THIS WEEK'S NEWS

 

Indiana Gives Credential Engine a Boost

Credential Engine stands to transform how learners choose their educational pathway, and how employers choose the right hire. State agencies have a big part to play in making it happen. Last week, leaders from business, labor, and higher education celebrated the public launch of Credential Engine’s Credential Registry. A web-based system for finding and comparing More Info »

House GOP pushes innovation and deregulation with Higher Education Act overhaul

The Republican-led Congress’s early attempt at rewriting the federal Higher Education Act uses incentives and deregulation to encourage new twists on college, including competency-based education, short-term programs and nonaccredited providers. Experts continue to absorb details about the complex bill from Republican leaders on the U.S. House of Representatives’ education committee, which on Tuesday voted to More Info »

Secretary DeVos Announces Rethink School Summits to Highlight Innovation in K-12, Higher Ed

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the Department will host two Rethink School Summits in the coming weeks—the first focused on higher education and the second on K-12. These summits will bring together education leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs from around the country who are demonstrating student-centric models can improve student achievement. More Info »

ACE Paper Explores Use of Data Analytics to Spur Student, Institutional Success

Authors call for institutional leaders to increase use of data in decision making ​Colleges and universities have begun to embrace the need for data-informed decision making to help drive institutional innovation and improvement, but more progress is needed before the analytics revolution takes firm root in higher education. That is the conclusion of The Data-Enabled More Info »

2017 HEPI: Highest Increase Since 2008

This week Commonfund released the 2017 update to the Higher Education Price Index® (HEPI). It includes three important changes that investors should take note of: The 2017 HEPI inflation rate was 3.7 percent – the highest increase since 2008 (5.0 percent) Seven of the eight HEPI components showed positive increases, with just Supplies and Materials More Info »