Tag Archives: higher

House Democrats Pass Higher Education Bill Out Of Committee

Today, the House Education and Labor Committee passed a bill to revamp American higher education—the College Affordability Act. After three days of markup with over 40 proposed amendments to the bill, it passed out of committee on partisan lines—28 to 22. The bill was originally introduced two weeks ago at a press conference with Speaker Pelosi and Rep. Bobby Scott, the chairman ... Read More »

Higher Education Grants to Minority Students Saw Significant Dip in Last 5 Years, Govt Data Reveals

New Delhi: In what is likely to impact the morale of students from minority communities pursuing higher education in the country, a data provided by the government shows there has been a significant decrease in the number of scholarships granted and in the number of students who have benefited from these grants in the last five years. The allocation of scholarships ... Read More »

Clark Gilbert: Higher education doesn’t just have an access problem — we have a completion problem

Education is the gate to opportunity and a path to economic and social mobility. It can and should be one of the great equalizers of access to the American dream. Rightly so, much attention has been placed on ensuring we increase access, particularly in disadvantaged communities. We applaud efforts to help fund access to learning and to offer on-ramps to ... Read More »

Higher education in India gets a Rs 8,000 crore boost

Government’s estimated schematic budgetary expenditure on health, education and social protection for 2018-19 is Rs 1.38 trillion. Photo: HT New Delhi: To increase investment in higher educational institutions, the Union Cabinet today approved a proposal for expanding the scope of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) by expanding its capital base to Rs 10,000 crore and tasking it to mobilise Rs 1 ... Read More »

Rupee trades higher against US dollar

The 10-year bond yield was at 7.595% compared to its previous close of 7.583%. Photo: Reuters Mumbai: The Indian rupee and Asian currencies on Thursday strengthened against US dollar after the Federal Reserve stuck to its outlook of three rate hikes this year. At 2pm, the home currency was trading at 65.05 a dollar, up 0.26% from its Wednesday’s close of ... Read More »

For-Profit Higher Education: Yes, Like This Please

A Laureate University student works on creating an electric-powered model car. Laureate is the largest international for-profit higher-education provider in the world, and last year, it became the first benefit corp to IPO. Less than one-third of the global student-aged population is enrolled in higher education. I’m not an education expert, but that makes me think about two things: First, ... Read More »

A New Year’s Resolution For Higher Education: Debt-Free in ’18

This song from 1989 always comes to mind during the holidays. First, because I have a strong memory of listening to this album – Blind Man’s Zoo – one Christmas break while doing primary research for my college senior thesis in economics (an econometric comparison of the American and Canadian university systems). But more important, because I picture Natalie Merchant’s Dust Bowl ... Read More »

The Guardian view on higher education: trouble ahead

United for Education demonstration, in 2016. Universities are a big business now. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Universities have been so transformed by 30 years of reform that the language around higher education can appear emptied of its traditional meaning. The inherited notion of universities as a protected space devoted to the development of the individual capacity for creativity and deeper ... Read More »