Education Department

State higher ed leaders praise pick for key U.S. higher ed post

Robert L. King, nominee for assistant secretary for postsecondary education, struggled at SUNY but wins praise from public higher ed leaders.

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.

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.

Federal court to resolve questions over loan forgiveness for defrauded borrowers

Student borrowers argue the education secretary must follow previous policy to grant full loan relief to former Corinthian Colleges students.

Education Department to revisit regulatory restrictions on religious colleges

Department offers few details in release of regulatory agenda, and some say review may be as much symbolic as substantive.

Federal experiment in nontraditional providers stumbles out of the gate

An Obama-era program to give nontraditional providers access to federal financial aid has struggled to get off the ground, and three of eight participants have pulled out.

Federal court orders Education Dept. to reconsider ACICS's fate

U.S. judge says Education Department failed to consider key evidence in judging agency for for-profit colleges, and orders a new review.

Education Department, DeVos says false reports of sexual assault are rare

After the education secretary told 60 Minutes she wasn't sure whether there were more rapes or untrue accusations on campuses, a spokeswoman say she knows that false reports are rare.

DeVos says U.S. has emphasized four-year degrees at the expense of work-force training

Education secretary calls for more emphasis on work-force training. Many experts -- including those focused on careers -- say general education matters more than she suggests.

Strayer and Capella announce merger amid continuing shake-up of for-profit college sector

Diversification bid from the two well-respected for-profits comes amid serious shake-up of the sector, which continues despite a more favorable regulatory climate.

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