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Oct. 31, 2014 / Roger Riddell (Education Dive)

Iowa university presidents request $12.9M to aid with performance-based funding

Presidents of the three Iowa public universities, along with regents, are asking the state to help the University of Iowa — the loser under the new funding model.

Oct. 31, 2014 / Keith Button (Education Dive)

Felony charges dropped against fired UNC-Greensboro photo employees

The three were fired for allegedly conducting their freelance photography business on the university's time, using its property.

Oct. 31, 2014 / Keith Button (Education Dive)

For-profit Grand Canyon U may become nonprofit

If it makes the move, it will be the first publicly traded for-profit higher ed provider to do so.

Oct. 30, 2014 / Roger Riddell (Education Dive)

Time editor responds to teacher outrage over controversial cover

The magazine's Nov. 3 'Rotten Apples' was taken as an insult by many educators, though the article itself, on teacher tenure, was much more balanced.

Oct. 30, 2014 / Roger Riddell (Education Dive)

Common Application may be replaced at elite institutions

A group of institutions is conspiring to create its own alternative to the online system used by over 500 colleges and universities.

Oct. 31, 2014 / Keith Button (Education Dive)

Cuomo faces backlash after calling education a 'public monopoly'

The New York governor made the comment while promising to overhaul the state's education landscape if he is elected for a second term.  

Oct. 31, 2014 / Allie Gross (Education Dive)

Education Department issues new for-profit college rules

The U.S. Department of Education has released new rules aimed at the student loan debt issue, particularly for graduates of for-profit colleges.

Oct. 30, 2014 / Keith Button (Education Dive)

White House to host early ed summit in December

The event will announce which states won $250 million in Preschool Development Grants and $500 million in Early Head Start Child Care Partnership awards.  

Oct. 31, 2014 / Allie Gross (Education Dive)

Cheyney University alumni suing state, feds for more funding

The suit, which also includes current students, alleges funding for the historically black school was unfairly cut.

Oct. 30, 2014 / Keith Button (Education Dive)