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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March 20, 2014
Federal judge orders college access advocacy group to turn over emails in connection with investigation of former Education Department official. 
March 20, 2014
A new paper by the American Council on Education says the Obama administration's ratings proposal is likely to lead to the same negative consequences as college rankings. 
March 19, 2014
A new scholarship program at Arizona's state universities requires low-income students to have a special savings account -- the sort of asset-building approach that is becoming increasingly popular in some states. 
March 19, 2014
Sallie Mae, under scrutiny from consumer advocates and several lawmakers for how it manages payments for federal student loan borrowers, released new data Tuesday touting the performance of those loans.
March 17, 2014
The Obama administration’s unveiling Friday of a proposed set of rules on for-profit colleges tees up several months of contentious debate and lively lobbying. 
March 14, 2014
A federal appeals court has partially revived a whistle-blower lawsuit against several student loan providers accused of improperly inflating their portfolios to obtain higher subsidies from the Education Department.
March 14, 2014
House Republicans pass a measure to cut social science research and place new restrictions on the funding process. 
March 13, 2014
The Education Department's oversight of its debt management system has been lacking, say Congressional investigators and the agency's own inspector general. 
March 13, 2014
The top education adviser for Republicans on the House of Representatives education committee will leave his post to lead a trade association that represents private student lenders, loan servicers and collection agencies.  
March 12, 2014
Department of Education’s inspector general joins other federal investigators in calling for stricter rules on campus debit cards, as the agency contemplates new regulations on the products.

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