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July 14, 2020
Democrats on a key House committee on Monday approved an education spending bill that would reject hundreds of millions in cuts for colleges and universities, as well as more than a billion in cuts to college student aid, that have been sought by President Trump.
July 13, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hasn’t made public a document with information that could aid colleges and universities as they devise plans for reopening in the fall, The New York Times reported Friday.
July 10, 2020
Polls are raising questions about whether all college-aged adults will choose to get a coronavirus vaccine when one is available.
July 10, 2020
The attempt by Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, to unify his party with former challenger Bernie Sanders brought no major surprises in higher education policy. A 110-page set of policy recommendations on a range of issues from climate change to education, crafted by representatives of both campaigns, called for canceling up to $10,000 in student debt relief per borrower during the coronavirus pandemic.
July 8, 2020
As the Trump administration pushes for colleges and schools to reopen, Congress heard a call to do so without worsening the pandemic's racial impacts.
July 7, 2020
Colorado has become the latest among a handful of states to give colleges financial incentives to increase student diversity, but the new funding formula's impact remains unclear.
July 6, 2020
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday backed off on its threat to bar students from being able to use the GI Bill to attend Temple University, the University of Phoenix and three other institutions, saying they had resolved allegations that their recruiting practices were misleading.
July 1, 2020
Senate Republicans signal they will propose funding to help colleges with coronavirus testing, but Democrats propose a much broader and more expensive aid package.
June 29, 2020
Opponents of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's rule making it more difficult for those who have been defrauded by their colleges to have their student loans forgiven are looking to the courts to block the measure after suffering a defeat in Congress Friday. In a victory for DeVos, the Democratic House failed to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a bill that would have undone DeVos’s controversial borrower-defense rule.
June 29, 2020
Trump administration elevates skills over college degrees in federal hiring, but college groups say executive order will not lessen value of degrees.


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