Higher Ed Act Reauthorization

2004 Reauthorization, Take Two

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House Republicans unveiled their proposals for renewing the law that governs federal financial aid programs, which mirror the bill introduced last year.

Expanding Access Via Distance Ed

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Enrollments have boomed in an experimental federal program. But does that mean financial aid rules should be eased for online providers?

Movement in the Senate

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A flurry of activity suggests Congress may make progress on extending the Higher Education Act after all.

Playing Defense and Offense

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Leaders of the AFT's college unions plan opposition to David Horowitz, cooperation with the NEA, and new organizing efforts.

Pressure on College Prices

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At a Congressional hearing, debate about whether federal aid drives tuition higher, and warnings for colleges.

Assessing College 'Access and Accountability'

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The numbers are bleak and -- for anyone who cares about the vibrancy of the American economy or the importance of an educated citizenry -- deeply worrisome: the United States has fallen to 17th in the world in high school graduation rates and 7th in college-going rates, and is the only industrialized country whose rates are falling.

And perhaps most troubling of all, the rates are lowest among those segments of the American populace that are growing the fastest.

New Analyses on Aid Policy

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Studies are released on students who borrow and then drop out, and on the role of private scholarships.

Helping Students Move

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Colleges and states have made it easier to transfer academic credit from one college to another, House panel is told.

A Bigger Role for Uncle Sam?

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At a Senate session on preparing workers, college and company leaders weigh a stronger federal role in higher education.

Detente, Sort of, on Student Loans

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Lawmakers at House hearing agree that industry and government programs should compete, but clash on most everything else.

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