PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Government http://chronicle.com/section/Government/21 2015-11-26T23:41:56-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 3 Ways the Education Dept. Stands Accused of Mismanaging Student Aid http://chronicle.com/article/3-Ways-the-Education-Dept/234268 2015-11-19T03:47:43-05:00 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. By Kelly Field Agencies’ Finding Eases Path to Debt Relief for Some Corinthian College Students http://chronicle.com/article/Agencies-Finding-Eases-Path/234243 2015-11-17T23:08:00-05:00 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. By Kelly Field Obama Takes Steps to Assure Quality of Education Programs That Recruit Veterans http://chronicle.com/article/Obama-Takes-Steps-to-Assure/234147 2015-11-11T04:53:57-05:00 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. By Kelly Field The Higher Education Act Just Turned 50. Has It Done What It Was Supposed To? http://chronicle.com/article/The-Higher-Education-Act-Just/234110 2015-11-08T04:55:00-05:00 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. By Kelly Field U.S. to Put New Requirements on Accreditors http://chronicle.com/article/US-to-Put-New-Requirements/234082 2015-11-06T04:56:51-05:00 The measures seek, in a limited way, to more closely link the agencies to the performance of institutions they accredit. Bigger changes will require cooperation from Congress. By Eric Kelderman Pell Grants Will Help High-School Students Pay for College Courses http://chronicle.com/article/Pell-Grants-Will-Help/233999 2015-10-30T09:01:00-04:00 An Education Department pilot program will award up to $20 million to 10,000 low-income students. By Kelly Field Vast Budget Deal, With Good News for Education, Passes the House http://chronicle.com/article/Vast-Budget-Deal-With-Good/233980 2015-10-28T18:00:12-04:00 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. By Kelly Field U.S. Tightens Restrictions on ITT’s Access to Federal Student Aid http://chronicle.com/article/US-Tightens-Restrictions-on/233830 2015-10-19T22:02:04-04:00 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. By Nick DeSantis and Goldie Blumenstyk What Duncan Wishes He’d Done Differently — and What’s Next for the Education Dept. http://chronicle.com/article/What-Duncan-Wishes-He-d-Done/233828 2015-10-19T15:08:48-04:00 The secretary of education says the department should have cracked down sooner on "bad actors" among for-profit colleges. By Kelly Field Researcher Says Legislator Misinterprets Study of Mass Shootings http://chronicle.com/article/Researcher-Says-Legislator/233809 2015-10-18T20:21:00-04:00 Academic studies of gun violence may be ripe for misuse in the heated political debates that follow mass shootings. By Eric Kelderman How Guns on Campus Became a Live Issue in Wisconsin http://chronicle.com/article/How-Guns-on-Campus-Became-a/233786 2015-10-15T21:14:42-04:00 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. By Eric Kelderman A Boon to Boot Camps? U.S. Extends Aid to Campus Deals With Nontraditional Programs http://chronicle.com/article/A-Boon-to-Boot-Camps-US/233742 2015-10-14T00:01:00-04:00 A pilot program will also let the Education Department try out alternatives to accreditation. By Kelly Field Colleges Are Accused of Withholding Public Records on the Role of Race in Admissions http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Are-Accused-of/233686 2015-10-07T22:25:00-04:00 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. By Peter Schmidt 5 Things Colleges Should Know About the New Secretary of Education http://chronicle.com/article/5-Things-Colleges-Should-Know/233646 2015-10-05T21:25:40-04:00 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. By Kelly Field Tough on Colleges, Arne Duncan Bequeaths Record of Advocacy for Students http://chronicle.com/article/Tough-on-Colleges-Arne-Duncan/233627 2015-10-04T23:51:00-04:00 Assessments of the education secretary’s seven-year tenure credit him with changing the culture of the department to one of accountability and transparency. By Goldie Blumenstyk and Eric Kelderman Perkins Loan Program, a Federal Stalwart Since 1958, Meets Its Demise http://chronicle.com/article/Perkins-Loan-Program-a/233527 2015-10-01T04:55:28-04:00 The program extended aid to students with "exceptional financial need." Sen. Lamar Alexander blocked a bill that would have kept it alive. By Kelly Field In Falling Default Rates, an Incomplete Picture of Borrower Distress http://chronicle.com/article/In-Falling-Default-Rates-an/233529 2015-10-01T04:55:01-04:00 The default rates on federal student loans fell at all types of colleges, but thousands of borrowers still struggle to repay their loans. By Kelly Field Will Congress Finally Pull the Plug on Perkins Loans? http://chronicle.com/article/Will-Congress-Finally-Pull-the/233375 2015-09-25T04:55:00-04:00 The decades-old program is set to expire next week, but a bipartisan group is making a final push to save it. By Kelly Field ‘How Much Will I Make After Graduating?’ College Scorecard Offers Only Clues http://chronicle.com/article/How-Much-Will-I-Make-After/233111 2015-09-15T04:55:52-04:00 The revamped tool includes some new numbers on graduates’ earnings. But it has limits — as do state websites that collect wage data. By Kelly Field At a Christian University, a Socialist Candidate Takes the Pulpit http://chronicle.com/article/At-a-Christian-University-a/233107 2015-09-15T04:55:52-04:00 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. By Steve Kolowich