Education Department

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.

'Good Day' for For-Profit Colleges

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As they waited Thursday morning for the House of Representatives higher education subcommittee to vote on legislation to extend the Higher Education Act, lobbyists for for-profit and nonprofit colleges had strikingly different answers to the simple question "How are things going?"

Bruce D. Leftwich, vice president for government relations at the Career College Association, responded with an enthusiastic "Great, great." David S. Baime, who plays the same role for the American Association of Community Colleges, offered an uncertain "I have no idea."

Budget Bill Advances in Senate

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Appropriations panel backs plan to raise NIH spending by $1 billion but keep maximum Pell Grant at $4,050.

Competition = Savings in the Loan Programs

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Federal costs would balloon and efficiency would erode if either student loan program vanished, a study finds.

A Potpourri of Political Posturing

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In wide-ranging session, House committee confronts Horowitz, Title IX and 'anti-American activity.'

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