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  • The growing influence of WICHE and other education policy organizations headquartered in the Denver-Boulder area was the subject of a feature article, “Here’s Why Colorado is Becoming One Dupont (West),” in the May 6 issue of Forbes. It describes the organizations — WICHE, NCHEMS, SHEEO, the Education Commission of the States (ECS), and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) — as constituting “a hub of higher education collaboration, innovation, and problem solving — a community of thinkers uniting with a network of doers.”
  • A case study of the North American Network of Science Labs Online (NANSLO), headquartered at WICHE from 2011 to 2016, is included in a new report by Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on promising practices and design principles in digital workforce-development curriculum delivery. NANSLO was an international consortium of science laboratories operated by accredited institutions in the U.S. and Canada that offered students real-world lab experience online. See the case study in Appendix D of the APEC report.
  • The latest edition of WICHE Insights, Tuition & Fees in the West 2018-19: Trends and Implications, discusses WICHE’s annual survey of 350-plus Western public colleges and universities, and spotlights trends in state appropriations, financial aid programs, and student fees. The full survey results and a set of interactive dashboards can be seen here.