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Student enrollment projections. The Education Department and the National Center for Education Statistics released new data on student enrollment projections. According to the report, 3 million more people will be enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities in 2022 than were enrolled in 2012,. Inside Higher Ed reports.
Student data privacy. The Education Department’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) released guidance on protecting student data. The guidance summarizes the major requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) for districts using online educational services.
Income share agreements. The Washington-based American Enterprise Institute released a report on Income Share Agreements as a method to pay for education. The paper advocates for use of this technique, in which students promise a portion of future salary to someone who finances their education.
State aid data shows declining support for public schools. The Chronicle of Higher Education released searchable data on state aid for public colleges.
We publish the DC Shuttle each week featuring higher ed news from Washington collected by the New England Council, of which NEBHE is a member. This edition is drawn from the Higher Education Update in the Council’s Weekly Washington Report of March 3, 2014.
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