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 3, 2018
The Trump administration says it will investigate whether a Georgia school district’s policy allowing students to choose the bathroom corresponding with their gender identity contributed to a “hostile environment” for female students. The question is part of a larger review of the Decatur City School District’s response to the sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl in a school bathroom.
October 3, 2018
Advocates hope new myStudentAid mobile app will mean more applicants finish the FAFSA.
October 1, 2018
In its latest update to the College Scorecard, the Education Department has dropped data putting key outcomes measures for individual colleges in context. The department is making those changes as it pushes transparency offered by the Scorecard as an alternative to accountability provisions in the gainful-employment rule.
September 28, 2018
Trump administration's list of primary finalists to operate an overhauled student loan servicing system excludes Navient, a large and controversial servicer, which instead is participating in the program as a subcontractor in a team.
September 28, 2018
The Education Department has not provided enough guidance on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program to borrowers or loan servicers, a Government Accountability Office report found. The GAO report said communication is so fragmented and piecemeal that staff of PHEAA, the loan servicer that handles PSLF applications, is sometimes unaware of clarifications of key policy information.
September 27, 2018
While just a handful of borrowers have received Public Service Loan Forgiveness so far, the real payouts -- and renewed debates about the program's cost -- still loom.
September 27, 2018
New data released by the Education Department Wednesday showed 10.8 percent of student borrowers who entered loan repayment in 2015 had defaulted within three years. That's a slight drop from the previous year's rate of 11.5 percent, driven mostly by lower defaults at public and nonprofit colleges. For-profit colleges saw a slight increase in defaults. Borrowers go into default on their loans when more than 270 days pass without them making a payment.
September 27, 2018
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a spending bill Wednesday night that funds 2019 education and biomedical research spending and keeps the government open through Dec. 7. The Senate passed the same bill last week.
September 26, 2018
A growing number of Democratic candidates at the state and federal level are running on free college. But there's a sharp divide within the party and liberal policy circles over the concept.
September 21, 2018
Telemarketers from several student loan relief companies falsely represented themselves as employees of the federal government and told borrowers they could not enroll in debt-relief programs like income-based repayment on their own, the New York attorney general alleged in a lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court Thursday.


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