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Senate Democrats seek answers about a Trump higher ed task force

Posted on February 24 2017

Senate Democrats are asking Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for details on a higher education task force that the president of Liberty University says the Trump administration has asked him to lead...

Federal Panel Gives Controversial Community College Accreditor a Clean Slate

Posted on February 24 2017

A federal advisory panel recommended on Thursday that the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges continue its status as a gatekeeper of federal student aid for 18 months. If ...

White House punts new travel order to next week

Posted on February 23 2017

The White House is pushing back the release of a revised executive order on travel and refugees until next week, an official said Wednesday.    No explanation was given for the delay...

Fearing deportation, California's "Dreamers" are skipping out on financial aid

Posted on February 23 2017

As widespread fears of deportation sweep the state, the number of undocumented immigrant students in California applying for college financial aid has dropped more than 40 percent, new data shows. ...

Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students

Posted on February 23 2017

President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, overruling his own education secretary a...

Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines

Posted on February 22 2017

The Trump administration plans to roll back protections for transgender students, reversing federal guidance that required the nation’s public schools to allow children to use the bathrooms a...

New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions

Posted on February 22 2017

President Trump has directed his administration to enforce the nation’s immigration laws more aggressively, unleashing the full force of the federal government to find, arrest and deport thos...

The Conservative Approach to Student Loans

Posted on February 22 2017

For much of the new year, Jason Delisle has taken every available opportunity to argue against a return to the bank-based federal student loan system that existed before 2010. On panels, in p...

AP Participation Is Up

Posted on February 22 2017

As access to Advanced Placement courses continues to grow, student success rates are also improving, according to the 2016 AP Program results for the class of 2016.  “The Adva...

Universities Face Pressure to Hold the Line on Title IX

Posted on February 21 2017

Advocates are starting a campaign to try to persuade colleges to maintain the Obama administration’s tough policies for protecting women on campuses from sexual assault, even if the Trump adm...