Federal policy

New GI Bill Becomes Law

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President Obama speaks at event celebrating a vast expansion of educational benefits for veterans.

Anticipating Impact of New GI Bill

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Report suggests veterans, who have flocked to community colleges, part-time, might seek more expensive four-year universities and enroll full-time because of new benefits.

Unprecedented Demand, Dwindling Funding

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Survey of state directors of community college systems finds many experienced midyear state budget cuts last year and expect another round of such cuts in 2010.

Rethinking Bankruptcy and Student Loans

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House Democrats start work on legislation to make it easier for borrowers to discharge private student loan debt.

Students Missing in Health Plans

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Legislation moving through Congress seems to forget college students in its provisions.

Mediocre? Not Us!

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Education secretary's sharp critique of teacher ed leaves many programs saying he's right, just not about their campuses.

How the Sausage Is Made

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Education Department discussion of financial aid rules begins with debate pitting for-profit colleges against their naysayers.

Taking on Incentive Compensation

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Federal panel debates whether the government should revise rules on raises and bonuses for student recruiters.

Funding Publics

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U. of California's Yudof, other public presidents turn to the federal government for financial support.

'Stop Asking for Money!'

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ORLANDO -- The public college lobbyists and other officials who attended the Higher Education Government Relations Conference here last week heard a steady barrage of downbeat news: Climbing national unemployment figures, tumbling state revenues, and the scary prospect of the funding “cliff” when the economic stimulus money the federal government sent to states to protect education programs runs out.

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