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Maine Bill Would Give Parents Money for Home Schooling, Tuition

by Associated Press | April 10, 2017
AUGUSTA, Maine — Legislators will consider a bill to give parents state money they can use fo [...] Read more

Colleges, Universities Officially Cite Potential Harm of Travel Ban

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | April 9, 2017
With the second travel ban issued by President Donald J. Trump being held in abeyance, colleges [...] Read more

New York Set to Make State College Tuition Free for Middle Class

by Associated Press |
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York would be the first state to make tuition at public colleges and unive [...] Read more

Northeastern Illinois University to Cancel Class for 3 Days

by Associated Press | April 6, 2017
CHICAGO — Northeastern Illinois University is planning to cancel three days of classes in ord [...] Read more

China Blocks Outspoken Academic from Returning to Australia

by Associated Press | March 26, 2017
BEIJING — The lawyer for a professor at an Australian university says the academic has been p [...] Read more

California Lawmaker Wants Tax to Fund Tuition-free College

by Sophia Bollag, Associated Press | March 20, 2017
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Some California Democrats want to make college tuition free for in-state [...] Read more

Republicans Press Professors to Spend More Time Teaching

by Todd Richmond, Associated Press |
MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin chemistry professor Robert Hamers has a jam-packed da [...] Read more

Plenty of Work Remains in Effort to Close Higher Ed Gender Pay Gap

by Walter Hudson | March 15, 2017
New evidence suggests some colleges and universities are taking bold steps to even out the play [...] Read more

Rhode Island’s Free College Tuition Proposal Off to Rocky Start

by Matt O’Brien, Associated Press | March 12, 2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s signature initiative this year – [...] Read more

Florida Senate Approves More Help for College Students

by Associated Press | March 9, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — College students in Florida could soon get extra help under an ambitious [...] Read more

Scholars: DREAMer’s Arrest a Threat to Rights of All

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | March 2, 2017
Experts say the arrest of a DREAMer and aspirant university math professor who had just spoken [...] Read more

Rodriguez: Time for Brown Berets to be Seen in Court?

by Roberto Rodriguez | February 28, 2017
What has not been litigated is whether Mexicans in this country are part of a foreign and illeg [...] Read more

Advocates Call for Schools to Stand By Undocumented Students

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim |
At a time of escalating fears of deportation, faculty and administrators should align themselve [...] Read more

Arkansas Lawmakers Eye More Changes to Campus Guns Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press |
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas lawmakers said Monday they’re negotiating more changes to a bi [...] Read more

HBCUs, Advocates Looking for Help from Trump on Funding

by Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press | February 27, 2017
WASHINGTON — The nation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are pushing [...] Read more