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July 30, 2015

Bipartisan Bill Would Overhaul Teacher Loan Assistance Program

The bill would eliminate the current patchwork of loan assistance programs for teachers, including TEACH grants, and replace them with one streamlined federal program.

May 27, 2015

Higher Education Act Reauthorization: What You Need to Know

The same issues that stand in the way of Congress overhauling the federal K-12 law could also delay the overhaul of the Higher Education Act.

January 09, 2015

Some Higher Education Advocates Wary of President's Free Community College Plan

As states try new ways to keep college costs down, some have voiced criticism of the free-tuition-for-all approach for helping families who may not need assistance.

January 08, 2015

President Obama Unveils New Plan to Make Community College Free

If Congress were to enact the proposal, approximately 9 million students would be eligible for the federal-state partnership program.

November 19, 2014

Fight Brews Over TRIO Programs for Aspiring College-Goers

The slate of federal grant programs that help low-income and first-generation students gain access to college are supposed to get funded on a competitive basis, but it doesn't really work that way.

July 25, 2014

House Clears Three Bipartisan Higher Education Bills

The House passed three higher education bills this week as part of its piecemeal efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which the Senate is also trying to tackle.

July 10, 2014

House Education Committee Clears Three Higher Ed. Bills

The Education and the Workforce Committee cleared three bills with bipartisan support Thursday in its opening bid to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.

July 07, 2014

Education To-Do List for Congress

Congress has just 16 working days before its month-long summer recess. Here's a rundown of what's on its education-related to-do list.

June 27, 2014

Teacher-Prep Ranking System in Higher Ed. Proposal Irks Teachers' Unions

Teachers' unions are wary of a new grant in Sen. Tom Harkin's Higher Education Act reauthorization draft that would rank teacher-preparation programs based in part on student test scores.

June 26, 2014

House Republicans Roll Out Series of Higher Education Bills

House Republicans introduced three bills Thursday afternoon in their opening bid to overhaul the Higher Education Act, including a proposal to simplify the student loan application.

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