Education Department

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.

Starting In on the Higher Ed Act

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A House panel approves bills on graduate and international education, beginning formal work on the massive federal law.

Budget Bill Advances in House

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Appropriations Committee endorses $50 increase in Pell maximum and minuscule boost for NIH.

2 Years Later

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The Supreme Court allowed affirmative action, but new report blasts Education Department for discouraging it.

House Holds Firm on Tight Budget

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In passing spending measure for student aid and NIH, lawmakers approve permanent end to lender loophole.

Report Criticizes Lack of Data on For-Profit Students

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Agencies should push for more and better information on completion and job placement rates, consumer group says.

House Dives In to the Higher Ed Act

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Debate is intense over for-profit colleges, but decisions on many issues are forestalled.

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