State policy

New Complete College America data on remediation show progress

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New report from Complete College America gives a first look at how pairing additional resources with introductory college courses can help students who need remediation.

Mixed reviews for plan to change Tennessee higher education governance

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Universities favor governor's proposal to restructure public higher ed governance, but system chancellor and others say institutional interests will trump state priorities.

General Assembly leads coding boot camps into the regulated side of higher education

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Coding academies and boot camps are growing fast. State agencies started paying attention to short-term training programs last year, in a move that may have helped the industry.

Gates Foundation announces four priority policy areas on college completion, with data system to come

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After seven years and half a billion dollars, the Gates Foundation announces its four priority areas for college completion policies and plans to release a data framework for measuring performance in higher education.

Wisconsin looks to cut higher ed by $300M, tries to give something in return

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Governor Scott Walker wants to remove $300 million from university system, and offers campuses more autonomy in return. But higher ed leaders say the trade isn't nearly enough to offset the cuts.

Associations weigh in on how to gauge post-college outcomes

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Three public college associations release draft discussion guide for how to measure student success after college.

GAO report finds state education and workforce databases lacking

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Despite $640 million in federal spending, many holes remain in state databases that try to link college outcomes to the employment market.

Employees at Pennsylvania colleges subject to new background check

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College employees in Pennsylvania who work with minors will have to pass regularly scheduled background checks under state's new child protection laws.

Massachusetts higher ed officials want a half billion dollars and better respect

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Higher ed officials in Massachusetts, where private colleges have long dominated, ask for a major investment in the public system.

How to reverse and prevent state disinvestment in higher education

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Documenting state disinvestment in public higher ed (and especially community colleges), think tank report urges new federal-state "compact."

 

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