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Senator Warren Launches ‘DeVos Watch’

Senator Warren Launches ‘DeVos Watch’

Inside Higher Ed By Andrew Kreighbaum June 1, 2017 Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, has created what she called a new effort to oversee Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her department. In announcing the website, called DeVos Watch, Warren cited the proposed White House budget that included major cuts to […]

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Department of Education Announces More Hires

Department of Education Announces More Hires

Inside Higher Ed By Andrew Kreighbaum June 1, 2017 The U.S. Department of Education announced several new senior employees Wednesday, including a key former staffer of Senator Lamar Alexander on the Senate education committee. Kathleen Smith, who formerly served as the higher education policy adviser under the Tennessee Republican, was named […]

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Moving Student Loans to Treasury Gets Little Traction

Moving Student Loans to Treasury Gets Little Traction

Inside Higher Ed By Andrew Kreighbaum May 30, 2017 The Trump administration has held internal discussions about relocating some functions of the Department of Education to other federal agencies, including moving its $1.4 trillion student loan portfolio to the Treasury Department, according to media reports. But that idea, which has periodically resurfaced […]

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Private Postsecondary Schools Challenge Validity of Department of Education’s Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule

Private Postsecondary Schools Challenge Validity of Department of Education’s Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule

Duane Morris May 30, 2017 On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) filed a lawsuit in federal court in D.C. against the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos challenging the validity of the borrower defense to repayment regulation.  (Note: Duane Morris serves […]

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The Assault on Colleges — and the American Dream

The Assault on Colleges — and the American Dream

The NY Times The Assault on Colleges — and the American Dream David Leonhardt MAY 25, 2017 Photo Some of the biggest declines in grants promoting economic diversity in public colleges have been in the University of California system. CreditEric Risberg/Associated Press The country’s most powerful engine of upward mobility […]

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