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 20, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education announced Monday that it would block federal student aid funds to Charlotte School of Law as of Dec. 31, a major blow to the viability of the for-profit institution.
December 15, 2016
About a third of colleges and universities will delay payroll changes after an injunction last month blocked the implementation of a new federal overtime rule, according to a survey by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.
December 15, 2016
A report from the United Negro College Fund finds that students who attend historically black colleges and universities borrow more in student loans and graduate with higher debt loads than students attending non-HBCU institutions. That's despite the lower sticker price, on average, at HBCUs. In 2012, the report says, a quarter of HBCU graduates left college with $40,000 or more in student loan debt, or about four times as much as students elsewhere.
December 15, 2016
The Department of Education Thursday announced an experiment to find the best loan counseling services for student borrowers.
December 14, 2016
Education Department officials say they will work through Jan. 20 to review claims of defrauded students, but borrowers and advocates call for more urgency.
December 13, 2016
In a letter to U.S. Senate leaders last week, banking industry groups called for the creation of a bipartisan board to govern the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
December 9, 2016
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed an amicus brief in the D.C. Court of Appeals this week arguing that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau doesn't have the authority to investigate college accreditors.
December 9, 2016
Congresswoman Jackie Speier, a California Democrat, introduced a bill Thursday that would require academic transcripts to show that a student has violated campus policies involving sexual violence. Speier said colleges and universities currently have no way of knowing if a student transferring to their campus has committed a sexual assault at a previous school.
December 8, 2016
A House appropriations bill released this week leaves out new funding to restore summer Pell Grants, disappointing advocates who made that item a priority heading into the lame-duck session. Congress must approve a new stop-gap spending bill by Friday to avoid a government shutdown.
December 8, 2016
House Democrats announced this week that Representative Bobby Scott, a Virginia Democrat, will stay on as ranking member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. “I am honored to have the confidence and support of my colleagues to continue to serve as ranking member in the 115th Congress,” Scott said in a statement. “I look forward to fighting for students, working families and retirees across the country and defending them against attacks on their access to a quality education, living wages and affordable health care.”


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