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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March 6, 2019
Michael Lomax, president of the United Negro College Fund, called for Congress to scrutinize the decision making of regional accreditors, whom he accused of dealing unfairly with struggling historically black colleges. "Just as black students in schools across this nation have been targets of and subject to punishments harsher than their nonblack peers, I would argue that historically black colleges and universities are receiving disparate and inequitable punishments and sanctions from regional accreditors," Lomax said.
March 5, 2019
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Monday that Mark A. Brown will lead the Office of Federal Student as chief operating officer. Brown, a retired major general in the U.S. Air Force, will replace James Manning, who has served as the acting FSA chief since last year.
March 5, 2019
In a memo to students at Western State College of Law Monday, the American Bar Association said it did not have the authority to direct the disbursal of student aid that has yet to be released for the spring semester.
March 1, 2019
Senate education committee's top Democrat, Patty Murray, says new higher ed law must take comprehensive approach and tackle college affordability.
February 28, 2019
Trump administration cuts off Title IV student aid for Argosy University campuses and blocks deal to go nonprofit after chain fails to make payments to thousands of students.
February 26, 2019
A federal district judge last week said the Education Department must reconsider the cases of three lawyers who sued in 2016 over their eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
February 22, 2019
Senator Lamar Alexander wants to apply a single loan-repayment system to programs at all colleges, nonprofit and for-profit alike, drawing concerns about student access.
February 22, 2019
Lawmakers on the House Education and Labor Committee said Thursday that they are planning a series of bipartisan hearings as part of an effort to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. The five hearings will focus on the cost of college, accountability for institutions, degree completion, the role of community colleges and minority-serving institutions, and innovation.
February 22, 2019
The Education Department expects that student borrowers will soon use a single website to manage and make payments on their student loans -- a change its pursued during two different administrations. The Office of Federal Student Aid this week awarded a five-year contract to Accenture Federal Services to handle the new web portal and other customer service functions, including a single intake center for borrowers who call or email with questions about their accounts.
February 20, 2019
At a CNN town hall event this week, Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat running for her party’s presidential nomination, said she does not support proposals to make college tuition-free. “No, I am not for four-year college for all,” she said in response to an audience member’s question.

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