Congress/legislation

Budget Outlook for the NEH

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With Democratic leadership in place, House lawmakers suggest agency that funds humanities grants could see a boost in '08.

Bill on Science Teacher Ed Advances

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House committee sends scholarship legislation to the floor with few major changes.

Nurturing the Next Generation

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U.S. House panel debates what the National Science Foundation can do to support young researchers with risky ideas.

The Cuomo Effect Spreads

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Attorneys general in Ill. and Mo. embrace N.Y. official's student loan inquiry, as peers elsewhere distance themselves.

Fighting Over (Too Few) Funds

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Tribal colleges, facing cut in federal aid, oppose Congressional effort to give grants to "Native American serving" institutions.

Much More Money for Veterans?

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Congress considers legislation billed as a "mirror" to post World War II G.I. Bill.

Congress Talks About Teacher Prep

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Higher education subcommittee discusses how to better target investments in teacher education and quality.

Documentation for the Undocumented?

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Immigration reform package would offer path toward permanent legal status to college students lacking residency rights in U.S.

'Open the Blinds'

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The leaders of the Senate Finance Committee have urged the U.S. treasury secretary to change the federal tax form that many tax-exempt entities file each year, with the goal of ramping up scrutiny of the complex financial operations of private nonprofit colleges and hospitals. The letter from Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) offers some new insights -- worrisome to college tax experts -- into the senators' interest in the possibility of penalizing institutions that are perceived as spending too small a proportion of their endowment assets.

Interpreting the Sunshine Act

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Trustees' group says student loan reform bill would bar presidents and board members from bank boards, but others disagree.

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