Friday, February 18, 2011
House Republicans joined minority Democrats in opposing Secretary Duncan's legislation requiring for profits and public vocational programs to show graduates can earn "gainful employment" that is adequate for repaying school loans. See article. The measure, which is tacked on to legislation to extend funding for the federal government, appears headed for a Senate or White House veto.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
The final evaluation from MDRC on Achieving the Dream finds minimal long-term improvements in college persistence and completion resulting from engaging colleges in trying several interventions concurrently and improving data reporting processes. Evaluation recommends narrower focus on specific interventions emphasizing closer work with faculty and students in the classroom.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
A Harvard scholar claims that the higher education model will be transformed by expanding access to online learning systems.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
A House Republican has introduced a bill to cut funding for community college training programs for workers whose jobs have been outsourced. See story in the Community College Times.