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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 >


Don’t hobble students at career colleges

07/09/2014

Miami Herald, July 7, 2014. Education reform in South Florida deserves high marks, with struggling inner-city high schools, once so-called dropout factories, turning into innovation laboratories. According to a recent report in the Miami Herald, the... Read more >


Corinthian Colleges Releases List of Campuses for Sale

07/07/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. July 7, 2014. Corinthian Colleges Inc. on Monday released further details of its agreement with the U.S. Education Department, including a list of the campuses it will sell. The for-profit company and the Education... Read more >


Corinthian to Sell 95 of Its Campuses Under Education Dept. Agreement

07/07/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. July 4, 2014. By Goldie Blumenstyk. Corinthian Colleges Inc. will put 85 of its campuses in the United States up for sale and "teach out" the other 12 under a deal finalized with the U.S. Department of Education on... Read more >


Corinthian's Dismantling Begins

07/07/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 7, 2014. By Paul Fain. (Update: On Monday Corinthian Colleges released the full text of the operating agreement it reached last week with the U.S. Department of Education. The document includes a list of which ... Read more >


Down but Not Out?

07/07/2014

Inside Higher Ed. July 7, 2014. By Paul Fain.  ITT Educational Services missed a deadline last week for filing financial documents with the U.S. Department of Education. The for-profit chain’s scramble to comply with the feds drew c... Read more >


The Obama Administration's "Gainful Employment" Regulations Discriminate against the Private Sector in Higher Education

07/07/2014

Forbes. July 6, 2014. Daniel J. Mitchell. I’ve often explained that “third-party payer” is a major problem in our healthcare sector. This occurs when consumers can buy healthcare with other people’s money. For instance, nearly half of al... Read more >


Corinthian's Collapse Shows How U.S. Can Force For-Profit Colleges Out of Business

07/07/2014

Bloomberg Businessweek. July 7, 2014. For four years, the U.S. Education Department has threatened to rein in for-profit colleges and their soaring student debt. Now it has found a way. The department has taken its toughest regulatory action ever a... Read more >


Obama's Letters to Corinthian

07/07/2014

The Wall Street Journal. July 7, 2014. ... Read more >


Confusion Over New Federal Student-Aid Form Could Cost Borrowers and Colleges

07/03/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education ~ July 3, 2014. An update to this year’s federal student-aid application is making some low-income filers look like millionaires—and could cost some their federal student aid. The problem with the online Free Ap... Read more >


Duncan on Ratings and Debt

07/03/2014

Inside Higher Ed ~ July 3, 2014. ASPEN, Colo. -- Like many of his predecessors, Education Secretary Arne Duncan is known mostly as a K-12 person; that’s his background and clearly his passion, and much of the department’s work is in what happens ... Read more >


Ed Dept. Official: Ratings on Track for Fall Release

07/03/2014

Inside Higher Ed ~ July 3, 2014. The senior Department of Education official overseeing the development of the Obama administration’s college ratings system confirmed on Wednesday that the department was on track to publish a draft propos... Read more >


For-Profit Giant ITT Says It May Face Financial Restrictions

07/02/2014

ITT Educational Services Inc. said in a corporate filing on Wednesday that it may face financial restrictions over its failure to file a set of documents with the U.S. Department of Education. A set of financial statements was due to the department b... Read more >


Prolonged Degree Completion in California Costs Students and State

07/02/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education ~ July 1, 2014. Report: “The Real Cost of College: Time & Credits to Degree at California Community Colleges and California State University” Organization: The Campaign for College Opportunity Summary: Stud... Read more >


As prices rise, colleges are offering students steeper discounts, again

07/02/2014

Inside Higher Ed ~ July 2, 2014. Private colleges are continuing unabated their strategy of setting high sticker prices while giving most of their students steep discounts, according to the latest survey of private colleges by the  National Associat... Read more >


Extended Negotiations Over Corinthian's Phasing-Out

07/02/2014

Inside Higher Ed ~ July 2, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education failed to reach an agreement with Corinthian Colleges on how to sell or close its 107 campuses, the department said Wednesday. The two sides last month agreed to an initial p... Read more >


More Time for Corinthian

07/02/2014

Inside Higher Ed ~ July 1, 2014. (Note: A spokeswoman for the Education Department said Tuesday morning that the deadline remains in place and that the plan is due today.) The U.S. Department of Education apparently has revised its July 1 ... Read more >


Why is LA County hiring hundreds of nurses?

