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February 9, 2005

During the tech boom of the '90s, New York University and Western Governors University were among the ambitious innovators in distance education. NYU created a for-profit, online spinoff. After a few years, it tanked. Western Governors, with its emphasis on "competency based" education, predicted it would quickly enroll thousands of students -- and ended up with dozens. This week, both institutions are turning corners in their distance programs.

February 9, 2005

For much of the last year, community colleges and the Bush administration have, symbolically, been dancing cheek to cheek. Given what's in the Bush administration's 2006 budget proposal, they may spend the next few months fighting toe to toe.

February 9, 2005

A scholar's Web essay accuses the embattled Colorado professor of "research fraud."

February 8, 2005

Stanford elevates "ethical reasoning" in general education program; some fear diversity issues are getting downgraded.

February 8, 2005

The Bush budget plan would provide small increases for the NIH and NSF, while cutting spending on other programs.

February 8, 2005

President wants to eliminate many education programs -- and community colleges are particularly hard hit.

February 8, 2005

Nebraska shrinks its staff and its office to avoid cutting the number of books that it publishes.

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