In the final month of the 117th Congress, lawmakers are hoping to pass an appropriations bill to fund the government for the fiscal year, codify protections for same-sex and interracial marriages, and push through the annual defense reauthorization bill, among other priorities.
US voters head to the polls tomorrow to choose their representatives for Congress, and the results could have consequences for the science agenda laid out by President Joe Biden and his Democratic party. With recent polling favouring Republicans to take control of the House of Representatives and perhaps the Senate, researchers are anticipating reductions in […]
Ask Americans about the most important reasons for attending college, and the top considerations they cite are jobs, jobs, and jobs. While there is much to value in the traditional college experience, for the vast majority of students, it comes down to getting a degree that leads to a professionally and financially rewarding job. The […]
A comprehensive new report by the Boyer 2030 Commission, an accomplished group of research university presidents and higher education leaders, argues that research universities must make equity as central to undergraduate education as excellence.
The Boyer 2030 Commission has published a report for advancing equity, student success, and excellence in undergraduate education at U.S. research universities to address persistent equity gaps in undergrad educational outcomes.
Is undergraduate education about setting a bar and rewarding the students who can reach it, or providing the support needed for all students to succeed? A new report by leaders of major U.S. research universities and higher-education organizations comes down solidly on the side of equity. In doing so the authors disavow long-held, if increasingly […]
President Joe Biden on Friday signed into law a measure to ease reporting requirements for GI Bill benefits at schools, an effort supporters say will help schools focus their resources less on bureaucratic paperwork and more on helping student veterans.
When information-technology and higher-education leaders reunited in Philadelphia in October 2021 for the first in-person Educause conference in two years, buzzwords floated around the panel rooms: “Data analytics.” “Data-informed” action. “Innovation.”
DACA and similar federal policies covering unauthorized immigrants have long been important to college leaders because they often protect current or prospective college students. Students covered by DACA cannot access federal financial aid programs, but they may qualify for in-state tuition or state financial aid programs.
More than 2 years in the making, a massive bill that Congress completed this week aims high: It envisions a 5-year, $280 billion investment to keep the United States ahead of China in a global competition for technological preeminence.
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