01 juillet 2016

Supreme Court upholds University of Texas' affirmative action program

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States has upheld the University of Texas' affirmative action program. More...

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The outlook for state higher education spending

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The University of Virginia Miller Center created the National Commission on Financing 21st Century Higher Education in 2014 to recommend policy and funding changes to help the nation attain the goal of 60 percent of the labor force with a postsecondary degree or certificate by 2025. More...

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Colleges, universities navigate new concealed handgun law, policies

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The controversial law that will allow concealed license holders to carry their handguns on college campuses will take effect Aug. 1 for four-year, public institutions in the state of Texas. More...

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Overtime rule affects colleges

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. With about five months to go before new federal overtime regulations set in, colleges and universities around the Quad-Cities are busily trying to figure out the impact they will have on their budgets — and how they might affect student costs. More...

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Community college students are filling the rolls at four-year institutions

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Public colleges and universities are drawing a large percentage of their students from community colleges, where nearly two-thirds of students transfer to a four-year institution, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. More...

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Are new financial aid policies at major public universities working?

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. In an era of significant disinvestment in public higher education by state governments, many public universities are moving toward a “progressive tuition model” that attempts to invest approximately one-third of tuition income into institutional financial aid for lower-income and middle-class students. More...

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New coding boot camps to start at Seattle Central College

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Everyone’s heard how Seattle’s hottest companies are constantly scrambling to fill high-tech job openings. A new federal grant aims to ease the shortage — with free coding boot camps for people without college degrees. More...

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Bid to buy for-profit college by former Obama insiders raises questions

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. As the Obama administration cracks down on for-profit colleges, three former officials working on behalf of an investment firm run by President Barack Obama’s best friend have staged a behind-the-scenes campaign to get the Education Department to green-light a purchase of the biggest for-profit of them all — the University of Phoenix. More...

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Part 2: Draining the Semantic Swamp of “Personalized Learning” : A View from Silicon Valley Larry

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Part 2: Draining the Semantic Swamp of “Personalized Learning” : A View from Silicon Valley
Larry Cuban, Larry Cuban on School Reform, Classroom Practice, 2016/06/23

Continuing from Part One, covered here earlier this week, Larry Cuban continues his exploration of “personalized learning spectrum,” as anchored in the tangled history of school reform (he says) and now subject to more recent developments. More...

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Maine’s flagship university eyes out-of-state applicants

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Students from six nearby states can now attend the University of Maine at the same in-state tuition rate offered by the flagship institutions in their home states. More...

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