• Education
    AL ranked third for most higher education cuts since 2008 recession

    MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – Over the last decade only two states have cut their state funding for higher education, per student, more than Alabama. This is according to a report released Thursday by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Between 2008 and 2018, Alabama has cut $4,290 per student for higher education. Here is how Alabama […]

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    Revamp higher education to meet contemporary needs: M Venkaiah Naidu

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Friday called for revamping higher education to bring it in tune with the contemporary needs and said the “undesirable trend” of lakhs of engineering students graduating in India without basic employable skills must stop. He said education is not only for employment, but also meant to empower students and help […]

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    Higher education’s key role in sustainable development

    The United Nations defines sustainable development as “…development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. As such, sustainable development not only deals with environmental issues, but economic, social and cultural issues as well. Given the increased demands placed on societies and the environment due to, among other […]

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    Nix Gainful Employment And Start Over On Higher Education Accountability

    Earlier this month, the Department of Education announced that it would rescind the Obama administration’s “Gainful Employment” (GE) rule, which penalized certain higher education programs that graduated students with too much debt relative to their earnings. The GE rule is one of the few higher education regulations focused on student outcomes, so its clean repeal rightly left […]