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 9, 2016
Congresswoman Jackie Speier, a California Democrat, introduced a bill Thursday that would require academic transcripts to show that a student has violated campus policies involving sexual violence. Speier said colleges and universities currently have no way of knowing if a student transferring to their campus has committed a sexual assault at a previous school.
December 9, 2016
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed an amicus brief in the D.C. Court of Appeals this week arguing that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau doesn't have the authority to investigate college accreditors.
December 8, 2016
House Democrats announced this week that Representative Bobby Scott, a Virginia Democrat, will stay on as ranking member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. “I am honored to have the confidence and support of my colleagues to continue to serve as ranking member in the 115th Congress,” Scott said in a statement. “I look forward to fighting for students, working families and retirees across the country and defending them against attacks on their access to a quality education, living wages and affordable health care.”
December 8, 2016
A House appropriations bill released this week leaves out new funding to restore summer Pell Grants, disappointing advocates who made that item a priority heading into the lame-duck session. Congress must approve a new stop-gap spending bill by Friday to avoid a government shutdown.
December 7, 2016
After last-minute injunction halted a federal overtime rule, many colleges and universities will go ahead with planned changes.
December 7, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education said Tuesday it would block for-profit colleges Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business from receiving additional federal student aid.
December 6, 2016
The Debt Collective, an activist group and offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, is calling on the Obama administration to provide debt relief for student loan borrowers who say they were defrauded by for-profit institutions before President Obama leaves office next year.
December 5, 2016
North Carolina Republican Virginia Foxx, a vocal critic of the Obama administration's higher education policies, will be the chairwoman of the House Committee on E
December 1, 2016
GAO report faults Education Department for serious ‘shortcomings’ in estimating cost of income-based repayment programs, giving new ammunition to congressional Republicans.
November 30, 2016
Views held by Tom Price, Trump’s pick for health secretary, would put him at odds with many scientists, but academic groups say he appreciates medical education and value of research.


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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