Federal policy

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.

Documentation for the Undocumented?

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Immigration reform package would offer path toward permanent legal status to college students lacking residency rights in U.S.

So What Did You Learn in London?

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International educators stress the need for more research on which characteristics of study abroad programs promote student learning.

Next Chapter on Textbooks

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As U.S. panel calls for online collaboration to provide lower-cost options, debate continues on the appropriate federal role.

New Option for Foreign Interns

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After years of lobbying, State Department proposes a new visa category for students from outside the U.S.


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