Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Is the U.S. Falling Behind in Higher Education?


By Mary Ellen Flannery The United States, once the global leader in the production of a most singular resource—its talent pool of college graduates—is losing ground to emerging nations like South Korea and China. The recent, “Education at a Glance,” an annual report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), found that about [...]

For-Profit Colleges Face Tougher Regulations


By Mary Ellen Flannery Those for-profit colleges that take in millions of federal tax dollars but turn out graduates with mountains of debt and worthless degrees will have to do better for their students. Long awaited regulations released this week by the Department of Education make it clear that those “career colleges” risk losing their [...]

College Affordability Must Be Protected, Says Congressman


By Mary Ellen Flannery What’s your tax rate, U.S. Congressman John Tierney asked higher education employees at the NEA Higher Education Conference on Saturday. Is it a mere 2.4 percent – like the tech giant Google? Or is it zero — like Boeing or pharmaceutical king Pfizer? Maybe you received an enormous refund like General Electric? Probably not. [...]

NEA Participates in White House Community College Summit

October 5, 2010 by cmccabe  
Filed under Academics, Higher Education, NEA


By Miguel Gonzalez At the request of President Barack Obama, Dr. Jill Biden today convened the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges. The event brought together community colleges, the business and philanthropic communities, federal and state policy leaders, and students to discuss how community colleges can help meet the nation’s job training and education [...]

College Students Hit Hard by Job Cuts

June 7, 2010 by cmccabe  
Filed under Featured News, Higher Education, Jobs, Top Stories


By John Rosales Students are being turned away from higher education institutions in great numbers due to faculty layoffs. They are also unable to register for classes they need to graduate, and are not receiving basic campus services due to job losses to everyone from tenure-track professors and adjuncts to counselors, library and health care [...]

Billions on the Way for Higher Education


By Cynthia McCabe March 23, 2010 — Largely lost in the celebration over the passage of healthcare reform this week was another huge win for college-bound students and the rest of the higher education community: the legislation passed by the House of Representatives Sunday night includes billions of dollars for students financial aid and community colleges. The [...]