Education Department

Renewed Push on Pell

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Obama budget for 2011, to be released today, will call for raising maximum grant to $5,710 and making program an entitlement.

It's Up to the Department Now

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WASHINGTON — Months of negotiations on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed revisions to regulations intended to guard against abuses of the federal financial aid program ended Friday with no agreement on the most controversial issues under consideration.

Fleshing Out the Federal Budget

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Obama administration details 2010 spending plan unveiled in February, which would increase and lock in Pell Grant funding and double spending on basic science over a decade.

Clash Over Student Privacy

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Head of Education Department's privacy office says he was fired for challenging U.S. approach to promoting state student data systems.

Student Data Systems, Unite!

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U.S.-convened panel of experts, Gates grant aim to help states develop common standards to share data; effort troubles privacy advocates.

Incentive Comp Still a Problem

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Congress's investigative arm finds that violations of a legislative ban on paying college recruiters based on enrollment have not disappeared.

Express Lane to a B.A.

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A year after politicians and pundits started talking about three-year degrees, more colleges are starting programs or considering them.

Reforming Teacher Ed

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Prominent voices look to in-the-classroom residencies and colleges of education to reshape how teachers are taught to teach.

Recommending a Title IX Loophole

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education should encourage colleges and universities to use what has in the past been a controversial method to determine whether their athletics programs are in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal panel urged in a report released Thursday.

No Letup From Washington

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CHICAGO -- If you closed your eyes and listened to the various highlighted speakers at the Higher Learning Commission's annual meeting here this week, you might have thought that Margaret Spellings and her outcomes-focused colleagues were still running the U.S. Education Department.

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