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House Passes Legislation to Support Innovation, Strengthen Transparency in Higher Education

Yesterday, the House of Representatives approved two bipartisan legislative proposals that will spur innovation and strengthen transparency in higher education. The bills are part of a broader effort to improve postsecondary education through reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. A Fact Sheet and text of the bill Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act (H.R. 3136)...
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Understanding Population Projections: Assumptions Behind The Numbers

Policymakers and program planners rely on population projections to assess future demand for resources, for example, services such as health and education that have an impact on allied health. Projections alert policymakers and planners to major trends that may affect social and economic development and help them produce appropriate policies and programs. To develop these projections,...
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America’s Young Adults

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, a working group of 22 federal agencies, published America’s Young Adults: Special Issue, 2014, which includes data from nationally representative, federally sponsored surveys, grouped into five domains that include education (e.g., educational attainment, enrollment rates, college costs/indebtedness) and health (e.g., usual source of health care and...
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Two House HEA Reauthorization Bills to be Debated in the House of Representatives Next Week

The House of Representatives will debate the first two HEA reauthorization bills emerging from the Education and Workforce Committee next week focused on competency based education and financial counseling for prospective students. As discussed previously, House Education Committee Chairman Jon Kline (R-MN) is expected to bring a number of HEA reauthorization bills to the floor...
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States Provide Slightly More Funding for Higher Education

The National Association for State Budget Officers indicates that state spending for higher education will rise for the fifth consecutive year, though by a modest three percent for the upcoming year. Chronicle: http://chronicle.com/article/States-Give-Slightly-More/147499/?utm_source=WhatCounts+Publicaster+Edition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Higher+Education+%26+National+Affairs%2c+July+15%2c+2014&utm_content=States+Give+Slightly+More+Money+to+Higher+Education%2c+Raising+Expectations...
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House Education and Workforce Committee Passes its First Three HEA Reauthorization Bills Through Committee

The House bills are focused on providing students with more information related to postesecondary education choices, financial aid counseling, and competency based education. The Chairman of the Committee, John Kline, (R-MN), has indicated that he will approach HEA reauthorization utilizing a series of smaller bills, the first three of which were marked up last week...
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