Education Department

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

ITT Tech Shuts Down All Campuses

Following a series of federal sanctions, ITT Tech on Tuesday shut down its 130 campuses, forcing a scramble for many of the for-profit's 43,000 students.

Proposed federal rules for student debt forgiveness worry some nonprofit colleges

Education Department's proposed rule for student debt forgiveness could threaten traditional colleges as well as for-profits, particularly over its broad view of what counts as misrepresentation.

Federal panel votes to terminate ACICS and tightens screws on other accreditors

Federal panel recommends termination for ACICS, an accreditor of several notorious for-profits, while also tightening the screws on the American Bar Association and other agencies.

Education Department to release data reports on accreditors based on measures of student achievement

The Education Department has created new data reports on the performance of accrediting agencies, using measures such as graduation and loan repayment rates at colleges the agencies oversee.

Education Department recommends eliminating national accreditor to many for-profit colleges

Education Department staff proposes termination for ACICS, threatening access to federal aid for the 243 institutions -- many of them for-profit -- the national accreditor oversees. Updated with reactions.


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