Federal policy

Few Rules for New Constitution Day Requirement

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The Education Department isn't requiring much from colleges to carry out a new law.

Campus Fires Draw Congressional Scrutiny

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6 deaths in April prompt gathering of lawmakers and flurry of legislation aimed at encouraging (and challenging) colleges.

Detente, Sort of, on Student Loans

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Lawmakers at House hearing agree that industry and government programs should compete, but clash on most everything else.

Pushing for Wireless

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Higher education backs efforts by municipalities to provide Internet access to all.

Congress Acts on Budgets for Humanities and Science Programs

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House committee backs increases for NSF and NASA; Senate panel sets level funds for NEH and NEA.

For Colleges, a Better Than Expected Budget

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Money is tight in House spending plan for education programs and NIH, but panel reverses most cuts proposed by Bush administration.

Playing Offense, Not Defense

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Teacher education programs, blasted in recent years, seek to show that they're changing and welcome accountability.

Starting In on the Higher Ed Act

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A House panel approves bills on graduate and international education, beginning formal work on the massive federal law.

Budget Bill Advances in House

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Appropriations Committee endorses $50 increase in Pell maximum and minuscule boost for NIH.

Report Finds No Religious Bias at Air Force Academy

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But cadets and professors failed to "fully accommodate" beliefs of non-Christians, review panel concludes.

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