Education Department

Shaking Up Loan Industry

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Education Dept. promises more scrutiny; documents released on federal official; Chicago State president's ties questioned ... and possible sale of Sallie Mae.

Showdown Looms on Accreditation

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Education Dept. offers compromise on measuring learning outcomes, but colleges say plan would still "federalize" accreditation.

Calling Out Spellings on Student Loans

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Accusing U.S. officials of inadequate oversight, leading House lawmaker urges Education Department to adopt "emergency" reforms.

The Battle Is Joined

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N.Y. attorney general announces plan to sue his first college in loan inquiry, and his target, Drexel U., vows to fight back.

Mr. Cuomo Comes to Washington

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Testifying before House panel, New York attorney general discusses student loan inquiry and lax U.S. oversight.

Muddled Outcome on Transfer of Credit

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U.S. negotiating panel formally rejects proposal for new policy for accreditors, but for-profit college officials perceive victory.

Coke and the Spellings Commission

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Education secretary's summit in Atlanta raises some eyebrows because it appears to be sponsored by beverage giant.

Getting Rid of Expertise

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Why is Education Department replacing respected head of international efforts with someone inexperienced in the field?

Education Dept.'s New College Chief

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The White House and the Education Department announced late Tuesday that President Bush has nominated Diane Auer Jones, a seasoned Washington policy expert with significant campus experience, to be assistant secretary for postsecondary education, the department's primary higher education job.

Next Chapter on Textbooks

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As U.S. panel calls for online collaboration to provide lower-cost options, debate continues on the appropriate federal role.

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