17 décembre 2017

Baby Steps on ‘Unit Records’ in House

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The massive Higher Education Act bill that the House of Representatives education committee will begin debating today got a slight revision Monday, as the panel's Republican leaders offered a modest nod to greater transparency about student outcomes. More...

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Reversal on Graduate Lending

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. As Republicans in Congress look to change course on graduate lending policies, some higher education groups warn about limiting access and tougher paths to service-oriented careers. More...

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How the Tax Bills Would Hit Higher Ed

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. On eve of vote on Senate tax reform plan, we compare it to the House version, which would hurt students and families more. Both would hit colleges and universities hard by imposing new taxes and constraining state budgets. More...

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FAFSA Goes Mobile

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Education Department plans a new platform aimed at smoothing applications for student aid and helping borrowers manage loan payments. But Congress must act to remove the most serious obstacles to completion of the FAFSA. More...

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Education Department Signals Possible Changes to Gainful-Employment Rule

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. In documents released this week ahead of a negotiated rulemaking session on the gainful employment rule, the Department of Education signaled potential limits to Obama era regulation that went into effect last year. The gainful employment regulation was written to weed out poor-performing career education programs that produce too many graduates with debt they can't repay. More...

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Republican bill would reshape how colleges are held accountable

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. While for-profits get the relief they’ve long clamored for, the GOP’s proposed overhaul of the Higher Education Act would add performance-funding standards for most colleges. More...

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Focus Is Title IX in Hearing for OCR Nominee

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Senators put the focus on federal Title IX policies in questions Tuesday for assistant secretary for civil rights nominee Kenneth Marcus. More...

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House Republican Opposes Grad Student Tax

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Representative Pete Sessions, a Texas Republican, on Thursday circulated a letter to House colleagues urging GOP leaders to exclude from final tax reform legislation a provision that would tax graduate students' tuition benefits. More...

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16 décembre 2017

Republican proposal could create bigger role for private industry in higher education

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. The bill proposes limiting the federal government’s role in regulating colleges, capping graduate student borrowing, making it easier for schools to limit undergraduate borrowing and overhauling the student loan repayment system. More...

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Statewide and Online Only in California

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. California community colleges look to create a new statewide​, online-only college that will focus on helping adult students earn credentials. More than two million Californians have attended college but don’t have a degree, which is a problem the state’s two-year system is trying to help solve with a new statewide, online-only college. More...

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