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Advice for the Senate

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

The Senate's Higher Ed Act

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

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

Black Colleges Confront Challenges

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

Gulf Coast Aid -- From Student Loans?

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

Dissent and Cake -- Happy Constitution Day!

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

Few Funds for Higher Education

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

Drug Law Denies Aid to Thousands

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

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

The Screw Turns in the Senate

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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