28 janvier 2017

What Betsy DeVos did (and didn't) reveal about her education priorities

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Donald Trump advocated on the campaign trail for a $20 billion federal school-voucher program. But during her confirmation hearing on Tuesday evening, Betsy DeVos, the president-elect’s choice to lead the U.S. Education Department, said school choice should be a state decision. More...

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Virginians feel college is too pricey

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Virginians are concerned about the affordability and access to their public universities and colleges, according a poll funded by an education-focused nonprofit foundation looking to have in impact in higher education this year. More...

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DeVos' donations spark questions

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Republican megadonor Betsy DeVos has given thousands of dollars to an advocacy group that is seeking to overturn an Obama administration policy that made it easier to discipline college students accused of sexual harassment or assault. More...

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27 janvier 2017

What U.S. higher ed can learn from Canada

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The recent presidential election has spurred plenty of comparisons of how U.S. public policy stacks up against our neighbors to the north, from health care to gun control. Perhaps we should add higher education to that list. More...

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Schools can’t be blue islands in red states

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. I was surprised by the election of Donald Trump as president, but as a resident of central Iowa, I should not have been. More...

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Senators beg Trump not to weaken sexual assault protections on campus

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. As Inauguration Day nears, the possibility that President-elect Donald Trump will follow through on his promises to repeal all of President Obama's executive orders is starting to set in. More...

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Emergency funds go to some community colleges

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Seven community colleges across the state will get some cash in the new year. 
Lake Land College is one of those. Many have spent the last year dealing with the effects of not having a full state budget. More...

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College success for the underserved

University Business LogoBy Matt Zalaznick. A newly formed academic center at Adams State University in Colorado aims to improve historically underserved and first-generation students’ chances of enrolling in and graduating from college. More...

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Vets earn college credit for military work

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. In 13 Midwestern states, veterans can now receive college credit for military vocational skills and trades learned working on base or in the field. More...

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A tale of two cities

University Business LogoBy James Martin and James E. Samels. In “The Death and Life of Great American Cities" Jane Jacobs reminds us that “Lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration, with energy enough to carry over for problems and needs outside themselves". More...

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