• Last month, Congress passed another short-term spending bill to avert a government shutdown just days before Christmas, The Hill reported. The continuing resolution funds the federal government through January 19. The House passed ...

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  • How Higher Ed Fares in the Final Tax Bill

    Posted on December 21 2017

    The U.S. House and Senate this week approved sweeping legislation to overhaul the tax code, sending the package to President Trump's desk for signature. Negotiators from both chambers reached agreement on Friday on the final tax ref...

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  • House Unveils Disaster Aid for Schools

    Posted on December 21 2017

    On Monday, House Republicans unveiled a plan to provide $2.9 billion in emergency assistance for institutions affected by the spate of spate of deadly hurricanes and wildfires this year, Politico reported. The funding is part of a massiv...

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  • The U.S. Education Department on Wednesday announced a new plan to grant partial debt relief to student borrowers based on the earnings of graduates who attended a particular program of study, Inside Higher Ed reported. Under its new po...

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  • Late last week, the Trump administration released its regulatory agenda for higher education in 2018, Politico reported. The ambitious goals mostly aim to reconsider or rewrite Obama-era regulations. The plans include proposing new...

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  • The Republican majority on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted late last week to repeal Obama-era net neutrality regulations, Inside Higher Ed reported. The 2015 rules ban internet service providers from blocking or speedin...

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  • An increasing number of faculty members are replacing the traditional textbook with an openly licensed one, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education. According to a survey of 2,700 faculty released last week, the share of faculty adopt...

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  • Two new academic research papers found negative consequences linked to performance-based funding formulas, reports Inside Higher Ed. One paper, published in Community College Review, found that aggressive forms of state-based formulas c...

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  • National College Completion Rate Rises

    Posted on December 20 2017

    According to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC), the national college completion rate increased 2.1 percentage points over last year, reports Inside Higher Ed. The six-year completion rate for stude...

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  • Congressional leaders on Wednesday announced a tentative agreement on a final tax bill that would leave out some of the House's controversial higher education provisions. Senate and House negotiators are meeting this week to discuss...

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