Posts Tagged: college credit

Public Radio Program Explores Why So Many Americans Drop Out of College

More people are going to college than ever before. But in the U.S., about half of the people who start don't finish, leaving about 37 million Americans with some college credit but no degrees, according to "Some College, No Degree," a new documentary from American Radioworks.The first in a three-part series exploring how higher education is changing, "Some College, No Degree," relates the experien...

DC Shuttle: Duncan Hints at NCLB Alternative, Distance Learning Boosted and Other Higher Ed News from Washington

On June 11, Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that if Congress is unable to pass a comprehensive overhaul of the 2001 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) education law before the beginning of the 2011-12 school year, he would grant states waivers for the law's most burdensome requirements if they agreed to implement a set of reforms. While he has not fully developed the alternative plan, Secretary...

A New AP Style: The College Board Looks at Ways to Revamp Advanced Placement

The College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) exams, often preceded by AP courses, have a reputation for spitting out an overwhelming amount of information, but that is about to change. The nonprofit, which also administers the SATs, says it will revamp the biology and U.S. history tests to give students the opportunity to learn the materials, rather than cram for the exam.The College Board has AP e...