• U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Christopher Coons (D-DE) on Monday introduced legislation in an effort to resolve important immigration issues and allow lawmakers to devote their full attention to finalizing a budget deal to fund th...

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  • The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held its latest hearing Tuesday on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, reported Inside Higher Ed. The hearing focused on accountability in higher education. Lawmakers ...

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  • Leadership Shakeup at Education Dept.

    Posted on February 1 2018

    The U.S. Education Department on Wednesday announced a reshuffling of key employees involved in federal higher education policy making, Inside Higher Ed reported. According to a department press release, the staffing moves are part of a...

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  • New Data Show Lower Student Borrowing

    Posted on January 31 2018

    New federal data show that the overall rate of student borrowing was lower in 2015-16 than it was four years earlier, while the average federal loan amount rose slightly among those who borrowed, reports Inside Higher Ed. According to t...

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  • Advocates for sexual assault victims filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal district court seeking to overturn new campus sexual assault policies issued by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, The Washington Post reported. In September, the U....

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  • The U.S. Education Department on Monday issued draft plans to rewrite the gainful employment rule, which the Trump administration halted last summer, Inside Higher Ed reported. The proposals will be debated at the agency's negotiated...

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  • The White House released a framework for legislation to address immigration reform and border security, The Hill reported. The immigration overhaul package would offer a path to citizenship to an estimated 1.8 million young immigrants b...

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  • After three days of contentious negotiations, Congress approved and President Trump signed a spending bill on Monday to end the short-lived government shutdown, The Washington Post reported. Lawmakers agreed to another stopgap spending m...

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  • New GAO Study on U.S. Accreditation System

    Posted on January 24 2018

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a study this week on the U.S. accreditation system, Inside Higher Ed reported. After conducting interviews with experts and a literature review, the GAO identified key strengths wi...

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  • Federal Work Study Under the PROSPER Act

    Posted on January 24 2018

    Last month, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce advanced its version of legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. The Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) A...

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