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Education Department tells accreditors to focus more on troubled colleges and standards for student outcomes

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Obama administration continues to turn up pressure on accreditors, promising in new letter to measure the agencies against their peers and urging more focus on student achievement and troubled colleges.

Hillary Clinton's ties to for-profit education companies

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Hillary Clinton pledges to outdo the Obama administration in cracking down on for-profits. But will her ties to the industry, including the $16.5 million Bill Clinton earned working for Laureate Education, influence her approach?

Clinton, Sanders spar over state participation in their free college plans

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The Democratic front-runner criticizes her rival's college funding plan for relying on states to step up -- which her own plan does, too.

Public colleges may be responding to state performance funding by enrolling fewer low-income students

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State performance funding formulas lead to small decline in Pell revenue per student, new study finds, suggesting public colleges may be gaming formulas by enrolling fewer low-income students.

Obama administration leans on state agencies to tighten up oversight of for-profits

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The Obama administration prods state regulators to tighten their oversight of for-profits, with a focus on job placement rates. But confusion about calculating those rates reigns, and many state agencies are understaffed and outgunned.

Senate education panel seems poised to confirm Obama education secretary nominee

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In a confirmation hearing, the Senate education committee seemed confident that John B. King Jr. would be approved as education secretary.

Major implications possible in CFPB’s legal battle with accreditor over for-profits

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In a lawsuit that could chart new ground, the consumer bureau is battling in court for information about how an accreditor approved some of the most controversial for-profit colleges.

2017 budget a would-be bonanza for higher ed -- but nonstarter in Congress

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Obama administration's last budget blueprint has something for everyone -- low-income students, cancer researchers, community colleges, minority-serving institutions. But it's a nonstarter in Congress.

Study: Increased student aid, not faculty salaries, drives tuition up

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A new study asserts that increased student aid, not faculty salaries or state cutbacks, drives prices higher.

Higher Education Act overhaul a long shot for this election year

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Lawmakers and observers alike are skeptical that the Higher Education Act will be renewed this year.

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