Education Department

Big Brother's Transcript Database

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The Education Department has released a plan that would create a national database of student records -- with students identified by Social Security numbers.

Movement in the Senate

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A flurry of activity suggests Congress may make progress on extending the Higher Education Act after all.

Road Not Taken on Pell Grants

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GAO analysis of change in aid formula finds that approaches other than that used by the Bush administration would have hurt far fewer students.

Church, State and the Academic Pork Barrel

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A lawsuit challenges federal grants to an Alaska Bible college that primarily serves Native Americans.

NCAA Urges U.S. to Rescind Title IX Guidance

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Association leaders tell colleges to ignore Education Department policy on e-mail surveys of athletes' interest.

Disappointing Budget Blueprint

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Compromise adopted by Congress contains little of what colleges want.

Bush vs. Bankers

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There is no such thing as an offhanded comment from a White House spokesman.

So when Trent Duffy, in explaining Friday that President Bush would seek to bolster the Pell Grant program in part by reducing the subsidies paid to lenders in the student-loan program, called the subsidies "excessive" and described the loan industry as "very profitable," the political winds surrounding the student-loan programs continued to shift.

Fun Facts About Higher Education

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The U.S. Education Department released its annual potpourri of statistical data about the state of American education.

For Colleges, a Better Than Expected Budget

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Money is tight in House spending plan for education programs and NIH, but panel reverses most cuts proposed by Bush administration.

Flawed Assumption: College Restores Track Teams

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Concluding that it was out of compliance with Title IX, institution agrees to keep men's and women's squads.

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