Libby A. Nelson

Libby A. Nelson has covered federal policy, Congress and religious colleges for Inside Higher Ed since April 2011. She previously worked as a reporter for The Times-Tribune in Scranton, Pa., and as an intern at the Chronicle of Higher Education, where she reported on the federal government in 2009 and 2010. While studying at Northwestern University, she worked as a reporting intern for the New York Times, the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune and the St. Petersburg Times. She graduated from Northwestern in 2009 with a degree in journalism. She is fluent in French.

Libby can be reached at 202.448.6117 or libby.nelson@insidehighered.com. She's also on Twitter at twitter.com/libbyanelson.

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January 31, 2012
An education analyst and former assistant Education Secretary who became famous for an about-face on No Child Left Behind warned college presidents Monday that changes similar to the 2001 higher education law were coming to higher education.
January 30, 2012
With declining numbers of priests and nuns serving as presidents, the trustee role needs to change, Catholic college leaders are told.
January 30, 2012
President Obama lays out details for his plan to hold colleges accountable for rising prices, with ramifications beyond the election this fall.
January 26, 2012
With Obama proposing to make colleges that increase tuition too much ineligible for some federal financial aid, many say that would only make matters worse.
January 25, 2012
Government programs aimed at encouraging more students to complete degrees in science, mathematics, education or technology should be better coordinated across agencies, a report issued Friday by the Government Accountability Office recommended. The report, undertaken after a request from the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, found that the 209 STEM programs across 13 agencies frequently overlap but that fewer than half of those programs coordinate with similar efforts.
January 25, 2012
In State of the Union speech, Obama calls for keeping student loan interest rates low and warns colleges to stop raising tuition -- or risk losing federal support.
January 23, 2012
As federal panel negotiates standards for teacher preparation programs, some question whether the task should be a federal responsibility at all.
January 23, 2012
In a decision disappointing to many Christian and Roman Catholic colleges, the U.S.
January 20, 2012
A federal panel continued Thursday to discuss ways to measure program quality at teacher education programs, the second of three days of discussion to kick off the process aimed at recommending new rules to govern how the nation's teachers are trained. The conversations, part of the Obama administration's push to change teacher education, focused on what information states should be required, or encouraged, to collect on teacher preparation programs, and what those programs
January 19, 2012
A federal rule making panel is tasked with recommending new regulations to govern teacher preparation programs.

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