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What Do College Chief Business Officers Think About the Future of Higher Education

Responses garnered from hundreds of business officers at various public and private universities have been distilled into the 2017 Survey of College and University Business Officers. One of the findings is:

Seventy-one percent of chief business officers believe that media reports portraying higher education as in financial crisis are accurate. The proportion of CBOs holding this view has risen over the past two years. (6)


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Two New NCES Reports

Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2016–17; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2015–16; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2015–16

Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups 2017

The former report deals specifically with college-level indicators, while the latter report (all 180 pages of it) is replete with data and graphs dealing with preprimary to postsecondary education

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2017/18 New Jersey School Aid

You can search via county or school district. BTW, Jersey City will lose $8.4 million in the upcoming year.

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Jersey City Schools Return to Local Control

After three decades of state oversight, the NJ Department of Education has returned all control of the Jersey City school district back to the local level. Here is an informative NJ Spotlight article along with a statement from the NJEA.

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Lesson Plans from The New York Times

Throughout the year, The New York Times publishes lesson plans on a wide variety of topics and subjects ranging from history to science to literacy skills. Each plan comes with links both to internal New York Times resources as well as to reputable outside sites. Where needed, charts and graphs supplement the presentations. At the end of the year, the newspaper aggregates all the plans into one site for ease of searching. Past lesson plans can also be accessed. This lesson plan proves to be especially relevant: Evaluating Sources in a ‘Post-Truth’ World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning About Fake News.

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Financial Times’ List of Best MBA Programs in the World

Come here to find the list. You can sort by multiple criteria, and each institution has a brief profile along with a diversity report.

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Videos of College Commencement Speeches

Dozens if not hundreds of these speeches are viewable online courtesy of C-SPAN.

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