Federal policy

Teacher preparation rule-making panel gets more time

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With no consensus in sight on new standards for evaluating teacher education programs, negotiators agree to an extra meeting.

Duncan testifies on proposed 2013 education budget

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Testifying before Congress on the administration's budget proposals, the education secretary fends off bipartisan questioning about new higher education programs.

Higher education proposals in 2013 Republican budget

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A proposal announced Tuesday would cut Pell Grants and make student loans appear more costly on federal balance sheets.

Multi-state investigation of for-profits stays local, so far

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Multi-state investigation of for-profits includes review of institutional loans and recruiting of veterans. But finding common targets is a problem, and investigators have yet to take on a major for-profit.

Rasmussen College Proves Bigger Isn't Always Better

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With a focus on job training and steady growth, Rasmussen College may look more like a local college than a for-profit

John Carroll U. faculty send letter supporting birth control compromise

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Professors at John Carroll University sign letter asking Jesuit university's president to "stand up to those who would play politics with women's health."

House to vote on repealing credit hour, state authorization

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The Obama administration opposes a bill to repeal newly enacted rules on the credit hour and state approval, but how Democrats will vote today is unclear.

Religious colleges react to new policy on birth control coverage

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Obama administration won't require religious colleges' insurance plans to cover contraception, but officials outline another way to give employees access.

Committee on higher ed accreditation composing its final report

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Federal panel appears to have rejected idea of decoupling accreditation and financial aid eligibility, favoring less-dramatic changes to quality assurance system.

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