Amid funding increases, state universities mull to hike or not to hike tuition

Amid funding increases, state universities mull to hike or not to hike tuition

More state funding leads to less tuition hikes for state-funded schools, right? It’s a logical thought, according to university students and Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Former Gates Foundation higher ed director named head of Pa. public university system

Former Gates Foundation higher ed director named head of Pa. public university system

Pennsylvania’s 14 state universities have a new leader as they enter a turbulent period likely to include internal restructuring and a barrage of questions about their function and role in the commonwealth. 

At a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education board meeting Monday, Dr. Daniel Greenstein was named the new chancellor of the system.

Monday, May 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Independent policy think tank gives General Assembly options to keep PASSHE sustainable

Independent policy think tank gives General Assembly options to keep PASSHE sustainable

RAND Corporation, a policy research organization, testified Monday before a joint hearing of the Senate and House Education committees after releasing a report on Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) needs and performance last week.

Monday, April 30, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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Tags: PASSHE
New report on state university system breaks little new ground but fires up debate

New report on state university system breaks little new ground but fires up debate

A report released Wednesday on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) confirmed a need for reform in the system, but stopped short of prescribing explicit best practices for legislators to enact. 

The report, from the RAND Corporation — a non-profit policy think tank — was initiated through a resolution from Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill) that passed the chamber in April 2017. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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House committee advances bill to require more student loan term transparency

House committee advances bill to require more student loan term transparency

The House Commerce Committee Monday advanced House Bill 2124, a bill amending the Public School Code to require universities to provide information to students relative to student loans.

Monday, March 12, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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