Federal policy

Education Dept. Suspends Grants to Christian College

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Facing lawsuit over church-state separation, U.S. concludes that Alaska Christian used funds for religious purposes.

U.S. Adopts New Hiring Rules

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Regulations define who colleges and other federal contractors must count as a job "applicant."

Math and Science Brain Drain?

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U.S. spends billions to educate growing number of students in technical fields, but problems remain, study finds.

Higher Ed Commission Gets to Work

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A "fascinating" discussion ensues, but diverse viewpoints may make crafting cohesive national strategy a challenge.

The Screw Turns in the Senate

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Education committee's bill to cut deficit and extend Higher Ed Act would provide extra $2.5 billion to new grant programs.

Inviting a Flurry of False Claims Cases

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U.S. appeals court's ruling in recruiting incentives case would make individual suits against colleges easier.

Finally, a Report on Loan Costs

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GAO study, which Republicans hoped would condemn direct lending program, doesn't.

Faint Echoes of 1995

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Amid latest steps in this year's complex budget battle, college leaders go on the offensive.

'Cuts' or 'Savings' for Student Loans?

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They argued about numbers. They debated definitions. They challenged each other's "facts."

Senate Backs Budget for NIH, Student Aid

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In lean year for colleges, measure would sustain key programs but provide few increases beyond biomedical research.


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