To stimulate and support public discussions relating to affordable excellence, Partners combs through the latest news and trends in higher education, economics and related fields of study that can have the greatest impact on the costs and the standards for excellence at our public universities.
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March 4, 2017
The legislative season saw efforts to limit tuition, increase scrutiny of finances and curtail some of the autonomy that the schools gained when the General Assembly approved higher-education restructuring more than a decade ago.Read More
March 1, 2017
Indeed, the General Assembly shows no reluctance to micromanage other things, even when no tax money is involved. It told Roanoke City Council that it couldn’t ban smoking in Elmwood Park, yet when it comes to the operations of a major state enterprises — public colleges and universities — suddenly, hey, hands off.Read More
February 24, 2017
State Senator Frank Wagner (R) of Virginia Beach, on the final day of the General Assembly’s 2017 session in which multiple higher education reform bills were introduced and failed, called on elected officials to freeze the cost of tuition and fees at state funded schools next year. Read the full release here.Read More