04 janvier 2016

Exempt and Secret

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Last year, many advocates for gay and transgender students were surprised to learn that the Education Department had granted exemptions to first one and then a few religious colleges from parts of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 that, in theory, bar discrimination in areas such as housing, admissions and educational opportunities. Read more...

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Lost Fees or Lost Students?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Many colleges tell potential students who may not be able to afford application fees that they can seek a waiver. Even if application fees are under $100, there are many students who can't afford that -- or who can't afford to apply to four or five programs each charging a fee. Read more...

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More Grads Have 'Excessive' Debt

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The growing public focus on student loan debt in recent years has been driven by some numbers that really matter (like the passing of the $1 trillion threshold in the amount of total outstanding loan debt) and some that are less meaningful (anecdotal reports about the occasional baristas who accumulated $120,000 in debt, an outlier level when the average is about a quarter of that). Read more...

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Boost From a Budget Deal

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Congress did more on Friday than just avoid a government shutdown -- the omnibus spending and tax bills it passed ignored the mandatory cuts in discretionary spending that were due to take effect, resulting in significant increases for many programs important to colleges and students. Read more...

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Tighter Reins on Accreditor

HomeBy Michael Stratford. Federal panel recommends limiting authority of controversial agency that accredits California's community colleges and giving it little time to resolve federal compliance issues. Read more...

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Less Than 1%

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Less than 1 percent of the learners in the massive open online course partnership between Arizona State University and edX are eligible to earn credit for their work, according to enrollment numbers from the inaugural courses. Read more...

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Doing It Right

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Experts weigh in on what the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative needs to do to put the Facebook founder's billions of dollars toward expanding the use of personalized learning. Read more...

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Senate Deal Would Revive Perkins

HomeBy Michael Stratford. Bipartisan agreement would renew the expired loan program for two years -- but with some new eligibility restrictions that concern colleges. Read more...

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Downward Spiral on Enrollments

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The several-year decline in enrollment in American colleges and universities continued and arguably intensified this fall, driven by sharp dips in numbers of students at for-profit colleges, full-time students at community colleges and students aged 24 or more, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse. Read more...

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Study Cycle

HomeBy Josh Logue. Coming soon to your campus library? Reading desks where you can bike while studying. Read more...

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