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CALIFORNIA A.B. 2350 - Governance & State Oversight

08/21/2014

Summary: Current version (8/18/2014): Provides that the Donahoe Higher Education Act, known as the Equity in Higher Education Act, declares that it is the policy of the State of California that all persons, regardless of their sex, should enjoy freed... Read more >


It's Not a Skills Gap: U.S. Workers Are Overqualified, Undertrained

08/21/2014

Bloomberg BusinessWeek. August 19, 2014. By Matthew Philips. In the debate over why the U.S. has been so slow to emerge from the Great Recession, many have laid the blame on what’s become known as the skills gap: Despite an abundance of workers,... Read more >


Best Path for Transfer Credit

08/21/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 20, 2014. By Michael Stratford. Students are most likely to be successful in transferring academic credits when they have higher grade-point averages and move between community colleges and four-year instituti... Read more >


Preventing Another Corinthian

08/21/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 19, 2014. By Michael Stratford and Paul Fain With one sentence in a letter this summer, officials at the U.S. Department of Education brought one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges to the brink of insolvency. ... Read more >


'It Takes Time'

08/16/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 13, 2014. By Carl Straumsheim. The University of California System, after five years and millions of dollars spent, is asking for more time and money to get its systemwide online education initiative off the g... Read more >


Compilation of Articles on Educating Nontraditional Students

08/16/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 13, 2014.  Inside Higher Ed is today releasing a free compilation of articles-- in print-on-demand format -- about strategies for recruiting, retaining and graduating nontraditional students. The articles in... Read more >


The New Rankings?

08/16/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 14, 2014 By Charlie Tyson. Who majored in Slovak language and literature? At least 14 IBM employees, according to LinkedIn. Late last month LinkedIn unveiled a “field of study explorer.” Enter a field o... Read more >


Disruption In Higher Ed Is Growing, But Not Instantaneous

08/16/2014

Forbes. August 14, 2014. By Michael Horn. Meg Evans, a former research assistant at the Clayton Christensen Institute and now the social innovation manager at Udemy, and I coauthored this piece. In 2009, Joe Marani, a resident of Marshfield, Mass.,... Read more >


Corinthian Legal Troubles Expand

08/16/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 14, 2014. By Michael Stratford. Federal prosecutors have ordered Corinthian Colleges to turn over a range of documents relating to job placement, graduation rates, advertising and marketing materials, and student loan de... Read more >


HOW TO TELL IF A METRIC IS ARBITRARY

08/16/2014

Higher Education for All. August 14, 2014. BY APSCU COMMUNICATIONS. The U.S. Department of Education’s proposed gainful employment regulation comes at a time when stakeholders all across higher education debate what the best measure ... Read more >


The Dues And Don'ts Of Obama's Attack On Career Colleges

08/16/2014

Forbes. August 13, 2014. GUEST POST WRITTEN BY Kerri Toloczko. Kerri Toloczko is a senior fellow at Frontiers of Freedom. In 2012, Federal Judge Rudolph Contreras slapped down onerous regulations promulgated by the Obama Administration’s Departm... Read more >


Proposed fed rules would limit education opportunities

08/16/2014

The Laurel Outlook. August 13, 2014. Guest Opinion By Joanne Blyton HD 59. America’s higher education system truly is the envy of the world, but it isn’t without its challenges. We’ve seen accelerating costs to attend college leading to ... Read more >


The Benefits of Multi-State Sharing

08/16/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 15, 2014. By Doug Lederman. The inadequacies of existing data about higher education outcomes has been much discussed in recent months, with "flawed data" at the core of arguments against President Obama's pr... Read more >


Higher education report card for the president

08/16/2014

The Hill. August 14, 2014. By John F. Ebersole, LPD, Jeanne Contardo, PhD and Lisa Daniels, PhD When President Obama took office in 2009, he proposed the U.S. regain its leadership in higher education by increasing college degree attainment from 40... Read more >


The administration's forced extinction of for-profit colleges

08/16/2014

The Hill. August 15, 2014. By Harry C. Alford. Imagine if the federal government decided to regulate hospitals and medical clinics by judging them strictly by their ability to achieve specific outcomes for their patients — as opposed to measur... Read more >


Skills Gap Remains A Concern Among Private Companies As Employment Outlook Creeps Up

