Federal policy

GI Bill Lets Veterans Take Flight

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Literally. Final figures for maximum tuition and fees payable to veterans climb even higher, driven upwards by high-cost programs like aviation.

Dare to DREAM... in 2009?

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A College Board report draws attention to the limited options of undocumented students and advocates for passage of DREAM Act. Will this be the year?

Soothing Speech on Science

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President Obama sums up priorities and sets new goal for research and development dollars in address to National Academy of Sciences members.

To Tie the Yellow Ribbon?

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Colleges grapple with complexities of federal matching program that will supplement veterans' benefits under the new GI Bill.

Liberal Arts, Behind Bars

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Wesleyan University plans to start offering for-credit courses for prisoners.

Innovation Crowded Out

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For the second time in four years, Education Department cancels open grant competition for higher ed reform, as Congressional and White House priorities eat up the budget.

'Mobilization' for Math and Science Education

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WASHINGTON -- Math and science education throughout the country must improve dramatically if America hopes to compete in the 21st century, according to a study released Wednesday.

The report, conducted by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, outlines a comprehensive and ambitious plan to advance math and science learning. The main objectives include establishing high and common assessment standards in those subjects across all 50 states, as well as aggressively recruiting and supporting teachers.

Building Up Job Training

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Community colleges await details of major Obama plan, expecting Workforce Investment Act to be vehicle.

The Obama Plan

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Community college leaders praise its unprecedented attention and many campus leaders say the $12 billion could be crucial. Others warn not to view the president's agenda as a panacea.

Federal Cooperation

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Education and Labor Departments, often at odds with one another, assure Senate subcommittee of their willingness to work together on reform of Workforce Investment Act.

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