Education Department

Congressional Chaos?

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A coherent agenda on higher ed policy has yet to emerge for the new Congress.

Accreditor Under the Gun Again

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Education Department proposes stripping recognition from agency that accredits liberal arts institutions.

The Rev. Al Breaks Ranks

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Unlike many of his peers among black leaders, Sharpton expresses support for tougher Education Dept. oversight of for-profit colleges.

Refusing to Play 'Whipping Boy'

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WASHINGTON — The American Academy for Liberal Education has withdrawn its petition for renewal of recognition by the U.S. Education Department’s advisory panel on accreditation, which, after having been dismantled and reconfigured, held its first meeting in over two years Wednesday.

Looking Ahead to 2013

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Education secretary asks his advisory committee on accreditation for legislative suggestions for the next renewal of the Higher Education Act.

Gunfight at the For-Profit Corral

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Under attack itself for corrections made to earlier report, Senate committee releases critique of flow of military and GI Bill money to for-profit colleges.

Charge of Illegal Lobbying Rejected

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Dismissing Republican assertions, inspector general concludes that top Education Department officials did not violate law in urging college officials to support student loan overhaul.

The Mini-AGI

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New $2 billion federal grant program for community (and for-profit) colleges will impose strict accountability requirements -- and compel participants to make academic materials available to the public.

For-Profit Colleges Open Another Front

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Amid publicity blitz and vows of legislative intervention, the sector's primary trade group sues Education Department to block new rules. Suit faces uphill climb.

New-Look Default Rates

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Education Department's last test of three-year loan repayment shows rate for for-profit college borrowers rising to 25 percent.


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