Democrats Prepping Own Higher Education Bill as GOP Stumbles

A group of House Democrats is gearing up to release a higher education reauthorization bill as the Republicans’ attempt to update the law heads back to the drawing board after failing to win enough support in the GOP conference.

Official With For-Profit Ties to Oversee Postsecondary Education

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has delegated the role of assistant secretary of postsecondary education to Diane Auer Jones, whom Democrats have been wary of because of her ties to for-profit colleges and universities.

Higher Education Bill Needs More Homework, House Republicans Say

A bill to update dozens of aspects of higher education still needs some more work to better its chances of passage with GOP-only votes, according to interviews with more than a dozen House Republicans.

Education Dept.: Issues Remain with Troubled Accreditor ACICS

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools’s 2017 application to be recognized by the department failed to show it can effectively monitor if colleges it examines comply with the agency’s standards or respond to complaints in a timely manner, among other things, according to the draft report released late June 8.