Education Department

Aid Expert Appointed (Finally)

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In move anticipated by many campus leaders, and feared by lenders and for-profit colleges, Shireman is named to key Education Department role.

Budget Cut or Logical Inevitability?

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Minority serving colleges jeer Obama administration's plan to let temporary funding lapse, calling it "missed opportunity." But isn't "one time" money supposed to end?

Peace in Accreditation Land

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In stark contrast to 2007, federal negotiations over accreditation rules end in accord, overcoming dispute over student learning outcomes that might have derailed the proceeding.

Ferment Over For-Profit Colleges

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Education Department tries again to allay concerns that it is taking regulatory aim at career institutions, amid accusations that stock prospectors are sowing uncertainty.

Advice for U.S. on Accreditation

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As the federal government prepares to reconstitute its advisory committee on quality assurance, Inside Higher Ed solicits suggestions on the panel's charge and composition.

Not-So-Honest Broker

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Education Department office for resolving disputes is staffed by company that also does loan collections for the agency, a potential conflict that troubles student borrowers.

Federal Cooperation

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Education and Labor Departments, often at odds with one another, assure Senate subcommittee of their willingness to work together on reform of Workforce Investment Act.

Allegations of Misspent Financial Aid

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TUI University gave $923,000 in aid to students who had not qualified for it, Education Department audit concludes; institution challenges the findings.

Washington Whirlwind

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The summer lull in federal higher ed policy making ended abruptly, with changes in Senate leadership, new regulation from the Education Department, and reports from the White House panel on the middle class.

FAFSA Experiment Boosts College Going

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When tax preparers helped them fill out federal student aid form, low-income Americans were likelier to qualify for financial assistance and to enroll in college.

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