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Advice for the Senate

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College groups offer suggestions on how to improve on the House's Higher Ed Act legislation.

The Senate's Higher Ed Act

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The U.S. Senate's education committee will convene today to take up its version of legislation to renew the Higher Education Act -- a bill that most college lobbyists prefer to the version passed in July by the parallel panel in the House of Representatives.

Next Step for the Higher Ed Act

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With legislative picture muddied by Katrina, Senate panel makes fast work of its version of key bill.

Black Colleges Confront Challenges

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At long-planned conference, a new issue emerges, informally, on the agenda.

Gulf Coast Aid -- From Student Loans?

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Higher education groups pan Senate proposal to use savings from Higher Ed Act to pay for Katrina recovery.

Dissent and Cake -- Happy Constitution Day!

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Colleges plan a variety of ways to mark a holiday they have been ordered to celebrate.

Few Funds for Higher Education

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Initial federal proposals for post-Katrina relief provide comparatively little for colleges and students.

Drug Law Denies Aid to Thousands

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Study finds that provision on prior convictions of college students withholds $150 million in Pell Grants and loans each year.

More Money for Science Education

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Senate amends Pentagon spending bill to bolster scholarship and fellowships for training in key fields.

The Screw Turns in the Senate

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Education committee's bill to cut deficit and extend Higher Ed Act would provide extra $2.5 billion to new grant programs.

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