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Generational and class gaps in attitudes on fees, polling finds

There is deep unhappiness with England’s current system of tuition fees among the young people most likely to be facing repayments under the status quo, with a generational gulf evident in attitudes to university financing

The Culling of Higher Ed Begins

The number of colleges and universities eligible to award federal financial aid dropped by 5.6 percent in 2016-17. The vast majority of disappearing institutions were for-profit colleges, but more than 30 private nonprofits were among them.

Drop algebra requirement for non-STEM majors, Calif. community colleges chief says

The chancellor of the California Community Colleges system says intermediate algebra should no longer be required to earn an associate degree — unless students are in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math.

Japan to set aside $36 billion for education, growth steps in FY2018 budget

Japan will set aside roughly 4 trillion yen ($35.6 billion) in the next fiscal year's state budget for measures that focus on education as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's strategy to spur growth