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Leaders & Laggards A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education

02/13/2015

U.S. Chamber of Commerce State Grades State Student Access & Success, 4-Year Effic. & Cost- Effect., 4-Year Meeting Labor Market Demand, 4-Year Trans. & Account., 4-Year Student Access & Succ... Read more >


Ratings Release Draws Nearer

02/13/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Officials with the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday revealed a slightly earlier estimate for when colleges may get a glimpse of the Obama administration's controversial college ratings.   The department aims to come o... Read more >


APSCU Files Motion for Summary Judgment in Gainful Employment Regulation Litigation

02/09/2015

APSCU. Washington, DC, February 6, 2015 – Today, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, representing over 1,400 institutions educating millions of students, filed a motion for summary judgment in its suit challenging the U.S.... Read more >


U. of California to Require Measles Shots for New Students

02/09/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The University of California system announced on Friday that it would require incoming students to be vaccinated for measles and other diseases, under a plan that is set to take effect in 2017, the Los Angeles Time... Read more >


Obama Says Students Should ‘Get the Best Skills Possible,’ Quickly and Cheaply

02/09/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Middle-class college students should have more opportunities to "get the best skills possible," as quickly and cheaply as possible, and making community-college tuition free would help achieve that goal, President ... Read more >


15K Per Course?

02/09/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Most observers agree that adjunct instructors deserve better pay, but what about $15,000 per course? The Service Employees International Union shocked even some adjunct activists last week when it announced that figure as... Read more >


In FAFSA Simplification, Complexity

02/09/2015

Inside Higher Ed. It seems, all of a sudden, that there’s a rush among policy makers in Washington to chop off questions from the 108-question Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA. Senator Lamar Alexander, who ha... Read more >


Income-Based Repayment Costs Rising

02/08/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The Obama administration revealed this week that extending its income-based repayment program to 5 million existing student loan borrowers will cost taxpayers more than $9 billion. The price tag for the expansion of the Pay As You... Read more >


What to Do in Case of a Data Breach?

02/05/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. [Lee Skallerup Bessette is a Faculty Instructional Consultant at the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CELT) at the University of Kentucky. She primarily works with faculty on digital pedagogy an... Read more >


Student-Aid Group Recommends Steps to Improve Loan Servicing for Borrowers

02/05/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education Report: “NASFAA Task Force Report: Servicing Issues” Organization: National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Summary: The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators conduct... Read more >


he MOOC Hype Fades, in 3 Charts

02/05/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Few people would now be willing to argue that massive open online courses are the future of higher education. The percentage of institutions offering a MOOC seems to be leveling off, at around 14 percent, while sus... Read more >


Wisconsin Gov. Wants to Cut For-Profit Regulatory Board

02/05/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The budget proposal from Wisconsin's Republican governor, Scott Walker, would eliminate the regulatory board that oversees the state's 244 for-profit institutions, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. The Education Approval Boa... Read more >


U.S. Spends $1.1 Trillion on College and Job Training

02/05/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Colleges spent $407 billion in 2013 on formal education programs, while employers spent $177 billion, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. The report found that ... Read more >


Rebuilding California’s Middle Class: One Community College at a Time

02/05/2015

Fox & Hounds. In the past few weeks, President Obama’s free community college tuition proposal has received a lot of media attention as a strategy for rebuilding the middle class. Even if the president’s initiative does advance in some form,... Read more >


Higher Education Key Focus for President's FY2016 Budget

02/05/2015

APSCU. On February 2, 2015, President Obama released his FY2016 Budget Request. The budget request for the Department of Education includes the President’s free community college proposal as well as a “bonus grant” that would reward colleges t... Read more >


Education Dept. Details Experiments in Nontraditional Student Aid

02/05/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The U.S. Department of Education has published a list of experimental sites where it will test the idea of doling out student aid not based on the credit hour. Details about the experimental sites—in prior-learni... Read more >


Corinthian Sale Goes Through

02/05/2015

Inside Higher Ed. A student loan guaranty agency finalized its purchase of roughly half of the for-profit Corinthian Colleges chain this week. And the announcement included new, student-centric concessions that earned praise from federal a... Read more >


Obama’s Free Community College Program Has a Catch

02/03/2015

Slate When the White House first pitched its plan to make community college tuition free last month, it seemed to suggest the program would be available to anybody. In a fact sheet, the administration said the goal was to make "two years of colleg... Read more >


California Makes Progress in Easing Transfer From 2- to 4-Year Programs

02/03/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The number of community-college students in California who earned special degrees that are designed to ease transferring to California State University grew significantly last year, but too many students still are ... Read more >


Obama Seeks Funding Boost

02/03/2015

Inside Higher Ed. President Obama sent Congress a budget request Monday that would increase federal spending on many higher education programs and also aims to reap savings for the government by changing some student loan and repayment options. The... Read more >


Lawsuit Targets The Biggest Education Company You’ve Never Heard Of

02/03/2015

BuzzFeed News. In 2001, when Walden University was purchased by what would soon become the world’s largest for-profit college company, the small Minnesota college had just over 2,000 students. By 2010, it had swelled to some 50,000 students across... Read more >


Zenith Education Group Transitions More Than 50 Corinthian Campuses to Nonprofit Status, Announces Suite of Changes Designed to Put Students First

02/03/2015

MarketWatch. Zenith Education Group (Zenith), a newly created nonprofit provider of career school training and a member of ECMC Group, announced today that it has finalized its acquisition of more than 50 Everest and WyoTech campuses from Corinthian... Read more >


App Gives Students an Incentive to Keep Their Phones Locked in Class

02/02/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Resisting the urge to pull out your phone in class is quite difficult for many students, apparently. There are texts to answer, emails to read, snapchats to send, and rude comments to post on Yik Yak. But two stude... Read more >


Counting Students Equally?

