Andrew Kreighbaum

Andrew Kreighbaum joins Inside Higher Ed as our federal policy reporter. Andrew comes to us from The Investigative Reporting Workshop. He received his master's in data journalism at the University of Missouri, and has interned at USA Today and a national journalism institute in Columbia, MO. Before getting his master's, Andrew spent three years covering government and education at local papers in El Paso, McAllen and Laredo, Texas. He graduated in 2010 from the University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in history and was news editor at The Daily Texan.

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January 18, 2018
The Department of Education on Wednesday published a searchable database of all active civil rights investigations that will be updated monthly by the department. The list includes the institution under investigation, its state, the institution type, the type of discrimination complaint and the date the investigation was opened.
January 15, 2018
The Department of Education last week said in a court filing that it had awarded contracts to collect on defaulted student loans to two firms, Performant Recovery Inc. and Windham Professionals.
January 12, 2018
Republican leaders talk about restoring path to federal funds without peer review. Grants were lucrative for many colleges, but critics said that merit was sacrificed.
January 10, 2018
A furious campaign by graduate students to kill a GOP tax proposal could be a blueprint for upcoming legislative battles in Washington.
January 9, 2018
Department of Education officials said Monday that they do not have any estimates of how many borrowers would clear new, tougher standards proposed for claims of loan relief when a student is defrauded or misled by their college.
January 3, 2018
Department of Education proposal would require student borrowers demonstrate an intent on the part of their college to mislead or deceive in order to get loan relief through borrower-defense claims.
December 21, 2017
Department's decision is major departure from Obama administration, which provided full relief for approved claims. Advocates for students say policy provides inadequate help and creates confusion.
December 20, 2017
The Senate parliamentarian ruled Tuesday ahead of a vote on the Republican tax reform plan that three provisions of the bill -- including one taxing the endowments of private colleges but exempting Berea College -- violate the chamber's rules. The Senate went on to pass the bill without those provisions. Two others involved a provision allowing the use of 529 savings plans for homeschooling expenses and the name of the tax bill itself.
December 19, 2017
In a commencement address to University of Baltimore graduates Monday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos praised the institution for shaping its programs to what students want and need and "not the other way around." But her speech was greeted with protests by graduates themselves, with many standing and turning their backs during the address.
December 18, 2017
House and Senate negotiators release final details of tax reform agreement expected to win approval. Plus a list of colleges likely to face new tax.


October 30, 2017
Many victims’ rights and civil rights groups are reserving judgment on Trump’s pick to lead the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, but advocates for Palestinian rights say his appointment could chill campus speech critical of Israel.
April 24, 2017
Academics, graduate students and others brave the cold and rain in Washington Saturday to rally for science and research. Participants told Inside Higher Ed why they joined the event.
November 18, 2016
Graduates who earned certificates at public institutions have larger salaries, but there is wide variation between programs even at the same institutions.
November 10, 2016
Donald Trump provided relatively few clues to what he might do as president, but he'll probably try to reverse some of President Obama's priorities, rolling back regulations, creating new political opening for for-profit colleges and curtailing collective bargaining rights.
September 2, 2016
Two Obama administration veterans are now advising Hillary Clinton's campaign, suggesting that as president she would continue aggressive enforcement policies of the current Education Department.
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