• A Rankings Mess, Getting Worse

    Posted on January 29 2018

    U.S. News & World Report last week announced that it was removing the ranking of Temple University's online M.B.A. program from its 2018 Best Online Programs list. In the days since, more questions have been raised...

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  • The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee appeared Thursday to agree on a number of provisions they would like to see in a new bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which would ...

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  • After settling into his dorm this past fall, John McGrath, a freshman at Rutgers University, took the campus shuttle to the school bookstore. He waited in line for 40 minutes clutching a list of four classes—including Microeconomic...

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  • President Trump said for the first time Wednesday that he is open to a path to citizenship for some younger undocumented immigrants known as "dreamers" in an immigration deal being negotiated by Congress, a potential breakthrou...

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  • Questions About Student Aid Debit Card

    Posted on January 25 2018

    The Office of Federal Student Aid’s plans for a prepaid student aid card would position the office -- and the contractor it selects -- for a long-term, even lifelong, relationship with student borrowers, according to documents rele...

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  • After three days of contentious negotiations, Congress approved and President Trump signed a spending bill on Monday to end the short-lived government shutdown, The Washington Post reported. Lawmakers agreed to another stopgap spending m...

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  • New GAO Study on U.S. Accreditation System

    Posted on January 24 2018

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a study this week on the U.S. accreditation system, Inside Higher Ed reported. After conducting interviews with experts and a literature review, the GAO identified key strengths wi...

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  • Federal Work Study Under the PROSPER Act

    Posted on January 24 2018

    Last month, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce advanced its version of legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. The Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) A...

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  • A new report by the National Science Foundation found that the number of international students in the United States fell by 2.2 percent at the undergraduate level and 5.5 percent at the graduate level from fall 2016 to 2017. The declin...

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  • As dual enrollment programs grow, some states and institutions are working to comply with instructor credential requirements, reports Inside Higher Ed. The Higher Learning Commission, the country's largest regional accreditor, issue...

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