Federal policy

Nassirian and LeBlanc debate new federal experiment on noncollege job training

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Two experts -- Barmak Nassirian and Paul LeBlanc -- discuss federal experiment to open up student aid to eight noncollege job training programs.

Clinton 'free' plan would boost public college enrollment, harm private colleges

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Analysis estimates public colleges would enroll up to 22 percent more students, mostly at open-enrollment institutions. A quarter of the gain would come at the expense of private colleges, particularly less selective ones.

Options for ITT Tech students if the for-profit chain collapses

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With ITT Tech headed toward possible collapse, its students begin weighing whether to transfer or to seek to have their federal loans forgiven.

Feds unveil details of experiment with alternative providers and accreditors

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Education Department announces eight winning partnerships in experiment to open federal aid to alternative providers, with a possibly influential new way of assuring academic quality.

The higher education record of Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's running mate

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Hillary Clinton's running mate has promoted career and technical education, worried about the impact of student debt, and taught for many years at the University of Richmond.

Liberty U's Falwell takes Cleveland stage in support of Trump

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On the eve of his prime-time speech at the GOP convention, Liberty U president discusses political advocacy in higher education and how Donald Trump is seeking to encourage more of it.

Author discusses new book on shifts in how foundations seek to shape public policy

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Author of new book on foundations describes how Gates has used venture philanthropy, measurable goals and a close relationship with the Obama administration to influence policy, and says Gates's approach may be shifting in promising ways.

U.S. plans to let some colleges experiment with required counseling for borrowers

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Education Department will let some colleges experiment with required loan counseling, which some hope will discourage overborrowing.

Proposed federal rules for student debt forgiveness worry some nonprofit colleges

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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.

Clinton proposes financial aid for alternative providers, student loan relief for entrepreneurs

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The presumptive Democratic nominee for president expands on her higher education agenda with boosts for alternative education providers and technology entrepreneurs.

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