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By Collin Binkley, Associated Press
A new lawsuit accuses the U.S. Education Department of garnishing wages from workers who are behind on student loan payments even after Congress ordered the agency to suspend the practice during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Trump administration calls its final rules on accreditation and state approval of online providers a rightsizing of bureaucracy that protects students. Consumer advocates and Democrats see an unraveling of federal oversight.
By Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
The move by the education secretary has become a flashpoint in a broader debate over the regulation of for-profit colleges.
The plan would narrow the definition of sexual harassment and allow students accused of misconduct to cross-examine accusers in campus hearings.
By Maria Danilova, Associated Press
The Education Department says it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators.
DeVos' proposal represents the Education Department's second planned rollback of a major Obama-era rule in a matter of weeks.
By Meredith Lee
Seven guidelines set by the Obama administration that promoted diversity in classrooms and on campuses are being appealed by the Departments of Justice and Education, according to a statement provided to the PBS NewsHour today.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is rescinding Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a student's race into account to promote diversity in admissions.
The Education Department has begun notifying some former Corinthian Colleges students that it will forgive only one-half or less of their federal student loans, even though the students were defrauded by the now-defunct schools.
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