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Deportation force is 'not happening,' Paul Ryan tells undocumented family

Posted on January 13 2017

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan walked a delicate line on the issue of immigration — one considerably more delicate than President-elect Donald Trump’s — during a nationally telev...

More Transparency in Higher Education Will Help Improve Student Outcomes

Posted on January 13 2017

Every year, the U.S. Department of Education provides billions of dollars in Federal financial aid to help students enroll in college. Yet too many students—roughly two in five bachelor&rsquo...

Analysis: Borrowers Would Pay More in Trump Plan

Posted on January 13 2017

An analysis released by NerdWallet this week found that student loan borrowers would pay more each month under an income-driven repayment proposed by President-elect Donald Trump, compare...

GOP Senators Call for CFPB Director's Ouster

Posted on January 13 2017

In a letter to President-elect Donald Trump this week, two GOP senators called for the removal of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Referring to Co...

The Trump Nominees and Affirmative Action

Posted on January 11 2017

Civil rights and diversity groups are stepping up their opposition to Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions's nomination for U.S. attorney general, citing among other concerns his record opposing affir...

DeVos Confirmation Hearing Delayed

Posted on January 10 2017

The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate education committee announced Monday night that the confirmation hearing of Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education...

Over 800 Programs Fail Education Dept.'s Gainful-Employment Rule

Posted on January 10 2017

More than 800 programs failed the U.S. Department of Education’s accountability standards for its new gainful-employment rule, and risk losing federal student-aid funds, the department a...

ACICS-Accredited Colleges Meet Federal Deadline

Posted on January 10 2017

The U.S. Department of Education last month finalized its decision to terminate the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, a controversial national accrediting agency t...

Is Distance Ed Rule DOA?

Posted on December 21 2016

The U.S. Department of Education, with a month to go until the transition of power, has finalized a rule that clarifies how colleges become authorized to offer online programs to students in other ...

The disturbing trend of people losing Social Security benefits to student debt

Posted on December 20 2016

To recoup student-loan debt, the government is leaving people who rely on Social Security with benefits that fall below federal poverty guidelines, the Government Accountability Office said Tuesday...