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Future of credential evaluation – Digital data, networks

University World News, September 2, 2016 With nearly five million study abroad students worldwide and millions of refugees escaping conflict or in search of a better life, international credential evaluation has never been more important, says evaluation expert Margaret Wenger. Today digital data is transforming the field, speeding up evaluation and supporting student mobility –…

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Credentials fraud now a global threat for universities

University World News, June 6, 2016 “One of the big fears that schools have about jumping into the international arena is that they really are worried about the fraud,” Rick Torres, president of the National Student Clearinghouse, said in a phone conversation with University World News. The non-profit organisation handles more than 750 million requests…

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Colleges Advised to be More Transparent with Key Data on Outcomes

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, May 18, 2016 In order to demonstrate what they are doing for students, colleges and universities must be willing to let data tell their story and stop perpetuating the faulty notion that charging a hefty tuition necessarily means students are getting a better education. Doug Shapiro, executive research director at…

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National Student Clearinghouse’s StudentTracker® for High Schools Earns iKeepSafe California Badge

Herndon, VA , May 16, 2016 – iKeepSafe announced that it will be awarding the California Privacy Badge to StudentTracker for High Schools, a National Student Clearinghouse product. StudentTracker helps high schools and districts gauge the success their graduates have in college, focusing on enrollment, persistence, and completion. iKeepSafe’s California Privacy Badge is the first…

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Background Checks: A Rock and a Hard Place

Big Ideas for Small Business, April 26, 2016 As a general rule, it’s not illegal for an employer to do a background check (other than medical or genetic history). Thus, under federal law employers can check a job applicant’s work history, education, criminal record, financial history, and social media postings. You can check an applicant’s education…

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University of Kansas and 21 Kansas Colleges and Universities Improve Transcript Process

Students and Alumni Benefit with National Student Clearinghouse® Transcript Services HERNDON, VA, DEC. 14, 2015 – The National Student Clearinghouse, the nation’s largest provider of postsecondary transcript services, announced today that the University of Kansas has selected the Clearinghouse to process all requests for transcripts quickly and securely for more than 28,000 current students and…

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