07/01/2014

89.3 KPCC ~ July 1, 2014. On Tuesday Los Angeles County starts hiring more than 700 nurses to replace contract workers and decrease overtime hours, part of a larger effort to improve quality of care and thus keep patients in the county health syste... Read more >


Prolonged Degree Completion in California Costs Students and State

07/01/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education ~ July 1, 2014. Report: “The Real Cost of College: Time & Credits to Degree at California Community Colleges and California State University” Organization: The Campaign for College Opportunity Summary: Stud... Read more >


Corinthian Puts Heald College Up for Sale

07/01/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education ~ July 1, 2014. The fire sale has begun. Corinthian Colleges Inc. disclosed on Monday that it hoped to sell all 12 of its Heald College campuses as part of its agreement with the U.S. Department of Education to "teac... Read more >


Most Expensive Colleges

07/01/2014

Inside Higher Ed ~ July 1, 2014. WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Education on Monday released its rankings of the most and least expensive colleges in the country -- an annual ritual that some lawmakers are eyeing for elimination in th... Read more >


Education Dept. Unveils New Lists of Most and Least Expensive Colleges

06/30/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education ~ June 30, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education updated on Monday the information that informs its lists of the most- and least-expensive colleges in the country. It is the fourth time the department has updated th... Read more >


California Suspends GI Benefits at Corinthian Colleges

06/30/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education ~ June 30, 2014. Two state agencies in California are taking steps that add to the pressure on Corinthian Colleges Inc., which is the subject of a high-profile investigation by the U.S. Department of Education. The ... Read more >


Corinthian's failure could cost the federal government $1.2 billion

06/30/2014

Inside Higher Ed ~ June 30, 2014. WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Education has until tomorrow to reach an agreement with Corinthian Colleges on a plan to sell or shut down the for-profit chain’s 107 campuses. If they fail, the federal governm... Read more >


The Great Accreditation Farce

06/30/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education ~ June 30, 2014. After loitering in the shadows of higher education for decades, accreditation has over the past 10 years or so become an increasingly prominent topic of inquiry, discussion, and—frequently—critic... Read more >


Obama administration's efforts to rein in for-profit colleges go too far

06/30/2014

Deseret News ~ June 30, 2014. For-profit colleges and programs deserve scrutiny, particularly in light of statistics from the Department of Education that show these have lower graduation rates and their students tend to leave with higher levels of... Read more >


A Teachable Moment

06/27/2014

Impatient Optimists, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. June 26, 2014. When I think about for-profit colleges and universities, my mind naturally jumps to some of the big names. DeVry. Kaplan. Phoenix. Walden. But at the recent Association of Pr... Read more >


Proof via Straw Man

06/27/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 27, 2014. There is a pattern of dishonesty taking place in some of the criticism of for-profit colleges. Too frequently, opponents of the sector take advantage of students and use an individual as a “straw man” to try to p... Read more >


California Auditor Criticizes CCSF's Accreditor

06/27/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 27, 2014. The California State Auditor on Thursday issued a scathing report on the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), the regional accreditor that has come under fire for its handling of the Ci... Read more >


In Heated Senate Exchange, U.S. Role in Campus Assault Comes to the Fore

06/27/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 26, 2014. The two top members of the U.S. Senate’s education committee lambasted a leading Education Department official during a hearing Thursday morning on campus sexual assaults—for reasons that were di... Read more >


Senate Passes Work Force Training Bill

06/26/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 26, 2014. The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved legislation that will overhaul federal job training programs and funding for vocational education. Lawmakers passed the measure, which reauthorizes the Workforc... Read more >


Key U.S. Official Wants to Ease Accreditors' Compliance-Monitoring Role

06/26/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 26, 2014. Speaking to an audience of accreditors and university representatives on Wednesday, the federal government’s top higher-education official said clarifying the role of accrediting institutions was a... Read more >


Education Department Will ‘Pause’ on State Authorization Rule

06/26/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 26, 2014. The Obama administration is delaying its plan to develop a controversial rule that would require online programs to obtain approval from each and every state in which they enroll students, a top Education Department ... Read more >


Fallen Giant

06/26/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 26, 2014. The Obama administration now can claim partial credit for the demise of one of the largest for-profit college chains. And both critics and supporters of the sector expect the federal scrutiny to continue. “I have ... Read more >


3 Changes in Financial Aid That Democrats and Republicans Agree On

06/26/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 25, 2014. Many of the ideas being trumpeted as part of the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act are going to fall by the wayside amid partisan disagreement. Republicans want to kill President Obama... Read more >


