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 2, 2014
Obama administration releases, for the first time, a comprehensive roster of colleges being investigated for possible violations of Title IX over handling of sexual assault and harassment complaints.
April 30, 2014
White House provides new guidance on Title IX compliance, as the Obama administration stakes out a more aggressive position on combating campus assaults -- and holding colleges accountable. 
April 29, 2014
As Obama administration unveils new guidance for combating sexual assault on campus, dispute between Tufts and federal officials underscores tensions.
April 25, 2014
Obama administration officials say they are moving ahead with a controversial proposal to more tightly regulate programs that educate teachers.
April 24, 2014
Two dozen Democratic members of Congress on Wednesday called on the Education Department to enact tighter regulations on campus debit cards. In a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the lawmakers urged the department to create rules that would prohibit any college-affiliated debit cards that students use to access federal student aid from charging fees. They also urged the department to enact a ban on revenue-sharing arrangements between debit card providers and colleges.
April 22, 2014
Federal officials say that some lenders, when a student's loan cosigner dies, declare an automatic default -- with no chance for the student to pay off what is owed.
April 18, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education is proposing new eligibility requirements for Parent PLUS loans.
April 15, 2014
Policy makers and higher education researchers grapple with how to reform and overhaul federal income-based repayment programs for student loan borrowers. 
April 15, 2014
Education Department plans changes in how it evaluates student loan servicers. Consumer advocates and some members of Congress have criticized the department's oversight of the companies. 


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