The Chronicle of Higher Education | Government http://chronicle.com/section/Government/21/ News :: Administration :: Government Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:47:51 EDT <![CDATA[Obama and Biden Promote $550-Million in New Job-Training Funds]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145975/ http://chronicle.com/article/ObamaBiden-Promote/145975/ Community colleges will be able to compete for the grant money, to help prepare workers for in-demand positions.

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:19:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Paying for College: Experts Gather in Search of New Models]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145929/ http://chronicle.com/article/Paying-for-College-Experts/145929/ Scholars at a Lumina Foundation summit discussed ideas for making college more affordable and raising completion rates.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:59:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Sen. Warren Proposes Allowing Student-Loan Borrowers to Refinance Debt]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145903/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sen-Warren-Proposes-Allowing/145903/ The Massachusetts Democrat plans legislation that would let borrowers who took out loans before last July refinance at the lower rates available on new loans.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:56:16 EDT
<![CDATA[NIH Joins NSF Program to Teach Scientists to Think Like Entrepreneurs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145897/ http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Joins-NSF-Program-to-Teach/145897/ The Innovation Corps, or I-Corps, has spread to more than 100 universities since it was created three years ago.

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:44:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Regional Accreditors Agree on Common Terms]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145853/ http://chronicle.com/article/Regional-Accreditors-Agree-on/145853/ The organizations clarify what they mean by "probation," "warning," and other language describing an institution’s accreditation status.

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 04:59:10 EDT
<![CDATA[U.S. Oversight of Research Misconduct Is Seen as Hampered by Bureaucracy]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145815/ http://chronicle.com/article/US-Oversight-of-Research/145815/ Turf battles are among many factors that hinder the Office of Research Integrity’s mission, says David E. Wright, who stepped down as ORI’s director last month.

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 04:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Biden Announces Drive to Award Credit for Apprenticeships]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145809/ http://chronicle.com/article/Biden-Announces-Drive-to-Award/145809/ A new consortium of business and labor leaders and colleges will help workers earn associate and bachelor’s degrees more quickly.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:58:07 EDT
<![CDATA[House Republicans Propose Freezing Pell Grants, Ending Support for Endowments]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145653/ http://chronicle.com/article/House-Republicans-Propose/145653/ The plan, which stands no chance of passage in the Senate, would also consolidate job-training and teacher-quality programs, and shift spending away from applied R&D.

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Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Negotiators Clash Over Student Debit-Card Fees]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145593/ http://chronicle.com/article/Negotiators-Clash-Over-Student/145593/ Consumer advocates on a rule-making panel praised the Education Department’s proposal, but college groups feared it would be too limiting and too costly.

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:58:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Lost in Translation: N.J. Lawmakers and Higher Ed Try to Understand Each Other]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145589/ http://chronicle.com/article/Lost-in-Translation-NJ/145589/ A wide-ranging package of 20 bills illustrates how college officials and legislators are not on the same page.

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:55:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Student Debt and Federal Loan Policy Take Center Stage at Senate Hearing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145591/ http://chronicle.com/article/Student-DebtFederal-Loan/145591/ Overborrowing, abusive loan servicers, and the complexities of navigating the system were among the issues discussed by lawmakers, who also announced plans for legislation.

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:55:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Negotiators Tussle Over Proposed Rule to Compel State Scrutiny of Online Ed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145577/ http://chronicle.com/article/Negotiators-Tussle-Over/145577/ In a renewed discussion of the Education Department’s state-authorization rule, one critic called it a "bureaucratic nightmare." A defender said it was "not overkill."

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 04:56:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Educators Suggest Ways to Improve Federal Oversight of Teacher Preparation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145551/ http://chronicle.com/article/Educators-Suggest-Ways-to/145551/ Witnesses at a Senate hearing urged lawmakers to streamline the reporting requirements on programs and make clear why specific data are collected.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:56:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Plans for Free Community College Meet Resistance in Several States]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145481/ http://chronicle.com/article/Plans-for-Free-Community/145481/ A proposal in Tennessee, for example, has prompted turf wars with other higher-education institutions.

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nation's Only For-Profit Medical School Seeks Exemption From Gainful-Employment Rule]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145497/ http://chronicle.com/article/Nations-Only-For-Profit/145497/ The president of the nation's only for-profit medical school argues that her college’s mission to prepare rural doctors could be compromised.

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Education Dept. Proposes New Rules on Online Programs and Debit Cards]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145477/ http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Proposes-New/145477/ Negotiators will consider the department’s drafts of a new "state authorization" rule and standards for college-affiliated student debit cards.

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 04:57:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Enroll All Student-Loan Borrowers in Income-Based Repayment, Report Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145403/ http://chronicle.com/article/Enroll-All-Student-Loan/145403/ A consortium's paper for a Gates Foundation project suggests automatic enrollment in a new program that would replace the current array of options.

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 04:58:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Revised ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule Breaks Little New Ground]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145329/ http://chronicle.com/article/Revised-Gainful/145329/ The Education Department tries again to ensure that vocational students’ debt is commensurate with their potential earnings.

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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 04:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[5 Things to Know About the Proposed Gainful-Employment Rule]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145327/ http://chronicle.com/article/5-Things-to-Know-About-the/145327/ How well does the new rule meet the concerns of various interest groups? Will it stand up to legal scrutiny? Here's  a look at some of the issues.

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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 04:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[House GOP Allows Some Compromise in Bid to Focus NSF on Economic Value]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145315/ http://chronicle.com/article/House-GOP-Allows-Some/145315/ A science subcommittee authorized a slight spending increase for the agency, including a partial retreat from efforts to slash its budget for social-science research.

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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:14:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Problems Are Said to Linger in Student-Loan Debt-Management System]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145309/ http://chronicle.com/article/Problems-Are-Said-to-Linger-in/145309/ The system handles more than $94-billion in defaulted loans. An Education Department official told lawmakers the system is working, but other witnesses said flaws remain.

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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 04:56:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Education Dept. Is Urged to Thwart Aid Abuses by Debit-Card Issuers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145287/ http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Is-Urged-to/145287/ The department should ensure that student are protected when colleges use third-party servicers, like Higher One, to deliver aid refunds, a report says.

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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:55:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Rescind Ban on Federal Unit-Record System to Track Students, Report Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145279/ http://chronicle.com/article/Rescind-Ban-on-Federal/145279/ The New America Foundation asserts that momentum is building to create such a system, despite continued opposition from the national association for private colleges.

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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:55:53 EDT
<![CDATA[111 Colleges Are Found to Comply Now With Law on Fee-Based Aid Forms]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145269/ http://chronicle.com/article/111-Colleges-Are-Found-to/145269/ In a letter to the secretary of education, a congressman who led an investigation says the colleges no longer require the student-aid forms.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:10:22 EDT
<![CDATA[In South Carolina, Public Colleges Resist a Merger Proposed by State Legislators]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145161/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-South-Carolina-Public/145161/ Pending bills would combine the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[White House Encourages More Students to Apply for Financial Aid]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145241/ http://chronicle.com/article/White-House-Encourages-More/145241/ The president unveiled a "Fafsa Completion Initiative" on Friday as part of the administration’s drive to get more young people to go to college.

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Fri, 07 Mar 2014 06:00:01 EST