State policy

Cutting a Program -- to Save It?

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In midst of budget crisis, New Jersey lawmakers vote to limit access to popular college aid programs and to require some grant recipients to pick up more of tuition tab.

The States Pull Back

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2009 appropriations for higher education could be up by 0.9 percent, but probably will see a decline -- and a sharp drop from 3 straight years of increases in excess of 6 percent.

A National (But Not Federal) Student Database?

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Grant from Gates Foundation aims to transform nonprofit clearinghouse into mechanism to track high school students through college -- and, perhaps, eventually beyond.

Square Peg, Round Hole?

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Some in Connecticut question wisdom of the governor's plan to merge the state's technical high school and community college systems.

A Bad Budget That Could Have Been Worse

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As California leaders end impasse, plan to close huge gap cuts hundreds of millions in college operating support, but spares student aid and funds community college enrollment growth.

Weak Community College Budgets

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Survey of state directors of 2-year systems finds erosion even before last fall’s economic collapse hit.

Fla. Community College President Indicted

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Northwest Florida State College places president on leave after grand jury files felony conspiracy charges against him and key state lawmaker.

Success Obscured by Controversy

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New research finds positive outcomes in terms of enrollment and persistence in states that extend resident tuition rates to immigrants lacking legal status.

Stateless Community College

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Maricopa, one of the largest districts in the country, is planning for the possibility of not receiving any state dollars.

Adopting Performance-Based Funding

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New formula slated for approval in Ohio would appropriate state funds based on public colleges' retention and graduation rates rather than their incoming and current enrollments.


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