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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July 2, 2018
Advocates for more postsecondary data say the support of John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican, for the College Transparency Act makes an overturn of a federal ban on student unit records appear inevitable -- if still a ways off.
June 27, 2018
The Senate education committee approved bipartisan legislation by voice vote Tuesday to update the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The agreement, which was reached last week after months of stalled negotiations, gives states more authority to determine outcomes for training using federal grant funding.
June 27, 2018
Senate appropriators on Tuesday advanced a fiscal year 2019 funding bill that boosts the Pell Grant and appropriates new funds to address eligibility issues for borrowers seeking Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
June 26, 2018
Bipartisan agreement to reauthorize Perkins Career and Technical Education law would give more authority to states to determine progress of federal skills training program.
June 22, 2018
White House plan to merge two cabinet departments, likely a political nonstarter, renews debate over how best to rationalize government role in educating and training Americans.
June 21, 2018
A federal district court this week ordered the Trump administration to halt collections on loans held by former Corinthian Colleges students while it sorts out the legality of a system to provide partial debt relief to borrowers who were defrauded or misled by their institution. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that partial relief plan in December, and several borrowers sued shortly thereafter to block the plan.
June 21, 2018
Enrollment numbers at many colleges -- especially those in areas with less generous state aid -- show significant boosts in attendance in the first full summer since Congress restored year-round grants.
June 21, 2018
An ambitious college affordability plan released by the Center for American Progress Wednesday would aim to guarantee that no student has to borrow to pay for their education. Unlike other notable free college or debt-free college proposals, the plan, dubbed "Beyond Tuition," would impose quality standards on institutions to ensure they address disparate outcomes for students of color, low-income students and other nontraditional groups.
June 21, 2018
The Trump administration may release as early as today a proposal to combine the Education Department and Department of Labor, according to multiple reports Wednesday.
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. 

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