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Innovation Indexed

Massachusetts and Connecticut lead America in college-educated or “innovation economy” workers, according to the latest annual index of "The Massachusetts Innovation Economy, published by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. Among “areas for Massachusetts to focus on,” however, the report cites disparities in public funding for education, especially higher education...

Top 10 Legislative Issues Include Rebound in State Higher Ed Funding (with Accountability)

Every year since the mid-1990s, Governing magazine has offered speculation on the top legislative issues facing the states. Higher education rarely makes the list, and most Governing higher ed coverage of late has focused on state budget cuts. But 2014 may be different. The magazine cites a survey by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities finding that 37 states increased FY 2...

NEBHE and Partners Unveil Green Guidance

NEBHE is a partner on a new report titled Green Revolving Funds: A Guide to Implementation & Management, which provides practical guidance for designing, implementing and growing a green revolving fund (GRF) at a college, university or other nonprofit institution. The newly expanded guide establishes best practices from interviews with presidents, facility managers, sustainability directors, ...

DC Shuttle: SCOTUS Ruling Suggests Colleges Can Continue to Use Diversity as Admissions Tool for Now; Congress May Revisit Loan Rate Debate After Recess; US Spends Most on Ed

Supreme Court affirmative action ruling. On Monday, the Supreme Court released a ruling in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. The 7-1 decision was indecisive, remanding the case for reconsideration in the lower courts and directing lower courts to use "strict scrutiny" in affirmative action cases. The result of the ruling is that schools will continue to be able to use diversity ...

NEBHE Unveils Advanced Manufacturing PBL Newsletter

NEBHE has published the first edition of its new Advanced Manufacturing Problem Based Learning (PBL) newsletter. NEBHE was awarded a three-year $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a New England-wide project titled Problem Based Learning (PBL) in Advanced Manufacturing: Transforming 21st Century Technician Education. Funding is provided through the NSF’s Advanced Te...

New England Enrolls 61,000 Foreign Students, According to NEBHE’s Updated T&I Figures on International Enrollment

NEBHE’s newly updated Trends & Indicators series features an updated section on New England's international college enrollment and study abroad. New England colleges and universities enrolled nearly 61,000 foreign students in 2012—more than three times as many as they did in 1980, according to NEBHE's data from the New York City-based Institute of International Education. New Eng...

NEBHE’s Tuition Break Continues Steady Growth with More Students and Programs

NEBHEs Regional Student Program (RSP), known as Tuition Break, provided more than $53 million in tuition savings this academic year to 9,338 participating students, according to the recently published 2012-13 Annual Report of the New England Regional Student Program (RSP). Highlights from the 2012-13 RSP Annual Report: The RSP provided more than $53 million in tuition savings to 9,338 p...

DC Shuttle: National Reports Call for Student Aid Reform, More Autonomy for Schools, Upgrading Data Systems

Higher education reauthorization. On Tuesday, Jan. 29, as lawmakers began to form proposals for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, the New America Foundation released a  report with 30 recommendations for policy changes. The report "calls for specific changes to grants, loans, tax benefits, college outreach programs and federal regulations to provide more direct aid to the lowes...

Kiplinger’s Take on Public “Values” in NE

Kiplinger announced its 2013 list of the top 100 values in public colleges and universities. Five New England public colleges and universities are ranked among the top 100, with slight variations in rankings for in-state and out-of-state students. The University of Connecticut is ranked 25th for in-state students and 22nd for out-of-state students; University of Massachusetts Amherst, 62nd and 4...

NEBHE’s Tuition Break for NE Residents Announces 2013-14 Approved Degree Programs

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) announced the degree programs approved under the New England Regional Student Program (RSP), Tuition Break, for the 2013-14 academic year, including nine new bachelor's, one new associate, and 14 new graduate degree programs.New Associate and Bachelor's Degree Programs Approved for 2013-14: Allied Health, University of Connecticut Design (Graphic ...