Education Department

Default Rates Fall Again

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4.5% of borrowers in 2003 failed to repay their student loans, down from 5.2% in 2002.

Few Funds for Higher Education

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Initial federal proposals for post-Katrina relief provide comparatively little for colleges and students.

The Future of Higher Ed

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U.S. education secretary forms panel to craft "national strategy" for America's college system.

What Should the U.S. Commission Do?

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Academe's rank and file join policy experts in offering advice to the new national panel on higher ed's future. Please weigh in...

Drug Law Denies Aid to Thousands

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Study finds that provision on prior convictions of college students withholds $150 million in Pell Grants and loans each year.

Price Increases Sharpest at Public Colleges

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Study also finds slight increases in share of degrees going to women and minority students.

Major Troubles for Decker College

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For-profit with ties to N.Y. gubernatorial candidate is barred from U.S. aid programs and faces Ky. inquiry.

Coming Soon to a Classroom Near You

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Study of high school seniors shows they have high aspirations -- but not the math skills to match.  

Education Dept. Suspends Grants to Christian College

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Facing lawsuit over church-state separation, U.S. concludes that Alaska Christian used funds for religious purposes.

Higher Ed Commission Gets to Work

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A "fascinating" discussion ensues, but diverse viewpoints may make crafting cohesive national strategy a challenge.


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