Congress/legislation

A Piece of the Stimulus Pie

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With U.S. government planning massive infusion of funds to spur economy, college groups offer ideas, common and conflicting, for how higher ed can help the country (and vice versa).

Good Money After ... Mediocre?

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As House passes stimulus bill, experts on college access and affordability question recent policy approaches that economic package would reinforce.

GI Bill Lets Veterans Take Flight

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Literally. Final figures for maximum tuition and fees payable to veterans climb even higher, driven upwards by high-cost programs like aviation.

Dare to DREAM... in 2009?

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A College Board report draws attention to the limited options of undocumented students and advocates for passage of DREAM Act. Will this be the year?

How to Pay for Student Health Care

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With Obama plan attracting attention in Washington, campus health officials and state politicians consider merits of billing insurance companies or billing students -- or both.

Building Up Job Training

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Community colleges await details of major Obama plan, expecting Workforce Investment Act to be vehicle.

Federal Cooperation

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Education and Labor Departments, often at odds with one another, assure Senate subcommittee of their willingness to work together on reform of Workforce Investment Act.

The View From the States

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Leaders of public higher ed systems cheer federal backing of college completion agenda, but acknowledge potential chasm between rhetoric and getting the job done.

Aid Bill Moves, Amid Misgivings

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House panel approves sweeping changes in college grant and loan programs, despite objections of Republicans and significant discomfort of most college groups.

Fending Off Attacks on Social Science

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House rejects attempts to bar NSF grants whose titles were mocked by Republican lawmakers.

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