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Education Department Releases Draft ‘Framework’ for Its College Ratings Plan

WASHINGTON — After nearly a year and a half of public debate over its proposed college ratings, the Obama administration on Friday provided the first glimpse into how it will structure such a system, including the criteria it will use to judge colleges. The administration’s “framework” identifies nearly a dozen metrics that officials are planning to use — but leaves a host of important questions unresolved (highlights here; full release here). The department published more details Friday morning