The Chronicle of Higher Education | Government http://chronicle.com/section/Government/21/ News :: Administration :: Government Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:04:33 EST <![CDATA[Chancellors Urge Congress to Ease Costly Rules on Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190347/ http://chronicle.com/article/Chancellors-Urge-Congress-to/190347/ The Senate education committee’s Republican chair is eager to reduce the "staggering" toll, but Democratic lawmakers and consumer advocates call for a cautious approach to regulatory relief.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Is Obama's ‘Pay as You Earn’ Plan Too Costly?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190307/ http://chronicle.com/article/Is-Obamas-Pay-as-You/190307/ The question looms as negotiators gather to hash out a plan to expand the most-generous federal student-loan repayment option to more borrowers.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:55:54 EST
<![CDATA[A Q&A With the Nevada Lawmaker Who Says Guns Will Help Prevent Campus Rape]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190235/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Q-A-With-the-Nevada-Lawmaker/190235/ Michele Fiore explains why she thinks allowing "concealed carry" at colleges would thwart would-be attackers.

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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Its Future in Doubt, South Carolina State Ponders Its Disastrous Recent Past]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190179/ http://chronicle.com/article/Its-Future-in-Doubt-South/190179/ A South Carolina legislative committee has voted to remove the university’s president and Board of Trustees, and temporarily give the power to the state.

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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tennessee's Task: Turn 'Free Community College' From a Rallying Cry Into a Success]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190125/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tennessees-Task-Turn-Free/190125/ It’s too early to tell whether Tennessee's experiment will yield the desired results. But it’s captured students' attention.

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 04:56:40 EST
<![CDATA[Louisiana's Governor Seeks Sharp Cuts at Already Cash-Strapped Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190077/ http://chronicle.com/article/Louisianas-Governor-Seeks/190077/ Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan puts him among the ranks of other prominent Republicans who are taking aim at higher education.

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 04:55:01 EST
<![CDATA[Congressional Report Blasts 'a Jungle of Red Tape' That Ensnares Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190019/ http://chronicle.com/article/Congressional-Report-Blasts-a/190019/ A Congressional task force, led by Sen. Lamar Alexander, assails the Education Department for burdening colleges with an increasing volume of rules and reporting requirements.

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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Who's Tying Money to College Performance, and How? A Report Breaks It Down]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/189975/ http://chronicle.com/article/Whos-Tying-Money-to-College/189975/ The report, funded by the Gates Foundation, assesses policies in 35 states and spotlights the strategies that seem to work best.

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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Obama Says Students Should ‘Get the Best Skills Possible,’ Quickly and Cheaply]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151733/ http://chronicle.com/article/Obama-Says-Students-Should/151733/ In a town-hall address at Indiana’s Ivy Tech Community College, the president said his proposal for free community college could help achieve that goal.

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Fri, 06 Feb 2015 18:47:02 EST
<![CDATA[What Obama's 2016 Budget Means for Higher Ed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151595/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Obamas-2016-Budget-Means/151595/ Key proposals include a noticeable uptick in research spending and a huge expansion of the Education Department office charged with enforcing Title IX.

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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 04:56:00 EST
<![CDATA[Obama's 2016 Budget: a Focus on College Cost, and an Uphill Climb in Congress]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151601/ http://chronicle.com/article/Obamas-2016-Budget-a-Focus/151601/ The president had already previewed much of his spending plan. But a few surprises—including an income cap on his free community-college plan—still emerged.