08/13/2014

Forbes. August 11, 2014. Employers are definitely looking to hire over the next year or two, according to the quarterly Business Trendsetter Barometer survey from PwC on hiring outlook and strategy among private US-based companies. But their hir... Read more >


Viewpoint: Proposed federal rules would limit education opportunities

08/13/2014

Ravalli Republic. August 09, 2014. By Rep. Joanne Blyton. America’s higher education system truly is the envy of the world, but it isn’t without its challenges. We’ve seen accelerating costs to attend college leading to increasing student debt... Read more >


One chart that debunks the biggest myth about student loans

08/13/2014

Vox. August 13, 2014. If you read many news stories about student debt, you encounter a lot of people with loan balances well in excess of $50,000. If you read many policy briefs on student debt, you know those people are very rare. Hamilton Plac... Read more >


‘Gainful Employment’ Rule Stifles Opportunity

08/13/2014

U.S. Chamber of Commerce. May 12, 2014. Understanding that education and training can be a big competitive advantage in a tough job market, many laid-off workers and young adults have taken steps to skill up. Widely accessible institutions that equi... Read more >


This Way Up: Mobility in America

08/13/2014

The Wall Street Journal. July 22, 2014. Dakota Blazier had made a big decision. Friendly and fresh-faced, from a small town north of Indianapolis, he'd made up his mind: He wasn't going to college. "I discovered a long time ago," he explained, "I'm... Read more >


U.S. Public Schools Become Majority Minority

08/11/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 11, 2014. This year, for the first time, a majority of students in the U.S. public schools will not be white, the Associated Press reported. The AP noted that projected enrollments from the National Center for Education St... Read more >


What People Are Saying About the O'Bannon Ruling

08/11/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. August 10, 2014. A federal judge on Friday dealt a powerful blow to the NCAA's amateurism model, finding that rules barring college athletes from earning money off of the use of their names, images, and likenesses... Read more >


California A.B. 1433 - Public Safety & Health

08/11/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D) Summary: Current version (5/23/2014): Requires any report of a Part 1 violent crime, sexual assault or hate crime, received by a campus law enforcement agency to be immediately, or as soon as practicably possi... Read more >


Comparing Colleges' Net Prices Is Tricky, in More Ways Than One

08/08/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. August 7, 2014. Most students choose a college based in large part on what it’s going to cost them. So when the federal government started collecting and publishing average net prices by income group at individua... Read more >


Easier to Get PLUS

08/08/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 8, 2014. The Obama administration on Friday will formally propose changes to the PLUS loan program that would largely loosen the credit requirements needed to obtain them. The proposal, which was tentatively agreed to by ... Read more >


Aid Administrators Back Federal Student Unit Record

08/08/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 7, 2014. The main group representing student aid administrators has backed a proposal to create a federal database that tracks student progress through higher education and into the workforce. The National Association of St... Read more >


Education Dept. Proposes Loosening PLUS-Loan Credit Requirements

08/08/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. August 7, 2014. The U.S. Education Department has released proposed rules changes for its PLUS program, which provides loans to graduate students and to the parents of undergraduates who cannot pay for college th... Read more >


CA Department of Consumer Affairs, Dental Hygiene Committee final regulation effective 8/4/2014

08/07/2014

Expanded Functions Course Approval  Issue: Professional Board Requirements Subissue: Allied Health Education Requirements First Reported: 07/08/2013 Date Updated: 08/06/2014 Contact: Lori Hubble (916) 263-1978 Citation: 16 CCR 1107-1108 Upcomi... Read more >


Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead

08/07/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. August 5, 2014. People now buy songs, not albums. They read articles, not newspapers. So why not mix and match learning “modules” rather than lock into 12-week university courses? That question is a major them... Read more >


The Rise of the Helicopter Teacher

08/07/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. August 5, 2014. A week before the first paper was due, a young woman in my class raised her hand and asked where the rubric was. Shamefaced and stuttering, I had to admit that I had no idea what a rubric was. She ... Read more >


Documents Show What The Department Of Education Knew About Corinthian College’s Financial Situation

08/07/2014

BuzzFeed Business. August 5, 2014. The Department of Education has consistently maintained that it “didn’t know” how precarious the financial situation of Corinthian Colleges was when it moved to cut off the for-profit college company’s ac... Read more >


California A.B. 1927 - Governance & State Oversight

08/06/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D) Summary: Current version (7/2/2014): Requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the Trustees of the California State Universities, and requests the Regents of the University of C... Read more >


