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Blanket Transcript-Withholding Policies Are ‘Abusive,’ Federal Agency Says

Blanket policies to withhold academic transcripts from students with outstanding loan debt to colleges are “abusive under the Consumer Financial Protection Act,” the...

The Return of College as a Common Good

In 1980, the U.S. Department of Education polled parents of high-school students on the question of who should pay for college.It was the...

After Months of Speculation, Biden Announces Plan to Cancel Debt for Millions of Borrowers

President Biden on Wednesday announced the outlines of a plan to forgive federal student-loan debt for people who earn less than $125,000 a...

Education Dept. Cancels $4 Billion in ITT Tech Student Loans

The U.S. Department of Education announced on Tuesday that it would cancel nearly $4 billion in federal loans owed by more than 200,000...

College Rankings Are ‘a Joke,’ Education Secretary Says

Education Secretary Miguel A. Cardona called college rankings “a joke,” and took aim at selective colleges’ obsession with them, as he made a...

Corrections Agencies Would Get Broad Power Over Prison Education. Advocates Say That’s a Problem.

Advocates for incarcerated students are raising concerns over who gets the final say on which education programs in prisons will be eligible for...

The Proposed Title IX Change That Worries Some Experts

In its proposed rules for enforcing Title IX, issued last month, the U.S. Department of Education promised that it would “restore crucial protections...

Congress Will Consider Student-Loan Deferrals for Victims of Sexual Violence

A bill introduced in Congress on Wednesday would grant students who experience sexual violence federal loan deferments while they are on temporary leave...

How Would Student-Loan Forgiveness Really Work?

Nearly 18 months into the term of President Biden, his administration continues to grapple with whether and how to provide blanket forgiveness to...

‘They Didn’t Care’: Inside One University’s Sputtering Online Partnership With 2U

They dubbed it the “suicide pact.”When a pair of professors stepped down from their posts at Arcadia University this year, without another job...

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