Education Department

Lawmakers, government watchdogs question Education Department management of student loans

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Lawmakers, government watchdogs question whether the Office of Federal Student Aid is up to the task of running the nation’s $1.2 trillion student loan system.

Feds encourage dual-enrollment through experimental access to Pell Grants

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The Obama administration will help some high school students pay for college courses while still in high school by allowing limited access to Pell Grants.

Jamie Merisotis discusses his book on talent production

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Jamie Merisotis of Lumina Foundation wrote a book on how to rethink higher education and immigration policy to fix America's talent pool problem.

Education Department steps up its scrutiny of ITT Tech

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Education Department tightens its oversight of embattled ITT Tech, citing failures of financial responsibility and federal fraud charges.

U.S. inspector general criticizes accreditor over competency-based education

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Education Department's Office of Inspector General criticizes a regional accreditor over its review of competency-based education programs, citing faculty role.

Under close U.S. scrutiny, Corinthian apparently mishandled federal funds, Justice Department says

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While under the watchful gaze of the Education Department, Corinthian Colleges apparently mishandled federal funds this year, the Justice Department says in a recent filing.

Senate hearing features familiar tensions between innovation and quality assurance

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Senators seek guidance on how to encourage innovation without opening aid floodgates to "bad actors," and a group of 17 institutions with competency-based programs calls for a careful approach by policy makers.

Feds mull experiment on aid and accreditation for alternative providers

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Education Department moves closer to experimenting with federal aid and accreditation for alternative providers like boot camps and MOOCs, while White House books meeting on expanding space.

For-profit association's challenges and changes mirror that of sector

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Big changes for APSCU, the for-profit trade group, which has lost most of its large-chain members and plans to focus again on career education.

Corinthian bankruptcy suit includes call for repayment freeze and asset sales

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Corinthian case moves through bankruptcy court, as feds try to spread word about debt relief to thousands of former students and Corinthian tries to sell assets ranging from campuses to typewriters.

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