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Autonomy and Accountability in Higher Education – Part 3

The General Assembly enacted the 2005 Restructuring Act with the idea of holding public universities accountable to a set of performance metrics. Many measures have fallen by the wayside. This is the third of four articles exploring higher-education accountability in … Continue reading

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Autonomy and Accountability in Higher Education – Part 2

In 2005, when leaders of Virginia’s most prestigious universities were angling for more autonomy from state control, they complained about the bureaucratic hoops they had to jump through. State regulators made the College of William & Mary install an exit sign in … Continue reading

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Student Loan Defaults Increase

Household debt surpassed its 2008 recession peak in the first quarter of 2017, according to a recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. At $12.73 trillion, household debt stood at $149 billion or 1.2 percent above the … Continue reading

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Autonomy and Accountability in Higher Education – Part 1

Under the 2005 Restructuring Act, Virginia universities got more autonomy in exchange for more accountability. Today, they still have autonomy but there’s less accountability. This is the first of four articles exploring higher-education accountability in Virginia since enactment of the … Continue reading

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Expand Pre-K Access by Expanding Private Scholarships

The latest annual report from the National Institute for Early Education Research ranks Virginia #29 in early education access for four-year-olds – a statistic comparing unfavorably to the Commonwealth’s surrounding states. Some argue that increasing early childhood education access can … Continue reading

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