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Education Dept. Tells Ratings Skeptics Their Concerns Are Valid

09/02/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 2, 2014. A key Education Department official said on Tuesday that she shared education researchers’ concerns about the potential unintended consequences of a federal college-ratings system. Responding... Read more >


Panel Will Guide Expansion of Education Dept.’s Debt-Relief Program

09/02/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 2, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education announced plans on Tuesday to establish a negotiated rule-making panel charged with hashing out how to expand the income-based student-loan repayment program. In... Read more >


Higher Ed Groups Respond to Harkin’s Draft Proposal

09/02/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 2, 2014. Dozens of higher education interest groups submitted comments last week on Senator Tom Harkin’s draft proposal to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. The American Council on Education submitted a consensu... Read more >


Feds Overhaul Servicing Contracts

09/02/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 2, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education on Friday announced changes to how it pays the companies that manage student loan payments, responding to growing criticism that its oversight of those companies is inadequate. O... Read more >


The Accreditation Conundrum

09/02/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 2, 2014. Are accrediting bodies toothless jellyfish, or jackbooted thugs?  Reading these two articles next to each other, it’s easy to be confused. The first, by Andrew Kelly, suggests that accreditation agencies ... Read more >


It’s Not Fair to Lump All For-Profit Schools into One Bucket

09/02/2014

CNN iReport. August 29, 2014. While the ongoing investigation into Corinthian College is exposing poor management and improper practices of that particular school, the findings are not indicative of all for-profit schools. Take, for example, America... Read more >


California lawmakers approve stripped-down reform for GI Bill funding

09/02/2014

The Center for Investigative Reporting. August 29, 2014. California lawmakers unanimously approved legislation designed to prevent for-profit schools from preying on veterans at taxpayer expense as the session drew to a close this week – but not b... Read more >


Higher-Ed Lobby Is Concerned About Red Tape in Democrats’ Reauthorization Bill

08/29/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. August 29, 2014. The American Council on Education and 20 other higher-education interest groups wrotea letter to Sen. Tom Harkin on Friday expressing concerns about additional regulation proposed in Senate Democ... Read more >


Business Is a Big Draw for International Students in the U.S.

08/29/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. August 29, 2014. Previous research has shown that international students at American colleges and universities tend to be concentrated in specific areas, such as business and engineering. Now a new report from th... Read more >


Bill allowing community colleges to grant 4-year bachelor’s degrees goes to governor

08/29/2014

The Daily Californian. August 28, 2014. A bill that would allow California’s community colleges to grant four-year bachelor’s degrees now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature after passing through the state Senate. The legislation, Senate Bi... Read more >


Anthem Bows Out

08/29/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 29, 2014. After years of enrollment losses, Anthem Education, a for-profit chain of colleges and career institutes, filed for bankruptcy Monday. The company has abruptly shut down a number of its campuses, leaving state age... Read more >


Job Skills Expectations Unmet

08/29/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 28, 2014. College presidents want to help graduates find jobs but believe their institutions are struggling to do so, according to a recent survey by Gallup and Inside Higher Ed. Nearly nine in 10 presidents said an emphas... Read more >


Education Management Lenders Get Control in Debt Swap

08/29/2014

Bloomberg. August 27, 2014. Education Management Corp. (EDMC), the for-profit college operator partly owned by Goldman Sachs Group Inc., clinched a deal with creditors that would effectively cede control to them in exchange for reducing debt. The ... Read more >


Community colleges aim to boost grad rates

08/28/2014

EdSource. August 27, 2014. California’s community colleges intend to increase graduation and transfer rates by nearly a quarter of a million students over the next decade, officials said Wednesday in announcing an “ambitious goal” to boost stu... Read more >


Less Prescriptive in California

08/28/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 28, 2014. California's two most powerful state politicians have taken a gentler approach in their push for public institutions to get creative with inexpensive and efficient degree offerings. Gov. Jerry Brown and State Sen.... Read more >


Labor Day 2014: 3 Truths and a Lie

08/28/2014

Fox & Hounds. August 28, 2014. As we come to Labor Day 2014, it is time to consider where we have come since last year’s Labor Day and where we might be going. Here are three truths and a lie about the job market in California. Truth 1- Calif... Read more >


