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Washington Post – The Public Ivies – so called because they are state schools that offer Ivy League-level education – are struggling under the weight of greatly reduced public funding. Berkeley, part of the University of California System, has seen its share of state funding slip f... More
New York Times – Charles Feeney is not a billionaire in the same vein as Bill Gates or Warren Buffett. Few people know his name, but his generosity reaches millions. His latest act of charity is to grant Cornell University $350 million to build a technical campus in New York City. Over the yea... More
National Public Radio – The state of Florida has joined the debate over whether to pass a school reform act commonly called the Parent Trigger Law. This law allows parents to vote on reform measures for schools listed as failing. Reform measures could include creating a charter school, removin... More
Inside Higher Ed – A longtime stalwart of higher education is under threat from a changing economy – colleges are cutting back on liberal arts. Washington State has shifted its higher education policies away from traditional liberal arts in an effort to focus more on economic and vocatio... More
Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Georgia remains the center of the nation’s test cheating scandals after 49 educators were implicated in Dougherty County following test analysis by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. The school district had a “statistically improbable... More
Yahoo News – A student who graduated with a master’s degree in 2003 explains how she amassed more than $80,000 in student debt – and what she could have done to prevent it. Among her suggestions were taking a second job, starting a savings account and reducing or eliminating credit... More
EdWeek – In March, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan predicted that 82% of schools would fail the standards set by No Child Left Behind. According to recent estimates from the Center on Education Policy, however, “only” 48% of schools are expected to fail, though a few states have... More
RSC Your College Prep Expert has compiled a list of the Top 10 Education Stories of 2011. Many, like Occupy Wall Street, received major media attention, while others were little noticed but significant nonetheless. In reverse order, here are the top stories of 2011: 10. Harva... More
Inside Higher Ed – The House of Representatives, facing voter anger of the high cost of college, passed a compromise bill regarding funding for the Pell Grant program. The bill includes provisions from earlier House and Senate proposals, including dropping the total period of eligibility from ... More
Forbes – Students have been known to select colleges according to their politics, environmental policies, social policies and more, but The Responsible Endowment Coalition asks them to consider how a university invests its endowment money (used to provide scholarships and grant money to studen... More