Federal policy

The Obama Plan

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Community college leaders praise its unprecedented attention and many campus leaders say the $12 billion could be crucial. Others warn not to view the president's agenda as a panacea.

Federal Cooperation

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Education and Labor Departments, often at odds with one another, assure Senate subcommittee of their willingness to work together on reform of Workforce Investment Act.

New GI Bill Becomes Law

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President Obama speaks at event celebrating a vast expansion of educational benefits for veterans.

Anticipating Impact of New GI Bill

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Report suggests veterans, who have flocked to community colleges, part-time, might seek more expensive four-year universities and enroll full-time because of new benefits.

Unprecedented Demand, Dwindling Funding

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Survey of state directors of community college systems finds many experienced midyear state budget cuts last year and expect another round of such cuts in 2010.

Rethinking Bankruptcy and Student Loans

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House Democrats start work on legislation to make it easier for borrowers to discharge private student loan debt.

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.


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