Obama Wants To Wreck For-Profit Education and the Mainstream Media Want To Help

08/28/2014

The Blaze. August 26, 2014. Government isn’t good at innovation. The Federal Aviation Administration grounds the fledgling drone industry. State governments try tocrush Uber and back powerful taxi interests instead. Even Internet gaming ran in... Read more >


Cottage Industry on Preventing Sexual Assault

08/28/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 27, 2014. A quick search for terms like "campus safety" and "sexual assault" on the Apple App Store reveals dozens of applications marketed toward worried college students. Circle of 6 allows users to send text message... Read more >


Obama to announce new measures for veterans

08/28/2014

The Hill. August 26, 2014. President Obama will announce a series of new executive actions designed to help veterans better access mental health services during a speech at the American Legion’s annual convention Tuesday in North Carolina. The pr... Read more >


EDMC quiet on report of debt deal

08/28/2014

TribLive. August 26, 2014. Education Management Corp. stayed mum on Monday about a report that its creditors hope to take ownership of the Downtown-based company as part of a debt restructuring deal. The for-profit education company has been negoti... Read more >


Major Papers 15-1 against For-Profit Education

08/28/2014

MRC.org. August 25, 2014. The Obama administration continues its push to regulate for-profit colleges and national media outlets have joined in and overwhelmingly taken the side of bigger government. Three top newspapers – The New York Times, the... Read more >


Another survey finds manufacturers less willing to hire due to Obamacare

08/26/2014

The Wall Street Journal. August 25, 2014. Fresh off a Philadelphia Fed survey of manufacturers finding that the Affordable Care Act is acting as a drag on hiring and increasing part-time employment, a Dallas Fed survey finds the much same thing.... Read more >


Proposed federal rules could hurt educational chances

08/26/2014

Great Falls Tribune. August 23, 2014. 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 loads. And even with mor... Read more >


Lenders to offer a lifeline to Art Institutes

08/26/2014

New York Post. August 22, 2014. Henry Kravis’ KKR and other lenders are expected to offer next week the owners of the country’s 50 Art Institutes a revised debt package that will transfer ownership of the for-profit college to the creditors, The... Read more >


Calif. Says Catholic Colleges’ Health Plans Must Include Abortion Coverage

08/26/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. August 25, 2014. California’s health department has reversed an earlier decision that had exempted two Roman Catholic universities from a state law that requires employee health-insurance plans to cover most abor... Read more >


California Legislature Approves Bachelor's Degrees at Community Colleges

08/22/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 22, 2014. California's Legislature on Thursday approved legislation that would allow 15 of the state's community college districts to issue four-year degrees. Governor Jerry Brown now will consider the bill, which would ma... Read more >


OPINION Opinion: Kaplan CEO Defends For-Profit Colleges

08/22/2014

WSJ Live. August 21, 2014. Kaplan CEO Tom Leppert explains why a proposed Department of Education regulation to measure educational outcomes would harm low-income students. Photo credit: Associated Press. Watch Video.... Read more >


Study of Graduation Rates of Returning Students

08/22/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 21, 2014. A group of five higher education associations and other organizations are collaborating on a study of the retention and graduation rates of five million students who are not first-time college students. The America... Read more >


EDMC to cut costs, roll out new grant

08/22/2014

TribLive. August 21, 2014. Education Management Corp. is targeting its employee retirement program as part of ongoing expense cuts and is planning to boost financial assistance for students as the national operator of for-profit colleges tries to bo... Read more >


Commentary: Tech, vocational schools serve vital need

08/22/2014

Army Times. August 20, 2014. By early 2015, tens of thousands of troops will have returned stateside after more than a decade of military engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some will continue their careers in the armed forces, but many will r... Read more >


Watch Our New Video: Gainful Employment’s Failing Grade

08/22/2014

Association of Proprietary Colleges. August 15, 2014. National concerns about student debt and the value of higher education are real and concrete. Watch our latest video regarding the Gainful Employment rule. View video on YouTube   ... Read more >


The Energy and Creativity of the Internet Job Placement Sites

08/22/2014

Fox & Hounds. August 21, 2014. By Michael Bernick. This summer, Congress enacted the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) which governs the $3 billion or so spent each year by the federal government on job training. Secretary of Labo... Read more >


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 >