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Two small updates on college ratings

Libby Nelson is Vox's policy editor, leading coverage of how government action and inaction shape American life. Libby has more than a decade of policy journalism experience, including at Inside Higher Ed and Politico. She joined Vox in 2014.

Two tidbits on the upcoming Education Department college ratings from Deputy Under Secretary Jamie Studley's session at the Education Writers Association conference, via Twitter:

  1. The Education Department wants to expand the window for considering earnings – meaning they're either going to need retroactive data or the ratings won't be complete for a long time
  2. Timing is "next few months." Earlier promises: "late spring," "midyear." We seem to still be looking at a summer or early fall release.