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DC Shuttle: White House Meeting with CEOs Spawns New Ed Grants … and Other Higher Ed News from Washington

Editor's Note: Our DC Shuttle column has changed gates, so to speak. With frequent arrivals of higher ed news from our partner The New England Council, DC Shuttle will now appear in Newslink, rather than the Journal section, of  https://www.nebhe.org. President Obama hosted an education roundtable on July 18 with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Domestic Policy Chair Melody Barnes and busines...

Two More NE States Close Books on Tough Budget Year

In mid-June, we reported that Connecticut and Vermont had completed budgets in record time. Now it's Maine and New Hampshire's turn in this very difficult budget year. Maine State Budget After a rocky start, Maine's newly elected Republican Gov. Paul LePage got much of what he asked for, as the Republican-controlled Legislature approved a $6.1 billion two-year budget, which included the eliminatio...

Nellie Mae Education Foundation Issues Report Boosting Technology in Schools

More than 40% of high school students feel unprepared to use technology as they look ahead to college and work, and only 8% of teachers fully integrate technology in the classroom, according to Integrating Technology with Student-Centered Learning, a new report prepared for the Nellie Mae Education Foundation (NMEF) of Quincy, Mass., by Education Development Center (EDC) of Newton, Mass.The report...

Down Economy Still Shaping College Enrollment, Consulting Firm Says

Two years after the depth of the Great Recession, the economy is still a major factor in college-enrollment decisions, according to a new survey by Concord, Mass.-based Maguire Associates and Fastweb.com. Nearly one-third of high school seniors who did not enroll in their first-choice college said the main reason was that they could not afford it, according to the survey of 2,400 high school seni...

Among Latest Comings & Goings, Meotti Named Interim Chief of New Conn. Regents

Connecticut Higher Education Commissioner Michael P. Meotti, a NEBHE delegate, was named interim president of the the state's new Board of Regents of Higher Education. Under the state's recent education reorganization, the Regents will serve as the board for the community colleges, state universities and Charter Oak State College, as of Jan. 1. 2012. ****Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Tim Don...

Number of HS Grads Dropping in NE States

The number of new high school graduates will plunge in the New England states between now and 2020, according to a new report by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS). The report Not Just Kid Stuff Anymore: The Economic Imperative for More Adults to Complete College forecasts no national growth in the number of high s...

Conn. and Vt. First NE States to Complete Legislative Sessions

Two newly elected Democratic governors pushed through ambitious legislative agendas in record time, with the support of legislatures controlled by Democrats. Both states took bold steps to jumpstart the economy in their states by passing bills to create jobs and to cut costs. Connecticut passed the biggest tax increase in the state's history, while Vermont passed the nation's first single-payer he...

Mass. Forum to Ask What Is Meant by “College and Career Readiness”

The Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy and the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education will hold a forum on "Defining and Assessing College and Career Readiness" on Tuesday June 14, at 8:30 a.m. at the Seaport World Trade Center Boston. "While the goal of the previous Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks was to ensure students’ proficiency in specific disciplines...

Here Come the Guvs …

New England's governors on strategies for higher education We've invited each of the six New England governors to write short articles for The New England Journal of Higher Education on future challenges facing higher education in their respective states. In June, we'll begin posting each piece by the chief executives in alphabetical order by state, starting with Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy....

Consulting Firm to Hold Free Webinar on Net Price Calculator

Maguire Associates of Concord, Mass. will hold a free webinar on "Getting Smart with Your Net Price Calculator" on Tuesday, June 7, at 1 p.m. EST. Under the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Congress mandated that higher education institutions offer the net price calculators (NPCs) to allow prospective students and families to estimate  personal out-of-pocket expenses at a particul...