Federal policy

Questions for Kevin Carey about his proposal for a broad restructuring of higher education

Kevin Carey answers questions about his proposal to reshape higher education with a new federal subsidy tied to requirements for participating colleges to join uniform pricing and credit-transfer systems.

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Colleges implement changes to meet Title IX deadline

The regulations for responding to campus sexual misconduct complaints go into effect today. Some colleges are implementing them along with their own guidelines to protect sexual assault victims.

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As college professors worry about campus reopenings, Congress debates need for workplace protections

As some professors and other campus workers raise concerns about their safety as campuses reopen, Congress is divided over increasing federal workplace safety regulations during the pandemic.

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Aid for DACA students becomes a sticking point in relief package debate

Republicans release their plan for coronavirus relief. Not included: help for DACA students.

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Despite Supreme Court ruling, Trump administration moves to curb DACA

In what critics say is defiance of Supreme Court ruling, Trump administration says it will reject new DACA applications and shorten the renewal period to one year.

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Trump administration drops directive on international students and online courses

The decision to abandon a directive that would have prevented international students from taking all their coursework online came in response to a lawsuit from Harvard and MIT.

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Trump administration pushes for colleges and schools to reopen

As the Trump administration pushes for colleges and schools to reopen, Congress heard a call to do so without worsening the pandemic's racial impacts.

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Landmark Supreme Court ruling could redefine Title IX

U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling extending protections against employment discrimination to LGBTQ people has implications for how colleges define sex and enforce gender equality on campus.

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DeVos rule formally limits emergency student aid grants

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos formally moves to limit emergency aid grants, though a court decision looms.

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Another stimulus could be last federal help for colleges for a while

For struggling colleges hoping for help from Congress, the next relief package could be their last chance for a while.

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