At a hearing, lawmakers, advocates, and investigators all criticized how the agency’s Office of Federal Student Aid serves students and taxpayers. Here’s a look at their arguments.
The U.S. Education Department and the California attorney general’s office determined that the for-profit education provider had inflated job-placement rates for students in its California and online programs.
The administration is updating tools that help shield veterans and members of the armed services from unscrupulous colleges. It’s also calling on Congress to enact stronger protections.
The law has helped democratize college in America, and its symbolic value is undeniable. But it hasn’t met Lyndon Johnson’s ambitious vision of college for all.
The legislation, which is expected to win approval from the Senate and the White House, would provide an additional $40 billion for nondefense spending, including on students and colleges.
The Education Department imposed the new restrictions after finding that the company had failed to reconcile its student-aid accounts in a timely manner for several years.
The secretary of education says the department should have cracked down sooner on "bad actors" among for-profit colleges.
The state was among the last to allow citizens to carry concealed weapons. But now it's one of many states having a robust debate about whether guns have a place in college buildings.
A brief filed in the closely watched Fisher v. Texas case says universities are becoming "steadily less transparent" when faced with open-records requests. Many institutions beg to differ.
John B. King Jr., who will take over for Arne Duncan in December, isn’t well known in higher-ed circles. But his track record offers some clues about how he will lead the Education Department.
Assessments of the education secretary’s seven-year tenure credit him with changing the culture of the department to one of accountability and transparency.
The program extended aid to students with "exceptional financial need." Sen. Lamar Alexander blocked a bill that would have kept it alive.
The default rates on federal student loans fell at all types of colleges, but thousands of borrowers still struggle to repay their loans.
The revamped tool includes some new numbers on graduates’ earnings. But it has limits — as do state websites that collect wage data.
Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered a speech at Liberty University — a sign of how far the presidential hopeful and the institution have come in expanding their profiles.