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McCaskill says her survey shows colleges 'falling short' on dealing with sex assaults

In releasing the results of her much-anticipated campus sexual assault survey, Senator Claire McCaskill says that colleges are "falling short" on dealing with the problem -- particularly when it comes to athletes. 

State regulators express concern over Education Department's new draft state authorization proposal

State regulators are concerned that the Education Department's new proposal will impose substantial new burdens on their offices.

Public universities propose alternative to Obama ratings plan

Association of public universities says Obama ratings system could create "perverse incentives," but supports linking receipt of aid to performance on key metrics.

Obama administration announces new college commitments and funding for low-income students

The Obama administration unveils more than 100 commitments from colleges and universities and millions of dollars in philanthropic donations as part of its White House higher education summit. 

Distance education state reciprocity initiative prepares to welcome first members

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An effort to simplify how institutions are authorized to operate in multiple states prepares to invite its first members.

Higher ed lobbyists press for end to sequester as budget talks resume

Higher education advocates are once again pressing lawmakers to end automatic budget cuts as Congress begins new negotiations over federal spending this week. 

 

 

For-profit colleges say U.S. discriminates against them in state authorization

The U.S. Education Department is applying its state authorization regulation differently to nonprofit and for-profit colleges, in ways that some experts believe is unfair and possibly illegal.

Higher ed groups offer suggestions for revamping Higher Education Act

In response to Congressional invitation, college groups suggest ideas for revising key federal law, from federal student-level database to risk-based approaches to accreditation and student aid.

Ohio State president steered state policy for two years thanks to a relationship with the governor

A personal relationship between Governor John Kasich and Ohio State's Gordon Gee has helped shape state higher education policy. Many institutions stand to benefit -- but Ohio State’s potential long-term gains stand out.

Accreditor votes to shut down San Francisco's community college in 1 year

City College of San Francisco would be largest institution ever to lose recognition. Appeal and state intervention are likely.

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