Andrew Kreighbaum

Andrew Kreighbaum joins Inside Higher Ed as our federal policy reporter. Andrew comes to us from The Investigative Reporting Workshop. He received his master's in data journalism at the University of Missouri, and has interned at USA Today and a national journalism institute in Columbia, MO. Before getting his master's, Andrew spent three years covering government and education at local papers in El Paso, McAllen and Laredo, Texas. He graduated in 2010 from the University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in history and was news editor at The Daily Texan.

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June 15, 2018
A new report examines student loan repayment rates among graduate students -- and finds borrowers who attended historically black colleges struggled the most to pay down their loans within a few years of leaving school. 
June 15, 2018
A House appropriations proposal for fiscal year 2019 would provide a $119 million increase for career and technical education but would keep the maximum Pell Grant flat at $6,095 in fiscal year 2019. The proposal, released Thursday, would also increase support for the TRIO and GEAR UP programs by $60 million and $10 million, respectively.
June 14, 2018
GOP leaders quiet on next step for PROSPER Act after gauging member support this week, suggesting little chance of floor vote soon on House Republicans' bid to overhaul Higher Education Act.
June 14, 2018
The White House said Wednesday that Ivanka Trump, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, plans to meet with Senate lawmakers this week to push for a reauthorization of the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
June 13, 2018
Inside Higher Ed analysis of employee data shows the agency has shed more than 500 workers -- 13 percent of its total staff -- since the start of the Trump administration. Former officials say that means employees are stretched thin.
June 13, 2018
A coalition of 500 research universities, scientific organizations and businesses released a progress report today on a call for Congress and White House to support and improve innovation.
June 12, 2018
The leaders of the three California public higher education systems on Monday issued a statement opposing the PROSPER Act, House Republicans' proposal to overhaul the Higher Education Act.
June 12, 2018
A group of top law schools on Monday released the results of a survey of workplace harassment policies at law firms recruiting on their campuses.
June 11, 2018
Before education secretary restored federal recognition to ACICS, report by department staff failed the organization on numerous standards.
June 8, 2018
Lobbying group for independent colleges says it's open to expanding federal data collection on student outcomes but remains opposed to student-level database favored by public colleges and many policy makers.

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May 8, 2018
Four-fifths of the money approved by Education Department to help students from Puerto Rico went to those on the mainland. And critics say new pot of money has application process that will disadvantage island universities.
February 8, 2018
Senate budget agreement lifts spending caps in ways that could enable significant gains in spending on research and student aid. But no solution is provided for undocumented students.
October 30, 2017
Many victims’ rights and civil rights groups are reserving judgment on Trump’s pick to lead the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, but advocates for Palestinian rights say his appointment could chill campus speech critical of Israel.
April 24, 2017
Academics, graduate students and others brave the cold and rain in Washington Saturday to rally for science and research. Participants told Inside Higher Ed why they joined the event.
November 18, 2016
Graduates who earned certificates at public institutions have larger salaries, but there is wide variation between programs even at the same institutions.
November 10, 2016
Donald Trump provided relatively few clues to what he might do as president, but he'll probably try to reverse some of President Obama's priorities, rolling back regulations, creating new political opening for for-profit colleges and curtailing collective bargaining rights.
September 2, 2016
Two Obama administration veterans are now advising Hillary Clinton's campaign, suggesting that as president she would continue aggressive enforcement policies of the current Education Department.
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