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Executive Order 23: Establishing the New Virginia Economy Workforce Initiative

Categories: Business/Economics,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Veterans,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/media/3033/eo-23-establishing-the-new-virginia-economy-workforce-initiative.pdf

Initiative seeks to reinvigorate the Virginia economy by increasing postsecondary and workforce credentials, securing employment for veterans, aligning education with the needs of businesses, and diversifying the economy.  From the Office of the Governor

 

2014-15 Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

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

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD2042014/$file/RD204.pdf

Provides information on approved tuition and fee increases for the 2014-15 year, tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years, the cost-sharing relationship between the state and students, and trends in tuition increases nationally.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2013-2014; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2012-13; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2012-13: First Look (Provisional Data)

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014066rev.pdf

A revised version of the preliminary report released on July 10, 2014.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

In the Matter of Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet

Categories: Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.arl.org/storage/documents/publications/comments-NN-library-highered_NN-18jul2014-final.pdf

Comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission by a coalition of library and educational organizations relating to the issue of so-called net neutrality. The coalition takes exception to an FCC proposed rulemaking which provides for different levels of service and pricing.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

NIH System to Monitor Emerging Drug Trends

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jul2014/nida-17.htm

Agency press release about the creation of a National Drug Early Warning System, funded by the National Institutes of Health at the University of Maryland and targeted at social media sites, to monitor emerging trends that will  help health experts respond quickly to outbreaks of illicit drugs.  From the National Institutes of Health

 

Biennial VA529 Status Report

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/reports/Rpt457.pdf

Latest report on the management and status of Virginia’s four college savings programs authorized by Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code.  The VA529 plan is the largest 529 plan in the country with over $50 billion in assets and a 23% share of the national market.  All programs continue to grow but the Prepaid program has experienced a leveling off of growth.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Sexual Violence on Campus: How Too Many Institutions of Higher Education are Failing to Protect Students

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Headlines,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.mccaskill.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/SurveyReportwithAppendix.pdf

A survey of 440 four year colleges and universities which assesses how they report, investigate, and adjudicate sexual violence.  Finds that many institutions are failing to comply with the law and best practices in how they handle sexual violence among students.  From the U.S. Senate Office of Claire McCaskill

 

Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2013-14: Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2012-13; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2012-13: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014066.pdf

Offers preliminary enrollment and degree data for colleges and universities for the 2012-13 year and cost data for the past year.  Tuition increases at public colleges for in-state students averaged 4% to $7,800 per year and 3% to $17,500 for out-of-state students.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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