05 juillet 2019

House Passes Spending Package With Boost to Student Aid

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The House of Representatives passed fiscal year 2020 spending legislation Wednesday that boosts the size of the Pell Grant and directs billions in new funding to scientific research. More...

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States Wade Into Title IX Debate

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. In departure from Trump administration's approach, Texas Legislature votes to require college officials to report campus sexual misconduct or face criminal penalties. But civil libertarians and some survivor advocates criticize the legislation. More...

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Klobuchar Releases Plan for First 100 Days

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat seeking her party's presidential nomination, promised Tuesday to restore Obama-era higher education rules and beef up staffing at the Education Department as part of a list of policies she would pursue in her first 100 days as president. More...

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Few Students of Defunct For-Profit Chains Have Transferred

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Just 1 percent of students enrolled at Dream Center-operated institutions at the time of their closure earlier this year have successfully transferred elsewhere, according to data shared with Democratic lawmakers by the Department of Education. More...

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Top Higher Ed Debate in 2019? Big Solutions for Borrowers

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Previously relegated to the political fringes, calls for broad student debt cancellation are now being taken seriously -- a sign of how new energy is being devoted to challenges for current student borrowers. More...

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Warren to Introduce Student Debt Cancellation Bill

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, said Thursday that she planned to introduce legislation to cancel student debt that mirrors a presidential campaign proposal she released in April. More...

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Business Group Backs Expanding Access to Aid

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. In addition to opening eligibility for Title IV funds, she said that Federal Work-Study should be expanded and that more students should be placed in private sector employment through the program. More...

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California Legislation Targeting For-Profits Progresses

HomeBy Greg Toppo. California moves toward creating the strictest regulatory landscape for for-profit colleges in the U.S., but proposed legislation has already been weakened. More...

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Mandatory Financial Literacy Courses?

HomeBy Colleen FlahertyA new report from the federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission says that students lack financial literacy. The fix? More...

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Reference Checks Ahead

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Last year, the University of Wisconsin System very publicly launched a new policy against "passing the harasser" on to unwitting institutions: It said it would disclose substantiated misconduct findings when contacted for employee reference checks. More...

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