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#CapellaGrad – Capella Commencement

August 20, 2014

Today’s guest post is from Capella’s public relations manager, Alicia Amling, on our commencement this past weekend in Minneapolis. Last weekend, we had over 800 learners and their families join us in Minneapolis to celebrate commencement. This is the event … Continue reading

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Additional FlexPath programs approved by the Department of Education

August 6, 2014

I’m excited to announce that the U.S. Department of Education informed us this week that four additional degree programs have been approved in our FlexPath learning model. The newly approved degree programs in FlexPath, which also have been approved by … Continue reading

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Big week for CBE

July 24, 2014

Yesterday afternoon the House of Representatives took an important step forward in the advancement of competency-based education. They unanimously passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) to create a demonstration program that would … Continue reading

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Advancing CBE through C-BEN

July 23, 2014

As the momentum around competency-based education builds, it needs advocates and organization to serves as force multipliers to advance the cause. C-BEN, the Competency-Based Education Network, is just such a force multiplier. It’s a collection of institutions practicing CBE and … Continue reading

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The New ‘Hire’ Education

July 15, 2014

Michelle Rhee-Weise of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation wrote a great article on the future of higher education and how it needs to change to better serve today’s students. “One of the core components of a disruptive innovation … Continue reading

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