State policy

Fighting to Keep a Medical Center Public

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SUNY faculty union files suit to block a privatization plan.

Going After 'Double Dippers'

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It's an oddity of Alabama's governance structure that a college administrator who serves below the president could be in a position to direct funds to the institution and its leaders -- his or her bosses. In other words, the state allows employees of colleges and other public entities to also serve in government -- creating what has long been a sticky situation.

Textbook Battle's New Frontier

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Throughout their textbook affordability campaign, the State Public Interest Research Groups have rallied around the issue of transparency. Along with complaints that publishers unnecessarily release new textbook editions and bump up the price with "bundled" materials is the charge that these companies aren't forthcoming about textbook pricing.

Intellectual Diversity or Intellectual Insult?

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Missouri House bill would force colleges to report on campus climate, with suggestion that they protect Biblical inerrancy.

Great(er) Expectations

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New report shows increases in number of states aligning high school and college curriculums and raising standards.

Muddled Outcome on Transfer of Credit

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U.S. negotiating panel formally rejects proposal for new policy for accreditors, but for-profit college officials perceive victory.

Who Pays for the Vets?

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Debate over who should fund an Illinois program of free tuition for military personnel grows as more public colleges shoulder the costs.

'College Prep' Without 'College' or 'Prep'

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The various reports calling for more rigorous high school preparation tend to be based on a few underlying assumptions, one of them being a strong positive correlation between completing a core college preparatory curriculum and college/workplace success.

How Sectarian Is Too Sectarian?

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Federal judge -- rejecting pleas from Colorado Christian U. and U.S. Justice Dept. -- upholds Colorado's limit on aid funds.

Back Off on Accreditation, States Urge U.S.

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State higher ed leaders endorse aims of federal rule making process, but discourage use of regulation to achieve them.

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