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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 financ...

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 ...

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, tha...

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

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

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The Education Department's College Scorecard Unfairly Stigmatizes Arts Institutions

Roger H. Brown | Posted 10.15.2015 | 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 De...

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 behin...

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...

Marco Rubio: The U.S. Does Not Need A Federal Education Department

AP | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says the U.S. doesn't need a federal Education Department, arguing that its reco...

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...

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 | 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 | 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 | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.08.2015 | 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 | David Dayen | Posted 09.08.2015 | 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...