With Republicans likely to gain the majority in one or both chambers today, colleges face a future of funding cuts, pressure for greater accountability.
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.
A coherent agenda on higher ed policy has yet to emerge for the new Congress.
In year-end rush, Congress weighs budget that would close Pell shortfall; House passes DREAM Act; 36 days after election, a higher ed champion formally retains House seat.
Under attack itself for corrections made to earlier report, Senate committee releases critique of flow of military and GI Bill money to for-profit colleges.
Report assesses university-community partnerships' potential for narrowing economics and education gaps.
House Republicans invite scrutiny of federal funding for social and behavioral sciences. Is anyone biting?
Key House Republican vows legislation to stop "gainful employment" rules. Could such a measure pass?
Dismissing Republican assertions, inspector general concludes that top Education Department officials did not violate law in urging college officials to support student loan overhaul.
Report from for-profit college lobbyist aims to undermine agency's much-publicized critique of the sector.
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