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AACRAO Releases Best Practices Guide for Awarding Transfer and Prior Learning Credit

Posted on October 19 2017

On Wednesday, AACRAO released its Guide to Best Practices: Awarding Transfer and Prior Learning Credit. The document describes expectations and best practices for post-secondary institutions'&n...

Senate Panel Confirms Education Dept. Nominee

Posted on October 19 2017

The U.S. Senate's education committee on a party-line vote Wednesday advanced the nomination of Carlos Muñiz for general counsel at the Department of Education. During a hearing last mo...

New Data Highlight How Higher Education Is Failing Part-Time Students

Posted on October 19 2017

For the first time, the federal government has published data on the outcomes of students who begin their college career studying part-time. The data are clear: American higher education ...

AGs Sue DeVos Over Gainful-Employment Rule

Posted on October 18 2017

Attorneys general in 18 states have sued the U.S. Department of Education over the Trump administration's move to pause enforcement of the so-called gainful-employment rule, whic...

Second judge halts Trump's travel ban

Posted on October 18 2017

A second federal district judge has put a hold on President Trump’s latest travel ban. Judge Theodore Chuang, a federal district judge in Maryland, temporarily blocked the majority of the pr...

Default Crisis for Black Student Borrowers

Posted on October 17 2017

Two analyses of newly released federal data on student loans reveal serious default problems for African-American borrowers. Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Education’s National Ce...

Federal judge temporarily halts third Trump travel ban

Posted on October 17 2017

A federal district court in Hawaii has temporarily blocked the majority of President Trump’s travel ban from taking effect. Judge Derrick Watson said the third version of Trum...

Colleges Offer Help to Puerto Rican Students

Posted on October 16 2017

A number of colleges in the mainland United States are offering assistance to students in Puerto Rico, many of whom have had their homes and campuses devastated by hurricanes. Tulane Univ...

The Government And 11 States Are Cracking Down On Student Loan Scammers

Posted on October 16 2017

The Federal Trade Commission and 11 states launched a sprawling offensive on Friday against companies that operate student loan debt relief scams — marking the first time that the government ...

Dems unveil bill to write campus sexual assault guidance into law

Posted on October 13 2017

Democrats are working to stop Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from rescinding Obama-era guidance on how colleges should handle sexual assaults on campus. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) in...