Michael Stratford

Michael Stratford, Reporter, covers federal policy for Inside Higher Ed. He joined the publication in August 2013 after a stint covering the Arkansas state legislature for The Associated Press. He previously worked and interned at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and The Chronicle of Higher Education. At The Chronicle, he wrote about federal policy and covered higher education issues in the 2012 elections. Michael grew up in Belmont, Mass. and graduated from Cornell University, where he was managing editor of The Cornell Daily Sun.

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February 27, 2014
Consumer protection bureau's first action against a for-profit college signals how aggressively the watchdog agency plans to use its enforcement powers in the industry.
February 25, 2014
An Education Department proposal on how colleges need to conduct campus disciplinary hearings involving sexual assault is sparking renewed debate over the standards of evidence in those proceedings. 
February 25, 2014
Indiana has become the first state to join a national initiative aimed at making it easier for distance education programs to obtain the necessary regulatory approvals when they enroll students across state lines.
February 25, 2014
President Obama will announce Tuesday the opening of two new "manufacturing innovation instititues" in the Detroit and Chicago areas that pair research universities with private sector firms. The administration will provide $140 million for the two centers, and non-federal sources will provide an additional $140 million, according to a White House official. The goal of the institutes, the White House said, is to bridge the gap between applied research and manufacturing product development.
February 20, 2014
Education Department kicks off months-long negotiating process to hammer out new rules on PLUS loans, state authorization, and campus debit cards, among other issues. 
February 19, 2014
Congressional investigators said in a report Tuesday that they could not determine whether students' increased access to federal loans in recent years has caused college prices to rise.
February 14, 2014
Responding to unusually detailed criticism from a member of Congress last week, dozens of colleges change the wording of their financial aid websites. 
February 14, 2014
Congressional investigators urge federal policy makers to tighten the rules on campus debit cards and require disclosure of how colleges may be profiting from the products.
February 13, 2014
Two key Republicans on the House education committee on Wednesday criticized the Obama administration for its recent executive actions on higher education, and for President Obama's promises of more.

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