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President Donald Trump speaks during an executive order signing on Thursday. Trump signed an executive order requiring colleges to certify that they accept free and open inquiry in order to get federal grants. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump pivots to higher education this week

On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order that could affect a few areas of higher education: from data collection to free speech.

The order called for, among other things, an expansion to the federal College Scorecard, which reports average earnings and debt for graduates at institutions around the country. But the part that

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