Education Department brings in Southern New Hampshire president, a prominent voice on competency-based education, to pursue its goals on innovation.
A Senate-sponsored task force releases blueprint for Congress to scale back federal requirements that higher education leaders have long said are overly burdensome.
ECMC closes deal to buy 53 Corinthian campuses, earning praise from federal agencies and some consumer groups for deal to forgive $480 million in students' private loans.
President will seek big changes in education tax credits, and will propose new taxes on the wealthy and on financial institutions to pay for free community college tuition.
Obama's announcement on resumption of diplomatic relations also broadens the kinds of educational travel that may now be possible.
The veterinary school accreditor comes under fire as it prepares to face its federal oversight committee. Issues include a perceived weakening in standards and opposition to the accreditation of foreign institutions.
Guarantee agencies branch out as private-lending pool dries up. Most stick to college completion and financial advising, but one produces a film while another buys 56 campuses from a for-profit.
During Congressional hearing Chinese scholars, and human rights activists criticize the influence of the Chinese government in academic affairs.
National "free tuition" group changes its name and pitch with plan to support state and city tuition scholarships while continuing to push on the federal level.
New paper by conservative think tank argues that federal government should hold colleges more accountable not by expanding its regulatory reach but rather by using new metrics.
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