Policy Issues


Senate Bill Aims to Provide Shot in Arm for CTE

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

Bill Aims to Simplify FAFSA Financial Aid Process

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

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.

California CCs Finds Its Fee Waiver Program 'Most Effective' in Country

In a comparison done internally, the country's largest community college system found that it is the most successful in supplying college access to needy students.

ED: Schools Can Do More to Boost Pell Student Outcomes

Warning that the country is becoming "a caste system of colleges and universities," U.S. Department of Education Secretary John King recently called on education leaders to do more in recruiting and helping low-income students succeed in higher education.

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