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Mar 07, 2022
A new bill exempts presidential searches at Florida’s public institutions from open records law, keeping candidates’ names confidential until the end. Faculty unions oppose such measures.

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April 12, 2022
Timothy Messer-Kruse points out (satirically) that bans on promoting “divisive concepts” can liberate professors to suppress supremacist ideas in the classroom.
April 11, 2022
David Wippman and Glenn C. Altschuler write that the pandemic has helped fuel growing government intervention in higher ed.
March 7, 2022
A new bill exempts presidential searches at Florida’s public institutions from open records law, keeping candidates’ names confidential until the end. Faculty unions oppose such measures.
February 24, 2022
If the Department of Education decides to grant the maintenance-of-effort waivers, they could have an impact on higher education funding in those states in future years.
February 16, 2022
Former two-term governor Sonny Perdue is all but certain to become the next leader of Georgia’s 26-institution public system. Students fear that if Perdue’s tenure looks anything like his time as governor, funding cuts will follow.
February 11, 2022
The bill under review also contains a clause allowing institutions to sue their accreditors if they are “negatively impacted by retaliatory action.” That could scare off potential accrediting agencies.
February 9, 2022
At least six states are considering legislation that would require high school seniors to fill out the federal financial aid form or sign a waiver opting out. Lawmakers say the policies would boost college enrollments and affordability.
February 4, 2022
In their State of the State addresses, governors have signaled that higher education will be a priority in the next fiscal year. So far, their budget proposals back that up.
February 3, 2022
Legal experts say Jason Miyares’s decision to dismiss two university counsels so soon after his inauguration is unusual. What does it mean for the future of the state’s higher ed institutions?
February 1, 2022
Without accounting for inflation, state funding levels increased by 6.5 percent year over year in fiscal 2022. This jump is due in part to ongoing federal support, recovering state revenues and reversals of state funding cuts from earlier in the pandemic.

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