Despite heated opposition, the committee that oversees accreditors recommended that the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges continue its status as a gatekeeper of federal student aid for 18 months.
Many college leaders are more than willing to see the Liberty University president champion deregulation. But fewer are eager to be associated with his political views.
Strong foes of the Education Department’s recent handling of Title IX and race-based discrimination are seen as the Trump administration’s top candidates for assistant secretary for civil rights.
Many of the new secretary’s critics have worried about what she might do, but most education secretaries have left a limited mark on higher education. Here’s why.
HBCU leaders say the attention is welcome, but they are moving cautiously to ensure the focus is on helping students, not scoring political points.
Academics are among those who say the move reduces public accountability and unfairly suggests that researchers have something to hide.
New bills try to put new pressure on the colleges to uphold the First Amendment. In two states, legislators want to require such institutions to punish students who attempt to shout down speakers.
A panel of appellate judges affirmed that states have legal standing to challenge the executive order, specifically because of its impact on students and researchers at their public universities.
Some experts wonder how much lawmakers will be able to get done on higher education, given their competing priorities and the bitterness over the new secretary’s selection.
The University of Washington, Washington State University, and the community and technical colleges of Washington all submitted statements to the court about how the ban was affecting them.
The president’s response to violent protests at the University of California at Berkeley drew criticism from many people in academe. It also made clear that universities need to tread carefully in free-speech controversies.
A policy memo cited by the Liberty University president highlights several areas deemed ripe for deregulation in higher education.
The focus of the group, the Liberty University president says, will be to respond to “overreaching regulation” and micromanagement by the U.S. Department of Education.
Betsy DeVos, a school-choice advocate, has the Senate’s Republican majority on her side. The education establishment is another matter.
A newspaper’s report that the president-elect planned to eliminate the two federal cultural endowments sparked widespread alarm.
The National Institutes of Health released a statement saying the longtime head of the agency "has been held over by the Trump administration." But it was unclear whether that status was temporary or permanent.
The education-secretary nominee avoided specifics as senators pressed for her positions on issues including student debt, regulations on for-profit-colleges, and Title IX.
Mia Karvonides will advise top people at the department’s Office for Civil Rights and will help enforce the federal gender-equity law.
The state is one of several where legislation has been introduced that would restrict transgender people’s bathroom choice.
High-profile institutions with programs that ran afoul of the Education Department's new regulation include Harvard University, the Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Southern California.