State policy

Tennessee Reconsiders Tilt to Merit Aid

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Proposals would increase spending on need-based assistance and make it easier for low-income students to hold on to grants.

Outsourcing Remedial Ed

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Through contracts with community colleges, four-year institutions are offering developmental courses on their campuses that aren't their courses at all.

What They Saw in Arkansas

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16 years after Bill Clinton, another "education governor" seeks the presidency. A look at the Huckabee record on higher ed.

State Appropriations Are Up ... for Now

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Spending on colleges grew 7.5% for 2008, the largest percentage hike in a decade, but deficits in many states suggest tighter years are ahead. New California budget plan worries educators.

A Proposition They Can Refuse?

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Community colleges in California push to get funding set aside -- as state budget crunch may freeze the fund from which they want the set-aside.

Molly Broad Will Lead ACE

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Former U. of North Carolina president has also held major positions in Arizona and California university systems.

The 'Other' Transfer of Credit Problem

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As higher education issues go, "transfer of credit" is about as mundane and arcane as you can get. It's roll-your-sleeves-up-and-get-your-hands-dirty type work, involving transcripts and course numbers and modes of delivery and degree audits and other nuts and bolts details of the college admissions and registration process.

State Funding Fortunes Start Falling

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Colleges in Kentucky -- which has built a reputation of late for investing in ambitious higher education goals -- face dramatic proposed cuts in state spending. Telling of a trend?

Good Years Before the Bad

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Annual analysis of state and local support finds healthy increase for fiscal 2007, but long-term rise in reliance on tuition.

Prisons vs. Colleges

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5 states spend at least as much on corrections as on higher education, survey finds.

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