Andrew Kreighbaum

Andrew Kreighbaum joins Inside Higher Ed as our federal policy reporter. Andrew comes to us from The Investigative Reporting Workshop. He received his master's in data journalism at the University of Missouri, and has interned at USA Today and a national journalism institute in Columbia, MO. Before getting his master's, Andrew spent three years covering government and education at local papers in El Paso, McAllen and Laredo, Texas. He graduated in 2010 from the University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in history and was news editor at The Daily Texan.

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August 17, 2018
In her new book, controversial former aide to President Trump offers views on education secretary and support for black colleges.
August 15, 2018
The role of college oversight bodies is in the spotlight as more large for-profit institutions look to reclassify as nonprofits.
August 14, 2018
A study finds that most borrowers exit loan default within a few years. But many still fail to make serious progress paying down their balances, and the options facing them are inconsistent and confusing.
August 13, 2018
Education Department's decision to drop gainful-employment rule will mean lowest-performing programs keep $5.3 billion over next decade.
August 10, 2018
Office led by President Trump's son-in-law holds a series of meetings on higher education policy, signaling high-level attention from the administration.
August 10, 2018
The Department of Education plans to repeal the Obama administration’s gainful employment rule, it announced Friday. The rule sought to hold all career education and certificate programs -- the vast majority at for-profit institutions -- accountable for producing graduates with debt they couldn’t repay. Programs that repeatedly failed the metrics risked losing access to federal student aid.
August 8, 2018
Report underlines how program completion can determine whether a borrower will make progress paying down loans. Program type also plays a large factor, with many graduates of certificate programs concentrated in the for-profit sector struggling to pay down debt.
August 7, 2018
Plan to narrow student loan forgiveness and, reportedly, repeal gainful-employment rule would be a boon to poorly performing colleges -- especially for-profit institutions -- and hurt students, critics say.
August 1, 2018
President Trump on Tuesday signed into law an update to the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which will give states more authority to determine their own goals for the $1.2 billion federal grant program. The passage of the Perkins legislation is the rare example of Republicans and Democrats reaching agreement on higher ed legislation. “By enacting it into law, we will continue to prepare students for today’s constantly shifting job market, and we will help employers find the workers they need to compete,” Trump said in a statement.
August 1, 2018
A repeal of the Obama administration's gainful-employment rule would cost $4.7 billion over 10 years, according to an Education Department cost analysis, Politico reported this week.

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May 8, 2018
Four-fifths of the money approved by Education Department to help students from Puerto Rico went to those on the mainland. And critics say new pot of money has application process that will disadvantage island universities.
February 8, 2018
Senate budget agreement lifts spending caps in ways that could enable significant gains in spending on research and student aid. But no solution is provided for undocumented students.
October 30, 2017
Many victims’ rights and civil rights groups are reserving judgment on Trump’s pick to lead the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, but advocates for Palestinian rights say his appointment could chill campus speech critical of Israel.
April 24, 2017
Academics, graduate students and others brave the cold and rain in Washington Saturday to rally for science and research. Participants told Inside Higher Ed why they joined the event.
November 18, 2016
Graduates who earned certificates at public institutions have larger salaries, but there is wide variation between programs even at the same institutions.
November 10, 2016
Donald Trump provided relatively few clues to what he might do as president, but he'll probably try to reverse some of President Obama's priorities, rolling back regulations, creating new political opening for for-profit colleges and curtailing collective bargaining rights.
September 2, 2016
Two Obama administration veterans are now advising Hillary Clinton's campaign, suggesting that as president she would continue aggressive enforcement policies of the current Education Department.
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