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Feb 27, 2014
Consumer protection bureau's first action against a for-profit college signals how aggressively the watchdog agency plans to use its enforcement powers in the industry.

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September 23, 2013
Calling lobbyists' reaction to Obama's rating system proposal "premature and more than a little silly," Duncan says Education Department will develop metrics by which colleges will be judged.
September 20, 2013
Sen. Tom Harkin says he'd like to see a draft of a new Higher Education Act by early next year -- but it's unclear how realistic that goal is as lawmakers clash over how the federal government should regulate college affordability. 
September 16, 2013
Small private colleges cut their sticker price in an effort not to scare away middle-class students. But will it work or hurt? Will anyone really save much money?
September 5, 2013
President George W. Bush's education secretary got slammed when her commission proposed a new accountability regime for higher education. She responds to the new president's ideas, and academe's reactions to it.
September 3, 2013
President Obama should promote accountability through student aid, but if he wants real change he must abandon the fantasy that an algorithm can judge colleges, writes Sherman Dorn.
September 3, 2013
As Education Department begins new round of deliberations over "gainful employment," its draft language is both simpler and stricter.
August 30, 2013
In wake of president's ambitious college ratings proposal, higher ed groups -- despite concerns about potential impact of the amorphous plan -- generally take a wait-and-see approach.
August 28, 2013
Change everything about how higher ed is funded and public colleges can offer free tuition, a new book argues.
August 27, 2013
President Obama is right to want colleges to prove their worth – but his “myopic” plan ignores how much students learn, writes Richard Hersh.  
August 23, 2013
It's hard to argue with President Obama's analysis of higher education's problems, writes Karen Gross, but his proposed solution -- a system for rating colleges -- must be crafted very carefully.

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