Senator Sanders, the Vermont independent and possible 2016 presidential contender, calls on Congress to boost federal higher ed spending to allow states to slash public college tuition in half.
Education Department official gives earlier release date for college ratings while talking about quest for quality data and how to capture multiple student goals and outcomes.
White House's retreat on plan to hike taxes on college savings plans underscores support for higher education tax credits, which many researchers criticized as disproportionately helping the wealthy.
Carnegie Foundation releases its much-awaited report on the credit hour -- higher education's currency -- which disappoints some by not calling for different standard unit for learning.
The White House adds to its lengthy list of proposals for higher education, but faces long odds in Congress for most of the agenda.
Obama makes his case to the nation for universal, free community college, as he also promotes revamped tax credits for education.
Obama proposes shifts in education tax credits and Pell Grants, using increased taxes on wealthy individuals and financial institutions to pay the costs, and to finance plan for free community college.
Bipartisanship is on display as President Obama announces free community college plan in Tennessee, but proposal likely faces tough odds in Congress.
Obama's free tuition plan is a hit among community college leaders, but some experts worry about details and whether the money could be more targeted.
The president's free community college plan may change the balance between the federal government, states and colleges.
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