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Steps toward a more educated Illinois workforce

Steps toward a more educated Illinois workforce | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
Guest columnist Harry Berman: More than 140,000 high-skilled jobs are unfilled within the state of Illinois because workers lack the necessary skills.
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New college enrollment initiative aims to increase Delaware workforce, economy

New college enrollment initiative aims to increase Delaware workforce, economy | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
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Simon: Cooperation will improve schools

Simon: Cooperation will improve schools | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
NORMAL — An internship program in Illinois State University’s College of Business is among the “effective practices” highlighted in a two-day conference aimed at reducing college costs and increasing graduation...
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Skorton: Obama's College Rating Plan Is 'Flawed' - Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun (blog)

Skorton: Obama's College Rating Plan Is 'Flawed' Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun (blog) Despite being well-intentioned, President Barack Obama's plan to create a college ratings system that would be tied to federal student aid is flawed,...
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Report: American Education Isn't Mediocre—It's Deeply Unequal

Report: American Education Isn't Mediocre—It's Deeply Unequal | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
Students in Massachusetts are doing great compared to their international peers, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Students in Alabama, Mississippi, and D.C., however, are languishing.
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The Counterreformation in Higher Education -

The Counterreformation in Higher Education - | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
The public has a right to know what politicians and business leaders are really doing to their higher education systems, why they are doing it, and how to respond.
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California Higher Education Needs a New Strategy of Reinvesting in the Workforce - Fox and Hounds Daily

California Higher Education Needs a New Strategy of Reinvesting in the Workforce - Fox and Hounds Daily | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
California Higher Education Needs a New Strategy of Reinvesting in the Workforce Fox and Hounds Daily Few will argue with the commission's conclusion that California's higher education system is not working as it should – or that the state needs a...
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Key White House Nominee Has Background in Teacher-Ed Reform - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Key White House Nominee Has Background in Teacher-Ed Reform - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
Key White House Nominee Has Background in Teacher-Ed Reform Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) White House officials won't confirm it, but it appears that the Obama administration is poised to name the head of an educational-venture fund...
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Our View: High quality workforce is key economic growth factor

Our View: High quality workforce is key economic growth factor | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
We are always excited to read about business success stories in Tennessee, and especially here in West Tennessee and Jackson-Madison County. We were glad to see Gov.
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HE Policy Blog: fair access to higher education | The Pearson Think ...

HE Policy Blog: fair access to higher education | The Pearson Think ... | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
I just had the opportunity of presenting at the inaugural 'World Congress on Access to Post-Secondary Education' in Montreal. It was my first attempt at a synthesis of four projects that the Pearson Think Tank is involved in; on ...
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Annual Rise in Cost of Public College Slows - New York Times

Annual Rise in Cost of Public College Slows - New York Times | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
Annual Rise in Cost of Public College Slows
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The average published annual tuition and fees for in-state students at public universities total $8,893, up 2.9 percent from last year. But most of ...
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How Gates Shapes State Higher-Education Policy - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

How Gates Shapes State Higher-Education Policy - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) How Gates Shapes State Higher-Education Policy Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) The changes have been advanced by an unusual alliance of private foundations and state policy makers who are...

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Kristin Conklin: Big day ahead for pre-K and higher ed — House hearing on financial aid — Kanter to leave Dec. 13 — P

Kristin Conklin: Big day ahead for pre-K and higher ed — House hearing on financial aid — Kanter to leave Dec. 13 — P | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
Expect to hear a lot about “one grant, one loan and one tax credit.” Kristin Conklin, founding partner of HCM Strategists, will hit recommendations for higher standards for both colleges and students from the group’s reports for a...
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For economy’s sake, Latinos need college push

For economy’s sake, Latinos need college push | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
Latinos are lagging behind in rates of college degree completion, to the detriment of the California economy.
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Blog: Higher education funding

Blog: Higher education funding | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
In my time in the Senate, I have maintained that education is one of my highest priorities.
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The States with the Most (and Least) Affordable Colleges - 24/7 Wall St.

The States with the Most (and Least) Affordable Colleges - 24/7 Wall St. | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
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Lt. Gov. Simon to release College Completion Playbook | The Rock River Times

Lt. Gov. Simon to release College Completion Playbook | The Rock River Times | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
Online Staff Report SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Building on her efforts to reduce costs and boost graduation rates at Illinois universities and community colleges,
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Federal Aid Tapped by More -- and Wealthier -- College Students

Federal Aid Tapped by More -- and Wealthier -- College Students | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
... to 18 percent in 2011-2012 from 2 percent in 2007-2008. Source: Caroline Porter, "Federal Aid Tapped by 57 Percent of College Students," Wall Street Journal, August 20, 2013. Previous Article / Next Article · Full Article List.
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Former Higher-Education Official Seeks Stronger Oversight of For-Profit Colleges - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Former Higher-Education Official Seeks Stronger Oversight of For-Profit Colleges - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
Former Higher-Education Official Seeks Stronger Oversight of For-Profit Colleges
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A former top higher-education official at the U.S.
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Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee discusses education, business, #commoncore, and #edreform

Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee discusses education, business, #commoncore, and #edreform | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
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Next school year, Haslam said students will also transition from TCAP testing to PARCC testing.

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Viewpoints: California higher education needs a new strategy of reinvesting in the workforce - The Sacramento Bee

Viewpoints: California higher education needs a new strategy of reinvesting in the workforce - The Sacramento Bee | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
The future for our students and our state’s economy depends on the investments we make today in our higher-education system.
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Education in the United States

Education in the United States is mainly provided by the public sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: local, state, and federal, in that...
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Opinion: Indiana's Brain Dead Higher Education Policy - National ...

Opinion: Indiana's Brain Dead Higher Education Policy. "Indiana is in the Rust Belt. Surely it has a brain drain problem. Why would any college graduate stay?" columnist Jim Russell writes in a Pacific Standard opinion piece.
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How Gates Shapes State Higher-Education Policy

How Gates Shapes State Higher-Education Policy | #Highered Policy | Scoop.it
Working alongside the Lumina Foundation and through intermediaries like Complete College America, the foundation has seen unprecedented results.

 

At the center of that effort, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has financed studies that argue for broad-scale changes aimed at pushing more students, more quickly, toward graduation. Working alongside the Lumina Foundation through intermediaries like Complete College America and another nonprofit, Jobs for the Future, the Gates foundation has helped influence higher-education policy at the state level to a degree that may be unprecedented for a private foundation.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:48 PM

If you think changes have occurred with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has affected the USA educational model now...wait 10 more years and see the real difference!