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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

* Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos slammed the established “education system” and kicked off a “Rethink School” tour to highlight innovative ways educators are meeting the needs of students in K-12 and higher education. US News and World Report writes: http://bit.ly/2xvjFkG

* Mind the Gap! Targeting student concerns during the yield phase of enrollment. Eduventures writes: http://snip.ly/7btkz

* Ernest Ezeugo, a program assistant for the Education Policy program at New America, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. opines in The Hechinger Report about misguided payment policies that fuel the college-dropout trap: http://snip.ly/yrp0w

* A simple way to bring down college-application costs. The Atlantic reports: http://snip.ly/4ftlt

* A U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations approved a funding bill that includes an 18-month extension for colleges that are overseen by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to find a new accreditor. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/d6pip

* U.S. Sens. Blumenthal and Murphy reintroduce Students Before Profits Act. Westfair Communications reports: http://snip.ly/j40wl

* Students get tuition aid for a piece of their future. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/2wUZk52

* Market Watch writes on how Trump’s DACA decision affects colleges and students: http://on.mktw.net/2xaawwX

* Pell Grant award to rise, but program reserves remain in jeopardy.  The Washington Post reports: http://wapo.st/2h1dsWz

MEMBER NEWS

* American Assassin directed by SVA alum Michael Cuesta makes the list at Rotten Tomatoes: http://bit.ly/2fiq7kc