Political Issues - Higher Education

Veterans Groups Pushing for Post-9/11 GI Bill Improvements

by Monica Levitan | May 29, 2017
Veterans associations want to revise the Post-9/11 GI Bill so that it benefits a wider range of [...] Read more

Trump Budget Draws Ire, Concern from Minority Communities

by Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press |
WASHINGTON — Advocates for minority communities say President Donald Trump’s proposed budge [...] Read more

Higher Ed Policy Experts Placing Premium on Student Privacy

by Monica Levitan | May 24, 2017
As experts examined ways to help students and families make higher education decisions at a hea [...] Read more

Tennessee Delivers on its Promise

by Reginald Stuart | May 23, 2017
Tennessee may be known for its legendary singers and musicians. Today, however, the state has d [...] Read more

U.S. Renews Call for Hungary to Engage with Besieged University

by Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press |
BUDAPEST, Hungary — The Hungarian government should “engage directly” with a university f [...] Read more

Advocates: Utah Sexual Assault Bill Could Harm Victims

by Hallie Golden, Associated Press | May 18, 2017
  SALT LAKE CITY — A Republican state representative is proposing legislation to require [...] Read more

UC Regents Commit to Audit Recommendations, Praise Napolitano

by Janie Har, Associated Press |
SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California Board of Regents vowed to implement audit recomm [...] Read more

Leaders of Minority-Serving Institutions Ask Congress to Bolster Pell Grant

by Catherine Morris and Monica Levitan | May 17, 2017
The presidents and chancellors of 10 minority-serving institutions called on members of Congres [...] Read more

Foxx Aims to Modernize Career and Technical Education

by Ya-Marie Sesay | May 16, 2017
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx said society should not look down on Career and Technical Education and [...] Read more

Michigan Senate Votes to Make Flint Eligible for Scholarship Program

by Associated Press |
LANSING, Mich. — High school graduates from Flint could qualify for college scholarships unde [...] Read more

Raimondo Says She’s Willing to Scale Back Free Tuition Plan

by Matt O’Brien, Associated Press |
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Gov. Gina Raimondo said Tuesday she might have to scale back her plan to p [...] Read more

Tennessee Legislature Passes Free Tuition Program

by Adrian Sainz, Associated Press | May 14, 2017
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tennessee’s new plan to allow older adults without a college degree or cer [...] Read more

Guillermo: Trump Uses Liberty Commencement to Justify Trump

by Emil Guillermo |
After one of the worst weeks of his truth-challenged presidency, Donald Trump was fortunate to [...] Read more

Groups, Students at Odds Over University Free Speech Bill

by Cara Lombardo, Associated Press | May 11, 2017
MADISON, Wis. — A Republican plan to punish students who disrupt free speech on college campu [...] Read more

Puerto Rico University Students Vote to Keep Strike Going

by Associated Press | May 10, 2017
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A strike that has shuttered Puerto Rico’s largest public university [...] Read more