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White House expands travel ban, restricting visitors from eight countries

Posted on September 25 2017

The Trump administration announced new restrictions Sunday on visitors from eight countries — an expansion of the preexisting travel ban that has spurred fierce legal debates over security, i...

DeVos rescinds Obama-era school sexual assault policy

Posted on September 25 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released interim guidance Friday on how colleges should handle sexual assaults on college campuses, the latest step in the Trump administration&#...

The Tuition-Reset Strategy

Posted on September 25 2017

Presidents and trustees at private colleges are increasingly interested in assuaging student concerns about affordability by slashing sticker prices, with a surprisingly high number of colleges and...

Education inspector general wants to pull student aid from a popular online university

Posted on September 22 2017

The Education Department’s Office of Inspector General wants the agency to claw back $713 million in loans and grants from Western Governors University, claiming that the ...

Just Like Obama Did?

Posted on September 22 2017

As advocates for survivors of sexual assault await more information on the Department of Education’s new approach to sexual misconduct on campus, they’re raising concerns that Secretary...

More Scrutiny of Colleges' Finances? Education Department Says No

Posted on September 21 2017

The Department of Education rejected two recent calls to improve its monitoring of the financial health of colleges and universities -- despite findings that its metrics predicted only half of...

Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting

Posted on September 20 2017

Every U.S. president since Jimmy Carter has pledged commitment to historically black colleges, or HBCUs. And just about every year, HBCU leaders gather in Washington D.C., to lobby Congress and th...

Is There A 'Better Way' To Handle Campus Sexual Assault?

Posted on September 20 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos insisted about 10 times during her recent policy address that there's a "better way" for colleges handle campus sexual assault. Now, as of...

Mixed Reactions to New Head of HBCU Initiative

Posted on September 19 2017

President Trump's pick to lead the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities fits the mold of many of the administration's key appointments. Like many administ...

The Education Department Will Allow Two Large For-Profit Colleges To Become Nonprofits

Posted on September 19 2017

The Education Department has offered its stamp of approval for the controversial sale of two massive for-profit colleges, Kaplan University and the Art Institutes, according to emails obtained by B...