Higher Ed Act Reauthorization

House Plan to Cut Loan Programs Stalls

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Republican leaders lack votes, for now, on budget package that would slash $14.3 billion from lenders and students.

Is Higher Ed Act Renewal Dead?

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Momentum to enact key legislation may be undercut by budget measure and political climate on Capitol Hill.

The Gift Colleges Don't Want

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It is supposed to be a boon for colleges and students, the one major provision in federal legislation to reduce the budget deficit that makes it easier for higher education to swallow the unpalatable parts of the bill that cut benefits to students. After all, the proposed program would provide $3.75 billion in grant aid for students, a rare injection of new federal funds into higher education at a time of fiscal austerity and budget slashing.

Budget Outlook for 2007? Bleak

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As federal budget process gears up, Congressional aides anticipate more cuts to college-related programs.

Homecoming on Capitol Hill

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2 former House aides, including top Bush administration official, to return to lead education committee staff.

A House Dividing?

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College groups take divergent approaches to lobbying as vote on the Higher Education Act nears.

A (Slightly) Kinder, Gentler Higher Ed Bill

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On eve of vote, House leaders make changes in key legislation to bolster support, but critics aren't won over.

Partisanship Reigns

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First day of House debate on Higher Education Act bill devolves into finger pointing.

Edging Toward Acceptability

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After dropping or softening several contentious provisions, divided House passes a Higher Education Act bill.

A Platform to Promote Teacher Ed

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Congressional briefing seeks to underscore how federal grants help to improve colleges' training programs and, in turn, teacher performance.

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