The Policy Environment

The Policy Environment
Nov 02, 2012
Protections for veterans lead the way in Washington's higher education accountability push, as veterans' groups and college lobbyists, while sometimes at odds, look for common ground.

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July 25, 2014

At Senate hearing, state and federal officials point fingers at one another when discussing who can fix issues of college cost and access.

June 19, 2014

Colorado's fix for remedial education is multipronged rather than heavy-handed, and it seems to be working.

January 24, 2014

A new report on the impact of adjunct labor marks a new level of interest in Washington about the changing nature of the higher education workforce.

October 29, 2013

Complete College America talks up peformance-based funding at its annual meeting, releasing a report that rates the 16 states that have tried it so far.

August 23, 2013

Obama proposes expansive college rating system. Making it happen won't be easy, but higher education leaders said they'll play ball.

July 24, 2013

Washington is gearing up for the next round of fights over for-profit colleges, with student veterans and gainful employment getting top billing.

June 7, 2013

Proposal circulating on Capitol Hill asks accreditors to create a way for new providers to gain approval more quickly.

March 12, 2013

Higher Learning Commission puts "public good" into regional accreditation while considering probation of the University of Phoenix. Will more for-profits stumble?

January 10, 2013

Foundation picks new strategies for its college attainment push and grant-making, with a focus on metro areas, innovations and results.

December 12, 2012

A major regional accreditor raises questions about whether the Education Department's methods of evaluating such agencies are truly helpful.

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