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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October 17, 2018
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos typically takes a fairly anodyne approach to social media. But she went on the attack Tuesday after Senator Patty Murray, the ranking Democrat on the Senate education committee, blasted the details of leaked Title IX draft regulations.
October 16, 2018
Senator Todd Young, an Indiana Republican, announced legislation Monday that would lay out requirements for the Education Department to collect data and regularly publish results of experimental initiatives.
October 16, 2018
GI Bill recipients are waiting longer than three weeks on average to receive housing benefits this fall. There were 158,922 pending claims as of Monday at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to an agency spokesman -- a 51 percent increase over the same time last year. The backlog has decreased in recent days, the spokesman said, but the VA expects a higher than normal backlog through the rest of the year.
October 15, 2018
A potential Democratic House takeover would likely entail far more congressional scrutiny of the Education Department's agenda under Betsy DeVos.
October 13, 2018
The Education Department said Friday it won't seek another delay of the 2016 Obama borrower defense rule, which spells out loan forgiveness options for defrauded student borrowers and bars colleges from enforcing arbitration agreements.
October 11, 2018
As part of his push to be a leader on higher education policy, Senator Brian Schatz, a Hawaii Democrat, has made a signature issue of calling for access to a college education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students.
October 8, 2018
The Trump administration's changes to a key transparency tool have frustrated even some supporters among veterans' groups.
October 8, 2018
A senior Education Department official’s recommendation to extend federal approval for a troubled accreditor attributed endorsements of the decision to several peer organizations. The problem? As Politico reported last week, those accreditors say they never backed the move.
October 5, 2018
A top higher education aide and First Amendment advocate has left the U.S. Department of Education, a spokesman confirmed Thursday. Adam Kissel had served as deputy assistant secretary for higher education programs since June of last year. He’d previously had stints at the Koch Foundation and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, where he headed the individual rights defense program.
October 4, 2018
Education Department says it won't meet November deadline to overhaul borrower-defense and gainful-employment rules, raising the stakes for legal challenges to the Obama-era regulations.


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