News

  • By Deirdre Dlugoleski
    March 19, 2015

    On Friday, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) announced four new advocacy priorities for post-secondary success: data and information, finance and financial aid, college readiness, and innovation and scale. Read more

  • By Noah Sudow
    March 17, 2015

    Today, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the U.S. Department of Education is leaning towards two college ratings systems. Read more

  • By Deirdre Dlugoleski
    March 12, 2015

    On Monday, the White House launched its new TechHire initiative, a multi-sector effort to make well-paying tech jobs and training available to low-skill workers and underserved individuals and communities.  Read more

  • By Austin Dannhaus
    March 3, 2015

    Last week, we released a snapshot of recent data from our February Eduation Insider on the timing of ESEA reauthorization. That sruvey closed on Februrary 25, and Insiders very optimistic: 51.5% thought that Congress would pass a bill in 2015 and 57.7% believed a bill could be signed in to law before Obama leaves office.

    Just two days after our survey closed, on February 27, the House delayed a vote on a bill to reauthorize ESEA. Given the high expectation Insiders had expressed just two days prior, we wanted to follow-up to see how the delayed vote affected the outlook for reauthorization. Read more

  • By Deirdre Dlugoleski
    February 27, 2015

    On Tuesday, the Senate HELP Committee held a hearing on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, with a focus on the final report from the Task Force on Government Regulation of Higher Education. Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    February 26, 2015

    Last week, the Future of Privacy Forum and Rethink Education hosted a privacy "boot camp" for about 40 ed tech companies that are trying to navigate the perils of data privacy.  Whiteboard Advisors took part to discuss state policies and best practices.  Read more

  • By Noah Sudow
    February 19, 2015

    The American Council on Education, yesterday submitted their public comment to the Department of Education in response to the December college ratings framework.  The letter was a collective response on behalf of  almost every higher education institutional association, 26 overall including AASCU, AACC, APLU and EDUCAUSE.    Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    February 4, 2015

    The Federal Trade Commission has issued new guidance addressing a question about whether COPPA covers the new online assessments by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.  Read more

  • By Noah Sudow
    February 3, 2015

    President Obama released his proposed budget today, which included proposals for higher ed. Read more

  • By Austin Dannhaus
    January 23, 2015

    This week, we surveyed Education Insiders to get their take on the recently-proposed America's College Promise program and the Student Data Privacy Act. We also checked in on a number of K-12 policies to see if the State of the Union, Secretary Duncan's January 12 speech, and Senator Alexander's ESEA draft had a measurable effect on those issue. Read more

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