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U.S. Education Report Finds Diversity Gap, Holes in Teacher Pipeline
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recently released report by the U.S. Department of Education reveals a severe lack of racial diversity among teachers and professors in the United States as well as an ineffective pipeline to prepare and support teachers from diverse backgrounds to enter the education field.

Moody’s Reports Negative 2013 Outlook for U.S. Higher Ed Sector
Article,  BriefCASE Article In its annual industry outlook, Moody’s Investors Service says the 2013 outlook for the entire U.S. higher education sector is negative.

Land-Grant Universities Showcased at Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Article,  BriefCASE Article Universities across the United States participated in the recent Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., which marked the 150th anniversary of the founding of public universities and the Department of Agriculture.

Students Negatively Affected by School Commercialism, Study Finds
Article,  BriefCASE Article Corporate sponsorships for K-12 schools may cover budget gaps but could have a negative effect on the students, according to a new study.

Presidents Talk Financial Difficulties, Challenges at Summit
Article,  BriefCASE Article American institutions of higher education are looking for new sources of revenue as their traditional sources are tested in this post-recession economy.

Report Reveals Shift in U.S. Higher Education
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report reveals that undergraduate enrollment at colleges and universities in the United States increased by almost 5 million students during the last 10 years; nearly 30 percent of this increase occurred at private for-profit institutions.

More Women than Men in United States have Higher Ed Degrees
Article,  BriefCASE Article More women than men in the U.S. workforce have attained a bachelor’s degree, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Pioneering Matched Funding Scheme Will Run through July 2011
Article,  BriefCASE Article The 2008-2011 Matched Funding Scheme for Voluntary Giving will run its full three-year course. That's according to UK Minister for Higher Education David Willetts, who confirmed the continuation of the program during a recent event sponsored by Universities UK.

Tuition Fees Vote Signifies Need to Grow Philanthropy to Support Higher Education
Article,  BriefCASE Article The passing of the Commons vote on tuition fees earlier this month marks a "real shift in the funding of universities in England," says Joanna Motion, vice president of international operations for CASE.

“Unprecedented Challenges” Ahead for English Universities
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE Europe has called on the UK government to confirm whether it will continue its successful matched funding scheme for voluntary giving to universities.

Finland Tops in Affordable, Accessible Higher Education, Report Says
Article,  BriefCASE Article Finland has the most affordable and accessible higher education system, according to a global report of 17 countries, including Australia, Canada, England, Japan, Mexico and the United States.

China Launches Campaign to Raise Quality, Quantity of Graduates
Article,  BriefCASE Article China is moving forward with an ambitious program to raise the country's university enrollment rate from 24 percent to 40 percent within 10 years and the number of college graduates in the work force from 9 percent to 20 percent.

New Report Addresses Need to Reform Higher Education in England
Article,  BriefCASE Article Proposals released as part of a landmark review of higher education in England would create a more competitive environment among universities while increasing their autonomy and ability to fundraise from former students and philanthropists, according to CASE Europe.

New Data Shows Growth in Women Graduates, Tuition at U.S. Institutions
Article,  BriefCASE Article Women continued to earn more associate's and bachelor's degrees than men in 2008-09, according to a report on postsecondary tuition, fees and degrees from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Educated Youth Key to Economic Growth
Article,  BriefCASE Article Countries with a high proportion of university-educated young people will have a global competitive advantage in the future, according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Indian Universities Opening Campuses Abroad
Article,  BriefCASE Article Universities in India are opening campuses abroad even as the Indian government makes plans to bring foreign institutions to India.

Flagship Institutions Still Financially Strong but in Transition, Report Says
Article,  BriefCASE Article Flagship institutions continue to be among the strongest in the U.S. public university sector, but many are undergoing a period of transition that is affecting their financial results, according to a new report from Standard & Poor's.

Report: Canada is New Leader in Global Higher Ed
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report reveals that Canada is now the global leader in higher education completion among young adults followed by Korea, the Russian Federation, Japan and New Zealand. The United States and the United Kingdom are ranked 12th and 17th, respectively.

Presidents Discuss Strengths and Weaknesses of American Higher Education
Article,  BriefCASE Article Affordability, competition from overseas and new modes of delivering information are among the threats to traditional American higher education, said Alice Gast, president of Lehigh University, during the opening key session of the CASE Summit for Advancement Leaders.

Experts Urge Action to Improve Higher Ed Completion Rates in U.S.
Article,  BriefCASE Article Colleges and universities in the United States must focus more on improving college completion rates if it is to remain competitive in a global economy. That's according to a panel of experts in higher education, business and government.

More U.S. Students Studying Abroad
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new study from the U.S. Department of Education reports that the number of U.S. students who study abroad has quadrupled during the past 20 years, increasing from 62,300 students in 1987-88 to 262,400 students in 2007-08.

Books in the Home Can Boost Students' Education Level
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new study reveals that having books in the home is as important in determining a child’s level of education as having parents who are highly educated, according to an article in the May issue of Science Daily.

Recent Grads Optimistic About Salary Increases, Promotions
Article,  BriefCASE Article A study of Canadian undergraduates finds that a majority of students about to enter the workforce believe they will be promoted within the first 18 months of starting a job and receive a 63 percent increase in their salary within the first five years.

Poll: Canadians Say Higher Education Top Concern
Article,  BriefCASE Article Nearly eight in 10 Canadians believe a post-secondary education is “more important than ever,” according to results of a new poll.

Report Reviews Decade of Higher Ed Policy in Europe
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report by the European University Association analyses the impact of a European policy known as the Bologna Process on higher education across 46 countries in Europe during the past decade.

France to Invest €35B in Higher Ed, Training, Other
Article,  BriefCASE Article French President Nicholas Sarkozy has announced plans to invest €35 billion or US$50.67 billion in higher education, research, training and other initiatives to “prop up” the country’s competitiveness and safeguard it from being left behind other countries.

Survey Reveals State of Public Universities during Recession
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new survey reports that the current financial situation for public universities in the United States is “precarious” as a result of deep cuts in state appropriations during the recession preceded by decades of declining state support.

Lack of Autonomy a Threat to Some European Universities
Article,  BriefCASE Article The European University Association has released a study reporting that public authorities play too much of a central role in the regulation of higher education and that many even exert direct control in a large number of countries.

New Report Shows Strong UK Commitment to Education Fundraising
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new UK government blueprint for higher education shows a “commitment to educational fundraising for the long term.”

New UK Higher Education Framework Released
Article,  BriefCASE Article The UK Government’s Department for Business Innovation & Skills recently released its Higher Ambitions report.

U.K. Institutions Step Up Fundraising Efforts
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recent article in Times Higher Education reports that more universities in the United Kingdom are sharpening their fundraising skills as state funding declines and job losses rise during the recession.

Higher Ed to Fare Better than Others in Recession, Moody's Says
Article,  BriefCASE Article While higher education is expected to experience "some stress" from the effects of the global recession, it will be more sheltered from negative impacts than other sectors.

Finding, and Keeping, Higher Ed Leaders No Easy Task
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recently published paper reports that the “uncomfortable reality” is that higher education institutions will find it increasingly difficult to find and keep superior leaders due to a shrinking pool of qualified candidates.

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