With tension of for-profit scrutiny in the air, leaders of online institutions convene in Washington to fret over state, federal oversight.
Several major for-profit colleges make senior hires of officials with long histories in nonprofit higher education.
Since start of 2010, quarterly disclosures show federal lobbying expenditures on behalf of the sector have nearly doubled -- from $1.3 million to close to $2.6 million.
With Republicans likely to gain the majority in one or both chambers today, colleges face a future of funding cuts, pressure for greater accountability.
Congressional races shake out much as expected, with Republicans winning House majority and a handful of Democrats on education panel hanging on in the Senate.
A coherent agenda on higher ed policy has yet to emerge for the new Congress.
In year-end rush, Congress weighs budget that would close Pell shortfall; House passes DREAM Act; 36 days after election, a higher ed champion formally retains House seat.
Under attack itself for corrections made to earlier report, Senate committee releases critique of flow of military and GI Bill money to for-profit colleges.
Report assesses university-community partnerships' potential for narrowing economics and education gaps.
House Republicans invite scrutiny of federal funding for social and behavioral sciences. Is anyone biting?
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