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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September 11, 2018
An accreditor places each college of the for-profit Center for Excellence in Higher Education on probation, finding misrepresentations to students and -- at one campus -- discriminatory attitudes toward students.
September 7, 2018
The Federal Trade Commission has reached agreements to shut down several copycat military websites that targeted people looking to join the armed services and then used their personal information to market for-profit colleges, the commission announced Thursday.
September 5, 2018
Q&A with the co-editors of an anthology of essays on accreditation about new challenges for the college oversight bodies.
August 31, 2018
After a financial aid scandal led to a federal review, prominent historically black college is placed on cash monitoring sanctions by Education Department.
August 30, 2018
A proposed rule dealing with campus sexual misconduct would narrow the definition of sexual harassment and only hold colleges accountable for investigating formal complaints, according to a report Wednesday in The New York Times. The Wall Street Journal separately reported details of the proposal.
August 30, 2018
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos this week delayed for the second time a final decision on the federal recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, an oversight body the Obama administration had sought to eliminate.
August 29, 2018
Inside the Trump administration, question is not whether to move forward with an experiment reinstating Pell Grants for incarcerated students, but how to evaluate its success.
August 28, 2018
The student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said he was stepping down from the agency Monday in a resignation letter that sharply criticized the Trump administration. Seth Frotman, who was also an assistant director at CFPB, told acting director Mick Mulvaney that under his leadership "the bureau has abandoned the very consumers it is tasked by Congress with protecting."
August 27, 2018
Mobile trivia app promises borrowers a chance to have debt paid. But game, which lets users pay for more chances at points and steers them to corporate partners, alarms some experts. Most users spend $4 a month, but company has imposed a limit of $2,500 a week.
August 27, 2018
The federal government’s primary accountability rule for colleges and universities measures the loan defaults in a cohort of student borrowers within three years of entering repayment. For borrowers who entered repayment in 2012, more than 10 percent had defaulted on their loans within three years. But newly released federal data show that the share of borrowers in default continues to climb after that three-year window -- indicating that current rules mask an even bigger problem over the long term.

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