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2021 & Beyond: How the Biden Administration and Congress Can Ensure Higher Education Emerges From the COVID Crisis Stronger Than Ever

November 9, 2020

American colleges and universities play an essential role in building a more prosperous, equitable country. However, with colleges at a perilous point, an ambitious federal effort is needed to cushion the effects of the pandemic and recession and address longstanding challenges in affordability and equity. We outline five critical federal pillars that would help students and...


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Repeal of the Gainful Employment Standards for Career Programs

May 31, 2019

In the coming days, the U.S. Department of Education will publish a final regulation repealing the gainful employment rule, which identifies career education programs that consistently leave students with large debts they cannot afford. Many of these programs are offered by for-profit colleges, and they disproportionately enroll veterans and students of color.