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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August 8, 2018
Report underlines how program completion can determine whether a borrower will make progress paying down loans. Program type also plays a large factor, with many graduates of certificate programs concentrated in the for-profit sector struggling to pay down debt.
August 7, 2018
Plan to narrow student loan forgiveness and, reportedly, repeal gainful-employment rule would be a boon to poorly performing colleges -- especially for-profit institutions -- and hurt students, critics say.
August 1, 2018
President Trump on Tuesday signed into law an update to the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which will give states more authority to determine their own goals for the $1.2 billion federal grant program. The passage of the Perkins legislation is the rare example of Republicans and Democrats reaching agreement on higher ed legislation. “By enacting it into law, we will continue to prepare students for today’s constantly shifting job market, and we will help employers find the workers they need to compete,” Trump said in a statement.
August 1, 2018
A repeal of the Obama administration's gainful-employment rule would cost $4.7 billion over 10 years, according to an Education Department cost analysis, Politico reported this week.
August 1, 2018
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos this week issued an extension for her department's decision on whether to fully restore federal recognition of a troubled accreditor that the Obama administration had sought to terminate.
July 31, 2018
Trump administration's proposal to overhaul rules for college accreditors is panned by consumer advocates. But online course providers and some who study higher ed say re-examination of accreditors is long overdue.
July 30, 2018
Top Education Department official describes plan to "rethink" higher-education standards through new rule-making process, to be announced today, on accreditation, the credit hour standard, the faculty role online and more.
July 26, 2018
The Education Department's proposed rule would make students show that a college knowingly misled them while also restricting consideration of loan relief to borrowers in default.
July 26, 2018
Education Department proposes regulatory overhaul that would make loan forgiveness less likely for defrauded borrowers. Majority of outstanding loan claims were filed by former for-profit college students.
July 26, 2018
The House on Wednesday passed a Senate reauthorization of the Perkins Career and Technical Education law just days after the bill cleared that chamber. The bill is expected to move quickly to the White House for President Trump to sign.

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