Fending Off Attacks on Social Science

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House rejects attempts to bar NSF grants whose titles were mocked by Republican lawmakers.

You Already Got Yours

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In drafting 2010 spending bill for education and health programs, U.S. Senate panel de-emphasizes priorities (such as Pell Grants and biomedical research) that fared well in economic stimulus measure.

Big Shoes to Fill

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Death of Edward M. Kennedy leaves gaping hole in federal higher education policy arena. In today's political environment, can anyone else step in? And if so, who?

House Passes Student Aid Bill

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Legislation to reshape loan programs and bolster Pell Grants and community colleges passes along partisan lines. Now focus shifts to the Senate.

Mutual Back Scratching

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In conference call with community college presidents, Obama administration officials offer support and praise -- and subtly seek backing for plan on restructuring financial aid programs.

Funding Publics

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

Wanted: Obama's Help

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WASHINGTON – The leader of a major public university system called on President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan to do more to accomplish the White House’s goal of seeing the United States lead the world in postsecondary educational attainment by 2020.

Defining 'Gainful Employment'

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WASHINGTON -- A proposal by the U.S. Department of Education to assess the performance of vocational programs and most course offerings at for-profit institutions by linking the prices they charge to their graduates' salaries may have hit a wall Wednesday as concerns surfaced publicly that the department was reaching outside its statutory purview to place price controls on higher education.

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.


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