Policy Issues


Publics Could Take a Fundraising Lesson from Privates

A new report from Cambridge Associates advises public institutions to consolidate fundraising for efficiency.

Collaborative Aims To Plot Pathways for Women of Color in STEM

A consortium of 10 colleges and universities and nine non-profits is taking on the challenge of getting more women and girls of color involved in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

ED Names First OER Advisor

The United States Department of Education has hired its first "open education" advisor.

Report: Internships Don't Rate Much Attention

Even as some institutions struggle to justify the value of the education they're delivering to their students, internships, which provide work experience, get short shrift.

NASFAA Selects Winner of First Big Idea Policy Proposal Contest

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has selected the winner of its inaugural "Big Idea" policy proposal competition.

Federal Student Loan Repayments for Teachers May Get Makeover

A new bipartisan bill in Congress would streamline loan repayment for teachers in high-need schools.

One-Size-Fits-All, 108-Question Financial Aid Form Has To Go

Concerned that a bill from two United States senators proposing the use of as few as two questions to determine financial eligibility for college will gain traction, a national organization of financial aid professionals has presented an alternative for simplifying the process of applying for financial aid.

National Student Financial Aid Profile Report Finds Dramatic Increase in Need

As Congress debates reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, a national organization of financial aid professionals has issued its latest "National Student Aid Profile" to help policymakers understand what they're making decisions about.

Survey: Most Profs Find HS Grads Unready for College or Work

The faculty survey found that in two-year colleges, only 4 percent of instructors found students "most generally able to do what is expected." The number was slightly higher in four-year schools: 12 percent. The rest reported that students had arrived to higher ed with at least some gaps in preparation.

Report Proposes Changes for Educator Prep Programs

All students, particularly those with disabilities, would benefit from stronger licensure standards for teachers and principals, identification of key skills for new teachers and more rigorous educator preparation programs, according to a new report from the University of Florida and the Council of Chief State School Officers.

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