Doing More With Higher Ed Data
The presidential election pushed grassroots proposals to make public college free into the mainstream. But should these plans stay there? And if so, in what form, now that the most prominent supporters of those proposals lost the race for the White House?
University of Cincinnati students and faculty want the administration to make UC a “sanctuary” campus, joining the city in defying President Donald Trump’s targeted travel ban.
Mayor John Cranley declared Cincinnati a “sanctuary city” on Feb. 1, a move that was largely symbolic because police officers already abstain from enforcing federal laws against people who lack proper immigration documents.
Future decisions by the Trump administration on immigration enforcement could signal the next civil rights movement, a Cornell Law School professor told journalists Friday at an Education Writers Association seminar.
During his time in office, President Obama substantially altered the landscape of postsecondary education, from making the federal government the direct lender of student loans to changing the climate for how colleges address allegations of sexual assault. Journalists who cover federal policy on higher education offer insights and story ideas about issues to track, from the regulation of for-profit colleges to the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
A movement to provide tuition-free higher education was already gathering steam well before it became a centerpiece on the Democratic campaign trail.
Tennessee enacted the Promise Program in 2014, providing two years of tuition-free attendance at a community or technical college to residents. Oregon and Minnesota followed suit with similar programs.
It’s now reached Nevada, in the form of legislation proposed by state Sen. Mo Denis, D-Las Vegas, that’s patterned after Tennessee’s program.
Please check the online agenda for any future changes to the program.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Welcome & Lunch
Which Students Count in College Data-Keeping?
Registration & Badge Pick Up
Thursday – Friday
Opens at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. on Friday.
University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
3440 Market Street, Fifth Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Badges are required to attend all seminar events and meals.