Federal policy

Shooting the Messenger

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Harvard scholar documents costs of caring for soldiers hurt in Iraq, and Pentagon reacts -- by attacking researcher and changing U.S. Web sites.

The Bush Budget, 2008

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Administration's spending blueprint would increase Pell Grants -- by cutting lender profits and other aid programs.

An In-State Tuition Debate

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State by state, leaders consider the thorny question of whether students living there illegally should pay in-state fees.

Open Up, Mr. President!

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New bill would nullify Bush's 2001 restrictions on the release of presidential documents.

Pork Spending Drops Drastically

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Watchdog group says this year's dip in Congressional earmarks, a controversial funding source for research initiatives, was a fluke.

How to Trim FAFSA's Fat

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The complexity of the federal financial aid process is among the more obvious, and ostensibly, fixable reasons  cited to explain why low-income students are far less likely to attend college than their peers. So far, despite efforts on multiple fronts, the system has proven to be somewhat intractable.

Bill on Science Teacher Ed Advances

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House committee sends scholarship legislation to the floor with few major changes.

Privacy vs. Security

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Senate committee considers whether colleges need liability protection when dealing with some students' records.

Much More Money for Veterans?

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Congress considers legislation billed as a "mirror" to post World War II G.I. Bill.

Congress Talks About Teacher Prep

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Higher education subcommittee discusses how to better target investments in teacher education and quality.

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