24 août 2015

Spend or Be Taxed

HomeBy Jacqueline Thomsen. Voters in Arizona may have a chance over the next few years to prevent future state cuts to higher education -- with a catch. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 06:29 - - Permalien [#]


'Stepford Wives: College Edition'?

HomeBy Jake New. A University of Alabama sorority has removed a recruitment video from the Internet after an op-ed decrying the clip as being too sexual and lacking diversity resulted in widespread attention and criticism for the chapter. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 06:25 - - Permalien [#]

The Hidden Force in For-Profit Closures

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The messy unwinding of Corinthian Colleges was an unprecedented dance among various actors: the U.S. Department of Education, state attorneys general, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and buyers like ECMC’s Zenith Group -- not to mention members of Congress and student and consumer groups. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 06:23 - - Permalien [#]

After Backlash, U. of Missouri Reinstates Grad Students’ Insurance Subsidies — for Now

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The University of Missouri has reversed course on a decision to strip graduate students’ health-insurance subsidies, at least for now. R. Bowen Loftin, the chancellor, said in a statement on Friday that the college would “defer implementation” of the change after consulting “peer institutions, compliance experts, and internal constituents.” More...

Posté par pcassuto à 05:45 - - Permalien [#]

Education Dept. Will Clarify Defrauded Borrowers’ Ability to Seek Relief

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The U.S. Department of Education is starting a process to clarify how student borrowers who believe colleges have defrauded them can have their loan debts forgiven. The department outlined the forthcoming negotiated rule-making process in a notice, to be published in Thursday’s Federal Register. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 05:43 - - Permalien [#]


New Report Details How Often Pell Recipients Fail to Graduate

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . An expansive article by the Hechinger Report details just how often Pell Grant recipients fail to graduate at America’s largest colleges. The publication asked the country’s 50 largest public colleges and the 50 largest private colleges to disclose their six-year graduation rates for Pell-Grant recipients. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 05:41 - - Permalien [#]

Hillary Clinton Proposes Expanding Support for Campus-Based Child Care

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Hillary Clinton focused on the importance of adequate child care for college students who are also parents in an appearance on Friday in Dubuque, Iowa, The New York Times reported. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 05:40 - - Permalien [#]

Prospects for America's children: Three cheers, three fears

By . Out on the long presidential campaign trail, every candidate will say something like “children are the future of this nation.” So what are the prospects for our kids? The latest Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides a mixed picture. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 05:25 - - Permalien [#]

School of hard knocks is a great way to learn

GuelphMercuryBy Nancy Revie. The cost of a university degree in Canada has tripled since 1990, and Ontario students are paying the most. This shocking fact considers tuition and other compulsory fees. Average fees in current dollars are expected to climb to $6,610 in the 2016-17 academic year. Compare this to the average $1,464 paid in 1990-91 for a university education and there's no denying — it ain't cheap. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 04:20 - - Permalien [#]

Attack on the ivory tower — UBC under siege

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "vancouversun.com"By Pete McMartin. Oh, ivory tower! I fear for you! All this silly noise inspired by a professor who offers up, in writing, without foundation in fact, her belief that poor Gupta, in part, was undone because he wasn’t invited to the white guys’ frat party. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 04:18 - - Permalien [#]