With our "Interesting Reads" blog posts, the EDUCAUSE Policy Office highlights recent articles on federal policy issues and developments that are directly relevant to members or provide insights on higher education policy in general.
- Securing student data is a challenge that requires cash, The Hill, December 4, 2017. (As attacks on student information increase, money needs to be allocated to school districts to protect student privacy)
- House HEA Proposes Changes for Distance Ed, CBE, and State Authorization, WCET Frontiers, December 4, 2017. (WCET dives into several provisions in the House's HEA reauthorization bill that could have significant impact on higher ed e-learning)
- Senate Passes Tax Bill With Major Implications for Higher Ed, Inside Higher Ed, December 4, 2017. (Senate passed tax reform legislation heavily criticized by the higher education community)
- Want to Search Earnings for English Majors by College? You Can't, New York Times, December 1, 2017. (Efforts are underway to create a database of completion rates and earnings outcomes for colleges and universities to increase transparency, but some in the higher education community are pushing back on the proposals)
- Don't Insult Your Class by Banning Laptops, Chronicle of Higher Education, December 4, 2017. (Professor encourages others to allow laptops and technology in the classroom and adapt to the new needs and expectations of students)
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