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National Student Clearinghouse and Paradigm, Inc. to Provide Students and Institutions a Secure, Portable, Certified eDiploma

Organizations Align to Fight Credential Fraud, an Estimated $2 Billion Worldwide Market HERNDON, VA—(March 26, 2018)–The National Student Clearinghouse® and Paradigm, Inc. of Virginia Beach, Va., announced today a strategic alliance to provide students the CeDiploma® — a digitally signed electronic diploma, which is validated at the domains of universities and colleges. The CeDiploma provides…

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Iowa Board of Regents Push for Reverse Transfer

The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), March 22, 2018 The Iowa Department of Education together with the Board of Regents announced efforts to help community college students who transfer to a four-year university before earning a degree more easily receive a retroactive credential from the school they left. Read more about reverse transfer>…

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Higher Ed Administrators and Tech Teams Must Collaborate To Navigate Complex Ed-Tech Environment

Rick Torres, President and CEO, National Student Clearinghouse, March 15, 2018 Nearly 25 years ago, higher education helped form the Clearinghouse with a simple principle in mind: establish a trusted and secure environment through which to relieve the administrative burdens related to school compliance-based activities for the benefit of students, administrators, institutions, and the federal…

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Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

CIO Applications, March 12, 2018 Higher education strives to achieve Amazon’s mastery of customer data gathering and use of predictive analytics. Colleges and universities must be aware of and address the challenges of privacy and security as well as the benefits that come with access to so much personal information about students. Read the op-ed…

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Study Spotlights Effective Strategies for Helping Low-Income Students Succeed

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Feb. 14, 2018 A new report from the Working Students Success Network (WSSN) describes some of the barriers that low-income students face and identifies practices that can make a significant impact on student success. WSSN is a consortium of 19 community colleges in Arkansas, California, Virginia and Washington that was…

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Popular Programs at Amarillo College Rank Nationally

KFDA-TV, Feb. 19, 2018 The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has released enrollment numbers for two-year colleges across the country, including the most popular programs for students. Amarillo College is one of those two-year schools, offering a variety of programs for students. Learn more>…

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Mitch Daniels: Learning from our mistakes in higher ed

The Washington Post, Feb. 18, 2018 Some sort of postsecondary education is, in fact, necessary for a fully productive life in this economy, but by evading accountability for quality, regulating it heavily and opening a hydrant of public subsidies in the form of government grants and loans, we have constructed another system of guaranteed overruns.…

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