California A.B. 1976 - State Financial Aid

08/06/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D) Summary: Current version (5/23/2014): Authorizes the Student Aid Commission to use data from the three award years immediately preceding an award year in order to estimate the maximum number of award o... Read more >


California A.B. 2099 - State Financial Aid

08/06/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D) Summary: Current version (7/2/2014): Deems a public or private postsecondary educational institution that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education eligibl... Read more >


California A.B. 2377 - State Financial Aid

08/06/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember John Perez (D) Summary: Current version (5/23/2014): Establishes the California Student Loan Refinancing Program under the administration of the California Educational Facilities Authority with the goal of helping eligible c... Read more >


California A.B. 2350 - Governance & State Ov

08/06/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D) Summary: Current version (6/18/2014): Provides that the Donahoe Higher Education Act, known as the Equity in Higher Education Act, declares that it is the policy of the State of California that all persons,... Read more >


California A.B. 330 - Governance & State Ove

08/05/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Ed Chau (D) Summary: Current version (6/17/2014): Requires private postsecondary schools to provide prospective students with a School Performance Fact Sheet, which would include the institution's net price calculator and th... Read more >


California A.B. 1318 - State Financial Aid

08/05/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D) Summary: Current version (6/26/2014): Sets the maximum Cal Grant awards levels for students attending nonpublic postsecondary educational institutions that are accredited by the Western Association of Schoo... Read more >


California A.B. 2247 - Governance & State Oversight

08/05/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Das Williams (D) Summary: Current version (8/4/2014): Requires each campus or other unit of a private postsecondary educational institution that receives public funding through state or federal financial aid programs, is ins... Read more >


BRING BACK SUMMER PELL GRANTS

08/05/2014

National Journal. August 1, 2014. At Des Moines Area Community College, in Iowa, it's possible to earn a welding diploma in one year and a nursing degree in two. To graduate on this accelerated time frame, however, students need to take classes du... Read more >


ITT's CEO Resigns as Share Price Slides

08/05/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 5, 2014. Kevin Modany, the CEO of ITT Educational Services since 2007, has announced his resignation. The for-profit chain's share price was battered on Monday, sinking by 46 percent. Investors apparently soured on ITT in ... Read more >


A FAULTY ATTACK ON FOR-PROFITS

08/05/2014

Minding the Campus. August 1, 2014. Senator Tom Harkin continued his relentless attack on for-profit higher education this week by releasing a report condemning the sector. Specifically, Harkin laments for-profits’ success in enrolling military ... Read more >


Corrected Numbers

08/05/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 4, 2014. The University of Phoenix has pushed back against a finding from a May audit by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) about the for-profit chain’s San Diego campus. And the U.S. Dep... Read more >


CALIFORNIA S.B. 1247 - Governance & State Oversight, Governance & State Oversight (Regulatory Structure), State Financial Aid

08/04/2014

Sponsor: Senator Ted Lieu (D) Summary: Current version (7/1/2014); Extends the operation of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, which provides for the regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions by the Burea... Read more >


California A.B. 1174 - Allied Health Credentialing Issues

08/04/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D) Summary: Current version (6/25/2014): Stipulates that the no later than January 1, 2018, the Dental Board is to promulgate regulations to establish requirements for courses of instruction for the procedure... Read more >


California A.B. 2374 - Allied Health Credentialing Issues

08/04/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Allan Mansoor (R) Summary: Current version (6/25/2014): Prohibits the Department of Health Care Services from approving a certifying organization for those purposes that does not prior to registering or certifying an individ... Read more >


California S.B. 570 - Healthcare Facility Background Checks

08/04/2014

Sponsor: Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D) Summary: Current version (7/2/2014): Establishes licensure and registration provisions relating to advanced alcohol and drug counselors and advanced alcohol and drug counselor interns, respectively, to be admini... Read more >


California S.B. 1028 - State Financial Aid

08/04/2014

Sponsor: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) Summary: Current version (6/26/2014): Authorizes an award to be expended for a student’s living expenses. Requires the Student Aid Commission, in consultation with specified entities, for purposes of the C... Read more >


Is an associate’s degree the new bachelor’s degree?

