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Washington Post, Answer Sheet - Blog
March 10, 2014
Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California system who had been President Obama’s U.S. homeland security secretary, said last December that she is “deeply skeptical that there are criteria that can be developed that are in the end meaningful.” Education Secretary Arne Duncan has defended the idea, saying that “helping young people and families have more information and make better choices” and goals that he thinks “would be embraced universally.”
Inside Higher Ed
March 10, 2014
By the U.S. Department of Education’s standards, a small institute on the verge of collapse in California and numerous beauty schools across the country have lately been in better financial health than any university in the Ivy League. Georgetown University, meanwhile, is barely avoiding additional government oversight because of its performance on the department’s measure of financial responsibility, which covers the college budget years that ended in late 2011 or summer 2012.
Chronicle of Higher Education - Commentary
March 10, 2014
In December, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released preliminary estimates from the nation’s first Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account. The account is meant to trace the relationship of arts and cultural industries, goods, and services to the nation’s ultimate measure of economic growth, its gross domestic product.
January 23, 2014
“Undermatching" is the latest buzzword to afflict higher education, a theory that "high achieving low income" students should choose only elite or "competitive" colleges and universities instead of the often-local institutions that serve low income students in large numbers. Undermatching was one of the motivating forces behind last week's White House Summit on College Opportunity. Trimity Washington University President Patricia McGuire says educating low income students is not a competition, but rather, a hard task that requires considerable devotion and a deep sense of mission commitment.
Chronicle of Higher Education
January 22, 2014
Skepticism over the value of a college degree, especially one in the liberal arts, is common these days. On Wednesday the Association of American Colleges and Universities—a champion of liberal education—stepped into the fray with a report, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, that examines the payoff of a liberal-arts degree over the course of a career.
Pew Research Center
January 16, 2014
Higher education long has been seen as one of the best ways out of poverty, but connecting low-income students — even the high-achieving ones who presumably are best prepared for college-level work — with colleges and universities remains a challenge. President Obama is expected to meet today with more than 100 college presidents at the White House to discuss ways of enrolling more low-income minority students and helping ensure more of them graduate.
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