Policy Issues


Gates Foundation Pushes More Data Tracking in Higher Ed, Linking Outcomes to Funding

Gates Foundation Pushes More Data Tracking in Higher Ed, Linking Outcomes to Funding

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is once again calling for change in higher education. Among other things, the politically influential Gates Foundation is now pushing for reforms that are reminiscent in some ways of the K-12 reforms the organization has forwarded in recent years, including all-encompassing tracking of student outcome data and connecting such data to institutional funding.

Clinton Campaign Launches College Cost Calculator

Hillary Clinton’s campaign released an online tool that calculates the cost of college under the presidential candidate’s higher education plans.

Student Privacy in Higher Ed Focus of Stanford-Hosted Project

A new initiative at Stanford University hopes to lay the groundwork for the responsible use of student data in higher education.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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