Education Department

Judge eliminates for-profit Decker College's $31 million debt to Education Department

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Federal judge backs finding that an accreditor misled the Education Department about a now-closed for-profit institution, and relieves most of the college's debt.

Groups seek to become quality reviewers of boot camps, online courses and other noncollege offerings

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As boot camps, online courses and other nontraditional academic offerings expand, several organizations angle to play an accreditor-like role in the growing space.

Ben Carson to advise Trump campaign on education

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Donald Trump says Ben Carson will play a "big role" advising the Trump campaign on education. So what has the retired neurosurgeon said about higher education?

Obama adviser who shaped higher education policies is leaving White House

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James Kvaal helped shape the administration’s sweeping higher education policies.

New ID requirements for federal aid may discourage some low-income students

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New online identification system for federal financial aid sacrifices ease of use for security, critics say, hurting low-income students.

Studley to leave her position at the Education Department

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Jamienne Studley, the No. 2 higher ed official at the Education Department, will leave this month after a frenetic two and a half years.

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.

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