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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.

June 25, 2014

Senate to Vote on Workforce Training Bill; Harkin Unveils Higher Education Plans

The bipartisan workforce training bill is scheduled for a vote in the Senate, and Senate Democrats plan to unveil their proposal to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.

June 24, 2014

House Republicans to Begin Work on Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act

Republicans on the House education committee plan to introduce a series of bills this week aimed at renewing the Higher Education Act, federal legislation that includes the entire student loan system.

June 20, 2014

'Ivory Tower' Trains Cameras on U.S. Higher Education

A documentary tours the modern landscape of colleges and universities, with an eye on spiraling costs.

June 13, 2014

Study Finds Academic, Economic Futures Linked to Family Background

Most children in a Johns Hopkins University study who grew up in low-income families did not earn higher-paying salaries once they became adults.

June 13, 2014

College: The Key to Prosperity - or Is It?

A look at Switzerland's vocational education system and what the United States could stand to learn from their success.

June 10, 2014

Higher Education Leaders Form Coalition in Support of Common Core

Nearly 200 college presidents and higher education leaders have formed a coalition to support the common-core standards, which have increasingly come under fire.

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