Kaplan Buys Coding School for Aspiring Software Developers

06/26/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 25, 2014. Kaplan Inc. announced on Wednesday that it had acquired Dev Bootcamp, which offers nine-week courses to students who are seeking to learn software development. Jonathan Stowe, Dev Bootcamp’s pr... Read more >


College Lawyers Confront a Thicket of Rules on Sexual Assault

06/26/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 25, 2014. Lawyers representing colleges have a host of worries about if and how their institutions can possibly meet a burgeoning list of federal rules for dealing with sexual violence on campuses. The new, a... Read more >


No Airbnb or Uber for U. of California Employees

06/26/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 25, 2014. University of California employees will from now on have to hail regular cabs and book standard hotel rooms when traveling on official business, as the system’s Office of Risk Services has decided to ban the use of... Read more >


Fault Lines Surface

06/26/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 25, 2014. Sharper divisions are emerging between Democrats and Republicans over how Congress should go about reauthorizing the Higher Education Act. House Republicans released an outline Tuesday of their priorities for rewr... Read more >


U.K. Crackdown on Visa Fraud

06/26/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 25, 2014. In a significant crackdown on abuse of the student visa system, Britain’s immigration and security ministry on Tuesday announced that it has stripped 60 higher education institutions of the right to host foreign st... Read more >


Middle-Class Calif. Students Will Get Hundreds of Dollars in Tuition Grants

06/25/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 24, 2014. Students from middle-class families in the University of California and California State University systems will find out within the next several weeks whether they will have hundreds of dollars chop... Read more >


Education Department Again Delays ‘State Authorization’ Rule

06/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 24, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education is again delaying the deadline for when colleges must comply with a requirement that they obtain authorization from regulators in each state in which they are physically located. The... Read more >


Corinthian's Phasing-Out

06/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 24, 2014. Corinthian Colleges announced on Monday that it had reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education that is designed to keep the for-profit chain afloat long enough to sell off and shutter its campuses in ... Read more >


Corinthian Colleges, Reaching Deal With U.S., Will Sell Most Campuses

06/24/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 23, 2014. Corinthian Colleges Inc. has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education that will allow the for-profit educator to avoid immediate closure as it proceeds with a plan to sell most of i... Read more >


U.S. Approves Plan to Continue Accreditation of CC of San Francisco

06/24/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 23, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education on Friday approved a plan that will give the embattled City College of San Francisco two years to satisfy its accreditor and keep its doors open, the San Francisco C... Read more >


Education Dept. Again Delays State-Authorization Rules

06/24/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 23, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education has once more pushed back the deadline for compliance with a requirement that colleges be properly authorized by state governments, according to a notice to be publ... Read more >


Obama administration targets for-profit colleges while ignoring Congress

06/24/2014

Deseret News. June 20, 2014. One sentence out of an 846-page law passed in 1965. That’s what President Obama is relying on to impose tough new regulations on for-profit colleges and programs — rules that could soon shut down Corinthian Colleges,... Read more >


Changes to Campus Safety Rules

06/20/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 20, 2014. In a continuing effort to curb campus sexual assaults, the Department of Education officially proposed a new rule Thursday that requires colleges and universities to compile statistics for incidents of dating viole... Read more >


Senators Start In on HEA

06/20/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 20, 2014. After months of hearings, the two key lawmakers charged with overseeing the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act in the U.S. Senate are beginning to stake out firmer positions on what they want to include in t... Read more >


Corinthian's Cloudy Future

06/20/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 20, 2014. There is no precedent for the shuttering of a for-profit chain that enrolls 72,000 students across 107 campuses. But it is possible -- or maybe even likely -- that Corinthian Colleges will go bankrupt in coming weeks... Read more >


A College Loses Accreditation

06/20/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 20, 2014. The college commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has voted to strip Brewton-Parker College of its accreditation, putting the institution's eligibility for federal financial aid -- and perhap... Read more >


Have Aspirations, Will Travel

06/20/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 19, 2014. Students are increasingly looking across state lines to find online degree or certificate programs -- especially if an institution can tempt them with improved job prospects, according to a new look at trends in dist... Read more >


Despite Criticism, Education Dept. Extends Loan Contract With Navient

06/20/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 18, 2014. The U.S. Education Department has extended its contract with Navient, a student-loan servicer and collection agency that was formerly a division of Sallie Mae, despite allegations it has overcharged ... Read more >


Florida Attorney General Concludes 3-Year Investigation of Kaplan Inc.

