Michael Stratford

Michael Stratford, Reporter, covers federal policy for Inside Higher Ed. He joined the publication in August 2013 after a stint covering the Arkansas state legislature for The Associated Press. He previously worked and interned at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and The Chronicle of Higher Education. At The Chronicle, he wrote about federal policy and covered higher education issues in the 2012 elections. Michael grew up in Belmont, Mass. and graduated from Cornell University, where he was managing editor of The Cornell Daily Sun.

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May 23, 2014
A bipartisan group of Congressional lawmakers on Thursday called on their colleagues to insert a provision in the upcoming budget that would block the Obama administration’s efforts to more tightly regulate for-profit colleges.
May 22, 2014
The Obama administration has delayed the release of its college ratings system until later this year, according to a blog post published by the Education Department on Wednesday.
May 22, 2014
U. of California president's letter about higher ed accountability sparks confusion over her stance on Obama administration's attempts to regulate for-profit colleges.
May 21, 2014
Education Department is now free to promulgate new rules on campus debit cards and state approval of online programs after a negotiating committee failed to reach agreement on the proposals. 
May 20, 2014
A consumer advocacy group on Monday sued the U.S. Department of Education over the agency’s refusal to release documents showing how the federal government awards bonuses to debt collection companies it hires to recover defaulted student loans.
May 20, 2014
At a roundtable discussion about her efforts to clamp down on campus sexual assault, Senator Claire McCaskill says she's eyeing tougher penalties, mandatory climate surveys and other changes. for headline, maybe 'Senate Warning on Sexual Assault'? dl ** looks good /ms
May 15, 2014
Ethical considerations should be deeply integrated into neuroscience research and education, a federal panel of bioethicists said in a new report released Wednesday.
May 14, 2014
Federal regulators announce two settlements over alleged overcharging of military servicemembers and misrepresenting late fees to other borrowers.
May 13, 2014
Sen. Claire McCaskill criticizes guidance the American Council on Education gave its members on how to respond to the lawmaker's survey on sexual assault. 
May 12, 2014
Federal civil rights office finds Title IX violations at Virginia Military Institute and settles unusually public dispute with Tufts.


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