Advocates of competency-based learning see it as a potential game changer for higher education. The approach can make college degrees more affordable, and can assure employers that graduates have mastered a defined set of ideas and skills.
Health care insurance premiums slated to rise for 150,000 Californians. Rise 'not unreasonable,' state health care department says.
In his healthcare reform rally in Pennsylvania Monday, Obama vilified insurance companies for denying coverage and raising premiums. In defense, the insurance industry cites soaring costs.
The decision by Anthem Blue Cross to hike its California customers' insurance rates by up to 39 percent has sparked hearings in Congress and at the California State House. Obama and Democrats cited it at Thursday's healthcare summit.
The Obama healthcare plan, unveiled Monday, would rein in rate hikes, and includes an exchange where people can shop for coverage, but not a public option.