Education Department

Wrangling Over Unit Records

A proposed federal database of students' academic records, supported by U.S. commission, isn’t a hit with the public, a survey finds.

Research on Higher Ed Gets a Boost

Education Department to create national R&D center on postsecondary education, with a focus on community colleges.

Hispanic Students Lose a Potential Leg Up

Groups that help Latino youth prepare for college shut out of Education Department competition for grant funds. 

An End to Picking One Box

After years of study, Education Department issues plan for colleges to report racial and ethnic data without forcing students to choose one category.

New Perch for Outspoken Education Researcher

Clifford Adelman, key Education Department analyst, to play same role for higher education think tank.

Regulatory Activism?

Education Dept. plan for rule making to examine commission's ideas suggests accreditation as particular target for changes.

Textbooks, Barriers and Aid Forms

Federal advisory panel hears testimony on a range of topics relating to college access and affordability.

Little Change for Upward Bound

Education Dept. tweaks rules for prep program, but critics say they would turn some poor students into guinea pigs for others.

Will Anyone Listen?

Experience of past blue ribbon panels suggests reasons why Spellings panel may or may not have lasting impact.

Rally for Title IX Changes

James Madison athletes, blaming federal sex bias law for planned demise of 10 sports, call for changes in 'proportionality' provision .

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