Policy Issues


Free Tool Helps Estimate CBE-Related Costs, Revenues

The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems has launched a tool designed to assist institutions in planning out costs and revenues associated with CBE-related activities, including staffing decisions and resources for course design and delivery.

A new brief from a public policy think tank suggests getting rid of the link between federal student aid and college accreditation and even allowing the market to choose which schools are worthy of staying open.

Report: Online Courses and Free Market Can Crack Higher Ed 'Problems'

A new brief from a public policy think tank suggests getting rid of the link between federal student aid and college accreditation and even allowing the market to choose which schools are worthy of staying open.

Bill Would Simplify FAFSA Financial Aid Process

Bill Aims to Simplify FAFSA Financial Aid Process

Congressional Democrats have introduced legislation that would simplify the FAFSA process.

Senate Bill Proposes Shot in Arm for CTE

Senate Bill Aims to Provide Shot in Arm for CTE

Career and technical education could get a boost if bi-partisan legislation moves ahead.

Penn State Launches Center for Research of Education Inequity

A new center at Penn State will become a repository for data and research on the topic of inequity and the go-to source for evaluating programs and policies intended to address the disparities in order to identify those that have the best impact.

FCC Chairman Gets Educated on VR at Stanford

A day after the a federal appeals court upheld net neutrality rules put into place last year by the Federal Communications Commission, the guy who heads that agency had a chance to try out virtual reality and to ask questions of Stanford University experts about how VR might affect future policy decisions.

Colleges Behind in Development Ed Practices

Schools relying on placement tests to determine whether students need developmental classes in order to be college-ready could be doing their students a disservice that lasts a lifetime.

Where's the 'Computer Science' in STEM?

According to the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a non-profit science and technology think tank, while there's a certain "groundswell of interest" in CS in the United States, it's still not enough to address the high demand for skilled workers among employers.

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Ed Partners with Taskstream on Passport Initiative Pilot

An accrediting agency and an education technology company are working with six institutions to test out a mapping process that will handle block transfer of learning outcomes and proficiency criteria.

Report: Career and Technical Ed Outcomes Prove Potent

According to a new research project that examined career and technical education (CTE) in Arkansas, students with a stronger focus on CTE were more likely to graduate from high school, more likely to enroll in a two-year college and more likely to be employed after high school and have a higher wage.

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