Drawing on 50 years of studies, two economists urge policy makers to simplify delivery and design and link aid to performance in college -- conclusions other scholars challenge.
The Obama Plan
With more institutions cutting adjunct hours as new health care requirements approach, higher education officials are pushing for more guidance from the government on what to do.
Zakiya Smith, who helped guide higher ed policy for President Obama, leaves for a think tank. College officials will miss her.
Obama has sketched an ambitious higher education agenda for his second term, but it's unclear who at the Education Department will be in charge of implementing it.
Backlash to "college for all" heats up, again, thanks to the recession and presidential election. The counter-narrative sells in the media, and could hurt public funding of colleges.
The Obama administration’s push to standardize financial aid packets will do little to address college affordability, writes R. Barbara Gitenstein.
10 colleges and state systems have agreed to use a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "shopping sheet" to give students information on financial aid.
The looming interest rate increase for subsidized student loans replays a familiar storyline: crisis, last-minute fix, another crisis. Meanwhile, the loans' future is in jeopardy.
Saying now is not the time to cut back on higher ed, the U.S. education secretary testifies before a House committee.
Community colleges would get $8 billion over the next 3 years, the maximum Pell Grant would increase, and some research funding would grow in the president's proposed budget for higher education programs.
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