Higher Ed Act Reauthorization

Pressure on College Prices

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At a Congressional hearing, debate about whether federal aid drives tuition higher, and warnings for colleges.

Assessing College 'Access and Accountability'

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The numbers are bleak and -- for anyone who cares about the vibrancy of the American economy or the importance of an educated citizenry -- deeply worrisome: the United States has fallen to 17th in the world in high school graduation rates and 7th in college-going rates, and is the only industrialized country whose rates are falling.

And perhaps most troubling of all, the rates are lowest among those segments of the American populace that are growing the fastest.

New Analyses on Aid Policy

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Studies are released on students who borrow and then drop out, and on the role of private scholarships.

Helping Students Move

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Colleges and states have made it easier to transfer academic credit from one college to another, House panel is told.

A Bigger Role for Uncle Sam?

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At a Senate session on preparing workers, college and company leaders weigh a stronger federal role in higher education.

Detente, Sort of, on Student Loans

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Lawmakers at House hearing agree that industry and government programs should compete, but clash on most everything else.

Playing Offense, Not Defense

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Teacher education programs, blasted in recent years, seek to show that they're changing and welcome accountability.

Starting In on the Higher Ed Act

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A House panel approves bills on graduate and international education, beginning formal work on the massive federal law.

House Holds Firm on Tight Budget

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In passing spending measure for student aid and NIH, lawmakers approve permanent end to lender loophole.

Not a Consensus

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Major faculty union objects to statement issued by college groups to respond to David Horowitz.

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