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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Natow

Federal Higher Education Policy in the News

There's a lot of news today on federal higher education policy issues:

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on "what six months of college visits show about four leading Democrats," presidential candidates Biden, Buttigieg, Sanders, and Warren.

Inside Higher Education reports on federal plans for debt relief for disabled veterans: "The federal government plans to forgive hundreds of millions of dollars in outstanding loan debt for roughly 25,000 disabled veterans in July. But while consumer and veterans’ groups are applauding the move by the U.S. Department of Education, they also don’t think it goes far enough."

Inside Higher Education reports on an agreement between the U.S. Department of Education and the CFPB on student loan regulation: "Two years after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos ended the Education Department's relationship with one of its main regulators, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the two agencies on Monday announced the signing of a new agreement on how they will work together."

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on a Trump administration official who "Is Leading the Charge Against Anti-Semitism on College Campuses" (subscription required).

Inside Higher Education reports that "Representative Carolyn Maloney, the Democratic chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee, threatened on Monday to subpoena Education Secretary Betsy DeVos if she does not appear before the committee in March to discuss issues like campus sexual assault policies."

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