Education Department

Homecoming on Capitol Hill

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2 former House aides, including top Bush administration official, to return to lead education committee staff.

No Retreat on Title IX

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Education Dept. tells Senate panel that despite concerns, surveys of students lead to addition of teams.

Marginal Forward Progress

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House actions favor colleges on some appropriations matters, but gains are small and are far from final.

A Spirited Disposition Debate

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Education school accreditor to remove "social justice" from a list of terms used to describe desired teacher qualities.

Mixed Bag for Higher Ed

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House appropriations bill calls for $100 Pell Grant increase and level funding for programs White House proposed cutting.

No Surprises in House Spending Bill

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Appropriations Committee adopts $100 increase in the maximum Pell Grant award; flat funding for biomedical research is intact.

Wrangling Over Unit Records

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A proposed federal database of students' academic records, supported by U.S. commission, isn’t a hit with the public, a survey finds.

Research on Higher Ed Gets a Boost

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Education Department to create national R&D center on postsecondary education, with a focus on community colleges.

Hispanic Students Lose a Potential Leg Up

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Groups that help Latino youth prepare for college shut out of Education Department competition for grant funds. 

An End to Picking One Box

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After years of study, Education Department issues plan for colleges to report racial and ethnic data without forcing students to choose one category.

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