Education Department

An End to Picking One Box

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

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

Regulatory Activism?

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

Textbooks, Barriers and Aid Forms

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

Little Change for Upward Bound

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

Will Anyone Listen?

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

Rally for Title IX Changes

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?

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

Right Under Her Nose?

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

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


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