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Don't Blame State Disinvestment Alone

Posted on February 20 2017

State disinvestment isn’t the whole story behind rising tuition levels. Neal McCluskey, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom, makes that argument in a n...

Where Trump's travel ban stands

Posted on February 19 2017

President Trump plans to issue a new executive order on immigration next week that will be “tailored” to address the objections of a federal appeals court. But the legal battle over th...

DeVos Says Her Higher-Ed Views Are 'Very Aligned' With Trump's

Posted on February 17 2017

Betsy DeVos, the recently confirmed secretary of education, said her views on higher-education policy are "very aligned" with those of President Trump, in an interview with Axio...

Trump plans to unveil new immigration order next week

Posted on February 17 2017

The Trump administration plans to unveil a revised executive order on immigration next week and rescind the president’s initial travel ban, which has been entrenched in legal battles througho...

Trump: DACA a 'Difficult Subject'

Posted on February 17 2017

In a news conference Thursday, President Trump came across as conflicted but noncommittal when asked about his plans for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama-era program und...

Required to Detain

Posted on February 17 2017

Opponents on campuses have been steeling themselves to keep battling a proposed anti-sanctuary bill since the Texas Senate passed the controversial measure last week. The bill seeks to compel...

In First Higher Ed Address as Education Secretary, DeVos Praises Community Colleges

Posted on February 16 2017

Betsy DeVos was brief but prepared on Thursday in remarks to the Association of Community College Trustees’ National Legislative Summit, her first speech on higher-education issues since bein...

The argument against bringing banks back into federal student lending

Posted on February 16 2017

Bringing private lenders back into the federal student loan program has been a staple of the Republican platform since the Obama administration kicked banks, credit unions and other finan...

Feds Urge Renewal for Controversial Accreditor

Posted on February 16 2017

The U.S. Department of Education has recommended that a federal panel renew recognition for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, a controversial regional accredit...

Immigrant protected under Obama's 'Dreamer' program is detained

Posted on February 15 2017

US immigration officials have detained a 23-year-old man from Washington state, who was authorized to remain in the country under a program established by the Obama administration. The man, Daniel...