23 février 2018

Grinnell's Gun Connection

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Donation from NRA president helped prompt college to change gift policy, raising questions: If you take someone's money, are you endorsing them? What if he boasts of getting professors "giddy" about shooting guns. More...

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Second Judge Orders DACA to Continue

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. In September, the Trump administration announced plans to end the program as of March 5, but a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a temporary nationwide injunction in January that ordered the government to largely reinstate DACA pending the resolution of court challenges. More...

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Budget Deal Would Add Money, but Not Restore DACA

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum and Elizabeth Redden. Senate budget agreement lifts spending caps in ways that could enable significant gains in spending on research and student aid. But no solution is provided for undocumented students. More...

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Higher Ed Finds Its Voice on PROSPER Act

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Higher education groups forcefully criticize House GOP's plan to reshape the federal student aid system and how it holds colleges accountable. More...

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Winners and Losers in Work-Study Plan

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. House GOP proposal would end formula that favored private colleges in Northeast. But it would also mean cuts in funds to some public institutions with strong records educating low-income students and send more money to for-profit colleges. More...

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Restructuring the Education Department

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Proposed reorganization would eliminate office of under secretary, which oversaw higher ed policy for much of the Obama and George W. Bush administrations, and combine postsecondary and career and technical education into a single office. More...

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Bill Would Require Presidents to Review Misconduct Claims

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Bipartisan legislation announced Thursday in the U.S. Senate would require college leaders -- and at least one member of the institution's governing board -- to personally review all sexual misconduct claims involving university employees reported within a calendar year. More...

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After Brief Government Shutdown, Budget Deal Helps Kentucky Colleges

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The budget deal senators approved Friday morning would benefit two colleges in Kentucky, the home state of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. But because the Senate did not approve the deal until Friday, a government shutdown started. The House of Representatives approved the deal Friday as well, so the shutdown will only last hours and should be over by the start of the workday today. More...

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Education Department to Propose Compromise in Borrower-Defense Negotiations

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. As part of the ongoing negotiations over a student loan forgiveness rule, the Trump administration is proposing a change to evidentiary standards for debt relief claims that would be a compromise between the positions of colleges and student advocates. More...

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CBO: House Bill Would Reduce Spending by $14.6B

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A Congressional Budget Office score released Tuesday for House Republicans' update to the Higher Education Act finds the bill would reduce federal direct spending by $14.6 billion over 10 years, primarily because of changes to student loan programs. More...

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