State policy

Debate Under Duress in California

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With law regulating for-profit higher education now inoperable, efforts to replace it face resistance even as legislators approve one solution.

State Student Aid Spending Up 7%

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Annual survey finds non-grant aid growing faster than need-based scholarships.

State Leaders Tackle Unit Records, Remediation

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At forum held by Education Commission of the States, policy makers grapple with tough higher ed issues.

Battle Lines in Florida

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Tuition disputes, budget shortfall and continued growth combine to create a mess for higher ed.

California's Regulatory Meltdown

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When a California bureau charged with regulating the state’s for-profit institutions closed down July 1, the concept of “state approval” became theoretical, if only for a short time.

When the Balance in Funding Suddenly Shifts

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A recent veto in Texas shakes up the community colleges, and sheds light on how the traditional funding formulas are increasingly unraveling.

Discouraging 'Course Fishing'

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Policies that allow students to try out courses and drop them by a certain deadline are a time-honored way for colleges to encourage students to sign up for classes they're not sure about or get out of ones they don't like. But the policies are sometimes manipulated by students hunting for easy A's or a sure-to-pass course in ways that can cause headaches for faculty and administrators.

Search for Consensus in California

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Debate over regulating for-profit colleges seems as intractable as ever as two new proposals for overseeing the sector circulate.

New Front in Florida's Budget Wars

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In Florida, where budget shortfalls are hitting higher education particularly hard, the public universities are going to battle with the Legislature over the power to raise tuition and freeze freshman enrollment.

Un-complicating Community College Transfer

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New Jersey governor signs a law mandating that the state's four-year public institutions fully accept credits from completed associate degrees.


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