Federal policy

Southern New Hampshire U. president takes temporary post at Education Department

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Education Department brings in Southern New Hampshire president, a prominent voice on competency-based education, to pursue its goals on innovation.

Senate-sponsored report calls for simplified, and fewer, regulations on colleges

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A Senate-sponsored task force releases blueprint for Congress to scale back federal requirements that higher education leaders have long said are overly burdensome. 

Guaranty agency buys half of Corinthian Colleges and forgives $480 million in student debt

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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.

President Obama wants to overhaul education tax credits and simply taxes for Pell recipients

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President will seek big changes in education tax credits, and will propose new taxes on the wealthy and on financial institutions to pay for free community college tuition.


U.S.-Cuba announcement will have implications for higher ed

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Obama's announcement on resumption of diplomatic relations also broadens the kinds of educational travel that may now be possible.

Veterinary school accreditor comes under fire

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The veterinary school accreditor comes under fire as it prepares to face its federal oversight committee. Issues include a perceived weakening in standards and opposition to the accreditation of foreign institutions.

New roles for guarantee agencies in era of direct federal lending

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Guarantee agencies branch out as private-lending pool dries up. Most stick to college completion and financial advising, but one produces a film while another buys 56 campuses from a for-profit.


Lawmakers look at Chinese influence on American universities

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During Congressional hearing Chinese scholars, and human rights activists criticize the influence of the Chinese government in academic affairs.

Shift for national free-college group, which wants to bolster local programs

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National "free tuition" group changes its name and pitch with plan to support state and city tuition scholarships while continuing to push on the federal level.

Federal government needs to revamp its oversight of higher education, says conservative think tank

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New paper by conservative think tank argues that federal government should hold colleges more accountable not by expanding its regulatory reach but rather by using new metrics.


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