Congress/legislation

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.

Senate and Spellings: Showdown Looms

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Letter from lawmakers urges education secretary not to propose changes in U.S. rules governing accreditation.

'Tight' Bill, Modest Gains

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Less than two weeks after the House Appropriations subcommittee for education programs delivered a major potential boost to the maximum Pell Grant and the National Institutes of Health, the mirroring Senate panel delivered significantly less in its own 2008 spending bill Tuesday.

Students' Gain, Lenders' Pain

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Looking around the crowded Senate hearing room Wednesday, it was relatively easy, at first glance, to sort out the winners and losers as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved a package of legislation to renew the Higher Education Act.

Out of Africa (to American Colleges?)

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Congressional hearing on attracting international students urges shift in focus to developing continents and countries.

Bush Threatens Veto of Student Aid Bill

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As House Democrats unveil new version of budget measure, White House opposes interest rate cut, new spending and loan auction idea.

Raucous House Passes Student Aid Bill

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Measure would bolster Pell Grants and cut interest rates by cutting lender subsidies gains; questions raised about Sallie Mae deal.

Higher Ed Is in the House

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Congress takes up key bills for colleges and students, with action on student aid legislation looming in Senate.

Dubious Approach to Cost Containment

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Proposals to punish colleges based on rate of tuition increase will hurt public colleges and spare many pricey institutions, study finds.

A New Tack for the DREAM Act

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Advocates hope that measure to help undocumented students, cast aside when immigration bill died, may have another path to passage.

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