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Americans see value in higher education, survey finds, but are unhappy with current system

Americans see the work force and societal value of getting a college degree, a survey from New America finds, but community colleges have more support than do other sectors.

Congress and White House appear to back return of year-round Pell in upcoming budget bill

Congressional Republicans and the Trump White House appear poised to bring back year-round Pell Grant eligibility, which the Obama administration and Congress nixed in 2012 over cost concerns.

Higher ed would be central in a Clinton administration, but who would carry agenda in Congress?

As Election Day nears, it's uncertain who would lead the Senate committee that would handle key higher education legislation -- including a "free college" proposal if Hillary Clinton is elected -- in the next Congress.

Proposed federal rules for student debt forgiveness worry some nonprofit colleges

Education Department's proposed rule for student debt forgiveness could threaten traditional colleges as well as for-profits, particularly over its broad view of what counts as misrepresentation.

New California budget increases higher education funding, on one condition

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To receive portions of the money allocated to them in the new state budget, California's public universities will need to admit more in-state students.

Higher Education Act overhaul a long shot for this election year

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

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

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

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. 

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