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Task Force on Higher Education Financing and Student Outcomes

Education / Page November 9, 2018

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Task Force on Higher Education Financing and Student Outcomes Co-Chair letter and list of membership.

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The Future of the U.S. Higher Education: Confronting Challenges in a Changing Landscape

Education / September 27, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

Experts shared their perspectives on issues, including the roles that the government and institutions can play in promoting better outcomes, access and affordability.

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Community Colleges Offer Key Partnerships for Expanding Economic Opportunity

Tim Shaw, Dane Stangler / Blog June 27, 2018

Community colleges have come to be seen as integral to addressing U.S. economic challenges, including retraining workers and helping rebuild the bridge to middle-class jobs.

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Norman Augustine: Higher Education in America Finds Itself on a Slippery Slope

Education / News June 18, 2018

Our great research universities risk getting left behind

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Accountability in Higher Ed: Why Not Share the Risk?

Kenneth Megan / Blog January 30, 2018

What does the current institutional accountability system look like, and how can it be improved and reformed?

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Bipartisan Legislation Aims to Strengthen Accountability in Higher Education

Kenneth Megan, Shai Akabas / Blog December 18, 2017

Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at strengthening institutional accountability in the higher education system.

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Tax Reform Hits the Ivory Tower

Kenneth Megan / Blog November 21, 2017

Tax reform legislation, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” moving through Congress would affect nearly every sector of the American economy, including higher education.

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Bipartisan Bill Aims for Federal Student Loan Disclosures Anyone Can Understand

Kenneth Megan / Blog November 7, 2017

Helping borrowers navigate the complicated student loan system is an area ripe for more bipartisan initiatives.

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Why States Need Higher Education Reform to Meet Workforce Needs

Education / September 28, 2017 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET

The time is ripe to dig into how we can better align our higher education system to meet America’s workforce needs.

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New York’s Free College Plan: Benefits and Shortcomings

Kenneth Megan / Blog September 7, 2017

New York’s “Excelsior Scholarship” program has admirable goals but also several drawbacks that have stirred up controversy.

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