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September 26, 2006

Secretary favors student database and grants to colleges that measure learning, but calls discussion of Pell expansion premature.

September 26, 2006

Sports figures running for political office usually fall into one of two categories: the ex-athlete turned legislator (U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, former Rep. Steve Largent, former Sen. Bill Bradley) or the ex-coach turned member of Congress (Rep. Tom Osborne).

September 26, 2006

University becomes the third highly competitive university to drop its program this month. 

September 25, 2006

Trustees' association releases report that outlines best practices for college presidents and trustees.

September 25, 2006

There is no contest: By far, college officials' favorite element of the final report of the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education is its clarion call for a major expansion of need-based financial aid, specifically in the form of a huge influx of funds into the federal Pell Grant Program.

September 25, 2006

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

September 25, 2006

GAO finds that letting some colleges jointly set aid policies doesn't result in students paying more -- or less.

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