• Apparent Relief for Grad Students

    Posted on December 14 2017

    Senate and House negotiators meeting this week to craft compromise tax-reform legislation plan to exclude from a final bill some controversial proposals affecting students and colleges, according to multiple reports. Lawmakers from the ...

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  • 'Too Much, Too Fast'?

    Posted on December 14 2017

    The Republican-led Congress's early attempt at rewriting the federal Higher Education Act uses incentives and deregulation to encourage new twists on college, including competency-based education, short-term programs and no...

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  • Testing companies get a lot of scrutiny — and scorn. But sometimes they do something that’s bound to make people happy. No, really. On Wednesday the ACT announced that, as of next September, it will provide free sc...

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  • Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives began in earnest on Tuesday to finalize an ambitious bill to reauthorize the main federal law governing higher education. The House’s Committee on Education and the Workforce, led b...

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  • Dems back away from brink on Dreamers

    Posted on December 13 2017

    Democratic leaders aren’t going to shut down the government to save Dreamers in December. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi haven’t stopped fighting to deliver something on immigrati...

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  • Democrats Object to Net-Neutrality Rollback

    Posted on December 13 2017

    Democrat senators have spoken out against the repeal of net-neutrality rules, which they believe will pave the way for the creation of so-called internet fast lanes and harm higher education. The Federal Communications Commission, which...

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  • Baby Steps on 'Unit Records' in House

    Posted on December 12 2017

    The massive Higher Education Act bill that the House of Representatives education committee will begin debating today got a slight revision Monday, as the panel's Republican leaders offered a modest nod to greater transparency about ...

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  • The Department of Education's inspector general said Monday that review of student loan relief applications known as borrower-defense claims should resume after months without a single ruling from the Trump administration. ...

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  • Reversal on Graduate Lending

    Posted on December 11 2017

    The GOP’s proposed update to the law governing higher education would force a U-turn for long-standing federal policies on graduate student lending. Students who pursue graduate degrees have been allowed to take out an unlimited a...

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  • California Fires Close Colleges

    Posted on December 11 2017

    Colleges across Southern California are suspending or canceling classes -- and, in some case, final exams -- as wildfires continue to ravage the region and disrupt daily life for affected residents. In addition to keeping their campuses ...

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