Federal policy

Questions on Tuition for New GI Bill

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Department of Veterans Affairs publishes a preliminary list of the maximum tuition and fees it will cover in each state, and some of the numbers are eye-poppingly high.

Arabic -- Advances and Constraints

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At gathering on international education, experts see progress in teaching a crucial language, but worry about impact of keeping instructors at low pay and off tenure track.

Organizing a World of Knowledge

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Project analyzes how universities organize the study of world regions and the role of area studies centers.

GI Bill Lets Veterans Take Flight

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Literally. Final figures for maximum tuition and fees payable to veterans climb even higher, driven upwards by high-cost programs like aviation.

Dare to DREAM... in 2009?

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A College Board report draws attention to the limited options of undocumented students and advocates for passage of DREAM Act. Will this be the year?

Soothing Speech on Science

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President Obama sums up priorities and sets new goal for research and development dollars in address to National Academy of Sciences members.

To Tie the Yellow Ribbon?

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Colleges grapple with complexities of federal matching program that will supplement veterans' benefits under the new GI Bill.

Liberal Arts, Behind Bars

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Wesleyan University plans to start offering for-credit courses for prisoners.

Innovation Crowded Out

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For the second time in four years, Education Department cancels open grant competition for higher ed reform, as Congressional and White House priorities eat up the budget.

'Mobilization' for Math and Science Education

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WASHINGTON -- Math and science education throughout the country must improve dramatically if America hopes to compete in the 21st century, according to a study released Wednesday.

The report, conducted by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, outlines a comprehensive and ambitious plan to advance math and science learning. The main objectives include establishing high and common assessment standards in those subjects across all 50 states, as well as aggressively recruiting and supporting teachers.

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