Education Department

Increasing share of good-paying jobs go to college graduates

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Associate and four-year degrees lead to a growing share of well-paying jobs, study finds, as struggles increase for workers with only a high school credential.

American Public U's new competency-based degrees do not rely on credit-hour standard

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Big for-profit American Public now offers competency-based undergraduate degrees that don’t rely on the credit-hour standard, but federal aid isn’t part of the mix, for now.

Liberty and Bob Jones Universities may run afoul of Obama Title IX protections for LGBT students

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Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them.

Betsy DeVos's connection to The College Fix, a conservative higher education news site

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Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has family and likely financial connections to The College Fix, a conservative news site that often criticizes liberal bias in higher education.

Two GOP senators withhold full endorsement of education secretary nominee

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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.

Assessing President Obama's far-reaching impact on higher education

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Obama trumpeted importance of college-going and invested in students and institutions like no leader before him -- while demanding much in return and, sometimes, failing big, too.

DeVos grilled by Senate education committee

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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

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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.

Feds' data error inflated loan repayment rates on the College Scorecard

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Final Friday release by the Obama administration's Education Department corrects a substantial error in loan repayment rates on consumer web tool.

Optics may be part of holdup in Education Department review of Apollo's sale

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Investors fret that the Education Department's lengthy scrutiny of the U of Phoenix's proposed sale means the deal might be nixed. Politics and optics might be reasons for the delay.

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