23 août 2019

Streamlining the Transfer Process

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. A major community college and a public research university team up with an outside company to improve their advising and other support services, in part by training their staffs. More...

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A Game-Changing Windfall

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. An unexpected bequest by an unassuming donor will help financially strapped students at Compton College and also allow the institution to create an endowment. More...

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DeVos Charges Israel Boycott Movement With Anti-Semitism

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday accused the Israel boycott movement BDS of anti-Semitism.
At a Justice Department forum on anti-Semitism, DeVos said the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is “one of the most pernicious threats” of anti-Semitism on campuses. More...

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Teachers Sue DeVos Over Public Service Loan Forgiveness

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten filed a lawsuit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in federal court Thursday alleging "gross mismanagement" of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. More...

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Student Borrowing Up, Federal Data Show

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The proportion of students borrowing to pursue college degrees was up in 2015-16 compared to eight years prior, according to federal data released Wednesday. And the average amount borrowed increased by nearly $6,000 over the same period. More...

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Making the FAFSA Mandatory

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Texas will become the second state to require high school seniors to submit an application for federal student aid, a step that higher ed researchers say is linked to college enrollment. More...

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Brewing Battle Over Pell Grants

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Lawmakers consider expanding Pell Grants to short-term job training, with backing from community colleges and business groups, while critics question the payoff for short-term programs. More...

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Trump Overstated Academic Record, Report Says

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. When President Trump applied to transfer from Fordham University to the more prestigious Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania in 1966, he interviewed with an admissions officer who was a close friend of his older brother, Fred Trump Jr. More...

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Higher Ed Groups Ask Lawmakers to Prioritize Graduate Education

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A coalition of higher ed groups asked key Senate and House lawmakers in a letter Monday to make graduate students a priority in a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. More...

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Taking Stock of Pell Grants Behind Bars

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. At an annual meeting of supporters of the Second Chance Pell pilot program, many attendees focused on full reinstatement of federal aid for incarcerated students. More...

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