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The Trustees of Columbia University … and Graduate Workers of Columbia-GWC, UAW

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

http://apps.nlrb.gov/link/document.aspx/09031d45821c20d4

3-1 ruling by the NLRB that graduate students who assist in teaching or research at private universities are employees and have a right to union representation.  Graduate students at public universities are covered by state labor laws.  From the National Labor Relations Board

 

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering

Categories: Disability,Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15311/tables.cfm

Updated information on a series of tables including graduate enrollments by S&E fields, degrees awarded by level and field of study, postgraduation plans, and employment. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

2016-17 Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Headlines,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD2482016/$file/RD248.pdf

Reports that tuition and required fees at Virginia’s public institutions of higher education will increase by an average of 4.6% for fall 2016.  The average increase for in-state students is 2.9%.  Also provides a summary of four items: board-approved tuition and fee increases for 2016-17, tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years, the cost-sharing relationship between the state and students, and national tuition trends.  Includes tables showing charges and fees by school.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

ED Launches Initiative for Low-Income Students to Access New Generation of Higher Education Providers

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/fact-sheet-ed-launches-initiative-low-income-students-access-new-generation-higher-education-providers

Agency press release on EQUIP or Educational Quality Through Innovation Partnerships, a program to offer federal financial assistance to low-income students to enroll in programs offered by nontraditional providers in partnership with colleges and universities.  Programs include coding bootcamps, online courses, and employer organizations. From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups 2016

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Education,Education-Higher,Hispanics,Native Americans,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016007.pdf

Presents a selection of indicators that examine differences in educational participation and attainment of students in the racial/ethnic groups of White, Black, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, and two or more races.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Undergraduates Who Do Not Apply for Financial Aid

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016406.pdf

Shows the percentage of undergraduates who did not apply for financial aid and their reasons for not applying.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Career and Technical Education Coursetaking and Postsecondary Enrollment and Attainment: High School Classes of 1992 and 2004

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016109.pdf

Looks at two cohorts of public high school graduates, comparing their 8-year postsecondary enrollment and attainment rates, overall and based on the number of occupational CTE credits graduates had earned in high school.   From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Persistence and Attainment Among Postsecondary Subbaccalaureate Students

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016083.pdf

Tracks the progress toward the attainment of a degree or other credential for students who enrolled in postsecondary education for the first time in 2003-04 and were working in a career or technical education environment.  Compares their progress with students who started at the same time and pursued a bachelor’s degree.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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