Education Department

Scrutiny for an Accreditor

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Unhappy with regional agency's judgment in one university's case, inspector general urges Education Department to consider revoking its recognition.

Linking Debt and Income

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Education Department proposes a rule to determine whether vocational programs prepare students for "gainful employment."

Resistance on Debt Proposal

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Panel balks at Education Department's draft rule introducing a loan-to-income ratio targeting high-priced, low-payoff programs.

Close on Incentive Comp

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Revision of Education Department rules on pay for recruiters inches ahead in negotiations.

Renewed Push on Pell

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Obama budget for 2011, to be released today, will call for raising maximum grant to $5,710 and making program an entitlement.

It's Up to the Department Now

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WASHINGTON — Months of negotiations on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed revisions to regulations intended to guard against abuses of the federal financial aid program ended Friday with no agreement on the most controversial issues under consideration.

Fleshing Out the Federal Budget

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Obama administration details 2010 spending plan unveiled in February, which would increase and lock in Pell Grant funding and double spending on basic science over a decade.

Clash Over Student Privacy

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Head of Education Department's privacy office says he was fired for challenging U.S. approach to promoting state student data systems.

Student Data Systems, Unite!

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U.S.-convened panel of experts, Gates grant aim to help states develop common standards to share data; effort troubles privacy advocates.

Incentive Comp Still a Problem

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Congress's investigative arm finds that violations of a legislative ban on paying college recruiters based on enrollment have not disappeared.


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