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Politics and Policy
2014 December 22 - 12:00 am

Ideas Hatched at Conference To Reverse Disinvestment in Colleges, Universities

NEW ORLEANS — If federal policy makers are serious about giving all students access to affordable higher education, they should leverage some of the billions of dollars in existing federal funding to make states stop cutting their budgets for public universities and colleges.
Tracking Trends
2014 October 13 - 12:00 am

Liberal Arts and General Studies Degrees Don’t Pay Off For Community College Students

But it also found that the large proportion of community college students who major in the liberal arts, humanities, and general studies receive little or no financial advantage at all in exchange for their time and tuition. Nor do recipients of many newly trendy professional certificates.
Politics and Policy
2014 September 30 - 12:00 am

Groups Galvanized by Obama Plan To Rate Colleges, Universities

“We have been under steady, unrelenting pressure,” declared the organization’s president, David Warren, who spoke of “an overreaching executive branch” he said sought to use unreliable statistics to measure the effectiveness of higher-education institutions that are vastly different from each other.
Around the Nation
2014 September 7 - 12:00 am

Little Evidence Found That Academic Mismatching Alters Graduation Rates

potential and often from lowincome backgrounds choose lower-tier colleges from which they are less likely to graduate; and the concept of “overmatching,” which suggests that underqualified students end up over their heads at highly selective universities.
Politics and Policy
2014 August 4 - 12:00 am

Rising Tuition Prompts New Look at How To Cover Costs and Reduce Borrowing

A new report recommends that the first two years of public universities and colleges be free nationwide, and a nonprofit called Redeeming America’s Promise goes even further with a proposal to give every lower- and middle-class student a scholarship to cover the full cost of college.

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