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Why Most Secretaries of Education Haven’t Had a Higher Ed Background

Chronicle of Higher Education

November 29, 2016

Ms. DeVos’s lack of higher-education experience isn’t unprecedented. In fact, during the relatively short history of the cabinet position, most who have led the U.S. Department of Education have been steeped in the world of school, rather than higher-education, policy.

To Curb Sexual Assaults, Colleges Give Students Alternative Reporting Options

Chronicle of Higher Education

November 29, 2016

Administrators and consultants agree that the underreporting of sexual assaults on college campuses is a significant problem. Although there are different opinions on how to combat it, many people think letting students report online or anonymously could be a promising fix.

Teaching programs plummet at SUNY colleges

Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Journal

November 28, 2016

Over the past five years, there was a 35 percent decline in graduate enrollment and a 43 percent drop in enrollment in undergraduate teaching-related programs throughout SUNY.

Small, Private Colleges in Danger of Closing

Voice of America

November 28, 2016

The U.S. has over 4,700 colleges and universities. Almost every year some older schools close, while other schools open. Now, experts are warning that more small, private colleges will close down. Yearly closings may triple by 2017, they say, representing a 200 percent increase compared to two years ago.

America's Richest Colleges — Including One in Kentucky — Brace for Budget Hits as Endowments Stumble

Louisville, Ky., Business First

November 28, 2016

It wasn't the Great Recession, but the early investment returns coming in from America's most prestigious and deep-pocketed colleges indicate that fiscal 2016 will go down as one of the worst performance periods for endowments in recent memory.

Step In, or Look Away?

Chronicle of Higher Education - Opinion Piece

November 28, 2016

Alice Dreger writes: I get why people say we should focus on rapists and not on victims, but the reality of living in a college town like East Lansing is that sometimes we find ourselves fighting the women who are about to become victims.

DeVos Is Clearly No Pushover

Chronicle of Higher Education - Opinion

November 28, 2016

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, president emeritus of George Washington University (DC), writes: It is unusual to have noneducators like Betsy DeVos designated to such a position, but not outrageous. Whether one agrees with her views or not, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice to become the next secretary of education is clearly more than an officious intermeddler. She is committed, informed, and passionate.

Getting Up to Speed as a New President

Chronicle of Higher Education

November 28, 2016

Running a college has become one of the most challenging leadership jobs in the country, and it’s only getting tougher. The people who take it on have typically spent a lifetime in academe, and yet many find themselves unprepared for the job’s complexity and its demands.

Roundup: Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary

Multiple Sources

November 28, 2016

A collection of articles on Betsy DeVos' selection as Education Secretary.

Republican Congress Is Likely to Alter Higher-Ed Policy

Chronicle of Higher Education

November 28, 2016

Donald J. Trump’s selection of Betsy DeVos, a charter-school advocate, to lead the U.S. Department of Education suggests that the new Republican-led Congress could have an outsize influence on American higher-education policy.
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