• On Friday, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan outlined more details of the Obama administration's plan to expand Pell eligibility to some incarcerated students. During a speech at Goucher College's Prison Education Partnership...

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  • The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a hearing on Wednesday to discuss campus sexual assault. The hearing, part of a series focused on the forthcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, ex...

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  • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is currently investigating the University of Phoenix to determine whether it engaged in deceptive practices, according to a corporate filing by the for-profit education provider's parent company the...

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  • Big Week for Pell Grants

    Posted on July 30 2015

    This week, federal officials and lawmakers will introduce two new proposals to expand Pell Grant eligibility. The Obama administration on Friday will formally announce its plan to allow some incarcerated students to receive Pell Grants, ...

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  • House education lawmakers on Wednesday introduced legislation to update student privacy protections under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The Student Privacy Protection Act (H.R. 3157), which circulated in draft fo...

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  • The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) returned to Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization this week with a hearing focused on innovation in higher education. Witnesses at Wednesday's hearing ...

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  • Late last week, a group of eight U.S. senators asked the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to launch an inquiry into allegations that a number of questionable, unaccredited institutions received GI Bill benefits despite federal regulat...

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  • The White House last week issued a Statement of Administration Policy expressing concerns about the U.S. Senate's FY 2016 Labor-HHS-Education spending bill, Inside Higher Ed reported. Specifically, the Obama administration took issue...

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  • The U.S. Education Department recently updated its list of colleges subject to stricter financial monitoring because of concerns about their management or administration of federal financial aid dollars. Institutions on the list face res...

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  • On-campus crime and instances of violence generally declined over the last decade, falling by 29 percent between 2001 and 2012, according to a recent National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) report. Although the number of reported...

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