Federal policy

Students Missing in Health Plans

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Legislation moving through Congress seems to forget college students in its provisions.

Mediocre? Not Us!

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Education secretary's sharp critique of teacher ed leaves many programs saying he's right, just not about their campuses.

How the Sausage Is Made

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Education Department discussion of financial aid rules begins with debate pitting for-profit colleges against their naysayers.

Taking on Incentive Compensation

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Federal panel debates whether the government should revise rules on raises and bonuses for student recruiters.

Funding Publics

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U. of California's Yudof, other public presidents turn to the federal government for financial support.

'Stop Asking for Money!'

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ORLANDO -- The public college lobbyists and other officials who attended the Higher Education Government Relations Conference here last week heard a steady barrage of downbeat news: Climbing national unemployment figures, tumbling state revenues, and the scary prospect of the funding “cliff” when the economic stimulus money the federal government sent to states to protect education programs runs out.

Unity on 'Incentive Compensation'

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WASHINGTON -- Education Department officials faced forceful pushback Thursday against their plan to eliminate regulatory clarifications to Congress’s 1992 ban on “incentive compensation” for admissions and financial aid officers -- and the opposition came from nonprofit and for-profit colleges alike.

New Approaches to Job Training

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Meeting on reforming the Workforce Investment Act shows no shortage of criticism or ideas.

Keeping Student Health Affordable

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Higher ed asks Congress to tweak its bill to ensure that college-based plans aren't classified as pricier "individual" policies.

Linking Debt and Income

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Education Department proposes a rule to determine whether vocational programs prepare students for "gainful employment."

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