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Feds Issue Framework For College Ratings, But Not The Actual Plan

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.19.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Colleges and universities have fretted over how they will be judged under a new college ratings system President Barack Obama annou...

Shahien Nasiripour

AFL-CIO Targets Navient As Scrutiny Over Student Loan Servicing Mounts | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

The nation’s largest labor federation is taking aim at Navient Corp. for alleged mistreatment of borrowers, adding to the student loan specialist's ...

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Senate Democrats Demand Obama Administration Forgive Corinthian Students' Debts | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

A group of Senate Democrats has urged the Obama administration to forgive debts incurred by thousands of current and former students at troubled for-p...

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U.S.-Brokered Bailout Of For-Profit Colleges Treats Students 'Like Financial Assets' | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Some 39,000 college students will soon stop making tuition payments to a company that state and federal regulators allege advertised bogus job prospec...

The Biggest Threat To Gov't Computers: Federal Employees

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

They have clicked links in bogus phishing emails, opened malware-laden websites and been tricked by scammers into sharing information. Federal employ...

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Treasury Department Endorses Student Loan Deals Slammed By Elizabeth Warren | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday praised a move, already panned by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), to increase the amount of m...

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Colleges Win, Student Borrowers Lose In Obama Administration Absolution | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education is turning its back on at least 1,000 borrowers in favor of shielding their former colleges from potentially cripplin...

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Consumer Group Criticizes Education Department's Debt Collectors | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration should radically restructure the office of the Education Department that handles student aid, and it should stop paying priva...

Tyler Kingkade

76 Colleges Are Now Under Investigation For How They Handled Sex Assault Cases | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.13.2014 | College

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is now reviewing 76 colleges and universities for how they handle sexual assault cases, fed...

University Of Phoenix Facing Federal Review

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | College

NEW YORK (AP) -- Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Department of Education will review the administration of federal student financial aid programs...

Troubled For-Profit College Misses Deadline

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 07.02.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department failed to meet a deadline to map ou...

Education Department Is Sorry About Using 'Bridesmaids' Meme In Tweet

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 08.25.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department on Wednesday apologized for a tweet that depicted a scene from the movie "Bridesmaids" with the words "He...

Embattled Colleges Reach Tentative Agreement With Education Department

AP | Posted 08.23.2014 | College

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the U.S. Department of Education have reached an agreement that will allow the for-profit educ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Education Department Could Give Billion-Dollar Contract To Company Accused Of Cheating Soldiers | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education is seriously considering granting a potentially billion-dollar, decade-long contract to a former unit of Sallie Mae, ...

Why College 'Drunk Sex' = Rape

James R. Marsh | Posted 07.23.2014 | Crime
James R. Marsh

Drinking does not mean someone is "asking" to be raped. Drinking does not make it okay to attack another person (something most men are perfectly capable of not doing). Drinking does not cause rapes to happen. The only cause of rape is sexually predatorial behavior; the only people responsible for rape are rapists.

What Biden Said About Campus Rape (and Why It Matters)

James R. Marsh | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
James R. Marsh

This move demands that everyone pay attention and take action. Neither those involved in higher education nor the public at large can continue to ignore this issue

Tyler Kingkade

55 Colleges Face Sexual Assault Investigations | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Facing mounting pressure from lawmakers, sexual assault survivors and activists, the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday released for the first t...

Shahien Nasiripour

Top Treasury Official Calls Out Education Department Over Student Loans | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

A top Treasury Department official on Tuesday challenged the Department of Education and its contractors over how they handle borrowers struggling wit...

Laura Bassett

White House Steps Up Fight Against Campus Rape | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden spoke passionately on Tuesday about the Obama administration's latest efforts to spotlight and combat the sexual assault epid...

Shahien Nasiripour

U.S. Knew Sallie Mae Cheated Service Members On Student Loans, But Renewed Contract Anyway | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Federal investigators discovered evidence showing Sallie Mae cheated active-duty military service members on their federal student loans at least two ...

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Sallie Mae Cheated Soldiers On Federal Student Loans, Government Investigators Find | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Federal investigators have uncovered evidence that Sallie Mae cheated active-duty soldiers on federal student loans, according to people familiar with...

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Student Loan Borrowers Win As Education Department Reverses Course | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Borrowers with federal student loans may now access the U.S. government's latest rankings of loan specialists after the Department of Education on Tue...

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Student Borrowers In The Dark As Education Department Limits Disclosure | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

The Department of Education has quietly stopped disclosing its quarterly assessment of student loan companies, making it nearly impossible for the pub...

These Companies Really Want Your Kids To Have Fast WiFi

AP | Posted 04.04.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it's lined up private support for President Barack Obama's pledge to connect 15,000 schools and 20 million st...

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Sallie Mae Claims Borrowers' Thank-You Notes Exceed Complaints | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Sallie Mae, the nation's largest student loan company whose business practices are under investigation by at least three federal agencies, has told la...