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Fact Sheet: Obama Administration Announces Release of New Scorecard Data

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/fact-sheet-obama-administration-announces-release-new-scorecard-data

Press release on the status of the College Scorecard, first released last year to provide information about cost, debt, completion rates, and post-college earnings of graduates for each college and university.  Adds 1700 data points for 7,000 institutions, including 2014-15 graduation rates, and earnings information from the 2013 tax year.  From the Education Department

 

Remedial Coursetaking at U. S. Public 2- and 4-Year Institutions: Scope, Experience, and Outcomes

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016405.pdf

Examines the effectiveness of remedial education courses at community colleges and four year institutions by analyzing the remedial courses taken by beginning postsecondary students, the characteristics of the students, and the outcomes for those who took such courses compared to those who did not.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

 

Head Start Performance Standards

Categories: Children,Education-Higher,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/09/06/2016-19748/head-start-performance-standards

Text of the final rule which revised the Head Start Standards.  From the Office of the Federal Register and the Children and Families Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services

 

Mobile Digest of Education Statistics, 2014

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016011.pdf

A compact compilation of statistical information about education designed as a mobile reference. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

After the Post-9/11 GI Bill: A Profile of Military Service Members and Veterans Enrolled in Undergraduate and Graduate Education

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016435.pdf

Agency warning about the practices of predatory publishers taking advantage of the changing publishing landscape to charge researchers high fees while providing little in the way of traditional services.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

Academics and Scientists: Beware of Predatory Journal Publishers

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/academics-and-scientists-beware-predatory-journal-publishers

Agency warning about the practices of predatory publishers taking advantage of the changing publishing landscape to charge researchers high fees while providing little in the way of traditional services.  From the Federal Trade Commission

(advertising/marketing     consumer info/protection     education, higher     laws/regulations)

 

Federal Trade Commission v. OMICS Group et al

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/cases/160826omicscmpt.pdf

Text of lawsuit charging a publisher with deceiving academics and researchers about the nature of its journals.  The complaint charges that the journals are not peer reviewed, that named editors have not agreed to be affiliated with the journals, and that deceptive publication fees range from hundreds to thousands of dollars.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

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

 

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