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Annie Waldman is a reporter covering education at ProPublica. She recently graduated with honors from the dual masters program at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs and the School of Journalism, where she was a recipient of the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship. Her work has been published with the BBC, Vice, Mic, and The New York World.

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New Jersey Student Loan Agency to Staff: Don’t Tell Borrowers About Help Unless They Ask

It’s yet another obstacle for borrowers from the country’s largest state-based college loan program.

Doctors in Danger: How the Assad Regime is Targeting Syrian Physicians

Podcast: Ben Taub of the New Yorker describes the shadow network of doctors that has emerged out of the Syrian conflict.

New Jersey’s Student Loan Program is ‘State-Sanctioned Loan-Sharking’

The loans have extraordinarily stringent rules, aggressive collections and few reprieves, even for borrowers who’ve died. The head of the loan agency was appointed by Gov. Chris Christie.

Federal Committee Votes to Terminate Troubled College Accreditor

An Education Department advisory committee took the unprecedented step of calling on the government to revoke powers of for-profit college accreditor.

Education Department Recommends Killing Accreditor of For-profit Colleges

U.S. Education Department staff are moving to terminate the oversight authority of embattled for-profit college accreditor, ACICS, citing “egregious” mistakes.

Sen. Warren Slams For-profit College Accreditor for ‘Appalling Record of Failure’

Warren released a detailed report today on embattled for-profit accreditor, ACICS, urging federal government to take “aggressive” action.

Accreditor of For-profit Colleges Agrees It Needs a Makeover

Embattled college accreditor ACICS announces that it will halt new applications for accreditation while it institutes reforms.

Uncovering the Stark Disparities Behind School Money

Podcast: NPR reporter Cory Turner details his investigation into school spending inequities.

Head of Accreditor for For-profit Colleges Leaves Amid Growing Scrutiny

Albert Gray resigned as president of the embattled Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges.

Attorneys General Come Down on Accreditor of For-profit Colleges

Citing ProPublica’s reporting, twelve attorneys general called on the federal Department of Education to revoke the recognition of the quasi-regulator.

Department of Education Report Calls on Colleges to Step Up Support for Poor Students

Colleges should be doing more to recruit low-income students and to support them as they work to finish their degrees, says the report.

How a For-Profit College Targeted the Homeless and Kids With Low Self-Esteem

Newly released emails and PowerPoints show first-hand Corinthian Colleges’ predatory practices.

Who’s Regulating For-Profit Schools? Execs From For-Profit Colleges

And many of them come from schools that have been under investigation.

Another VA Headache: Privacy Violations Rising at Veterans’ Medical Facilities

Deceased vets’ data has been sent to the wrong widows. Employees have snooped on the records of patients who’ve committed suicide. And whistleblowers say their own medical privacy has been violated. In response, the VA says patient privacy is a priority.

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Who is Revealing Your Private Medical Information?

Methodology: How We Analyzed Privacy Violation Data

ProPublica followed the paper trail to find out the health care facilities that repeatedly violated patient privacy laws. Find out how we did it.

Few Consequences For Health Privacy Law’s Repeat Offenders

Regulators have logged dozens, even hundreds, of complaints against some health providers for violating federal patient privacy law. Warnings are doled out privately, but sanctions are imposed only rarely. Companies say they take privacy seriously.

Kids Get Hurt at Residential Schools While States Look On

Some residential programs for kids have settled on better ways to handle children. But the best practices are almost entirely self-imposed.

Department of Education Demands Greater Accountability from College Accreditors

Accreditation agencies have recently come under fire for failing to keep schools accountable. Now the Education Department is looking to change that.

Debt By Degrees

Use our interactive database to search new federal data on almost 7,000 schools in the U.S. to see how well they support their poorest students financially.
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