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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January 16, 2019
In the U.S. higher education system, the so-called regulatory triad of the Education Department, accreditors and the states decide what institutions qualify to receive federal student aid. But the department didn’t reserve a seat for states in a negotiated rule-making process that began Tuesday, which could significantly overhaul the rules governing college accreditors.
January 15, 2019
The first day of the rule-making process the Education Department was set to begin Monday was nixed because of a Washington-area snowstorm. The Office of Personnel and Management announced that federal offices would be closed Monday after the snowstorm hit the area over the weekend.
January 15, 2019
During the ongoing federal government shutdown that began Dec. 21, the National Science Foundation, one of several affected agencies, has stopped awarding scientific research grants. Over the same period through Jan. 12 last year, NSF handed out $107 million in grants, according to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
January 14, 2019
Trump administration rejects findings from a 2017 inspector general audit that found the online giant WGU out of compliance and recommended that it pay back $713 million in federal aid.
January 11, 2019
Proposal to lift cap on college programs offered through unaccredited entities stirs concerns about giving companies back door to federal student aid.
January 10, 2019
IRS technical issues have blocked applicants from completing income verification needed to receive federal student aid this month. But new guidance gives aid administrators new alternatives to approve those funds.
January 9, 2019
The Education Department announced more than 20 new hires Tuesday, including additions to the top leadership for higher ed programs.
January 8, 2019
Prolonged shutdown delays funding timeline for federal research grants and disrupts travel plans for many scientists. But the worst for research institutions could be ahead.
December 21, 2018
John Kline, former Republican chair of the House education committee, served on ECA's board. He blames the Education Department for not doing enough to keep the for-profit chain afloat.
December 21, 2018
The Senate on Thursday passed bipartisan legislation that would streamline applications for student aid and enrollment in income-driven loan repayment plans. The bill, dubbed the FAFSA Act, would do so by amending the tax code and the Higher Education Act to allow the IRS to share taxpayer information directly with the Education Department.


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