Education Department

Education Department

A dark-skinned demonstrator holds up a sign that says "President Biden: thank you for canceling student debt."
Sep 30, 2022
In another development, six states sue the Biden administration over the loan-forgiveness plan.


March 14, 2018
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.
February 21, 2018
Education Department signals interest in revisiting rules making student loans eligible for bankruptcy -- a priority for some Democrats and consumer groups.
February 13, 2018
White House budget proposal isn't likely to serve as framework for Congress, but it reflects many of the same higher ed priorities as House Republicans.
February 1, 2018
Frank Brogan, a former top higher ed official in Pennsylvania and Florida, will serve as U.S. assistant secretary for postsecondary education on an acting basis.
November 28, 2017
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.
October 31, 2017
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.
October 26, 2017
Education Department weighs whether -- and how -- the government should offer partial relief to some who filed borrower-defense claims.
October 12, 2017
A decade in the making, upgrade of the federal government’s main higher ed database enables tracking part-time and adult students and gauging graduation rates for Pell Grant recipients. Limits remain, though.
September 29, 2017
The Department of Education rolls out updated information on its college transparency tool, including a new comparison feature.
September 19, 2017
White House ends months of waiting by naming new leader of its HBCU initiative. Some observers cautiously welcome the pick, while others note his lack of experience working in academia or government.


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