Obama unveils outline of federal matching grant proposal that would seek to make two years of community college free nationwide.
Three public college associations release draft discussion guide for how to measure student success after college.
Despite $640 million in federal spending, many holes remain in state databases that try to link college outcomes to the employment market.
The Education Department faced a big challenge in creating a ratings system, with a timeline that kept slipping as critics happily filled the void.
The summit underscores a tension in the Obama administration’s higher ed approach: how to promote colleges' and universities' successes while holding them more accountable.
President expands his temporary protected status for "Dreamers" and seeks to expand temporary work authorization program for international graduates of American universities.
The final gainful employment rules have plenty of critics, but it's undeniable that the Obama administration has made a difference with its five-year crackdown on for-profits.
Community colleges gain traction in push to reinstate federal aid for students without a high school diploma, less so for bringing back "summer Pell."
Audit critical of the Education Department's review process for alternative to the credit hour raises questions about direction of federal policy and could discourage some colleges.
Education Department awards its "First in the World" innovation grants, for which nearly 500 institutions applied. The 24 winners will share $75 million in available federal funding.
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