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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 t...

'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-bas...

ACT and College Board to Offer Free Test-Score Reports for Needy Students

Posted on December 14 2017

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...

House Republicans Press for Higher Ed Overhaul in 2018

Posted on December 13 2017

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 Committ...

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 fi...

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 ...

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 m...

Inspector General: Resume Processing Borrower-Defense Claims

Posted on December 12 2017

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 singl...

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...

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...