17 juillet 2016

College and the New Class Divide

HomeBy Jeffrey J. Williams. Contrary to college standing as an open thoroughfare for Americans wanting to improve their lives, it has become a gated toll road primarily available to those from middle-class and upper-class families, argues Jeffrey J. Williams. Read more...

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For-Profit College Sector Continues to Shrink

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The number of for-profit postsecondary institutions and the number of students they enroll are continuing to wither, according to data released by the U.S. Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics on Thursday. Read more...

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Nonprofits Are Vulnerable, Too

HomeBy Paul Fain. For-profit colleges and their advocates are aggressively fighting the Obama administration’s proposed rule for federal loan forgiveness, arguing that the regulation is subjective and overly broad, and will “crush” the sector while costing taxpayers many billions of dollars. Read more...

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U.S. House Bill Would Nix Year-Round Pell Grants

HomeBy Paul Fain. The U.S. House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday released a draft funding bill that would block implementation of federal gainful employment rules and would not back the U.S. Senate's attempt to restore year-round Pell Grant eligibility. The bill also includes $33.3 billion for the National Institutes of Health, which is $1.25 billion above this fiscal year's funding level. Read more...

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Higher Education in Draft Democratic Party Platform

HomeBy Paul Fain. The Democratic National Committee last Friday released a draft party platform that included no surprises on higher education. Read more...

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More Scholarships, Less Borrowing: Sallie Mae Study

HomeBy Paul Fain. Students and their families are receiving scholarships and grants to cover more of the price of college, according to the latest installment of an annual survey conducted by Sallie Mae, the student lender. Read more...

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U of Maryland Criticizes Its Use of Pepper Spray

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A study by the police department at the University of Maryland at College Park has faulted one use of pepper spray at a student party in May, defended another use of pepper spray and suggested that the university police might have avoided the use of pepper spray completely. Read more...

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Rallies, Reflection, Rancor

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A roundup of student protests, college vigils, controversies and academic groups' responses to a week of shooting deaths. Read more...

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Poll: Public Opposes Affirmative Action

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. When the U.S. Supreme Court last month affirmed the right of colleges to consider race and ethnicity in admissions, college leaders rushed to praise the decision and expressed confidence in the future of affirmative action. Read more...

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Mixed Impact of Florida Reform of Remedial Education

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Since Florida took away the ability of community colleges to require remedial education, enrollment in entry college-level courses has gone up and the enrollment in remedial courses has dropped, according to a new report from Florida State University researchers. Read more...

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