• The New, Improved IPEDS

    Posted on October 12 2017

    There has hardly been an easier target for disdain in higher education circles than the federal graduation rate produced through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. The federal government's primary data collection veh...

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  • A Texas Tech University police officer was fatally shot Monday night, and a student has been arrested for the killing. The student, Hollis A. Daniels, is 19 years old and did not have his firearm registered with Texas Tech, which the uni...

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  • The White House on Sunday delivered to Congress a long list of hard-line immigration measures that President Trump is demanding in exchange for any deal to protect the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, imperiling a fledgli...

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  • Three higher education associations issued a joint statement Friday on student transfer and the awarding of college credits -- an area that has drawn increasing criticism in recent years. The guidelines from the Ameri...

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  • Outsourcing Rape Investigations

    Posted on October 9 2017

    When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced she had withdrawn the Obama administration’s rules on investigating campus rape, her message rang clear: due process and fairness were paramount. "The notion that a school must d...

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  • It has been more than six months since Betsy DeVos was confirmed as education secretary after one of the most contentious Cabinet nomination battles in memory, and so we thought it worth an update on her major moves so far — and th...

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  • The Trump administration is engaged in an ongoing investigation into admissions practices at Harvard University, BuzzFeed News has learned. The US Department of Justice suggested the investigation’s active status in a letter,...

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  • New federal data show that college students are taking out more student loan debt and also taking longer to pay it off. The report from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, released ...

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  • Ongoing Barriers to College Aid

    Posted on October 4 2017

    Two tweaks to the federal student aid application process -- an earlier start date and use of family income data from the previous year -- appear to have boosted completion rates of applications for federal student aid. A years-long decl...

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  • US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos came into the Education Department with a bold vision: that parents should be able to send their kids to school wherever they wanted, by way of government-funded vouchers. Nine months later, she&rsq...

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