State policy

More Scrutiny for Career Education Corp.

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Pennsylvania and New Jersey are latest states to investigate for-profit company's campuses.

Florida's Faculty Free-for-All

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When Florida overhauled its higher education system to shift power from the State Board of Regents to boards of trustees at individual campuses in 2003, it invalidated the employment contract between the regents and the statewide union that represented 10,000 professors, throwing academic labor relations into disarray.

California Considers a Cap on Spending

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College officials, especially at 2-year institutions, fear the effects -- and see Colorado as a cautionary tale.

Cooperation Saves an Academic Program

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New Jersey approves transfer to Montclair State U. of an audiology doctoral program that Seton Hall planned to phase out.

Barriers to a 'Seamless' K-16 System

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Most of the action in American educational policy happens in the states. Their governments are primarily responsible for elementary and secondary education, and the vast majority of students in the United States attend public institutions that are also funded and governed primarily at the state level. So any efforts to improve the interaction between the public schools system and higher education, and to ease the transition of students from one to another to ensure their academic success, will live and die largely at the state level.

Limiting Aid to Private Colleges in N. Dakota

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North Dakota attorney general voids law dictating disproportional financial assistance for students at 4 institutions.

Student Success at Public Colleges

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Institutional culture and presidential leadership matter more than specific programs and policies, study finds.

Measuring State Progress on Learning

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Group that issues national report card on higher education offers criteria that could be used.

Lowering the Flag(ship)

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Arizona State plans to do away with its “main” campus by giving each of its branches a unique identity.

ITT, Calif. Settle False Claims Lawsuit

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Higher education company to pay state $725,000 for errors that led to financial aid overpayments.

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