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Study: Many ‘Free College’ and Promise Programs Unequitable

Study: Many ‘Free College’ and Promise Programs Unequitable

September 06, 2018

Free college can be just that for students most in financial need, if a program is designed around equity. The problem is, many “promise” and other so-called free college state programs are inherently inequitable and are not constructed to benefit low-income students, according to a study by The Education Trust (Ed. Trust).
Free college can be just that for students most in financial need, if a program is designed around equity. The problem is, many “promise” and other so-called free college state programs are inherently inequitable and are not constructed to benefit low-income students, according to a study by The Education Trust (Ed. Trust).

September 06, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

A Gulf in the Earnings Gap

A Gulf in the Earnings Gap

September 06, 2018

Attending a for-profit college widens the earnings gap between rich and poor students, new research finds. Enrolling at a selective college does the opposite.
Attending a for-profit college widens the earnings gap between rich and poor students, new research finds. Enrolling at a selective college does the opposite.

September 06, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Fans, Portable Air-Conditioners, and Italian Ices: How Colleges Are Combating the Heat Wave

Fans, Portable Air-Conditioners, and Italian Ices: How Colleges Are...

September 06, 2018

It’s common for colleges and universities to house students in lounges and common spaces as unexpectedly large classes arrive on campus at the beginning of the academic year. But in recent weeks, as heat waves have lashed the United States, and especially the Northeast, many colleges have adopted all sorts of tactics to help students cool down.
It’s common for colleges and universities to house students in lounges and common spaces as unexpectedly large classes arrive on campus at the beginning of the academic year. But in recent weeks, as heat waves have lashed the United States, and especially the Northeast, many colleges have adopted all sorts of tactics to help students cool down.

September 06, 2018

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Politico

Trump Administration Kicks Off Next Round of Higher Ed Rulemaking

Trump Administration Kicks Off Next Round of Higher Ed Rulemaking

September 06, 2018

The Education Department today will formally begin its second round of rewriting federal regulations governing higher education. Department officials will hold a daylong hearing to accept public feedback on their plans to conduct rulemaking on revisions to federal rules on topics that include college accreditation, nontraditional education providers and religious schools.
The Education Department today will formally begin its second round of rewriting federal regulations governing higher education. Department officials will hold a daylong hearing to accept public feedback on their plans to conduct rulemaking on revisions to federal rules on topics that include college accreditation, nontraditional education providers and religious schools.

September 06, 2018

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Liberty Street Economics

Education’s Role in Earnings, Employment, and Economic Mobility

Education’s Role in Earnings, Employment, and Economic Mobility

September 06, 2018

Amid dialogue about the soaring student loan burden, questions arise about how educational characteristics (school type, selectivity, and major) affect disparities in post-college labor market outcomes. In this post, we specifically explore the impact of such school and major choices on employment, earnings, and upward economic mobility. Insight into determinants of economic disparity is key for understanding long-term consumption and inequality patterns. In addition, this gives us a window into factors that could be used to ameliorate income inequality and promote economic mobility. 
Amid dialogue about the soaring student loan burden, questions arise about how educational characteristics (school type, selectivity, and major) affect disparities in post-college labor market outcomes. In this post, we specifically explore the impact of such school and major choices on employment, earnings, and upward economic mobility. Insight into determinants of economic disparity is key for understanding long-term consumption and inequality patterns. In addition, this gives us a window into factors that could be used to ameliorate income inequality and promote economic mobility. 

September 06, 2018

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