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California flag with gavel in front, Assembly Bill 51
Jan 16, 2020
California Law Bans Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

Learn about California’s Assembly Bill 51. On October 10, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 51 into law.  AB 51 will prohibit California employers from entering mandatory arbitration agreements for nearly all employment legal claims.  The new law expands the Labor Code, adding Section 432.6, which prohibits employers from requiring an applicant or […]

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gavel next to scales of justice, California’s new employment legislation
Jan 09, 2020
Learn About California’s New Employment Legislation

Overview of California’s new employment legislation signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. At the beginning of this year, several new pieces of legislation went into effect in the state of California.  Signed by Gov. Newsom in mid to late 2019, the new legislation will impact how employers conduct business.  Here is a look at […]

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college admissions professionals looking at analytics, colleges and universities are concerned about how the competition for new applicants will affect revenue growth
Dec 26, 2019
Colleges and Universities Will See Reduced Revenue Growth in Competitive Higher Education Market

Colleges and universities are concerned about how the competition for new applicants will affect revenue growth. Currently, the slowdown in high school graduates is creating a shrinking applicant pool for colleges to fight over.  As the battle for top students intensifies, many colleges and universities are concerned about how the competition for new applicants will […]

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Dec 19, 2019
How Urban Colleges and Universities are Encouraging Civic Engagement

Learn how higher education institutions in urban settings are proving their social worth through civic engagement. Colleges and universities have always had a major impact on their surrounding communities.  As these institutions are typically major employers and property owners, it is easy to see why.  Additionally, many schools located in highly-populated areas are taking things […]

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piggy bank surrounded by money, nearly all state flagship institutions are unaffordable for low- and middle-income students
Dec 12, 2019
Report Finds Major Affordability Gaps at Flagship Universities

New report finds that nearly all state flagship institutions are unaffordable for low- and middle-income students. Oftentimes, flagship institutions are the most academically rigorous and selective public college option in their states.  As such, they must be accessible to all residents and offer financial support to students who experience economic hardship.  However, cuts in state […]

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family looking at rankings, changing its ranking criteria for evaluating schools
Dec 05, 2019
Understanding the Changes Made to U.S. News’ 2020 College Rankings

U.S. News responds to critics by changing its ranking criteria for evaluating schools. Recently, U.S. News & World Report released its college rankings for 2020.  This new ranking included a number of changes in how the schools were assessed.  But what were these changes, and why were they significant?  Here’s what you need to know […]

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child holding a globe, THE World University Rankings for 2020.
Nov 26, 2019
Australian Universities Shine in THE World University Rankings for 2020

THE World University Rankings for 2020 include 11 Australian universities. Driven by a new wave of research funding and an influx of international students, Australian universities have performed better than ever before in the THE World University Rankings for 2020.  In fact, a record 11 Australian universities have entered the top 200 of this year’s […]

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration forms, higher education institutions are looking for lasting solutions to these ongoing issues
Nov 21, 2019
Important Issues that Higher Education Will Deal with this Year

Higher education institutions are looking for lasting solutions to these ongoing issues. As colleges and universities look forward to the 2019/2020 school year, there are several serious concerns to address.  From enrollment to immigration to funding, higher education institutions are looking for lasting solutions to these ongoing issues. Reduced Enrollment Projections suggest that there will […]

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man signing letter, Congress to provide permanent protection for Dreamers
Nov 14, 2019
Colleges and Universities Across the Country Band Together to Protect Dreamers

Hundreds of higher education institutions sign letter asking Congress to provide permanent protection for Dreamers. In an effort to shield their students, over 600 college and university presidents have signed a letter asking Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that would extend permanent protection for Dreamers.  The letter urges Congress to take action ahead of the […]

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hand holding a stopwatch, final ruling on overtime pay
Nov 07, 2019
More Employees Included in the Final Rule on Overtime Pay

Learn more about the Department of Labor’s final ruling on overtime pay. Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) approved a change that drastically affects how employees will be paid for overtime work.  Their final ruling on overtime pay makes employees who earn less than $35,568 annually eligible for overtime pay starting January 1, 2020.  This […]

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