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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February 22, 2017
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that the Trump administration will issue new guidance on Title IX protections for transgender students. He also said President Trump viewed protections for transgender students as a states' rights issue.
February 22, 2017
Right-leaning policy thinkers push agenda to simplify loan system, inject bigger role for private lenders. But proposals to eliminate PLUS loans likely to draw opposition from advocacy groups.
February 17, 2017
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called community colleges "a uniquely American national asset" in a speech Thursday that praised the work of those institutions while linking them to the priorities of the Trump administration and conservative leaders. She gave her remarks at the Community College National Legislative Summit in her first speech on higher education since being confirmed as secretary last week.
February 14, 2017
As the White House and congressional Republicans plan overtures to black colleges, activists on one campus rally to bar the president from campus.
February 13, 2017
White House and congressional Republicans look to build ties with historically black colleges.
February 9, 2017
The House this week approved a resolution to block new teacher-prep rules finalized by the Obama administration last year.
February 8, 2017
After winning confirmation with the vice president's tie-breaking vote, new education secretary is expected to shift away from Obama policies on for-profit higher education, regulation and dealing with sexual assault on campus.
February 7, 2017
Senators are expected to hold a final vote on the nomination of Betsy DeVos for education secretary at noon today, wrapping up the most contentious confirmation process of any prospective Trump cabinet member so far.
February 3, 2017
Former U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. will be the next leader of the Education Trust, a nonprofit organization that advocates for minority and low-income students. Ed Trust named King its president and CEO weeks after he left the Department of Education, which he led since March 2016. Previously, King served as acting deputy secretary of education and New York commissioner of education. He will succeed Ed Trust CEO Kati Haycock, who has led the organization since she founded it in the early 1990s.
February 3, 2017
Republicans in Congress began the process Thursday to block the implementation of teacher-prep rules that would impose new accountability on education colleges. The Obama administration finalized those rules in October after a years-long process that included negotiated rule making and input from teachers' unions, college deans and other education groups.


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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