08/01/2014

The Wall Street Journal. August 1, 2014. More parents are sending their children to two-year colleges, but will this negatively impact their children’s future earning power? According to Sallie Mae’s “How America Pays for College” study rel... Read more >


Want a new job? Use an online dating site

08/01/2014

The Wall Street Journal. August 1, 2014. Dating site eHarmony hopes to do for employment what it’s done for marriage, pairing employees with their future bosses to see if it’s a match made on Wall Street. It will launch a new company, “Elevat... Read more >


California Forbids U. of Phoenix Campus to Enroll More Veterans

08/01/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. August 1, 2014. The state of California has barred the University of Phoenix’s San Diego campus from enrolling more veterans in some of its programs, saying it violated a federal rule meant to discourage for-prof... Read more >


How Families Are Keeping a Lid on College Costs

08/01/2014

TIME. July 31, 2014. Even though the price of a degree is steep, a new report finds that Americans are coming up with ways to limit the damage. Despite the rising sticker price for a college education, American families are keeping higher educati... Read more >


For-Profit Colleges Lead Top Recipients of GI Bill Funds

07/30/2014

Bloomberg. July 30, 2014. For-profit colleges accounted for eight of the top 10 recipients of education benefits for U.S. military veterans in the 2012-2013 academic year, according to a Senate report. About $1.7 billion of Post-9/11 GI Bill funds... Read more >


For-Profits Increase Veteran Enrollment, GI Bill Revenue

07/30/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 30, 2014. For-profit institutions have increased their share of the overall enrollment of student veterans, as well as an increasing portion of revenue from Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. Those are the findings of a new report ... Read more >


CCSF Applies for Accreditation 'Restoration' Option

07/30/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 30, 2014. City College of San Francisco this week applied to have its accreditation status restored, a solution that could buy the college two more years to work on fixing problems the Accrediting Commission for ... Read more >


The Default Trap

07/30/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 30, 2014. Advocates for community colleges are pressing federal lawmakers to make adjustments to a student loan law they say is a “blunt tool” that could unfairly penalize colleges where only a small portion of students de... Read more >


How the Government Exaggerates the Cost of College

07/30/2014

The New York Times. July 29, 2014. The government’s official statistic for college-tuition inflation has become somewhat infamous. It appears frequently in the news media, and policy makers lament what it shows. No wonder: College tuition and fee... Read more >


QUINLAN: Washington’s war on for-profit colleges

07/30/2014

The Washington Times. July 28, 2014. Even in war there are rules. Nations adopt rules of engagement to protect civilians, and the global community prosecutes war criminals who flout international agreements. In the Obama administration’s war on f... Read more >


Campuses Once Owned by Corinthian Close Up Shop

07/30/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. July 28, 2014. Four campuses once owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc. closed their doors on Monday, one week after their parent company filed for bankruptcy, the San Jose Mercury Newsreports.  The for-profit Cor... Read more >


3 Questions for College Counseling’s Future

07/30/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. July 29, 2014. Alice Anne Bailey has talked with low-income students about applying to college. Often they tell her they don’t know how to do it. “They think it’s some magical process,” she said. “Someone... Read more >


A Focus on Specific Dropouts Can Help Colleges Raise Completion Rates

07/30/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. July 29, 2014. College dropouts who came close to graduating but didn’t quite finish could be a key target for higher-education institutions that are under the gun to improve their completion rates, according to ... Read more >


Within Striking Distance

07/30/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 29, 2014. Americans who attended college for a while but never earned a credential might be the key to achieving the ambitious college completion goals the White House and influential foundations have set. It’s a big group.... Read more >


Push on Counseling

07/30/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 29, 2014. The White House’s higher education summit in January, as some critics described it, was all about appealing to the cameras. The event, to be sure, drew mainstream headlines as President Obama exercised his “... Read more >


Report: Work-Study Students More Likely to Graduate

07/30/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 29, 2014. Students who participate in the federal work-study program are more likely to graduate and be employed six years after college than their similar counterparts who don’t participate in the program, according to a n... Read more >


Virginia College Presidents Come Out Against Obama’s Ratings System

07/29/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. July 28, 2014. Citing three broad concerns, 50 private- and public-college presidents in Virginia have signed a letter objecting to President Obama’s proposed college-ratings system. The objections are well w... Read more >


‘Money’ Reaches for Objectivity in College Rankings

07/29/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. July 28, 2014. Money magazine unveiled a new set of college rankings on Monday morning, touting its list as a tool for identifying institutions that deliver “great value.” In a world full of frivolous ranking... Read more >


