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October 08, 2014

Washington State Universities Will Use Smarter Balanced Test Scores for Placement

The decision puts teeth into an abstract promise: that the consortium's 11th grade "college ready" score actually connotes college readiness.

September 30, 2014

$75 Million in Federal Grants Awarded to Improve College Access and Completion

The U.S. Department of Education announces 24 colleges and universities won one of the new "First in The World" grants to spur innovation in higher education.

September 30, 2014

Lots of Enthusiasm, But No Federal Dollars for 'My Brother's Keeper'

About 100 cities, counties, and tribal communities have said they are going to take the Obama administration up on its new "My Brother's Keeper" initiative community challenge.

August 15, 2014

The Atlantic Examines the Future of College, Sans Ivy-Covered Walls

The magazine's September issue has a package of education articles, including one looking at the Minerva Project, an effort to transform higher education.

July 25, 2014

House Clears Three Bipartisan Higher Education Bills

The House passed three higher education bills this week as part of its piecemeal efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which the Senate is also trying to tackle.

July 10, 2014

House Education Committee Clears Three Higher Ed. Bills

The Education and the Workforce Committee cleared three bills with bipartisan support Thursday in its opening bid to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.

July 07, 2014

Education To-Do List for Congress

Congress has just 16 working days before its month-long summer recess. Here's a rundown of what's on its education-related to-do list.

June 27, 2014

Teacher-Prep Ranking System in Higher Ed. Proposal Irks Teachers' Unions

Teachers' unions are wary of a new grant in Sen. Tom Harkin's Higher Education Act reauthorization draft that would rank teacher-preparation programs based in part on student test scores.

June 26, 2014

House Republicans Roll Out Series of Higher Education Bills

House Republicans introduced three bills Thursday afternoon in their opening bid to overhaul the Higher Education Act, including a proposal to simplify the student loan application.

June 25, 2014

Senate to Vote on Workforce Training Bill; Harkin Unveils Higher Education Plans

The bipartisan workforce training bill is scheduled for a vote in the Senate, and Senate Democrats plan to unveil their proposal to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.

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