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House Hearing Tackles College Affordability

Lawmakers in the House Education and Labor Committee are eager to address affordability in the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

Feds Debate Mods to Credit Hour Definition

How long is a credit hour? That's the question at the heart of a discussion going on in a committee of distance learning influencers who are part of a negotiated rulemaking process that has met for the last three months to set out a proposal for federal regulation on accreditation for the U.S. Department of Education.

Senators Introduce College Transparency Bill

A bipartisan bill would modernize the U.S. Department of Education's college reporting system for post-secondary data.

Senate Committee Advocates FAFSA Reforms

Sen. Lamar Alexander plans to once again push his colleagues in Congress to simplify the FAFSA process as part of the Higher Education Act reauthorization.

Colleges Form Network to Support Public Interest Tech

A group of 21 colleges and universities are coming together to advance and shape public advancements in technology to serve the public good.

Trump 2020 Budget Proposal Includes Cuts to Education Programs

The proposal would cut the amount of money dedicated to the U.S. Department of Education by 10 percent at the program level.

Bill Introduced to Strengthen HBCU-DHS Relationship

A new bill in Congress would require the Department of Homeland Security issue a strategy to strength its relationship with Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

About a Third of High Schoolers Tackle Dual Enrollment Classes

A "data point" study by the National Center for Education Statistics reported that about a third of high school students in the 2009 to 2013 cohort took dual enrollment classes, mostly at their own schools.

Congress Dems Introduce 'Debt-Free' College Bill

Sen. Brian Schatz is the lead sponsor in a major democratic legislative push to make college "debt-free" through federal-state partnerships.

Georgetown Announces AI-Focused Center

Georgetown University wants to create a hub focused on how artificial intelligence and policy intersect.

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