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 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.
May 1, 2019
Although career and technical education has made gains in graduation rates and academic outcomes, a report warns about continuing struggles of traditional vocational students.
April 26, 2019
National American University will close campuses and focus on online programs in response to declining enrollments. But the for-profit chain's finances have drawn scrutiny from regulators.
April 25, 2019
Democrats are talking more about how failures happen across the higher education system, not just at for-profit colleges -- their traditional punching bag. So can they agree with Republicans on new standards for all colleges?
April 23, 2019
Presidential candidate proposes canceling student debt for most borrowers, making public higher education free, adding billions in support for minority-serving institutions and kicking for-profit colleges out of federal aid system.
April 22, 2019
Broad coalition makes lifting ban on Pell Grants in prisons a top priority as lawmakers debate an update to the Higher Education Act.
April 22, 2019
Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat seeking her party’s presidential nomination, on Monday released a proposal to cancel the student loan debt of 42 million borrowers. Warren’s plan calls for canceling up to $50,000 in loan debt for borrowers with incomes of less than $100,000. Borrowers with incomes up to $250,000 would receive loan forgiveness on a graduated scale. Those with higher household incomes would not receive loan forgiveness under the plan.​
April 19, 2019
Proposed changes to college accreditation standards would reduce transparency and weaken federal oversight, according to a brief released Thursday by the liberal think tank Center for American Progress.


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