Diane Jones, popular assistant secretary for postsecondary education, to leave after just nine months in the job.
As Congress finally passes the sweeping higher education legislation, 5 years late, views on its significance and potential impact vary widely.
U.S. government approves revised survey designed to identify barriers that inhibit community college students' ability to continue their educations at other colleges.
Hoping to draw more community colleges into the federal loan program, 2 groups urge Education Department to make it clearer that few borrowers at 2-year institutions fail to repay their loans.
Who should be considered by a President Obama or a President McCain for education secretary? Some serious and not-so-likely ideas.
Education Department to present plan that would simplify aid form, shrink number of aid programs, and base award size on family income and average price of 2-year college.
College and student groups balk at proposal by Education Dept.'s inspector general to collect in a central database (and potentially share) massive amounts of personal information.
Robert Shireman, who aided in Obama transition but demurred on joining administration, takes temporary post advising new U.S. education secretary on higher ed policy.
Martha Kanter, chancellor of California's Foothill-De Anza district, is President Obama's nominee to be federal under secretary of education.
In move anticipated by many campus leaders, and feared by lenders and for-profit colleges, Shireman is named to key Education Department role.
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