State policy

Pitfall of Public-College Privatization

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Drive for independence could hurt the creditworthiness of lower-tier state institutions, Standard & Poor's warns.

2 vs. 4

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After long legislative fight, Arizona lawmakers turn back bid by community colleges to offer four-year degrees.

Texas and the 10% Plan

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Legislators pass competing proposals to revamp the law that guarantees admission to students based on high school class rank.

A Real Land Grant for U. of Alaska

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Legislature passes bill to provide huge increase in holdings of university system.

State Spending on Student Aid Up 6%

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Increase for need-based aid outpaces increase for merit aid, which has become very popular in state legislatures.

The Decline of Affirmative Action

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New data document dramatic drop -- especially at public institutions -- in percentage of colleges that consider minority status in admissions.

Taking Aim at Student Sex

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Wisconsin legislators approve a bill barring campus health centers from dispensing the "morning after" contraception pill.

Report Criticizes Lack of Data on For-Profit Students

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Agencies should push for more and better information on completion and job placement rates, consumer group says.

Lack of Cal. Budget Poses Few Problems -- Yet

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2-year colleges can go a few weeks without serious financial difficulties, officials say.

Compromise in California

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Two university systems agree to let Cal State offer its first independent doctorate, in educational administration.

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