Department of Education appoints its first chief economist

Jun 15, 2022
The agency said it’s part of bringing a more data-based approach to policymaking.
The Department of Education recently announced that Jordan Matsudaira will be the first chief economist in its 43-year history.
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Education Secretary says new FAFSA filing date should improve the financial aid process

Sep 30, 2016
Prospective college students will be able to turn in their FAFSA forms starting Oct. 1.
John King speaks during his Senate confirmation hearing to become Education Secretary.
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ITT Tech, Corinthian accreditor loses authority

Sep 26, 2016
The Department of Education strips authority to accredit for-profit schools.
Corinthian Colleges had owned the Everest College system.
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Will acting Education Secretary John King stay?

Mar 14, 2016
The Senate plans to take up King's confirmation Monday for the short-term post.
Dr. John King, speaks during his Senate confirmation hearing to become Education secretary, on Capitol Hill, February 25, 2016 in Washington, DC.
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What to expect from new education chief John King

Jan 4, 2016
The former education commissioner of New York State has a battle-scarred past.