Posts Categorized: Schools

Connecticut Makes Community College Free, while Raising Minimum Wage and OK’ing Paid Family and Medical Leave

Connecticut lawmakers ended their session and sent a balanced budget of $43 billion for FY20 and FY21 to Gov. Ned Lamont. Democrats, who hold a majority in both legislative branches, said the budget erases a deficit without raising tax rates. Progressive Democrats in the General Assembly unsuccessfully pushed to tax the wealthiest Connecticut residents on investment income. The effort to tax th...

Vermont 2019 Session Ends with Wage, Paid Leave Deliberations To Be Continued …

The Vermont General Assembly adjourned the 2019 session in stages as the House and Senate, both with Democratic majorities, were unable to resolve their differences on two major proposals. At issue were proposals to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and a plan to provide paid family and medical leave to Vermonters. Despite broad agreement among Democrats to approve both measures, final agreeme...

A Look at Higher Ed’s Value

NEBHE examines how more education means more benefits for individuals who earn postsecondary credentials and for the general public ... Despite the alarming and unsustainable rise of college tuition and fee rates, the greatest cost associated with higher education is still the opportunity cost in terms of lost wages, according to NEBHE’s latest report What’s the Value of Higher Education? I...

Data Connection: Drugs, Rents, PR

Approximate amount physicians in New England received in payments from drug and medical device companies for speaking, travel, education and food and beverages from August 2013 to December 2016: $620,000,000 NEBHE Analysis of ProPublica data Number of New England states among the 20 U.S. "States with the Biggest Drug Problems in 2019," based on 22 key metrics, including arrest and overdose rate...

¿Habla Español? Nuestras Páginas Web de Tuition Break Ahora Presentan Información en Español!

Speak Spanish? Our Tuition Break web pages now have information in Spanish! NEBHE's Tuition Break, the Regional Student Program (RSP) has been helping New England students and families access academic programs out of state at reduced tuition for more than 60 years. In recognition of the region's growing Hispanic population and advice that those families could benefit from accessing college a...

On the Road Again … Talkin’ Policy with Our Friends

NEBHE’s Policy & Research Team has been on the road this fall sharing current work and gathering valuable insights on these projects from our New England higher education colleagues. Here are just a few of our stops … Street creds? On Oct. 24, Candace Williams, director for strategic initiatives, and Stafford Peat, senior consultant, engaged a full house of online and continuing ed...

More Data Connection: Citizens

From time to time, we revive the collection of facts and figures called "Data Connection" that we had published quarterly for nearly 20 years in the print editions of The New England Journal of Higher Education (formerly Connection). The latest ... Percentage of 18-24-year-olds who attended a political demonstration or march in 2016: 5% Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning &...

NEBHE Explores “Tradition, Transition and Transformation” of New England Higher Ed

NEBHE convened its Annual Fall Board Meeting near Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire in September on the overarching themes of “Tradition, Transition and Transformation: Sustaining New England’s Higher Education Industry and Advantage.” Over two days, NEBHE delegates explored the impact of changing demography, declining enrollments and opportunities for “demand cultivation” and strat...

Maine Community College System to Participate in High Value Credentials for New England Initiative

The Maine Community College System (MCCS) will participate in the High Value Credentials for New England (HVCNE) initiative, a project recently launched by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) and Credential Engine with support from the Lumina Foundation. Dedicated to creating credential transparency and revealing the credential marketplace, Credential Engine provides a common lang...

Announcing the NEBHE-Chinese Government Scholarships for 2018-19

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is pleased to announce awarding of six NEBHE-Chinese Government Scholarships for the program's inaugural 2018-19 academic year. Through the generosity of the Chinese government, this scholarship offers qualified New England students the opportunity to study at Chinese universities with a full scholarship. After a competitive awarding process...