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Document Number: 11156

Renewing the Promise: State Policies to Improve Higher Education Performance - Researchers studied five states - Georgia, Maryland, Texas, Washington and Illinois - to explain how public policy explains the performance of higher education institutions. They conclude many states aren't helping more people get postsecondary certificates and degrees because they lack a plan for improvement. Among recommendations: make equity a top priority, work on all areas of performance simultaneously, match institutions with regional education needs and build incentives into the state budget to institutional productivity. (Joni E. Finney, Laura W. Perna and Patrick M. Callan, University of Pennsylvania Institute for Research on Higher Education, February 2014)...

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