Education Department

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.'

Imperfect (Yet Successful?) Bill

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House Higher Ed Act legislation has something for everyone to like and dislike.

College and the Disabled Student

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31% of youth with disabilities attend college in the first two years after high school, Education Department finds.

Advice for the Senate

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College groups offer suggestions on how to improve on the House's Higher Ed Act legislation.

Student Aid and College Tax Credits

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Many Americans qualify for federal education tax breaks but don't use them, U.S. study finds.

U.S. Help for Students Affected by Katrina

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Education Department will ease financial aid for transferring students and waive rules, officials say.

Is College Preparation for Life? Grads Weigh In

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A decade out, 4 of 5 degree recipients say their undergraduate education prepared them for work, U.S. survey finds.

The Senate's Higher Ed Act

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The U.S. Senate's education committee will convene today to take up its version of legislation to renew the Higher Education Act -- a bill that most college lobbyists prefer to the version passed in July by the parallel panel in the House of Representatives.


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