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September 26, 2006

Computer science -- like many dot.com businesses of a few years back -- has experienced a boom and bust in the last decade. First colleges couldn't expand programs fast enough to meet demand, but more recently students have been fleeing. The number of students taking Advanced Placement tests in computer science fell by 19 percent in the last three years -- even as other AP science programs were growing.

September 26, 2006

Female professors are less likely than men to feel they know what is expected of them to earn tenure, study finds.

September 25, 2006

Endowment accuses scholarly group of "inaccuracies and distortions" -- while admitting that it changed peer review system.

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

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

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