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March 21, 2007

On summit's eve, many say panel has stimulated activity, but urge Education Dept. to focus on "national," not "federal," solutions.

March 21, 2007

Colleges have long relied on their students to serve as campus tour guides -- not only showing people around, but recruiting the next cohort of students. A new program at the University of Virginia adopts the same model: New graduates are being sent into low-income high schools across the state to work for a year helping talented students apply for college. The recent graduates explain to students why they should consider college -- and show them how to apply to the best possible college and how to seek aid.

March 21, 2007

The proportion of part-time students enrolled in California's public universities is declining -- at a time that enrolling part-time is an important option for non-traditional students, warns a report presented to the California Postsecondary Education Commission.

March 20, 2007

Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University, said in an interview Monday that use of U.S. News & World Report rankings as part of his incentive bonus plan would be limited and would not involve the overall rankings, but just three categories collected by the magazine. Crow said it had been "a mistake" for his revised contract to refer only to improving the university's standing.

March 20, 2007

Key senator applauds Zerhouni's "courageous" statement criticizing White House's 2001 policy.

March 20, 2007

Some college leaders are nervous about bill that would help certain groups (but not T.A.'s) win collective bargaining rights.

March 20, 2007

For weeks, mystery has swirled around who will have a seat at the table(s) this week when Margaret Spellings convenes her higher education "summit," which is designed to help set the course for how the Education Department moves forward in carrying out the recommendations of the education secretary's Commission on the Future of Higher Education.

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