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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July 15, 2014
An advocacy group's new report shows that nearly a million community college students -- including a disproportionate share of underrepresented minorities -- lack access to federal student loan programs. 
July 14, 2014
Research organizations are criticizing legislation pending in Congress that would reauthorize the U.S. Department of Education's research arm, arguing that the measure contains provisions that would weaken the National Center for Education Statistics.  
July 14, 2014
Veterans groups and public universities are at odds over federal legislation that would require state institutions to provide recent veterans with in-state tuition.
July 11, 2014
The House education committee approved three bipartisan bills aimed at rewriting the Higher Education Act -- but Democrats said they don't go far enough to address pressing student debt problems. 
July 10, 2014
In releasing the results of her much-anticipated campus sexual assault survey, Senator Claire McCaskill says that colleges are "falling short" on dealing with the problem -- particularly when it comes to athletes. 
July 9, 2014
The U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee that oversees the budget for the National Endowment for the Humanities on Tuesday proposed legislation to reduce that agency’s funding by more than 5 percent in the coming fiscal year.
July 8, 2014
The federal government’s annual list of the most expensive colleges in the country, released last week, incorrectly reported that Hult International Business School had the highest net price of any four-year private institution, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
July 3, 2014
The senior Department of Education official overseeing the development of the Obama administration’s college ratings system confirmed on Wednesday that the department was on track to publish a draft proposal by this fall. Another department official earlier this week had cast doubt on that timeline during remarks at a financial aid administrators’ conference, suggesting that it might not get done by the end of this year, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
July 2, 2014
Federal and state regulators fine bank over Higher One's misleading and deceptive practices. The action comes as lawmakers and Education Department consider new rules on campus financial products.
July 1, 2014
Education Department updates its list of the most and least expensive colleges in the country -- a requirement of the Higher Education Act that some would like to see eliminated. 


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