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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January 16, 2017
Education Department action helps those who attended Corinthian, as well as ITT Technical Institute and American Career Institute.
January 13, 2017
In a farewell address at Northeastern University Thursday, Ted Mitchell, the under secretary of education, said that a "yawning wealth divide" between minority students and white peers makes expanding access to higher education more important than ever. He also called on higher education institutions to recognize and address the different circumstances and concerns of the changing college-going population.
January 13, 2017
In a letter to President-elect Donald Trump this week, two GOP senators called for the removal of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
January 13, 2017
An analysis released by NerdWallet this week found that student loan borrowers would pay more each month under an income-driven repayment proposed by President-elect Donald Trump, compared with the most widely available existing income-driven plan.
January 12, 2017
The Department of Education has released data showing there were 539 institutions placed on heightened cash monitoring as of Dec. 1, meaning they are subject to greater financial oversight than other institutions participating in federal aid programs.
January 11, 2017
Diversity groups question Jeff Sessions’s record -- and some point to comments on race by Betsy DeVos. Senator is questioned on his views on undocumented students and shares laugh with colleague about objections from law professors.
January 10, 2017
Two advocacy organizations launched a hashtag campaign Monday called #DearBetsy to urge President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary to support Title IX protections for victims of sexual assault.
January 10, 2017
Hundreds of career-training programs risk losing access to federal student aid funds without improved standing under rule designed to hold institutions accountable for graduates' ability to pay off debt.
January 10, 2017
The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate education committee announced Monday night that the confirmation hearing of Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, would be moved to Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. In a joint statement, committee chairman Senator Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican, and ranking member Patty Murray, a Washington Democrat, said they agreed to move the nomination hearing at the request of Senate leadership.
January 6, 2017
Older Americans are the fastest-growing group in the student loan market and nearly 40 percent of borrowers over 65 were in default in 2015, according to a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report released Thursday.


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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