PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Government http://www.chronicle.com/section/Government/21/ 2018-07-22T14:01:10-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education For Georgetown Alumni, a Fellow Graduate’s Defense of Child Separation Touches a Nerve http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Georgetown-Alumni-a/243872 2018-07-09T13:54:47-04:00 A group of Georgetown University alumni has circulated a petition calling for the resignation of Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of homeland security. By Teghan Simonton What Does Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Mean for Higher Education? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Does-Justice-Kennedy-s/243778 2018-06-27T22:37:00-04:00 A Reagan appointee, Kennedy provided a moderate voice and sometimes sided with the court’s liberal arm, as in his surprising opinion in 2016 on the use of race in college admissions. By Eric Kelderman Should Working Learners Get a Tax Break? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Should-Working-Learners-Get-a/243760 2018-06-26T15:14:00-04:00 A new proposal would allow low- and middle-income workers to create government-matched savings accounts to put toward continuing education. Here’s what you need to know, from our revamped Re:Learning newsletter. By Goldie Blumenstyk A Brief History of GOP Attempts to Kill the Education Dept. http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Brief-History-of-GOP/243739 2018-06-21T22:21:00-04:00 Since its birth, the Department of Education has been marked for death by its critics. And those critics have been almost exclusively Republicans. But their efforts have failed. By Dan Bauman and Brock Read Trump Wants to Drastically Alter the Education Dept. Here’s What You Need to Know. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trump-Wants-to-Drastically/243737 2018-06-21T20:30:00-04:00 The proposal isn’t a surprise and probably won’t go anywhere, but it’s noteworthy coming from an administration that has been largely silent on higher ed. By Sarah Brown College Leaders and Professors Ramp Up Protest of Trump’s Family-Separation Policy http://www.chronicle.com/article/College-LeadersProfessors/243714 2018-06-19T21:16:00-04:00 With bipartisan opposition to the immigration policy growing daily, people in academe are citing professional expertise and core values in their protests. By Chris Quintana, Teghan Simonton, and Megan Zahneis Education Dept. Report Says No to a For-Profit Accreditor — but It Might Not Matter http://www.chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Report-Says-No/243627 2018-06-09T15:03:00-04:00 A draft document found that the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools had failed to meet nearly 60 federal regulations. Agency officials, though, are playing down the significance of those findings. By Eric Kelderman An Update of the Federal Law Governing Higher Ed Appears Dead. Now There’s a Fight Over Who Killed It. http://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Update-of-the-Federal-Law/243592 2018-06-05T13:46:00-04:00 Much of the disagreement boils down to a basic point of contention between Senate Republicans and Democrats: Who owed whom a call back? By Goldie Blumenstyk A Federal Panel Tries to Regulate Accreditation. But Is Anyone Paying Attention? http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Federal-Panel-Tries-to/243488 2018-05-22T22:03:00-04:00 The 18 members of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity are supposed to help guide federal policy and practice. But they’re wrestling with the question of their own relevance. By Eric Kelderman Consumer Watchdog Signals a Lower Priority for Investigating Student-Loan Abuses http://www.chronicle.com/article/Consumer-Watchdog-Signals-a/243378 2018-05-09T15:44:00-04:00 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday said it would fold its student-loan-investigation arm into a part of the federal agency that focuses on consumer information. By Andy Thomason Why Are States Spending Less on Higher-Ed? Medicaid and Lazy Rivers Could Be to Blame http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Are-States-Spending-Less/243281 2018-05-01T00:01:00-04:00 A new study points out that state funding cuts for colleges over the past 30 years may be a result of increased welfare spending and changing public perceptions of higher education.  By Julian Wyllie Why College Mergers Need to Be More Than Just Cutting Administrators http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-College-Mergers-Need-to-Be/243271 2018-04-27T16:38:22-04:00 Declining enrollments mean colleges have to think broadly about which academic programs they can afford to continue, experts say. By Eric Kelderman Some Colleges Push Students to Delay Loan Repayments. They’ll Pay More in Interest Later. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Some-Colleges-Push-Students-to/243256 2018-04-26T18:45:46-04:00 A government watchdog agency finds that debt-management consultants hired by colleges might be nudging students into forbearance to circumvent limits on institutions’ access to federal financial programs. By Dan Bauman Too Small to Fail: How a Beauty-College Owner Beat the Education Dept. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Too-Small-to-Fail-How-a/243054 2018-04-06T11:30:00-04:00 For almost three years, the Blush School of Makeup fought to gain access to federal student-aid funds. What’s the government’s responsibility to rein in colleges at the margins of the for-profit sector? By Eric Kelderman DeVos Gives Controversial Accreditor a New Chance and More Time http://www.chronicle.com/article/DeVos-Gives-Controversial/243028 2018-04-03T22:03:54-04:00 The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, which oversees primarily for-profit colleges, had its federal recognition revoked in 2016. The department will now reconsider its earlier decision. By Eric Kelderman Kentucky’s New Budget Carries Big Consequences for Public Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/Kentucky-s-New-Budget/243025 2018-04-03T18:01:46-04:00 The budget, approved on Monday night, would reduce state appropriations and allow universities to fire tenured professors whose programs were cut. By Julian Wyllie They Wanted Desegregation. They Settled for Money, and It’s About to Run Out. http://www.chronicle.com/article/They-Wanted-Desegregation/242930 2018-03-26T19:00:00-04:00 After a decades-long court battle, Mississippi’s black universities won a $500-million settlement. But it takes more than money to reckon with the history of segregation in higher education. By Adam Harris Trump Says the Campus Free-Speech Crisis Is ‘Overblown’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trump-Says-the-Campus/242892 2018-03-22T17:12:00-04:00 Diverging from a conservative talking point, the president said the “vast majority” of people on campuses “want free speech.” By Chris Quintana These Programs Would See Funding Increases in the New Congressional Spending Deal http://www.chronicle.com/article/These-Programs-Would-See/242887 2018-03-22T11:20:00-04:00 The omnibus bill would raise the Education Department’s budget by $3.9 billion, but would also stymie some of Secretary Betsy DeVos’s plans. By Adam Harris Education Dept. Stops Providing Details on Resolved Title IX Cases http://www.chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Stops/242831 2018-03-15T12:37:41-04:00 The Chronicle asked for basic information about sexual-violence investigations that have been resolved. A spokesman said the department “has no plans at this time” to provide those details. By Nick DeSantis