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Kushner team convened higher ed meeting at White House focused on accreditation

Office led by President Trump's son-in-law holds a series of meetings on higher education policy, signaling high-level attention from the administration.

DeVos regulatory framework means less pressure on colleges, tougher standard for student borrowers

Plan to narrow student loan forgiveness and, reportedly, repeal gainful-employment rule would be a boon to poorly performing colleges -- especially for-profit institutions -- and hurt students, critics say.

Trump administration official describes plan to 'rethink' higher education through upcoming rule-making sessions

Top Education Department official describes plan to "rethink" higher-education standards through new rule-making process, to be announced today, on accreditation, the credit hour standard, the faculty role online and more.

DeVos proposes tougher standard for borrowers who seek student loan relief

Education Department proposes regulatory overhaul that would make loan forgiveness less likely for defrauded borrowers. Majority of outstanding loan claims were filed by former for-profit college students.

Dem higher ed bill promises more student aid, tougher accountability for colleges

The minority party offers its take on the Higher Education Act, including free community college, larger Pell Grants and tougher accountability -- including regulations targeting for-profit colleges.

Education Department staff down 13 percent since Trump administration began

Inside Higher Ed analysis of employee data shows the agency has shed more than 500 workers --
13 percent of its total staff -- since the start of the Trump administration. Former officials say that
means employees are stretched thin.

Nonprofit colleges signal potential support for more federal data on student outcomes

Lobbying group for independent colleges says it's open to expanding federal data collection on student outcomes but remains opposed to student-level database favored by public colleges and many policy makers.

College graduates whose first job doesn't require bachelor's degree often stay 'underemployed'

New report finds that bachelor's degree recipients whose first job does not require degree are more likely to remain "underemployed" five years later -- and women fare worse than men.

Clifford Adelman, longtime higher ed researcher, 1942-2018

A smart, opinionated researcher and interpreter of the higher ed enterprise dies at the age of 75.

The tale of a troubled accreditor and a questionable college

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools seeks a second chance. Over the years it's accredited some questionable institutions that have been likened to visa mills.

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