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About a Third of High Schoolers Tackle Dual Enrollment Classes

A "data point" study by the National Center for Education Statistics reported that about a third of high school students in the 2009 to 2013 cohort took dual enrollment classes, mostly at their own schools.

Congress Dems Introduce 'Debt-Free' College Bill

Sen. Brian Schatz is the lead sponsor in a major democratic legislative push to make college "debt-free" through federal-state partnerships.

Georgetown Announces AI-Focused Center

Georgetown University wants to create a hub focused on how artificial intelligence and policy intersect.

Murray Wants Higher Ed Act Reauthorization to Tackle Affordability

The ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee wants the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act to make college more affordable for low-income students.

Rural Libraries Hosting Movable Makerspaces

The Nebraska Library Commission is using a $531,000 grant to purchase "mobile" maker labs and spread them into rural communities.

SXSW EDU Featuring the Whimsical and Serious to Spark 'Creative Thinking' in Higher Ed

There may be no better place to combine lofty education issues with a sense of fun and creativity than the SXSW EDU Conference & Festival, coming to Austin next month. Where else can you attend a variety show inspired by student writing projects, participate in a Moth StorySLAM, view a powerful documentary film screening, discuss teaching and learning strategies and debate policy, all in one event?

Scott Seeks 'Comprehensive' Reform for Higher Education Act

The chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee is willing to work with his counterparts in the Senate, but only if they agree to make "comprehensive" changes to the Higher Education Act a priority.

Alexander Looks to Overhaul Federal Student Aid by Christmas

The chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is looking to produce a bipartisan law by the end of this year to dramatically change how the federal student aid process works.

Government Shutdown Puts Pressure on University Research

The month-long shutdown of critical federal government agencies puts university research work at risk, causing delays and the loss of critical funding.

Christensen Institute: Now's the Time for a Makeover in College Accreditation

As a committee charged with rulemaking for the U.S. Department of Education dukes it out on accreditation matters in higher education, the Christensen Institute has weighed in with recommendations to keep innovation in mind.