Competency-Based Education: No More Semesters?
The conventions of the credit hour, the semester and the academic year were formalized in the early 1900s. Time forms the template for designing college programs, accrediting them and — crucially — funding them using federal student aid.
But in 2013, for the first time, the Department of Education took steps to loosen the rules.
The new idea: Allow institutions to get student-aid funding by creating programs that directly measure learning, not time. Students can move at their own pace. The school certifies — measures — what they know and are able to do.
Our very own KCTCS is on the list of Participating Institutions!
Q&A: Lamar Alexander On Education In The New Congress
Higher education, preschool funding, the Common Core and the future of No Child Left Behind are just a few of the education policies that will be in play under the new Republican-controlled Congress. How will these things change? We called Sen. Lamar Alexander to ask.
White House Unveils America’s College Promise Proposal: Tuition-Free Community College for Responsible Students
Today the President is unveiling the America’s College Promise proposal to make two years of community college free for responsible students, letting students earn the first half of a bachelor’s degree and earn skills needed in the workforce at no cost.
Fayette Schools redistricting committee wades through 44 scenarios; chairman sees progress
The Fayette County Public Schools redistricting committee on Thursday night rejected a possible scenario for redrawing attendance boundaries that would have moved more than 7,600 students.