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June 22, 2006

Reporters who cover higher education believe that they spend too much time on student housing, international issues and rankings, and not enough time on retention and remedial education, according to a survey by the Education Writers Association. The University of Hawaii has relinquished its patent rights on three breeds of genetically enhanced taro plants, The Ho

June 22, 2006

Community college graduation rates are low -- in some cases abysmally so. And as the push grows to hold colleges accountable for their students’ academic success, some leaders of two-year institutions have expressed concern that the low completion rates could make the colleges appear ineffective.But a study released Wednesday by the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics offers some evidence to back up the argument of some community college officials that the institutions do pretty well with those who actually want to earn a degree.

June 22, 2006

Arizona legislators want Old Glory and the Constitution in every classroom at public colleges and universities.

June 22, 2006

Daytona Beach Community College is tying faculty and staff salaries to enrollment.

June 21, 2006

New Virginia law requires colleges to turn over student data to police for security checks.

June 21, 2006

The House Committee on Appropriations delivered on President Bush's science wish list Tuesday. Under a bill the panel approved, the National Science Foundation would receive the full $6 billion requested in the American Competitiveness Initiative for the 2007 fiscal year, a $439 million increase over last year. Of that total 2007 appropriation, $832.4 million would go toward science education.

June 21, 2006

The U.S. Education Department has rejected a petition from a coalition of student groups, lenders and others that asked the department to consider rewriting its regulations for repaying student loans. Department officials said that while they were concerned about the debt burden faced by many students, they did not consider it appropriate to begin a formal process for reviewing their rules now.

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