The GOP presidential nominee floated a plan that surprised policy experts. Some of them lamented the lateness and the lack of substance of his ideas.
Probably not. But there are ways a president could mitigate the federal government’s role in shaping how colleges define and respond to the sort of criticism that Mr. Trump and many conservatives lament.
The presidential candidate caught many observers off guard by talking about a substantive higher-ed policy idea. Here’s some context to help make sense of his proposal.
The Republican nominee for president made his first substantive remarks on academic issues at a speech in Ohio, less than a month before the election.
The Republican has played rough with public colleges and state lawmakers, but so far his attempts to remake academe have mostly been struck down.
The Democratic presidential nominee promoted a calculator displaying her higher-education proposals. Voters who used it said they liked seeing that they’d save money, but some still had concerns.
A year ago, the Education Department released a revamped version of the online tool as a replacement for President Obama’s college-ratings plan. It’s caught on with some college counselors, if not so much with students.
Two new books seek to add nuance to the public debate about student debt. But can their evidence sway an audience steeped in anecdotes about struggling graduates?
A new documentary about some of the most polarizing fights in academe seeks to spur discussion of the financial and political forces shaping higher education.
Gay-rights groups say the measure would bring much-needed transparency to the institutions’ evasion of Title IX and a state anti-discrimination law. Several of those colleges say it threatens their autonomy and their beliefs.
The Democratic nominee’s proposal might sound great, but it could close many colleges, pressure some flagships, and disappoint students.
William Mendoza, director of the Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, had several false starts before completing college. He discusses how tribal colleges helped him find his way, and why they remain relevant to students today.
The Missouri legislature has put together a commission to recommend changes in the state-university system. Nothing is off limits.
Hillary Clinton wants to help aspiring business creators with their loans. Higher-education experts don’t think that’s the best way to help them out.
Amid concerns over protests and other potential unrest, institutions like Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College are expanding their police presence and advising students on how to stay safe.
The Education Department’s recommendation to strip the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools of its federal recognition could carry far-reaching consequences.
In a draft rule set to be released this week, the Education Department takes steps prompted by the collapse of Corinthian Colleges.
Arizona bars public colleges from confining protests to "speech zones," but other states’ legislatures resist taking stands on hot-button issues like microaggressions and trigger warnings.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee hasn’t released a plan, but he has commented on student loans, international students, and more.
The rule will affect more than just postdoctoral researchers at public institutions. Here’s a quick guide to what you need to know about its potential impact.