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September 25, 2006

Trustees' association releases report that outlines best practices for college presidents and trustees.

September 25, 2006

There is no contest: By far, college officials' favorite element of the final report of the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education is its clarion call for a major expansion of need-based financial aid, specifically in the form of a huge influx of funds into the federal Pell Grant Program.

September 25, 2006

Education Dept. tweaks rules for prep program, but critics say they would turn some poor students into guinea pigs for others.

September 25, 2006

Five research universities are being awarded $250,000 grants today for efforts to promote flexible career paths for faculty members, allowing them to balance career and family goals. The University of Washington, for example, will receive funds to start a pilot paid parental leave program and add slots for infant and toddler day care, among other things.

September 25, 2006

GAO finds that letting some colleges jointly set aid policies doesn't result in students paying more -- or less.

September 22, 2006

Existing tools and measurements could allow colleges to develop meaningful rankings to replace widely discredited rankings developed by magazines, according to a report being released today by Education Sector, a think tank. The report repeats criticisms that have been made of the U.S. News & World Report rankings, saying that they are largely based on fame, wealth and exclusivity.

September 22, 2006

For an event that won't take place, the planned appearance by Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, resulted in plenty of announcements from Columbia University on Wednesday and Thursday.

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