Biden Administration

Community college leaders celebrate first lady's return

Jill Biden, the first lady, returned to the classroom this fall as a community college professor. Community college leaders see the move as emblematic of a new national moment for their institutions. 

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California Community Colleges chancellor will advise Biden administration

Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California Community Colleges system, will temporarily serve as a special adviser in the U.S. Department of Education. The move was applauded by higher education leaders.

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Department of Education begins Title IX public hearings

On the first of five days of comment hearings, speakers advocated for and against changes to the Title IX regulations made by former secretary of education Betsy DeVos.

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Lhamon nominated for assistant secretary for civil rights

President Biden's nominee for assistant secretary for civil rights is no stranger to the Department of Education -- Catherine Lhamon held the same position during the Obama administration.

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Kvaal gets higher education position in Education Department

James Kvaal, a key player in the Obama administration's policies, who has called for tougher scrutiny of for-profit institutions, has been nominated to be the Biden administration's education under secretary.

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Biden appointees to Education Department include equity expert, Warren and Sanders aides

The president's nominees for Education Department have records of advocating for student borrowers and close ties to progressive senators Warren and Sanders. 

 

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Biden appointee is champion for LGBTQ rights but has checkered past at Columbia U

Supporters in the legal and LGBTQ communities are thrilled she will be acting assistant secretary of the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Sexual assault survivors say she's the wrong person for the job.

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Large debate looms over canceling parents' debt for student loans

The rising cost of college has led to an increase in parents taking out student loans for their children. Should these loans be canceled?

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Biden's free college plan would increase enrollment at public colleges but hurt privates

President Biden's proposal to make public colleges free could mean more students may be able to go to college, but it could also mean the end for some private institutions.

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Biden faces Title IX battle complicated by politics and his own history

Improving how colleges respond to sexual assault on campus is one of President Biden's top priorities. But it's likely to be an uphill battle.

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