In debut of new feature on what the candidates are saying about higher ed, a look at the Florida senator's recent rhetoric and record.
Senate Republicans echo the Obama administration by proposing alternative pathways to accreditation and, possibly, federal aid for noninstitutional providers like Udacity, General Assembly and edX.
Mid-Continent University's closure last year left a messy situation for students -- and it was precipitated by financial sanctions the U.S. Department of Education uses to rein in colleges.
After seven years and half a billion dollars, the Gates Foundation announces its four priority areas for college completion policies and plans to release a data framework for measuring performance in higher education.
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.
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