Federal policy

State law likely conflicts with DeVos's Title IX proposal

Lawyers and Title IX practitioners have identified potential conflicts between the Trump administration's new proposed regulations on the gender discrimination law and state policy.

Dream Center colleges closing at year's end

Converting for-profit colleges to nonprofits may not be the solution to saving failing campuses.

Title IX rules on cross-examination would make colleges act as courts, lawyers say

DeVos Title IX proposal would make campus hearings into "mini courtrooms," higher education lawyers say, with cross-examination requirements survivor advocates criticized.

DeVos sexual misconduct rule criticized by survivor advocates

DeVos says proposed campus sexual misconduct rule will restore fairness. But survivor advocates warn it will reduce the responsibility of colleges to maintain a safe environment.

Democratic House will trigger tougher oversight of DeVos

Democrats' takeover of the U.S. House promises tougher scrutiny of DeVos and the Education Department. Donna Shalala is among those elected to U.S. House.

Education Department misses deadline for its overhaul of student loan rules

Education Department says it won't meet November deadline to overhaul borrower-defense and gainful-employment rules, raising the stakes for legal challenges to the Obama-era regulations.

Trump administration recommends restoration of ACICS, an accreditor that remains controversial

Trump administration recommends restoring the controversial accreditor of many for-profits, citing a federal court ruling. Meanwhile, ACICS faces questions about its approval of a Danish business school's degree programs.

Growing number of Democrats run on free college, pushing issue into mainstream

A growing number of Democratic candidates at the state and federal level are running on free college. But there's a sharp divide within the party and liberal policy circles over the concept.

Researcher says DeVos misrepresented her work to justify repeal of student loan rule

A higher ed researcher cited by Betsy DeVos to justify dropping gainful-employment rule says her work actually backed more stringent standards.

Trump administration official describes plan to 'rethink' higher education through upcoming rule-making sessions

Top Education Department official describes plan to "rethink" higher-education standards through new rule-making process, to be announced today, on accreditation, the credit hour standard, the faculty role online and more.

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