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Obama Administration Takes New Steps To Support Youth In Prison

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.02.2016 | Politics

If you’re young and caught up in the justice system, most likely you’re stuck with subpar educational opportunities too. Students in prison, jail,...

Major Civil Rights Groups Defend Feds' Title IX Enforcement

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics

A coalition of 80 organizations representing women, the LGBT community and minority groups issued a letter Wednesday defending the U.S. Department of ...

Another Lawsuit Challenges Feds On Title IX Rules For Sex Assaults

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics

A former law student at the University of Virginia accused of sexual assault filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday, say...

Obama Administration Warns Schools To Allow Transgender Access To Bathrooms

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics

The Obama administration on Friday told schools and colleges nationwide they must allow transgender students access to bathrooms consistent with their...

An Obama Policy 'To Protect Students And Taxpayers' Is In Danger Of Not Happening

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business

For years, the Obama administration has promised to punish for-profit colleges that produce graduates who can't afford their student loan payments. Th...

Education Department Secretly Reappoints Top Official Accused Of Harming Students

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.07.2016 | Business

The Obama administration thinks the Department of Education division responsible for overseeing colleges, managing the student debt crisis and policin...

Obama Is One Step Closer To Officially Having A New Education Secretary

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

It looks like acting U.S. Secretary of Education John King Jr. may not be acting for much longer. On Wednesday morning, the Senate education committee...

GOP Pushes Education Department To Defend Handling Of Sexual Assault Cases

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics

If Dr. John King Jr. is confirmed to head the Department of Education, he can expect to spend the coming year defending to Republicans the agency's ha...

Too-Big-To-Fail Haunts Education Department

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.18.2016 | Business

Some giant for-profit colleges are ripping off students and squandering billions of taxpayer dollars, and the U.S. Department of Education is doing li...

The White House Tries To Get Tough With Dodgy Colleges

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.08.2016 | Business

The Obama administration will create a new enforcement unit within the Department of Education to crack down on colleges suspected of fraud, acting Se...

Obama Ridiculed For Sluggish Moves On College Accreditation

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business

In November, following the failure of an accredited for-profit college chain that state and federal regulators had accused of mass fraud, then-Educati...

Elizabeth Warren Pans Education Dept. For Drawn-Out Debt Relief Process

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Friday slammed the Obama administration for imposing unnecessary roadblocks on allegedly defrauded for-profit colle...

Federal Student Aid Office Calls Failure A Success -- And Hands Out Big Bonuses

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

In 1998, the Republican-led Congress and President Bill Clinton's Democratic administration decided to give the U.S. Department of Education's financi...

Arne Duncan's Plan To Fix College Accreditation

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

When it comes to accreditors, the private organizations paid by colleges to help them maintain access to nearly $150 billion annually in federal stude...

Education Department Profiting Off Troops Duped Into Making Unnecessary Loan Payments

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education is profiting off the backs of service members. Hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members have been forced to make...

Student Loan Borrowers To Pay More Under Tentative Budget Pact

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

Americans with federal student loans will pay more under the tentative budget deal struck on Monday by the White House and congressional leaders, than...

Robocalls Emerge As Latest Fix For Nation's Student Loan Crisis

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

The Obama administration and the student loan industry reckon they know how to fix America’s student debt crisis: Bombard Americans’ cell phones w...

The Education Department's College Scorecard Unfairly Stigmatizes Arts Institutions

Roger H. Brown | Posted 10.15.2016 | College
Roger H. Brown

The College Scorecard makes the somewhat obvious point that music and arts students earn less across the board than healthcare, biotech, business, and technology, students, though they all share an enterprising mindset vital for success.

Arne Duncan Resigns Amid Legacy-Threatening Student Debt Crisis

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan came to Washington to reform K-12 schooling. But as he announced Friday that he plans to leave office in December...

9 Times Barack Obama And Arne Duncan Were White House BFFs

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics

News got out Friday that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is stepping down from his post in December after serving in President Barack Obama's ...

You'll Never Guess The Single Greatest Risk Factor For Student Loan Default

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

Borrowers were at greater risk of defaulting if their student loans were handled by the Department of Education's main loan contractor than if they ha...

More Americans Falling Behind On Student Loans As Obama Administration Fixes Fail To Deliver

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

America’s student debt crisis is getting worse. More Americans with student loans directly from the Department of Education fell seriously behind on...

These States Are Implementing Plans To Make Sure Good Teachers End Up In Poor Communities

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

In Missouri, the state's most vulnerable students are often left with the least experienced teachers. Nearly 10 percent of educators in the poorest sc...

Education Department Delays Relief For Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

Students who claim they were defrauded by for-profit schools owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc. into taking out federal student loans will have to wait...

Michigan State Took Too Long With Sexual Assault Cases, Federal Investigation Finds

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.01.2015 | College

Michigan State University violated the federal gender equity law Title IX and contributed to a possible sexually hostile environment. Or Michigan Stat...