Illinois Board of Higher Education http://wuis.org en Higher Ed Leader Says President's Plan Reflects Illinois Efforts http://wuis.org/post/higher-ed-leader-says-presidents-plan-reflects-illinois-efforts <p></p><p>President Obama has plans for higher education in the U-S.&nbsp; His ideas are a mix of old and new, aimed at keeping college affordable for students but also trying to raise the bar on quality of instruction.<br>In Illinois,&nbsp; some of what the President wants is already part of the landscape.&nbsp; For example, Illinois has moved toward tying a small portion of state funding to graduation rates and other metrics. &nbsp;<br>The Illinois Board of Higher Education's Executive Director says some of the other changes the President is pushing won't be so easy.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:01:25 +0000 Sean Crawford 8326 at http://wuis.org Higher Ed Leader Says President's Plan Reflects Illinois Efforts