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Secretary DeVos Delivers on Promise to Expand College Scorecard, Provide Meaningful Information to Students on Education Options and Outcomes

WASHINGTON— U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today major improvements to the College Scorecard, a tool launched by the U.S. Department of Education to help students make informed decisions about their education options after high school. The tool now includes information on 2,100 additional postsecondary education options and more comprehensive information about graduation rates. More Info »

Correcting Historical Program-Level Enrollment Data for College Scorecard Metrics – IFAP

As described in the March 2019 Executive Order on Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities, the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) will calculate and disseminate data metrics by field of study through the College Scorecard. In order to accurately calculate the data metrics referenced in the Executive Order, we have More Info »

Tech Advances, Automation Fueling Employers’ Demand for ‘Soft Skills’ – Education Week

Attention to detail. Oral and written communication. Problem Solving. Resilience. Empathy. Integrity. Skills like these are often known as “soft skills”—in contrast to things that sound more academically grounded, like computational ability or scientific reasoning. They aren’t easy to capture on standardized tests, or even in grading. But demand for these skills is rising fast, More Info »

Beefing Up the College Scorecard – Inside Higher Ed

Trump administration releases new program-level data on student loans in update to College Scorecard, a first step toward producing outcomes for all college programs. The Education Department on Monday announced progress on delivering more comprehensive data for the College Scorecard, a consumer tool originally launched by the Obama administration. The department added new information for More Info »

Higher Education and the Blockchain Ecosystem: An Overview – The Evolllution

Implementing blockchain technologies could provide significant benefits to every department within a postsecondary institution. Each department within the institution, directly or indirectly, interacts with the learner and with each other. Most departments work with external entities and must exchange information, documents, money, contracts, media, certification and accreditation documents. Most, if not all, departments work with More Info »

The Next Stage for NC-SARA – Inside Higher Ed

A national group dedicated to coordinating state approval of online programs selects a new leader and plans to focus more on program quality. Six years after the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity emerged to attack a knotty problem — making it feasible and affordable for colleges to offer online programs in states other than More Info »

Opening Statement of Republican Leader Virginia Foxx, Hearing on “Eliminating Barriers to Employment: Opening Doors to Opportunity”

This hearing is supposedly about barriers to employment, not opportunities for federal spending, federal involvement, and federal power. We could use a little truth in advertising today. It seems our colleagues on the other side have done their level best to have a hearing about employment without addressing the role of education. Or put another More Info »