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Back Away From Students' Medical Records, Feds Warn Colleges

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.19.2015 | College

A college facing off against a student in court should generally refrain from accessing that student's medical records without a court order or w...

CFPB Probes Education Department Loan Contractors Over Potentially Faulty Practices

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

The federal consumer bureau on Monday launched an industry-wide investigation to determine why borrowers with federal student loans are bein...

Student Loan Delinquencies Jump As Crisis Spreads

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

The share of Americans behind on their student loan payments jumped over the past year despite the improving economy, new data released Thursday show....

Why Public Schools Don't Teach Critical Thinking -- Part 1

Frank Breslin | Posted 08.07.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

While ensuring students' physical safety is a school's first order of priority, the school should be no less vigilant in safeguarding them from propaganda that will assail them for the rest of their lives.

Obama's Ed Chief: $1.4 Trillion In Student Debt Isn't That Big Of A Deal

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

The Treasury Department, Federal Reserve and other federal financial regulators are all worried that the rise in student debt risks slowing econ...

124 Colleges, 40 School Districts Under Investigation For Handling Of Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.24.2015 | College

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is investigating 124 colleges and universities and 40 elementary and secondary schools&nbs...

Shahien Nasiripour

Arne Duncan Still Not 'Thrilled' To Aid Students Of Disgraced College Chain

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

The Department of Education was “thrilled” to shut down the for-profit chain Corinthian Colleges Inc., Education Secretary Arne Duncan declared We...

Shahien Nasiripour

Education Department To Miss Deadline On Helping Student Borrowers

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education is about to miss its July 1 deadline on three key directives from President Barack Obama regarding fair treatment of ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Education Department Vastly Undercounted Troops Overcharged By Student Loan Giant

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

New data from the U.S. Department of Justice strongly suggest that the Education Department missed thousands of violations of federal law when it publ...

For-Profit Colleges Take A Blow

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 06.23.2015 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal court has ruled in favor of tough new regulations aimed at career training programs, dealing a major blow to the for-prof...

David Dayen

Insiders Detail Decline And Fall Of A For-Profit College Empire

HuffingtonPost.com | David Dayen | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

Tasha Courtright, a former Corinthian Colleges student, holds a sign at an April 2015 protest. Dawn Lueck’s bosses were beaming. It was the h...

Shahien Nasiripour

Education Department Clears Navient Of Wrongdoing In Troops-Cheating Probe

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education has formally cleared Navient Corp., the student loan giant formerly part of Sallie Mae, of wrongdoing after an invest...

Shahien Nasiripour

Senate Democrats Slam Arne Duncan Over 'Business As Usual' Treatment Of Controversial Contractor

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

Last May, after the Justice Department accused one of his contractors of intentionally cheating active-duty troops on their federal student loans, Edu...

Shahien Nasiripour

Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers Face Potential Obama Administration 'Boondoggle'

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

Defrauded student loan borrowers seeking relief from the Obama administration are confronting an Education Department process that a senior House Demo...

Tyler Kingkade

Student Loan Repayment Can Be Confusing, So Nonprofits Are Creating A Hotline To Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.20.2015 | College

Student loan borrowers struggling with confusing information from the U.S. Department of Education will get help from a new website and hotline being ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Consumer Agency Begins Probe Of Student Loan Servicers, Signaling Stronger Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday launched a broad review of the often murky business of student loan servicing, questioning whethe...

Shahien Nasiripour

Student Loan Giant Likely To Be Cleared In Education Department Probe Of Troop-Cheating

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

One year after the U.S. Department of Justice accused student loan giant Navient Corp. of intentionally cheating active-duty troops on private and fed...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Administration Improperly Denies Student Loan Debt Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics

Federal law allows students who were defrauded by their colleges into taking out federal student loans to have their debts forgiven. The Obama adminis...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Administration Considers New 'Roadblocks' For Ex-Corinthian Colleges Students Seeking Debt Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education is considering new hurdles for student loan borrowers seeking to get out of their debts by claiming their schools swi...

Shahien Nasiripour

Education Department Steers Corinthian Colleges Students To Other Troubled For-Profits

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education is telling thousands of students from now-shuttered for-profit schools owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc. to consider ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Troubled For-Profit Corinthian Colleges Shutting Down As Education Department Faces Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

Corinthian Colleges Inc., once one of the nation's largest chains of for-profit colleges, announced Sunday it is abruptly shutting down after failing ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Student Loan Giant Bemoans Cost Of Mounting Government Probes

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics

Investors in Navient Corp., the student loan behemoth formerly known as Sallie Mae, are finding out just how costly it can be when government regulato...

Shahien Nasiripour

Education Department Nears Deal With Student Loan Giant Over Cheating Troops

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education is nearing a deal with Navient Corp., the student loan giant formerly known as Sallie Mae, over allegations the compa...

Shahien Nasiripour

Debt Collectors Lose Lawsuits Against Education Department

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Education brought by four of its contracted student loan debt collectors ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Heald College Fined For Misleading Students About Job Prospects

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

Heald College, the jewel of a once-thriving chain of for-profit colleges owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., misled students and accreditation agencies...