Mar 15, 2007
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Thursday, March 15 , 2007
Experts Advise House of Representatives Subcommittee on Higher-Education Policies
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The U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness met last Thursday to listen to recommendations on new policy options for postsecondary education. Recommendations specifically focused on ways to make college more accessible and more affordable.
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California Physician Loses Medical License For Failing To Pay Student Loan Debt
The California Osteopathic Medical Board suspended the license of a local physician who had failed to repay his student loan debt, which totaled almost $1 million. Furthermore, the physician, Herman Benjamin Bell, 59, had also obstructed federal authorities' efforts to collect the debt by submitting false statements about his financial situation.
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Gaze into the Future of Legal Education: Pace Law School Overhauls Curriculum, Revolutionizes Future of Law School

By Heather Jung

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What will law school curricula look like in the future?
Later this month, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching will publish its findings from a two-year study in a report entitled Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Profession of Law. According to a press release from the foundation, the study looked at 16 legal institutions in the U.S. and Canada in order to examine "the way that law schools develop legal understanding and form professional identity." While the report acknowledged that law schools are capable of imparting the ability to think like a lawyer, they are in need of "innovation and improvement."
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CBO releases budget options report

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released a report that will assist policymakers with their annual budgeting. The budget options report shows mandatory and discretionary outlays from 2002 to 2006 for the Departments of Education, Training, Employment, and Social Services. It proposes an estimated outlay of $92 billion for 2007, $80 billion of which will account for discretionary spending.
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Report released on California community colleges and their affordability

A report prepared by William Zumeta and Deborah Frankle and released by The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education examines the affordability of California's community colleges. Major findings of the report reveal that in spite of low fees at community colleges in California, many of the state's students are still unable to afford community college educations. The report says that Cal Grants are not keeping pace with student financial needs and that students miss out on federal financial aid sources.
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