State policy

Doomed to Disappoint Justice O'Connor

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Five years ago, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor saved affirmative action in public college admissions when she crafted the majority decision affirming the consideration of race in admissions by the University of Michigan's law school. While O'Connor found justifications for the (limited) consideration of race and ethnicity, she also spoke of the need for such consideration to stop at some point.

Getting Them In, Getting Them Back

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As state lawmakers look for ways to increase college access for rural students, some want to safeguard against graduates jumping to the nearest big city.

Winners and Losers in a Funding Shift

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Mississippi appropriations formula rewards increasing enrollments and programs, but some worry about how historically black colleges and other small institutions will fare.

Maintain State Spending. Or Else.

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Policy makers lobby against a Higher Education Act provision that would withhold some federal funds from states that don't sustain college appropriations.

Hoosier State Gets Coordinated

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Agreement will shift almost all associate degrees from Indiana U. to Ivy Tech, seven years after state officials first called for that change.

How States Make Use (or Not) of Community Colleges

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New analysis shows significant gaps in percentages of enrollments at 2-year institutions, as well as in growth rates and tuition policies.

Many Adults Left Behind

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States' tuition and aid policies often hinder enrollment of those who most need higher education, analysis finds. Study focuses on non-traditional learners, key group especially for community colleges.

Assessing the P-16 Phenomenon

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Most states have created councils to oversee education from preschool through college. Are they making a difference?

Conceiving a New Agenda for Public Higher Education

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Gathering of state and university leaders crafts vision calling for funding general education over research, discouraging ‘mission creep,’ and strengthening state coordination.

Remediation Plan for Remedial Ed

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Structural barriers contribute to low success rates for students in basic skills courses in California community colleges, new report says.

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