With tension of for-profit scrutiny in the air, leaders of online institutions convene in Washington to fret over state, federal oversight.
WASHINGTON -- A little-noticed provision in the Higher Education Opportunity Act may end up reshaping how the federal government measures the success of community colleges and other institutions that award two-year degrees.
William (Buddy) Blakey, who died last week, helped make minority-serving colleges (and low-income students) a federal policy priority.
Since start of 2010, quarterly disclosures show federal lobbying expenditures on behalf of the sector have nearly doubled -- from $1.3 million to close to $2.6 million.
In response to new law, colleges have a host of decisions -- some potentially expensive -- to make about the future of coverage for employees.
In advance of today's release of most financial aid "integrity" regulations, Education Department signals some changes, but not in core approach or principles.
With Republicans likely to gain the majority in one or both chambers today, colleges face a future of funding cuts, pressure for greater accountability.
Congressional races shake out much as expected, with Republicans winning House majority and a handful of Democrats on education panel hanging on in the Senate.
A coherent agenda on higher ed policy has yet to emerge for the new Congress.
Republicans block final vote on bill to help undocumented students nationwide; Nebraska judge upholds law letting them qualify for in-state tuition rates.
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