• Leaders in the U.S. Senate brought four immigration bills to the floor for a vote Thursday, each needing 60 votes to advance. All four failed, leaving a solution for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program i...

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  • Scramble for Aid Money in Budget Deal

    Posted on February 16 2018

    Tucked into last week's U.S. Senate budget deal was $4 billion for student-centered programs that aid "college completion and affordability." Congressional leaders who struck the deal kept that language vague to avoid...

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  • Negotiators failed to reach consensus Thursday on new language for borrower-defense regulations, clearing the way for the U.S. Department of Education to craft its own version of regulations designed to protect defrauded student borrower...

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  • House GOP leaders are forging ahead with their own hard-line immigration bill, as the Senate threw in the towel Thursday on legislation to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.  The main author of the ...

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  • The Senate’s top education leaders will consider reinstating Pell grants for incarcerated students, a move that would restore a federal lifeline to the nation’s cash-strapped prison education system. Senator Lamar Alexander,...

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  • A bipartisan group of senators reached a deal on immigration Wednesday as President Trump attempted to preemptively undercut the proposal by delivering an ultimatum: Pass my plan or risk a veto. The self-dubbed "Common Sense Caucus...

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  • he comprehensive House higher education bill will soon be ready to come to the floor, but lawmakers on the education panel say they’re unsure when, as their handiwork must compete with a bevy of other legislative priorities. The b...

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  • Second Judge Orders DACA to Continue

    Posted on February 15 2018

    A second federal district court has temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which grants protection against deportation and work authorization to hundreds of t...

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  • A coalition of student groups at Ivy League universities and other elite colleges issued an open letter Wednesday urging their institutions to re-evaluate their use of admissions preferences for children of alumni. The letter c...

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  • Few Surprises in White House Budget

    Posted on February 13 2018

    The White House budget released Monday won't be approved by Congress and likely won't even be seriously considered by lawmakers as a framework for their spending priorities. But the document makes clear that the Trump a...

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