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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December 21, 2018
New data posted by the Office of Federal Student Aid Thursday showed the Education Department received 35,000 new borrower-defense claims between July and the end of September. But the department didn't approve or deny any claims over that period.
December 20, 2018
Secretary and Education Department officials today outline plans for looming accreditation reform negotiation, describing focus on credit transfer and credential inflation.
December 19, 2018
A Missouri-based for-profit college chain announced it was shutting down as it faced growing financial problems. Vatterott Educational Centers is the second national chain to close this month after Education Corporation of America announced it would close its campuses. Like Education Corporation of America, Vatterott cited restrictions on its access to federal student aid, known as heightened cash monitoring, as a factor in the closure.
December 18, 2018
The chairman of the Senate education committee, planning retirement in 2020, could step up efforts to pass a new higher ed law in the next Congress.
December 14, 2018
The Department of Education this week launched efforts to reach the roughly 20,000 students affected by the sudden closure of for-profit college chain Education Corporation of America.
December 14, 2018
The $867 billion farm bill passed by Congress this week includes important wins for land-grant institutions, especially historically black colleges.
December 14, 2018
The Education Department said Thursday that it would carry out part of the Obama administration's 2016 borrower-defense rule, automatically canceling the student loan debt of 15,000 borrowers whose colleges closed between November 2013 and December 2018. The department will cancel about $150 million in student loan debt over all, including about $80 million owed by borrowers who attended Corinthian Colleges.
December 12, 2018
Analysis shows students are charged higher fees on prepaid accounts when colleges are paid to promote the accounts. But report indicates improvements for students after 2015 rule added new protections.
December 12, 2018
The federal government, states and accreditors should standardize how they calculate job placement numbers for higher ed programs, according to a new report from the Institute for College Access and Success, a progressive group that focuses on affordability and access in higher education.
December 11, 2018
Science advocacy groups seek to make facts on research clear as Department of Health and Human Services conducts comprehensive review of research following pressure from conservatives.


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