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    The popular ACT college admissions exam is broadening how it reports student's scores. The ACT said that on June 14, just under 600,000 students were scheduled to take the exam  a record high. Seth Perlman/The Associated Press

    ACT to 'polish' how scores reported for admissions exam

    The popular ACT college admissions exam is broadening how it reports students' scores.

    • Jul. 1, 2014
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    Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan, dropped the word 'Community' from its name this year, in part, officials said, to reflect that it has some four-year degree programs. Dwight Burdette/Wikipedia

    Community colleges shorten their names

    Small but growing numbers of community colleges are moving to drop the word 'community' from their name, inspiring a sometimes passionate parsing of its meaning.

    • Jun. 30, 2014
  1. UCLA officials propose diversity class requirement

    University of California, Los Angeles officials are proposing that most undergraduate students be required to take a class in racial cultural, gender or religious diversity in order to graduate.

    • Jun. 30, 2014
  2. Project will try to evaluate what college students learn

    Nine states will participate in a project to determine how well college students are reaching certain educational goals, according to an announcement by the two groups leading the program.

    • Jun. 30, 2014
  3. A person with a bachelor's degree can expect to earn about $1.2 million more, from ages 22 to 64, than someone with just a high school diploma, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

    College degree still has more earning power, study says

    Some comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is still worth it.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  4. Corinthian Colleges, U.S. in tentative agreement

    Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the U.S. Education Department have reached an agreement that will allow the for-profit education company to receive an immediate $16 million in federal student aid funds and keep operating.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  5. Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said lawmakers are not likely to reduce or eliminate veterans education benefits. Getty Images

    GI Bill benefit unlikely to be cut, acting VA secretary says

    Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said he 'can't imagine' lawmakers cutting back on veterans education benefits in the near future even with the continued fiscal pressures facing Congress.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  6. President Obama writes that, as was the case with the veterans who used the first GI Bill 70 years ago, investing in our newest veterans will produce leaders the country needs. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Obama: Post-9/11 GI Bill keeps promise to newest vets

    The GI Bill, celebrating its 70th anniversary, has had a huge positive impact on the lives of millions of veterans over the years. President Obama says the generous Post-9/11 GI Bill continues to transform lives as one of the 'smartest investments' the nation has ever made.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  7. Naval War College holds graduation

    More than 350 military officers and government employees have graduated from the Naval War College.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  8.  Getty Images/Ingram Publishing

    Community colleges to offer quick business degree

    College students typically complete a specific number of credits in a certain amount of time to earn a degree whether it's an associate or a doctorate.

    • Jun. 17, 2014
  9. Ohio law seeks to help vets get education, jobs

    The governor has signed a bill aimed at improving military veterans' and service members' access to higher education and jobs. It's also intended to help prevent military identity fraud and theft.

    • Jun. 17, 2014
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    Lindsay Posey stands in the classroom kitchen at Spartanburg Community College in Spartanburg, S.C., where she earned her culinary degree. Tim Kimzey/(Spartanburg, S.C.) Herald-Journal via

    Soldier's widow stirs up career after return to college

    Just call Spartanburg Community College graduate Lindsay Posey the iron-willed chef.

    • Jun. 9, 2014
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    Same-sex military spouses get in-state UNC tuition

    The University of North Carolina system has directed that in-state tuition be charged to the same-sex spouses of military personnel as long as the couple married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage.

    • Jun. 9, 2014
    • EDUCATION /

    More companies hiring new MBAs

    People who just earned their MBA have another reason to celebrate: 86 percent of U.S. companies with business school recruiters plan to hire MBA graduates in 2014, up from 81 percent in 2013 and 51 percent in 2009 during the economic downturn.

    • Jun. 9, 2014
  10. William Hubbard of Student Veterans of America talks with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at a hearing to discuss ways to enhance protections for veterans who carry student loan debt. Elissa Nadworny / Medill News Service

    Vets' advocates push for more student loan protections

    For many veterans attending college, student debt ultimately will become 'one of the largest inhibiting factors' to their long-term career success, a veterans' advocate told Senate lawmakers Wednesday.

    • Jun. 4, 2014
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    Syracuse launches vet student study

    Syracuse University's veterans research arm has launched a new study to learn more about the experiences of vets in higher education, and the group is calling for student vets across the country to participate.

    • May. 28, 2014
  11. Fayetteville State graduates Kathleen Collins, left, and her daughter Toni Collins-Newcombe, center, are photographed in Hope Mills, N.C., with Toni's daughter Nmyia Collins, who is due to graduate in June from Massey Hill Classical School in Fayetteville, N.C. The three women from three generations, are graduating from two schools, all with honors. Johnny Horne/The Fayetteville Observer via AP

    3 generations including an Army vet graduate with honors

    It would have been special if the Collins family had just one graduate to celebrate this spring.

    • May. 27, 2014
  12. Federal action expected to boost solar education

    Hundreds of students intent on finding work in the solar energy industry have graduated from four-month and two-year programs at Red Rocks Community College since 2008.

    • May. 27, 2014
  13. Attorney General Eric Holder, above, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced May 13 that lender Sallie Mae has reached a $60 million settlement to resolve allegations it charged military service members excessive interest rates on their student loans. Orlin Wagner / AP

    60,000 troops, vets to receive money in student loan deal

    The country's largest student loan providers will pay out $60 million to U.S. troops and veterans for unfair lending practices under a proposed settlement announced by the Justice and Education departments Tuesday.

    • May. 13, 2014
  14. Data lacking on success outcomes for student vets

    Prospective students and the public have more information now than ever on how well schools perform in educating veterans, and at what cost.

    • May. 13, 2014
  15. Students in professor Brad Hokanson's Creative Problem Solving class plan how they'll make Rube Goldberg machines April 24 at the University of Minnesota. This class is also offered as a seven-week Massive Open Online Course, which includes video lectures and assignments. The exercises are designed to encourage students to get out of their comfort zones and try new things. Jennifer Simonson/Minnesota Public Radio via AP

    Colleges feel their way with open online courses

    It has been a reality check for Massive Open Online Courses.

    • May. 13, 2014
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    Student veterans group has 1,000 chapters

    Student Veterans of America announced that it reached the 1,000-chapter mark in April with the addition of a chapter at Florida's Saint Leo University.

    • May. 13, 2014
  16. Georgia online tuition decreasing for 1st time

    Jenni Small has good reason for avoiding 8 a.m. world literature classes at Dalton State College in northern Georgia.

    • May. 12, 2014
    • EDUCATION /
    Army veteran Tim Koester poses outside the office building where he works for an investment firm in Cincinnati. Koester had to switch universities in Ohio to get college credit for his military experience, costing him time and money. A Al Behrman/AP

    Ohio bill would give vets college credit for experience

    Army veteran Tim Koester hopes proposed state legislation making it easier for veterans to get college credit for their military experience will help others avoid the problems he encountered.

    • May. 5, 2014
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    Army reacts after winning the 2014 Cyber Defense Exercise. U.S. Military Academy Twitter photo

    West Point continues domination in cyber event

    Punctured firewalls. Denial-of-service attacks. Rampant viruses. Insecure laptops linked to a secured network by general officers with more stars than cyber-sense.

    • May. 2, 2014
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