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January 13, 2014

Obama Push for College-Rating System Sparks Skepticism From Higher Ed.

New emails released from the U.S. Department of Education reflect concern about the Obama administration's plans to devise a college-rating system.

September 17, 2013

Lawmakers Invite Feedback on Reauthorizing Higher Education Act

Senate lawmakers welcome recommendations for topics to cover in upcoming hearings of Higher Education Act reauthorization.

July 31, 2013

Changes Likely Coming to Student-Loan Interest Rates

The U.S. House is expected to vote today on a bill that would initially lower interest rates on student loans and tie future rates to the market.

June 18, 2013

More Counseling Urged Around Riskier Private Student Loans

Education and advocacy groups are calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to mandate counseling for students before they can take out private loans.

June 03, 2013

Rally Planned to Fight Higher Interest Rates on College Loans

Advocacy groups plan to rally on June 5 to keep student-loan interest rates from doubling on July 1.

April 16, 2013

'Gainful Employment' Rules Garner New Attention

Hearings have been announced to get feedback from higher education on new measures for 'gainful employment,' while a coalition of advocates push for enforcement.

September 17, 2012

Glimpse of Potential Cuts for Higher Ed. If Deficit Deal Fails

The White House releases a glimpse of potential higher education cuts if Congress fails to come up with a long-term deficit-reduction deal.

July 03, 2012

Court Ruling Puts New Gainful-Employment Regulation on Hold

A federal judge declared a portion of the new gainful employment rules are career-training programs without basis, putting implementation up in the air.

June 19, 2012

U.S. Chamber Rates States on Postsecondary Public Education

US Chamber evaluates states on performance, transparency and accountability of public colleges and universities.

June 18, 2012

NRC Pushes Investment in U.S. Research Universities

National Research Council releases report urging increased government investment in higher education research efforts.

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