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 7, 2019
Bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday would codify into law a 2017 executive order directing federal agencies to work more closely with historically black colleges on opportunities for federal grants and contracts.
February 6, 2019
Recently under the microscope, Florida Coastal School of Law becomes latest for-profit institution to seek nonprofit status.
February 5, 2019
Senator Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate education committee, identifies familiar set of priorities in reiterating his desire to overhaul the Higher Education Act before he retires. But serious differences with Democratic lawmakers loom.
February 4, 2019
After criticism from Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, the White House reversed its pick to replace the acting inspector general, the top watchdog within the Department of Education. President Trump last week named Phil Rosenfelt, the deputy general counsel at the department, to the acting IG post. Warren said that raised questions about the independence of the position.
February 1, 2019
With Democrats in charge of the House education committee, supporters of a student-level data system hope to see progress in Congress on transparency for college outcomes.
January 31, 2019
Higher ed lobby says new regulations governing campus handling of sexual misconduct complaints would create a quasi-legal system that would burden colleges and infringe on the rights of students.
January 30, 2019
Top officials at research institutions make case for long-term funding deal and say the effects of the shutdown will last for weeks or months.
January 29, 2019
A top staffer for Senator Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican and chairman of the Senate education committee, said Monday that the senator wants to pass a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act before Christmas. David Cleary, Alexander's chief of staff, made the comments at an event hosted by the Education Writers Association.
January 21, 2019
In a letter sent to a group of college presidents last week, Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, suggested they re-evaluate their relationships with Wells Fargo, which charges higher average fees to users of consumer-sponsored credit cards than any other company.
January 21, 2019
The Education Department will rewrite its overhaul of a 2016 student loan rule, officials said last week. And the new proposal will likely drop the most restrictive provisions of an earlier attempt to replace the regulations.


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