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DeSantis Signs Bill to Defund DEI

Florida governor Ron DeSantis has officially signed legislation that will ban state dollars from going to diversity, equity and inclusion...
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Biden Administration Hears From 132,000 and Counting on Title IX Rule

The rule would prevent blanket bans on transgender athletes participating in the sport that matches their gender identity, but some groups want the Education Department to do more to protect this group of students.

Resolution Blocking Debt-Relief Plan Clears House Committee

House Republicans on the Education and Workforce Committee advanced a resolution Wednesday on a party-line vote to overturn President Biden’s...
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Federal Student Aid Funding Woes Complicate Resuming Student Loan Payments

Experts and advocates worry that the Education Department lacks adequate funds and won’t be able to prevent high rates of default and delinquency when student loan payments eventually turn back on.

‘Huge Sense of Relief’: How New FAFSA Could Help Homeless Students

On the new form, students will have to answer fewer questions about their status as unaccompanied homeless youth. Advocates are hoping the changes make it easier for students to access financial aid but worry about implementation.

Ron DeSantis, wearing a suit and tie, pointing and talking into a microphone

The Political Trials of a Southern Accreditor

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has been a frequent target in the partisan fight over higher ed. Its struggles could hold lessons for other agencies under lawmakers’ scrutiny.

Few Changes Planned to Foreign Gift Reporting Requirements

The Biden administration is largely sticking with Trump-era requirements that outline how colleges should disclose foreign gifts of more than $250,000. Higher education associations had urged the department to rethink its approach.

N.Y. Higher Ed Leaders Celebrate ‘Transformational’ Budget

New York governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday enacted historic funding increases for the state’s two public university systems, the State...