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State Funding Rose Last Year. Will it Last?

Higher ed funding in 2022 was higher than any year since the 2008 recession, defying expectations. Some worry the boost was a short-term spike.

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When Governors Seek the Presidency

Florida governor Ron DeSantis announced a presidential run Wednesday after a legislative session that imposed dramatic changes on public higher education. What does it mean for his candidacy?

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Not Just a War on ‘Woke’

Attacks on public higher education in Florida are part of the radical right’s broader antidemocratic agenda, Timothy V. Kaufman-Osborn writes.

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Ohio State Board Pushes Back on Anti-DEI Bill

Ohio State’s Board of Trustees blasted a State Senate bill one day before it passed. The rare move comes as culture war politics drive education reforms across the U.S.

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University of Phoenix to Affiliate With University of Idaho

After deal with Arkansas system breaks down, a new entity created by Idaho is poised to buy and manage the for-profit giant as a nonprofit university.

DeSantis Signs Bill to Defund DEI

Florida governor Ron DeSantis has officially signed legislation that will ban state dollars from going to diversity, equity and inclusion...
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The Political Trials of a Southern Accreditor

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has been a frequent target in the partisan fight over higher ed. Its struggles could hold lessons for other agencies under lawmakers’ scrutiny.

N.Y. Higher Ed Leaders Celebrate ‘Transformational’ Budget

New York governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday enacted historic funding increases for the state’s two public university systems, the State...