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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March 28, 2014
Several Senate Democrats had pointed questions for the Education Department over how it oversees the companies that manage student-loan borrowers’ payments.
March 26, 2014
State regulators are concerned that the Education Department's new proposal will impose substantial new burdens on their offices.
March 25, 2014
New snapshot shows that borrowers are taking out more loans to pay for their advanced degrees across a range of disciplines.
March 24, 2014
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Sunday that college coaches and athletics directors should be paid based on how well their players are performing in the classroom. In an interview on NBC's “Meet the Press,” Duncan said he was concerned that too many athletes make money for their university but don’t end up earning degrees.
March 21, 2014
Education Department proposal would ban certain campus debit card fees and restrict the marketing associated with the controversial products. Colleges would have to disclose agreements.
March 20, 2014
A new paper by the American Council on Education says the Obama administration's ratings proposal is likely to lead to the same negative consequences as college rankings. 
March 20, 2014
Federal judge orders college access advocacy group to turn over emails in connection with investigation of former Education Department official. 
March 19, 2014
A new scholarship program at Arizona's state universities requires low-income students to have a special savings account -- the sort of asset-building approach that is becoming increasingly popular in some states. 
March 19, 2014
Sallie Mae, under scrutiny from consumer advocates and several lawmakers for how it manages payments for federal student loan borrowers, released new data Tuesday touting the performance of those loans.
March 17, 2014
The Obama administration’s unveiling Friday of a proposed set of rules on for-profit colleges tees up several months of contentious debate and lively lobbying. 

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