11 avril 2017

Cutting College Prep

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. White House promises proposed cuts to college-prep programs will be guided by evidence. But past attempts to evaluate the programs have been beset by controversy. More...

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Education Dept. Defends Gainful Employment

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Trump administration defended the gainful-employment rule in federal court Wednesday, suggesting that it may not quickly roll back the regulation designed to crack down on programs graduating students unable to pay down high student loan debt loads. More...

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What Did Black Colleges Win From Meetings With Trump?

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Trump budget proposal released last week promised to maintain institutional support for historically black colleges. But it does so while dealing a blow to grant-based and work-study programs on which black colleges and their students depend. More...

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Seeking Help for Those Hurt by IRS Blunder

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Department of Education should give a break to financial aid applicants after an automated IRS data tool was shut down more than a week ago, say the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and several other college access groups. Read more...

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One Judge Rules in Trump's Favor on Travel Ban

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A federal judge in Virginia ruled in favor of President Trump’s travel ban in finding that the president’s past statements about banning the entry of Muslims do not disqualify him from exercising his broad powers on national security and immigration, The Washington Post reported. Read more...

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Canada's Moment

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A Trump effect? Many Canadian universities are reporting large gains in international applications at the same time some American universities are seeing declines. Read more...

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GradUCon and Beyond

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Some 500 graduate students and postdocs, along with faculty members, alumni and leaders from nonprofits, government and business will gather at the University of Chicago’s International House today for its annual GradUCon. Like Comic-Con and other fan conventions, Chicago’s event is meant for those who love academics -- but not necessarily those who want to be academics. Read more...

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Talking Trump in Class

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Communication professor establishes ground rules for political conversations with his students in class. Could they be useful to other academics struggling with how to encourage productive conversations about the president, while not losing control of the syllabus. Read more...

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Year-Round Pell's Likely Return

HomeBy Paul Fain. Congressional Republicans and the Trump White House appear poised to bring back year-round Pell Grant eligibility, which the Obama administration and Congress nixed in 2012 over cost concerns. Read more...

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Senators Want Pell Eligibility for Dual Enrollment

HomeBy Paul Fain. A bipartisan proposal in the U.S. Senate would open up Pell Grants to low-income students who earn college credits while still enrolled in high school. Read more...

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