Education Department moves closer to experimenting with federal aid and accreditation for alternative providers like boot camps and MOOCs, while White House books meeting on expanding space.
Big changes for APSCU, the for-profit trade group, which has lost most of its large-chain members and plans to focus again on career education.
Corinthian case moves through bankruptcy court, as feds try to spread word about debt relief to thousands of former students and Corinthian tries to sell assets ranging from campuses to typewriters.
Federal spending has overtaken state spending as the main source of public funding in higher education.
The Obama administration proposes new restrictions on campus financial products, sparking another round in the battle with banks and the financial services industry.
Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Independent, enters Democratic presidential race with a pitch for his free tuition plan, possibly putting some pressure on Hillary Clinton's left flank.
Education Department turns up heat on for-profits with job-placement-rate scrutiny, three months before gainful-employment rules kick in. But lack of federal standards for placement rates causes confusion.
Education Department brings in Southern New Hampshire president, a prominent voice on competency-based education, to pursue its goals on innovation.
A Senate-sponsored task force releases blueprint for Congress to scale back federal requirements that higher education leaders have long said are overly burdensome.
ECMC closes deal to buy 53 Corinthian campuses, earning praise from federal agencies and some consumer groups for deal to forgive $480 million in students' private loans.
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