Education Department

A Spirited Disposition Debate

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Education school accreditor to remove "social justice" from a list of terms used to describe desired teacher qualities.

Mixed Bag for Higher Ed

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House appropriations bill calls for $100 Pell Grant increase and level funding for programs White House proposed cutting.

No Surprises in House Spending Bill

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Appropriations Committee adopts $100 increase in the maximum Pell Grant award; flat funding for biomedical research is intact.

Wrangling Over Unit Records

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A proposed federal database of students' academic records, supported by U.S. commission, isn’t a hit with the public, a survey finds.

Research on Higher Ed Gets a Boost

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Education Department to create national R&D center on postsecondary education, with a focus on community colleges.

Hispanic Students Lose a Potential Leg Up

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Groups that help Latino youth prepare for college shut out of Education Department competition for grant funds. 

An End to Picking One Box

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After years of study, Education Department issues plan for colleges to report racial and ethnic data without forcing students to choose one category.

New Perch for Outspoken Education Researcher

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Clifford Adelman, key Education Department analyst, to play same role for higher education think tank.

Regulatory Activism?

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Education Dept. plan for rule making to examine commission's ideas suggests accreditation as particular target for changes.

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.


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