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Senator Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, will deliver a keynote address on higher education reform, followed by a discussion addressing the opportunities for and obstacles to change.

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With a better understanding of how to avoid particular situations, a student’s chance of experiencing assault can be diminished.

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Striking differences exist between competency-based and traditional higher education programs in how students are recruited, admissions and credit transfer policies, how credits are earned, and interactions with peers and faculty.

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AEI scholars and education experts offer their vision for a compelling and comprehensive education platform, designed to assist presidential candidates in their approach to education issues.

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Covering an education story today? Here’s the latest from the experts on the AEI education team.

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Although conservative presidential candidates might be tempted to double down on rhetoric about abolishing the federal role in education, conservatives should instead offer a reform agenda that clarifies how to tap into the strengths of the federal system to foster educational opportunity for all.

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The Left’s assault on student lending reflects an inclination to treat borrowers as passive victims.

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Curious about what sex-related territory Title IX will next tackle? Look no further than the latest amendments to conditions on federal student aid under the Violence Against Women Act.

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A bipartisan coalition in the House of Representatives introduced a bill that would repeal the ban on a federal student unit record system, thus providing students and parents with vital information on earnings and loan repayment rates from institutions and individual programs.

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The very sensible June 1 Editorial Commentary “Commencement Address” says college students may discover “that going to college is no guarantee of…entrance into the upper-middle class.” Very true, but for many students, this discovery is a mathematical certainty.

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Many on the right have argued that furnishing better data on costs, debt, and student outcomes is a critical step in helping students and families “vote with their feet.” Skeptics, though, see such data collection as an egregious example of the overweening surveillance state. The truth is that there is a coherent conservative argument for a federal role in transparency. If markets are to function as intended, consumers must have access to comparable information about costs, quality, and risks.

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