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Maine universities have changed how to process, respond to reports of sexual violence

University of Maine

By Nell Gluckman In an unprecedented move on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education released a list of colleges that are under investigation for how they handle sexual abuse and harassment complaints. None of Maine’s colleges was on the list, which administrators in Maine say is because the schools have made a concerted effort in recent years to change how ... Read More »

Bill to hold universities accountable for loan defaults

Boston University

U.S. senators are attempting to tackle the nation’s student loan debt crisis with a newly proposed bill that would place the burden of repayment responsibility on universities’ shoulders. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. and Jack Reed, D-R.I., introduced the Protect Student Borrowers Act of 2013 in December, emphasizing the urgency needed for colleges to respond to rising student debt. ... Read More »

U.S. Department of Education praises Delaware’s Race to the Top work

 The U.S. Department of Education released a state-specific report profiling Delaware’s first-year progress on comprehensive education reform under Race to the Top. Reports on 11 other states also were released. “Race to the Top states have made tremendous strides in this first year,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “These 12 states have acted with courage and commitment in ... Read More »

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