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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April 15, 2019
At an Iowa campaign event this month, former Texas representative Beto O’Rourke, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, said he does not support tuition-free public college, according to video posted by the progressive political advocacy group Campaign for America’s Future. "No. I am not for free college for all," O’Rourke said in response to a question during a campaign stop at Grinnell College.
April 12, 2019
Diane Auer Jones, principal deputy under secretary at the Department of Education, said Thursday that the Trump administration is considering establishing a program to offer income-share agreements. Unlike student loans, students who receive ISAs commit to paying back a portion of their salary for a set number of years. While a handful of colleges have offered income-share agreements, they've mostly been limited to shorter-term boot-camp programs. "We're thinking about how we can use the federal programs to do an experiment with income-share agreements," Jones said.
April 12, 2019
Senator Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat and member of the Senate education committee, argued in a speech Thursday for a federal accountability system that would apply to all colleges. Murphy said there is an "outcomes crisis" in higher education driven by poor graduation rates and high numbers of student loan defaults. "When I say the federal government has failed students, I mean we have failed students at every type of college -- public, private, for-profit and nonprofit," he said at an event organized by the think tank Third Way.
April 12, 2019
Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill Thursday that would cut the wait time for debt relief under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness and expand eligibility to any borrower who holds a federal student loan.
April 12, 2019
Some experts think it's time to rethink how the government collects on defaulted student loans, moving away from punitive measures that may not help borrowers make progress toward paying debt.
April 10, 2019
Senator Brian Schatz, a Hawaii Democrat, reintroduced legislation Tuesday that would repeal a quarter-century ban on access to Pell Grants for incarcerated students.
April 5, 2019
Wells Fargo, after heavy criticism from Democrats in Congress, said this week that as of March it had dropped some fees for college-backed debit cards used by students on campuses.
April 5, 2019
In a report released Thursday, the Government Accountability Office called on the Education Department to assess the performance of a pilot project to award Pell Grants to incarcerated students. The federal government has awarded $35.6 million to about 8,800 students in the two years since the Second-Chance Pell program started.
April 5, 2019
After debate over free college defined 2016 Democratic primary campaign, South Bend, Ind., mayor is the second Democratic presidential candidate to take a stand against the idea.
April 4, 2019
An appointed federal panel reaches consensus to loosen restrictions on accreditors and online learning. Some of those not on the panel see student protections shrinking.

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