Education Department

Textbooks, Barriers and Aid Forms

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Federal advisory panel hears testimony on a range of topics relating to college access and affordability.

Little Change for Upward Bound

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Education Dept. tweaks rules for prep program, but critics say they would turn some poor students into guinea pigs for others.

Will Anyone Listen?

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Experience of past blue ribbon panels suggests reasons why Spellings panel may or may not have lasting impact.

Rally for Title IX Changes

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James Madison athletes, blaming federal sex bias law for planned demise of 10 sports, call for changes in 'proportionality' provision .

Education Dept. Choice: Narrow or Broad?

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Election may influence whether officials focus rule making on new grant programs, or push policies on accreditation or student records.

Right Under Her Nose?

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Margaret Spellings says higher ed must change because parents can't find basic information. What if it exists -- often on her own Web site?

Rethinking Racial Classifications

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Draft of U.S. plan attracts significant opposition from some colleges, with experts raising issues of fairness and accuracy.

When Foreign Language Isn't Foreign

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Vanessa Fonseca, now a graduate teaching assistant in the University of New Mexico’s Sabine Ulibarrí Spanish as a Heritage Language program, said it took her all of two minutes to figure out a non-heritage Spanish class she stumbled into as an undergraduate was not for her.

The New Top Fed for Higher Ed

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Sara Martinez Tucker, U.S. under secretary for education, discusses her new job, the Spellings commission and affirmative action.

California Regulatin'

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California has had anything but a proud history when it comes to monitoring its for-profit institutions. After all, this is a state that in the 1980s gained a suspect reputation as the “diploma mill capital of the world,” as a 2005 independent monitoring report points out.

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