Federal policy

Online Colleges as a Policy Bloc?

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With tension of for-profit scrutiny in the air, leaders of online institutions convene in Washington to fret over state, federal oversight.

Measuring 2-Year Students' Success

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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.

Black Colleges Lose a Champion

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William (Buddy) Blakey, who died last week, helped make minority-serving colleges (and low-income students) a federal policy priority.

For-Profit Lobbying Escalates

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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.

Navigating the Health Care Maze

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In response to new law, colleges have a host of decisions -- some potentially expensive -- to make about the future of coverage for employees.

(Almost) Final Rules

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In advance of today's release of most financial aid "integrity" regulations, Education Department signals some changes, but not in core approach or principles.

Higher Ed in the Next Congress

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With Republicans likely to gain the majority in one or both chambers today, colleges face a future of funding cuts, pressure for greater accountability.

No Curveballs for Higher Ed

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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.

Congressional Chaos?

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A coherent agenda on higher ed policy has yet to emerge for the new Congress.

DREAM Act Dies in Senate

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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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