06/20/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 18, 2014. The Florida attorney general’s office announced on Tuesday that it had concluded a three-year inquiry into allegations of misleading marketing practices at Kaplan Inc. and that no violations had ... Read more >


Proposed Federal Rules Would Raise Oversight of Campus Sexual Assault

06/20/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 19, 2014. In the latest federal move regarding campus sexual assault, the Department of Education released on Thursday a set of proposed rules that would require colleges to provide prevention programs to st... Read more >


Starbucks offers online college program to workers

06/16/2014

The Sacramento Bee. June 15, 2014. Starbucks is rolling out a program that would allow its workers to earn an onlinecollege degree at Arizona State University at a steeply discounted rate. The coffee chain is partnering with the school to offer ... Read more >


Cal State Sees Gains in Students With Health Coverage

06/13/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 13, 2014. A campaign to encourage students in the California State University System to get health insurance has made significant gains, The Los Angeles Times reported. According to a poll of the 15 largest Cal State campuse... Read more >


Using Text-Message Reminders to Boost Student Persistence

06/13/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 13, 2014. A recent paper found that more than 18 percent of students who received a Pell Grant in their freshman year and earned at least a 3.0 GPA—a group that would seem to have every reason to reapply fo... Read more >


Learning to Adapt

06/13/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 13, 2014. The term "adaptive learning" can mean many things, even to colleges that have begun experimenting with it. A broad definition is the use of software -- often driven by data collection -- to create a more individuali... Read more >


Top Senate Republican Seeks To Block College Ratings

06/13/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 13, 2014. Senator Lamar Alexander said Thursday that he plans to attach an amendment to the labor, health, and education appropriations bill that would stop the Obama administration from moving ahead with its college ratings s... Read more >


Final Gainful-Employment Rule Is Expected in October

06/13/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 13, 2014. The Department of Education plans to finalize its controversial gainful-employment rule in October, according to a notice scheduled for publication in Friday’s Federal Register.The rule, which ... Read more >


Another Misguided Bailout

06/12/2014

Bankstocks.com. June 10, 2014. There seems to be no limit to the number of ways President Obama can think of to unilaterally dole out subsidies to voters. His latest: the expansion of the “Pay As You Earn”college student loan program. Until now... Read more >


Fewer good jobs in the new economy

06/12/2014

The Wall Street Journal. June 10, 2014. The U.S. may have regained all the jobs destroyed by the Great Recession, but the new jobs that replaced the old ones aren’t any better — and that helps explain why the five-year recovery has seemed so ane... Read more >


Loan Bill Blocked

06/12/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 12, 2014. Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation that would allow existing student loan borrowers to lower the interest rate on their debt. The loan refinancing bill, championed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Mass... Read more >


City College of San Francisco Could Get 2-Year Reprieve on Accreditation

06/12/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 12, 2014. The commission that revoked the accreditation of City College of San Francisco proposed on Wednesday that it rewrite the rulebook to allow the embattled institution up to two more years to meet its a... Read more >


Job Placement Technologies on the March in California

06/12/2014

Fox & Hounds. June 12, 2014. The technologies of job placement continue in 2014 to rapidly evolve. Hundreds of technology entrepreneurs are introducing new products and approaches to knock off firms that have dominated the job placement industry... Read more >


Donald Graham Comments to Proposed Gainful Employment Rule

06/12/2014

May 27, 2014. Read the comments from Graham Holdings regarding the proposed gainful employment rules.... Read more >


Senate Republicans Block Bill to Allow Student-Loan Refinancing

06/12/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 11, 2014. To the disappointment of Democrats but the surprise of few, Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill that would have let borrowers refinance their student-loan debt. In a procedural vote, Demo... Read more >


Sallie Mae spin-off registers to lobby

06/12/2014

The Hill. June 10, 2014. A controversial company vying for a billion-dollar Department of Education contract has registered to lobby, according to recently filed disclosure forms.Navient Solutions recently spun off from the student loan company Sall... Read more >


Obama: States prioritize prisons over colleges

06/12/2014

The Hill. June 10, 2014. President Obama said Tuesday that skyrocketing college tuitions can be blamed on state legislatures who have instead opted to prioritize spending on "less productive" projects — including prisons. "The main reason that tu... Read more >


Obama Defends College Ratings

06/12/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 11, 2014. A bipartisan pair of Congressional lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives opposing the Obama administration’s college ratings system. The president, meanwhile, defended the p... Read more >


Is this the end of teacher tenure in California?

06/12/2014

SFGate. June 11, 2014. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge threw out California's teacher tenure laws Tuesday, calling them unconstitutional and declaring in a landmark ruling that public school students and their teachers are cheated by the state's ... Read more >