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Rating States’ Work on Post-College Outcomes

Data-rich report from Strada shows few states have highly developed systems for career coaching, work-based learning or alignment with employer interests.

Miguel Cardona stands next to President Biden in the Roosevelt Room at the White House.

Education Department Heeds Calls to Delay Gainful Reporting Deadline

Colleges had asked for a later date, citing the administrative workload stemming from the bungled launch of the new FAFSA. They’ll now have until Oct. 1 to submit a range of new information about their programs.

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Will Biden’s Support for HBCUs Bring in Votes?

Advocates of historically Black colleges say the administration’s strong support for HBCUs could pay off in the voting booth. But many black college students voice ambivalence about President Biden and some of his policies.

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Black Scholars Face Anonymous Accusations in Anti-DEI Crusade

Since right-wing firebrand Christopher Rufo helped bring down Harvard’s president, at least seven more scholars—most of them Black—have confronted accusations of plagiarism or research misconduct spread by conservative media.

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Illinois’s Ambitious Plan for Higher Ed Funding

The complex formula, mirroring K-12 overhauls, prioritizes adequate and equitable funding for historically underfunded regional and minority-serving institutions.

S.C. House Bill Says Colleges Can’t Request DEI Statements

The South Carolina House of Representatives has passed a bill that would ban public colleges and universities from asking applicants...
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Birmingham-Southern Announces Abrupt Closure

Denied a lifeline from a tailor-made state loan program, the small, private Christian institution will close in May after years of financial issues.

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State Support Turns Minnesota’s Enrollment Tide

Enrollment at public colleges rose for the first time in a decade. Higher ed leaders credit historic state funding and innovative college access initiatives.