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State Policy
Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, speaks during the rally, in front of a screen that says "Freedom Lives Here."
Dec 02, 2022
A search for a president at Florida Gulf Coast University and a provost at the University of South Florida both failed recently. Critics see the failures as fallout from Florida’s thorny politics.
Nov 12, 2019
New federal rules on distance education highlight long-standing tensions between consumer advocates seeking stronger state-level protections for students and higher education groups seeking shared national standards.

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December 2, 2022
A search for a president at Florida Gulf Coast University and a provost at the University of South Florida both failed recently. Critics see the failures as fallout from Florida’s thorny politics.
September 27, 2022
University is seeking $115 million more in state appropriations, arguing it is comparatively underfunded in the state. The request comes amid a difficult financial and political climate.
September 23, 2022
Only eight applicants applied to lead the State University System of Florida, a job that went to Ray Rodrigues, a Florida state senator and ally of Republican governor Ron DeSantis.
July 27, 2022
Colleges are navigating murky legal territory on abortion issues following the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Questions loom, but answers are scarce.
July 6, 2022
California governor Gavin Newsom signed a massive 2023 budget that promises billions of new dollars to higher ed institutions and programs.
January 28, 2022
A California lawmaker wants to pay thousands of low-income students $500 monthly stipends to help them get by. The idea is modeled after universal basic income programs.
November 30, 2021
More and more states are creating lottery-funded scholarship programs, but they disproportionately hurt the people they’re often intended to help.
October 13, 2021
California governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill to extend access to the state’s financial aid program to about 160,000 more college students. The governor cited the high costs of the measure, which was widely supported by state lawmakers.
April 26, 2021
A recent report found that the state of Tennessee owes between $150 million and $544 million in land-grant funds to Tennessee State University. Lawmakers have known about the underfunding for decades.
February 11, 2021
It's a jungle out there for faculty members this legislative session, with state bills banning certain courses and content and, in Iowa, seeking to survey faculty members on their political beliefs.

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November 12, 2019

New federal rules on distance education highlight long-standing tensions between consumer advocates seeking stronger state-level protections for students and higher education groups seeking shared national standards.

May 9, 2019

Bills targeting for-profit institutions in California would prohibit tuition-sharing deals -- a sign of growing political scrutiny of the role of online program management companies.

January 23, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education is contemplating going back to the drawing board on complex rules governing authority to operate online programs in multiple states.

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