Scientist: Education can solve religion-science conflicts

A perceived conflict between science and religion has led Americans to rank nearly last among industrialized countries in understanding evolution, educators told a major science conference this weekend, the AFP…

Claremont McKenna SAT scandal: More at stake than rankings?

All of the college admissions community took note last month when leaders of Claremont McKenna College, an elite California liberal arts school, acknowledged their admission dean had inflated the school’s…

College administrator admits to submitting false SAT scores to publications

A senior administrator at California's Claremont McKenna College has confessed to submitting false SAT scores to publications such as U.S. News & World Report since 2005 to inflate the small,…

California community colleges prepare to ration their offerings

Now in his third year at Yuba College, a year he once hoped to spend in Chico or Davis, Robert Bond said every student he knows has struggled to get…

Digital badges threaten colleges’ monopoly on credentials

Applicant A's résumé shows an associate degree in business. By taking community college classes, studying online, and learning on the job, Applicant B has earned "digital badges" in product design,…

Report: 1,000 Iranian college students change majors to nuclear physics

Five days after a nuclear scientist in Iran was assassinated, more than 1,000 students in Tehran’s universities announced their intention to apply or change their major to nuclear physics, the…

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