Posts Categorized: Regionalism

NEBHE Awarded Lumina Foundation Grant to Assist New England States in Redesigning Student Aid Programs

Goal is to redesign state financial aid programs to meet national and state college enrollment and degree-attainment targets, better align state, federal and institutional student aid strategies  ... NEBHE was awarded a $404,400 grant from Lumina Foundation to help the New England states redesign and align their student financial aid programs. The purpose of the grant is to provide technica...

Online Public-Private Mashup

A private college in Massachusetts and a public one in New Hampshire are teaming up to pursue their shared interests in serving working adult students. Cambridge College will expand online offerings through a new partnership with Granite State College. Focused on a diverse population of adult learners, Cambridge already operates three Massachusetts-based campuses and five additional sites across...

Innovation in Energy Services Ed Charged Up in Maine

Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) has been powering up its innovative Energy Services and Technology (EST) program, designed to prepare students for employment in the growing field of sustainable energy. EST integrates instruction in the installation and design of high-efficiency and renewable plumbing, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and prepares students to ...

Happy New Test

The new year brings new tests for students who seek an alternative to earning a traditional high school diploma. And the six New England states are split on how to proceed. The old GED (general equivalency diploma) test was originally developed in 1942 and used universally until it expired at the end of the 2013. In its place is the 2014 GED, a new online-only version developed by the GED Te...

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

As the world pays tribute to Nelson Mandela, we reflect on the South African struggle. Five years before Mandela was freed from the jail (where he spent almost a third of his life) and nearly a decade before he won the Nobel Peace Prize and became president of South Africa, NEBHE created the New England South African Student Scholarship Program. The program enabled New England colleges to suppor...

DC Shuttle: PARCC, Pell, PISA … And That’s Just the P’s

Pell Grants subject of House hearing on Higher Ed Act. The House Education and the Workforce Committee's Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training held a hearing on Pell Grants as part of its series of hearings on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. House Republicans expressed some doubts about recent expansions of the Pell Grant program, while Democrats vowed to defend ...

2014 Guide Features Key Info on New England Colleges

NEBHE announces publication of the 2014 Guide to New England Colleges and Universities, the third edition produced in association with Boston magazine. The Guide features listings for more than 250 colleges and universities throughout the six New England states, as well as tips on navigating the college applications process, an overview of financial aid options and information on NEBHE’s tu...

NEBHE Announces More Specialized Programs with Tuition Break

New England’s public colleges and universities continue to expand their program offerings under the New England Regional Student Program (RSP), which means more access for the region's residents to out-of-the-ordinary programs at reduced tuition. Students eligible under the RSP save an average of $7,000 on their annual tuition bills. For students interested in studying and improving the hum...

DC Shuttle: House and Senate Hearings Focus on Student Aid

House and Senate hearings on federal student aid. Both chambers of Congress discussed ways to restructure the federal government's student aid programs. The House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing on federal student aid and on Thursday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing on the same issue. Lawmakers discussed simplifying the administ...

Northeastern U’s Bluestone to Speak on Boston’s Role in NE Economy

Northeastern University economist Barry Bluestone will discuss Boston’s Role in the regional economic network at the fall 2013 Outlook Conference of the New England Economic Partnership (NEEP) to be held Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Bluestone is Northeastern's Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy and founding director of the university's Kitty and...