24 novembre 2017

UNCF Seeks Delay of HBCU Conference

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The United Negro College Fund added its voice Wednesday to calls from other supporters of historically black colleges for the White House to delay the HBCU Week conference set for September. More...

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Report: 15+ Hours of Work Per Week Can Hold Students Back

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A report from the ACT Center for Equity in Learning finds that working more than 15 hours per week can be detrimental to the academic success of college students. More...

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Report: Boosting Quality More Effective Than Tuition Cuts

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A newly released paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that spending on improved educational quality is more effective for degree attainment than using the same funds to cut the cost of tuition. More...

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A Tool for Whistle-Blowers

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Union of Concerned Scientists has launched a tool for federal employees to report political meddling in science and research. It’s the latest way science advocates are responding to what they see as the Trump administration’s anti-science policies. More...

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2-Pronged Strategy Against ‘Gainful’ Rule

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Biggest for-profit college trade group isn't waiting for favorable outcome from Department of Education's rule-making process. More...

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What’s Next on Title IX

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Universities and advocates instead hope the regulation-averse Trump administration releases new language clarifying existing guidelines. Education Department says it is weighing numerous proposals before shifting federal policy. More...

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Federal Aid Headaches in West Virginia

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Public universities in the state were slapped with sanctions that will slow release of federal student aid and add an extra layer of approval for new programs -- a result of three years of late audits, the top reason public universities suffer the penalty. More...

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Bipartisan Legislation Tackles Student Loan Defaults

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday to address student loan defaults by steering delinquent and defaulted borrowers toward income-driven repayment programs and reducing other paperwork barriers to student loan relief. More...

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‘No Timetable’ for New Gainful-Employment Data

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Department of Education has yet to provide institutions this year with lists of graduates from gainful-employment programs -- a preliminary step for calculating debt-to-earnings ratios that measure whether career training programs saddle students with debt they can't repay. More...

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DeVos Reflects on Her Comment on Black Colleges

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. In an interview with the Associated Press Wednesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos aimed for further conciliation with African-Americans alienated by her remarks in February describing historically black colleges as "pioneers" of school choice. More...

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