Obama's Corinthian Kill

07/29/2014

The Wall Street Journal. July 27, 2014. ... Read more >


Student Debt on Campaign Trail

07/28/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 28, 2014. Student debt attracted unprecedented levels of attention during the 2012 presidential election. As the nation’s collective student loan bill for the first time surpassed the $1 trillion threshold and a Congress... Read more >


Corinthian Colleges agrees to warn California students it plans to sell schools

07/25/2014

San Jose Mercury News. July 25, 2014. Accused by the California attorney general of deceiving students about its failing financial status, the career-college company Corinthian Colleges, Inc. has agreed to more broadly disclose that it plans to sell... Read more >


State sees surge in high-paying white-collar jobs

07/25/2014

Los Angeles Times. July 25, 2014. One of the fastest-growing employment sectors in California is also among the highest paying. Professional services jobs — engineers, architects, lawyers, accountants and consultants — are growing in California... Read more >


Does Your Admissions Office Have ‘Cultural Intelligence’?

07/25/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. July 25, 2014. The modern admissions office doesn’t need a good student-recruitment plan—it needs many of them. After all, what resonates with one applicant might not matter to another. At the ACT’s Enrollme... Read more >


Experimenting With Aid

07/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 23, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education will give its blessing -- and grant federal aid eligibility -- to colleges' experimentation with competency-based education and prior learning assessment. On Tuesday the department ... Read more >


Renewed Push on Job Training

07/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 23, 2014. President Obama took steps to overhaul federal job training programs on Tuesday, announcing new executive actions and signing new workforce investment legislation. The legislation reauthorizes a federal law that p... Read more >


Schafer: Students lose out from death of Corinthian Colleges

07/24/2014

StarTribune. July 15, 2014. The Obama administration just mortally wounded Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit higher education company, and the reaction was predictable. Corinthian had “finally come to a kind of reckoning,” read a New York Times... Read more >


Obama’s Crackdown On For-Profit Colleges Will Reduce Educational Opportunities

07/24/2014

The Daily Caller. July 22, 2014. One of the best ways to predict the effect of a proposal for more bureaucracy in Washington is to consider the name its proponents give it. Usually, the actual results of their program will be the exact opposite of w... Read more >


Apollo Education faces review by US Department of Education

07/24/2014

Phoenix Business Journal. July 14, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education has notifiedApollo Education Group Inc. of its plans to review the way Apollo's flagship, University of Phoenix, administers federal student financial aid. According to the ... Read more >


For-Profit Anthem Education May Close Some Campuses

07/23/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. July 22, 2014. The for-profit company Anthem Education may be on the verge of closing some of its campuses, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The newspaper cites, among other things, the company’s notices o... Read more >


For-Profit That Took Over 4 Corinthian Campuses Files for Bankruptcy

07/23/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. July 22, 2014. BioHealth College Inc., a for-profit company that acquired its four campuses from Corinthian Colleges last year, has filed for bankruptcy, The Wall Street Journal reports.The company operates four ... Read more >


A More Nuanced Bill Gates

07/23/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 22, 2014. It is ironic, says Bill Gates, that academic institutions are so good at studying the world around them but not themselves. Gates, the Microsoft founder whose Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has spent roughly a ... Read more >


Senate Panel Boosts Pentagon Research, Curbs Funding to For-Profits

07/23/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 22, 2014. The Senate Appropriations Committee last week passed a bill to fund the Defense Department that would increase the Pentagon's basic research budget and also place new restrictions on the flow of federal dollars to ... Read more >


34-Campus, For-Profit Anthem Education May Close

07/23/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 22, 2014. Anthem Education, a 34-campus for-profit chain, appears to be on the verge of shutting down campuses, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Anthem has notified state officials of layoffs coming soon in Missouri, Te... Read more >


Former U.S. Attorney Will Monitor Corinthian Shutdown

07/22/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 21, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education announced on Friday that Patrick Fitzgerald, a prominent former U.S. attorney from Illinois, will lead the team of outside monitors that will oversee the closure and sale of Corinth... Read more >


Rocketship ramps down expansion - Crisis at the border - Bayou State talks break down - Walker wants out of Common Core

07/18/2014

POLITICO. July 18, 2014. ROCKETSHIP RAMPS DOWN EXPANSION: Rocketship Education, the charter network hailed for its blended learning model, has withdrawn its application to open eight schools in Dallas and eight schools in San Antonio. The charter n... Read more >


