State policy

Tea Party groups expect influence in elections for Michigan's public university governing boards

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Tea Party groups expect to influence statewide elections to pick new members of Michigan's higher education governing boards.

It's Not Me. It's You.

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After three years of appropriations cuts, public colleges use tuition increases to draw attention to what the state is no longer providing.

Cross-State Cooperation

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Reciprocity agreements would make the U.S. government's "state authorization" rule less burdensome for institutions and state agencies, but agreeing on standards could be hard.

On the Brink

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West Virginia must come up with $100 million to ensure the future of one of its public colleges, a study finds.

Closing Time in California

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With the state about to shutter its higher education coordinating board, education experts analyze a higher ed system that may be taking a nosedive.

Texas-Size Compromise

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U. of Texas chancellor's plan to improve accountability and productivity receives praise from several directions, a rarity in the state these days.

Reign of the Politician-Chancellor

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Former lawmakers in public-university leadership roles show Gov. Rick Perry's influence in shaping Texas' higher education institutions.

Freedom at a Price

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Ohio governor's plan to deregulate state universities could spark another round of divisive debates.

Does Performance Funding Work?

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Study finds little impact of state formulas that tie colleges' funds to outcomes -- but asserts that expanded programs might work.

Budgets Half Empty, Glass Half Full

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While many public colleges will see state appropriations cut upwards of 10 percent, officials say the cuts aren't as bad as they could have been given the pressures facing lawmakers.

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