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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May 14, 2019
The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), a nonprofit that represents historically black colleges as well as predominantly black institutions, dissented from other another black college group's criticism of a regional accreditor in a statement this week.
May 10, 2019
The United Negro College Fund released a white paper Thursday that details grievances of historically black colleges with their primary regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
May 10, 2019
The top Republican on the House education committee expressed skepticism Thursday about calls to restore access to Pell Grants for incarcerated students. In a subcommittee hearing focused on college completion, Foxx, a North Carolina Republican, said her home state is already meeting the need for postsecondary education in prisons with state funds.
May 9, 2019
Spending bill approved by Democratic appropriators proposes increases for Pell Grants, work-study and direct aid to colleges, but Republicans balk at price tag.
May 8, 2019
The federal student loan program will begin costing the federal government money within the next 10 years, according to the latest projections from the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO estimated last week that the loan program will run a deficit of more than $31 billion over the next decade, thanks mostly to administrative costs. But the biggest difference from previous projections was much lower estimated revenue from federal direct loans.
May 7, 2019
Massachusetts Democrat’s student debt forgiveness plan explicitly addresses racial disparities in student debt, an unusual step for a presidential campaign proposal.
May 7, 2019
The White House National Science and Technology Council on Monday announced the formation of a joint committee that will address obstacles to the production of research in the U.S. The joint committee will count among its co-chairs Kevin Droegemeier, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, as well as the leaders of the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology, as well as the Department of Energy's under secretary for science.
May 2, 2019
House Democrats in a proposal this week called for $100 million in new funding for TRIO programs, which support college access for low-income students.
May 1, 2019
The Office of Federal Student Aid, which distributes $120 billion in student aid each year, is one of three performance-based organizations in the federal government. That structure is supposed to make FSA operate more like a private enterprise and focus on clear outcomes.
May 1, 2019
Federal student aid programs would receive a $492 million funding increase in a bill approved Tuesday by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. The bill now goes to the full appropriations committee.


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