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January 28, 2020
The state's university system aims to become first in the nation to accredit its institutions jointly instead of individually. Officials say it will help meet challenges of tighter budgets and shrinking numbers of students.
January 23, 2020
The advocacy group Student Defense, on behalf of the American Federation of Teachers, sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in a California federal court yesterday, seeking the restoration of an Obama administration rule mainly targeting for-profit colleges.
January 22, 2020
Betsy DeVos has sought to make it more difficult for defrauded student loan borrowers to get full debt relief with an approach that is facing political and legal challenges.
January 22, 2020
The U.S. Department of Education's civil rights office is launching a center to increase awareness of civil rights laws by schools, educators, families and students to help them avoid facing complaints, Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday. The Outreach, Prevention, Education and Nondiscrimination (OPEN) Center will be housed in the Office for Civil Rights, which enforces civil rights laws.
January 17, 2020
The Democratic U.S. House of Representatives easily passed a resolution Thursday expressing disapproval of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s borrower-defense rule, which will make it significantly harder for student borrowers to receive debt forgiveness after being defrauded by colleges.
January 16, 2020
Data in a new online tool raise questions about how well public and nonprofit colleges and universities are doing in helping students earn enough to repay their debt.
January 14, 2020
A liberal arts education may not have the highest returns in the short run, but a study finds that after 40 years, liberal arts institutions bring a higher return than most colleges.
January 10, 2020
Recent court rulings could show more willingness to let people discharge student loans through bankruptcy, but advocates say need for legislation remains.
January 9, 2020
Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York City mayor and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, pledged in unveiling his economic plan Wednesday to make “major new investments” in community and technical colleges aimed at preparing workers for higher-paying jobs in new industries. Bloomberg hasn’t yet released his full education proposal, and his All-In Economic Agenda was silent on high-profile issues like forgiving student loans.
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