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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Who’s Saving for College in 529 Plans?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151347/ http://chronicle.com/article/Who-s-Saving-for-College-in/151347/ The accounts have been characterized as both a reward for middle-class Americans and a tax break for the wealthy. Here's a look at who actually benefits.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:56:00 EST
<![CDATA[On 529 Plans, Obama Is Reminded, Don’t Mess With the ‘Middle Class’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151469/ http://chronicle.com/article/On-529-Plans-Obama-Is/151469/ The president’s swift reversal on a proposal to roll back tax breaks for college-savings accounts demonstrates the power of that income demographic.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Bid to Hold Teacher Colleges Accountable Stirs a Debate Over Race]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151409/ http://chronicle.com/article/Bid-to-Hold-Teacher-Colleges/151409/ Educators worry that a proposed federal rule would discourage colleges from sending their graduates into high-need districts that serve minority students.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:56:00 EST
<![CDATA[Where Free-Community-College Plans May Prosper: In the States]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151357/ http://chronicle.com/article/Where-Free-Community-College/151357/ President Obama’s proposal seems doomed in a Republican-led Congress. That hasn’t stopped advocates from pushing the idea in their own communities.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:56:54 EST
<![CDATA[Obama Presses for Free Community College and Tax Reform]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151319/ http://chronicle.com/article/Obama-Presses-for-Free/151319/ The president emphasized both ideas in a State of the Union address that focused on jobs and the economy.

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[6 Years in and 6 to Go, Only Modest Progress on Obama’s College-Completion Goal]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151303/ http://chronicle.com/article/6-Years-in6-to-Go-Only/151303/ The chance that the United States will lead the world by 2020 seems small. But that doesn’t mean the president’s ambitious talk was for naught.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 04:55:50 EST
<![CDATA[State Spending on Higher Education Inches Up, but Fiscal Pitfalls Remain]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151251/ http://chronicle.com/article/State-Spending-on-Higher/151251/ Four out of five states increased their higher-education spending in the past fiscal year. But many of them are still appropriating less than they were five years ago.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[What the President’s Tax Proposal Would Mean for Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151297/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-the-President-s-Tax/151297/ The plan would provide a way to pay for the Obama administration’s free-community-college proposal and would streamline higher-education tax breaks.

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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 17:53:01 EST
<![CDATA[More States Tie Money to Colleges’ Performance, but That May Not Work]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151183/ http://chronicle.com/article/More-States-Tie-Money-to/151183/ A new study suggests that performance-based funding doesn’t actually improve student retention and completion.

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 04:55:49 EST
<![CDATA[Free-College Plan Evokes Spirit of Historic Higher-Ed Acts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151151/ http://chronicle.com/article/Free-College-Plan-Evokes/151151/ The president's proposal marks a milestone in the debate over whether college is a private benefit or a public good.

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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 13:39:54 EST
<![CDATA[Who Has a Stake in Obama’s Free Community-College Plan?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151131/ http://chronicle.com/article/Who-Has-a-Stake-in-Obama-s/151131/ It’s not just the community colleges themselves. Many other types of institutions have a stake in the proposal.

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Fri, 09 Jan 2015 15:55:12 EST
<![CDATA[Obama Proposes Free Community College for Millions of Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151097/ http://chronicle.com/article/Obama-Proposes-Free-Community/151097/ The plan carries an unspecified price tag, but the federal government would pay about three-fourths of the costs.

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Thu, 08 Jan 2015 23:04:00 EST
<![CDATA[Obama Puts Tennessee’s Free-College Plan on a National Stage]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151081/ http://chronicle.com/article/Obama-Puts-Tennessee-s/151081/ Tennessee's plan will cover community-college tuition for the state’s graduating high-school seniors. The president's visit could give the idea momentum.

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Thu, 08 Jan 2015 04:56:43 EST
<![CDATA[5 Things Colleges Can Expect From Congress in 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151009/ http://chronicle.com/article/5-Things-Colleges-Can-Expect/151009/ Budgets will remain tight, and gridlock is likely to worsen. But federal student aid could see some changes, as both parties have embraced calls to simplify the system.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 04:55:55 EST
<![CDATA[More Metrics, More Problems: Breaking Down Obama’s College-Ratings Plan]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150945/ http://chronicle.com/article/More-Metrics-More-Problems-/150945/ The controversy over the ratings is unlikely to subside. Here’s a guide to 11 metrics that could make the cut—and one that won’t.

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