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Higher Education Act overhaul a long shot for this election year

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Lawmakers and observers alike are skeptical that the Higher Education Act will be renewed this year.

FTC and Education Department take action against DeVry University

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Federal Trade Commission alleges the for-profit university misled students about their employment and income prospects, and Education Department seeks to stop DeVry from making deceptive advertisements.

House Republicans question university endowment spending, executive compensation

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House Republicans question endowment spending and executive compensation in what may signal another round of federal scrutiny over tax benefits flowing to wealthiest universities.

Boston institutions try to grab attention with provocative marketing efforts

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Two Boston institutions have launched unusual marketing campaigns in an attempt to draw notice in a crowded market.

 

McCaskill says her survey shows colleges 'falling short' on dealing with sex assaults

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In releasing the results of her much-anticipated campus sexual assault survey, Senator Claire McCaskill says that colleges are "falling short" on dealing with the problem -- particularly when it comes to athletes. 

State regulators express concern over Education Department's new draft state authorization proposal

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State regulators are concerned that the Education Department's new proposal will impose substantial new burdens on their offices.

Public universities propose alternative to Obama ratings plan

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Association of public universities says Obama ratings system could create "perverse incentives," but supports linking receipt of aid to performance on key metrics.

Obama administration announces new college commitments and funding for low-income students

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The Obama administration unveils more than 100 commitments from colleges and universities and millions of dollars in philanthropic donations as part of its White House higher education summit. 

Distance education state reciprocity initiative prepares to welcome first members

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An effort to simplify how institutions are authorized to operate in multiple states prepares to invite its first members.

Higher ed lobbyists press for end to sequester as budget talks resume

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Higher education advocates are once again pressing lawmakers to end automatic budget cuts as Congress begins new negotiations over federal spending this week. 

 

 

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