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 14, 2014
House Republicans pass a measure to cut social science research and place new restrictions on the funding process. 
March 13, 2014
The top education adviser for Republicans on the House of Representatives education committee will leave his post to lead a trade association that represents private student lenders, loan servicers and collection agencies.  
March 13, 2014
The Education Department's oversight of its debt management system has been lacking, say Congressional investigators and the agency's own inspector general. 
March 12, 2014
Department of Education’s inspector general joins other federal investigators in calling for stricter rules on campus debit cards, as the agency contemplates new regulations on the products.
March 11, 2014
The Democratic Congressman who last month accused more than 100 colleges of misleading students about the requirements for federal student aid said Monday that he is satisfied with the changes institutions have since made to their websites.
March 11, 2014
A think tank report calls out the private college lobby for opposing a national database on students, which proponents say would bring much-needed accountability to higher education. 
March 7, 2014
President Obama on Friday will lay out more details about the education proposals in his budget and also discuss his administration’s efforts to get more students to apply for federal student aid.
March 7, 2014
A new campaign is focused on refinancing existing student debt, pushing states to reinvest in higher education, and seeking to hold colleges more accountable for tuition costs. 
March 5, 2014
President Obama's 2015 budget request would keep most student aid and research programs level-funded, and includes several ambitious new higher education proposals -- but is probably dead on arrival.
March 4, 2014
President Obama will seek to make a tuition tax credit permanent and exempt student loan debt forgiveness from taxation.

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