Senators Ask Education Dept. to Release Records on Former Official

07/18/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. July 17, 2014. Two Republican U.S. senators have asked the Department of Education to release the records of a former deputy under secretary of education amid an investigation into whether the official, Robert M. S... Read more >


Dropping Profit

07/18/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 17, 2014. These are hard days for most for-profit colleges. Declining revenues and an ongoing regulatory crackdown has led to speculation that some in the sector -- including one of the major, publicly traded companies -- will... Read more >


How to Lie With Education Data, Part 2

07/18/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. July 17, 2014. On Tuesday I wrote about a tongue-in-cheek post at Forbes that tried to make a point about the cost of college. I argued that the piece failed readers by falsely equating cost and value, among ot... Read more >


Obama chooses wrong path to reform for-profit colleges

07/15/2014

The Boston Globe. July 13, 2014. THE US DEPARTMENT of Education wants to improve the chances that students at for-profit colleges come away with a reasonable likelihood of “gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” But the department’s... Read more >


Tom Feeney: Proposal threatens opportunity for students

07/15/2014

Tallahassee Democrat. July 14, 2014. Pro-growth policies in recent years have sparked an economic turnaround that makes Florida the envy of most states. Our annual job growth rate of 3.3 percent is the fastest since 2006, and Florida’s month-over... Read more >


Court Rejects California AG's Request on Corinthian

07/15/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 14, 2014. A California court on Friday rejected a request by the state's attorney general, Kamala D. Harris, who had sought an injunction to require Corinthian Colleges to disclose more information to prospective students ab... Read more >


House Starts In On HEA

07/11/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 11, 2014. The U.S. House education committee on Thursday advanced a package of legislation that would boost federal support of competency-based education, overhaul how cost information and other data is provided to prospective... Read more >


APSCU Statement on House Committee on Education and the Workforce Markup

07/11/2014

APSCU. July 10, 2014. Following the House Education and the Workforce Committee’s passage of three higher education bills, Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU), released the foll... Read more >


Corinthian Court Order to Warn Students, Closings Sought

07/11/2014

Bloomberg. July 11, 2014. Corinthian Colleges Inc. (COCO), the for-profit owner of career schools that will sell or shut them in the biggest collapse in U.S. higher education, may be ordered to warn students of its financial woes. Corinthian contin... Read more >


Department Of Education Says It Is Not Responsible For Closing For-Profit College

07/11/2014

BuzzFeed Business. July 8, 2014. In an briefing call yesterday, a senior Department of Education official appeared to distance the agency from claims that it had intentionally caused the shutdown of a major for-profit college. After Corinthian Coll... Read more >


Leaving the System

07/11/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 10, 2014. The portion of first-time U.S. students who return to college for a second year has dropped 1.2 percentage points since 2009, according to a report that looks like bad news for the national college completion push. ... Read more >


U.S. House Passes Job-Training Bill

07/11/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 10, 2014. A key federal job-training bill has been updated for the first time in more than a decade. The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which governs mo... Read more >


Tuition and Fees Rise, but Cost of Living—by Colleges’ Estimate—Falls

07/11/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. July 10, 2014. As usual, the U.S. Department of Education is a bit behind when it comes to data. Published tuition and fees increased by about 4 percent at public and private nonprofit four-year colleges and by ne... Read more >


How Obama's War on For-Profit Schools Harms Low-Income Students

07/11/2014

SeeThruEdu. July 8, 2014. The Obama Administration has achieved an ideological victory at the expense of many poor younger Americans desirous of a higher education. It has managed to kill off a major player in for-profit higher education, Corinthian... Read more >


Employment After the Recession

07/09/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 8, 2014. Four of five students who graduated college in 2008 were able to find some sort of employment in the four years after their graduation, despite entering the work force during the worst of the economic recession, a fe... Read more >


More Than 165,000 Students May Have Been Denied Financial Aid Because Of A Confusing Form

07/09/2014

Business Insider. July 7, 2014. At least 165,000 students may have been denied financial aid because of a confusing update to a federal application form, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Chronicle reports that a problem with the... Read more >


Education Department Didn’t Set Out to Shut Down Corinthian

07/09/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. July 8, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education didn’t know how shaky the financial ground was under Corinthian Colleges Inc. when it turned off the spigot of federal financial aid to the company in mid-June, acco... Read more >