Federal policy

DeVos confirmation squeaks through Senate

After winning confirmation with the vice president's tie-breaking vote, new education secretary is expected to shift away from Obama policies on for-profit higher education, regulation and dealing with sexual assault on campus.

Experts say Trump cannot cut Berkeley's funds, despite his tweet

Experts say current law doesn’t permit punishing a university over handling of a speaker -- and that the president’s tweet distorted what took place.

Two GOP senators withhold full endorsement of education secretary nominee

In committee vote on nomination of Betsy DeVos for education secretary, two Republican senators withhold full endorsement of the Michigan school choice activist, signaling possible trouble for her on the Senate floor.

Higher education leaders denounce Trump's travel ban


The Trump administration’s entry ban triggered wide condemnation from colleges, associations, faculty groups and others in higher education.

How will Trump's proposed border wall affect higher education collaborations and exchange?

Some college leaders are concerned about the symbolic impact of Trump’s proposed wall on collaborations and exchange, even as many wait to see what, if any, practical effects it might have.

DeVos grilled by Senate education committee

Democrats on the Senate’s education panel grill Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, who generally avoids specific answers.

Experts offer questions they hope to see asked of Trump's education secretary pick

Policy experts, academics, advocates and college administrators ask questions they hope to see answered in today's confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, the Trump administration’s education secretary nominee.

While some universities hit pause, many move ahead with implementation of overtime rule

After last-minute injunction halted a federal overtime rule, many colleges and universities will go ahead with planned changes.

Betsy DeVos, Trump's choice for education secretary, has unclear higher ed priorities

Betsy DeVos has led Michigan GOP and organizations pushing for school choice, but her views on higher education are largely unknown.

Virginia Foxx weighs in on the GOP's higher education priorities

The likely next chair of the U.S. House education committee weighs in on GOP higher education priorities a week after Republicans captured the White House and retained both chambers of Congress.


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