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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December 14, 2018
The Department of Education this week launched efforts to reach the roughly 20,000 students affected by the sudden closure of for-profit college chain Education Corporation of America.
December 14, 2018
The $867 billion farm bill passed by Congress this week includes important wins for land-grant institutions, especially historically black colleges.
December 14, 2018
The Education Department said Thursday that it would carry out part of the Obama administration's 2016 borrower-defense rule, automatically canceling the student loan debt of 15,000 borrowers whose colleges closed between November 2013 and December 2018. The department will cancel about $150 million in student loan debt over all, including about $80 million owed by borrowers who attended Corinthian Colleges.
December 12, 2018
Analysis shows students are charged higher fees on prepaid accounts when colleges are paid to promote the accounts. But report indicates improvements for students after 2015 rule added new protections.
December 12, 2018
The federal government, states and accreditors should standardize how they calculate job placement numbers for higher ed programs, according to a new report from the Institute for College Access and Success, a progressive group that focuses on affordability and access in higher education.
December 11, 2018
Science advocacy groups seek to make facts on research clear as Department of Health and Human Services conducts comprehensive review of research following pressure from conservatives.
December 11, 2018
The Department of Education will give teachers another chance to demonstrate their eligibility for the federal TEACH Grant program, according to a report by NPR.
December 11, 2018
A report released Tuesday by New America finds multiple cycles of federal crackdowns on fraud and abuse after Congress allowed GI Bill benefits and, later, federally guaranteed student loans to be used on correspondence programs.
December 6, 2018
Gainful employment remains on the books, but Trump administration says it can't enforce the career-education rule because another federal agency won't release data on graduates' earnings.
December 6, 2018
Shutdown of 70-campus Education Corporation of America is largest closure since collapse of Corinthian Colleges and ITT Tech. Now many students will face similar questions over educational futures and debt.


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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