Congress/legislation

Is Higher Ed Act Renewal Dead?

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Momentum to enact key legislation may be undercut by budget measure and political climate on Capitol Hill.

The Gift Colleges Don't Want

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It is supposed to be a boon for colleges and students, the one major provision in federal legislation to reduce the budget deficit that makes it easier for higher education to swallow the unpalatable parts of the bill that cut benefits to students. After all, the proposed program would provide $3.75 billion in grant aid for students, a rare injection of new federal funds into higher education at a time of fiscal austerity and budget slashing.

Budget Outlook for 2007? Bleak

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As federal budget process gears up, Congressional aides anticipate more cuts to college-related programs.

The President Discovers Science

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In State of the Union address, Bush proposes doubling spending on basic research in physical sciences over a decade.

She Got Game

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Supporters of women's sports bash Education Department shift that they say weakens Title IX.

After the State of the Union

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Colleges applaud Bush effort to boost basic research, but await details on which agencies will gain -- and which might lose.

A Grilling for Spellings

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Education secretary faces tough questioning from Senate appropriators on Bush budget for student aid and other programs.

The House's New Higher Ed Chief

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Last week, Rep. Ric Keller (R-Fla.) was named by the new chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Rep. Howard P. (Buck) McKeon, to replace McKeon as head of the panel's Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness, which is primarily responsible for dealing with higher education issues.

Big Vote on the U.S. Budget

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Senate to consider $7 billion increase for education and health programs after rejecting bid to add $6.3 billion for Pell and voc ed.

Rare Budget Win for Colleges

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Senate backs $7 billion increase in funds available for education and health spending -- mainly to undo previous cuts.

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