Education Department

Muddled Outcome on Transfer of Credit

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U.S. negotiating panel formally rejects proposal for new policy for accreditors, but for-profit college officials perceive victory.

Coke and the Spellings Commission

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Education secretary's summit in Atlanta raises some eyebrows because it appears to be sponsored by beverage giant.

Getting Rid of Expertise

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Why is Education Department replacing respected head of international efforts with someone inexperienced in the field?

Education Dept.'s New College Chief

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The White House and the Education Department announced late Tuesday that President Bush has nominated Diane Auer Jones, a seasoned Washington policy expert with significant campus experience, to be assistant secretary for postsecondary education, the department's primary higher education job.

Next Chapter on Textbooks

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As U.S. panel calls for online collaboration to provide lower-cost options, debate continues on the appropriate federal role.

More Money All Around

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House panel's spending measure would raise Pell Grant to $4,700, fend off White House cuts and boost NIH.

Fuzzy Understandings of FERPA

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U.S. report on Virginia Tech shootings cites misinformed interpretation of privacy laws as barrier to crisis prevention communication.

Price Controls or Transparency?

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Proposed reporting requirements on college costs renew debate over what motivates institutions to economize.

More Students and Higher Scores for ACT

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More graduating seniors in SAT-centric districts decided to take the standardized achievement test, and average scores continued to rise.

Who's In, Who's Out

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Among the main themes to emerge from meetings of the Education Secretary's Commission on the Future of Higher Education: whether students -- and not just the so-called "traditional" ones -- are making sufficient progress toward a degree.

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