02/02/2015

Inside Higher Ed. A core premise of the Obama administration’s college ratings plan -- and one that makes it controversial -- is that colleges and universities need to be held more accountable for student outcomes. College presidents ha... Read more >


The Credit Hour Is Here to Stay, at Least for Now

01/30/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Carnegie Unit has been around for more than a century, and unless someone can come up with a better way of tracking college credit, it won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. It presents challenges, but it has ... Read more >


Opinions: Obama’s free college plan is no panacea; just ask California

01/30/2015

The Washington Post. President Obama’s proposal to make community colleges free is a valiant effort to address the rising demand for skilled workers throughout the nation and to improve college access for low-income students. As states consider hi... Read more >


‘Huge Explosion of Wealth’ Drives Record $37.5-Billion in Gifts to Colleges

01/29/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Charitable giving to American colleges and universities has reached a historic high for the second straight year, according to a survey released on Wednesday by the Council for Aid to Education. Colleges raised $3... Read more >


Obama Drops Plan to Raise Taxes on 529 Savings Plans

01/29/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The White House said Tuesday that it was abandoning its proposal to get rid of the tax benefits for 529 college savings plans, according to The New York Times. Conservatives had widely criticized the plan, which would ha... Read more >


Bending the Cost Curve

01/27/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Online education can “bend the cost curve” of an undergraduate degree, according to a working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, but whether the lower tuition is caused by a boost in productivity -- ... Read more >


Here's What You Need to Know About the Financial Aid Program Obama Quietly Killed

01/27/2015

Bloomberg BusinessWeek. President Barack Obama wants more students to go to college. To make that happen, some higher education experts say, he should consider reviving the year-round Pell Grant—a shuttered federal financial aid program that hel... Read more >


Obama Proposes Eliminating Tax Cut Designed to Help Families Save for College

01/27/2015

The Daily Signal. The Obama administration will soon propose raising taxes on middle-income families struggling to save for college–at a time when college costs are higher than they’ve ever been. For years, families have been using 529 colleg... Read more >


Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation?

01/26/2015

The Washington Post. If you watch college sports on television, you’ve probably seen the ad for Enterprise Rent-A-Car featuring former college athletes working behind the counter at your nearby Enterprise location. Enterprise – which hires more ... Read more >


Doubling Down

01/26/2015

Military Advanced Education. There are two major sign-on initiatives for colleges and universities, both promoted by the Obama administration, in support of student veterans and servicemembers: the Principles of Excellence and 8 Keys to Veteran Succ... Read more >


Three evolving thoughts about flipped learning

01/22/2015

The Chronicle. While specifications grading continues to unfold in class, I’m also still using and refining the flipped learning model. Recently I had time to reflect on how I’m implementing flipped learning in my classes, and I noticed that some... Read more >


Obama's community college plan: The wrong way to improve job skills

01/22/2015

NY Daily News. Tuesday night, President Obama touted his “bold new plan to lower the cost of community college to zero,” an idea that’s now at the center of the administration’s “middle-class economics” agenda. “This plan,” Obama prom... Read more >


Tracking the 5 Major Employment Indicators in California

01/22/2015

Fox & Hounds. Last week the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) was issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (for data through November 2014). It includes key employment indicators of job openings and job openings per job seeker... Read more >


Should Berkeley Worry It Rejects 'Normal Students'?

01/22/2015

Inside Higher Ed. In discussing a new committee to examine the finances of the University of California, Governor Jerry Brown has raised a new issue for consideration, whether "normal students" can get into the University of California at Berkeley, C... Read more >


A Global Hub, Close to Home

01/22/2015

Inside Higher Ed. While other U.S. universities have built branch campuses abroad, the University of California at Berkeley is betting it can create a global higher education hub in its own backyard. Chancellor Nicholas Dirks has proposed ... Read more >


2015 Survey of Chief Academic Officers

01/22/2015

Inside Higher Ed. A majority of provosts are concerned about declining faculty civility in American higher education. And a large majority of provosts believe that civility is a legitimate criterion in hiring and evaluating faculty members. G... Read more >


A Call for Restoring Year-Round Pell

01/22/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The 2011 decision to end a short-lived program that let students earn two Pell Grants in a single academic year was blamed on a range of factors, including that the program's costs raged out of control and that it failed to encourag... Read more >


NYU Student Set Classmate on Fire and Posted Video on Snapchat, Police Say

01/21/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. A student at New York University set a sleeping classmate on fire in his dormitory room, then videotaped her trying to put out the flames while he sang in the background, according to the police. The New York Daily... Read more >


The Problem With Obama’s “Free Community College” Proposal

01/21/2015

Time Inc. Network. President Obama’s ambitious proposal to make community college tuition free would certainly make enrolling in college more affordable. It may also induce students to stay there longer.However, reducing costs for students on its o... Read more >


Study Questions Whether Full-Time Enrollment Is Best for Everyone

01/21/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Report: “Non-First-Time Student Persistence Patterns” Organizations: InsideTrack, American Council on Education, NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, University Professional and Continuin... Read more >


Obama's Final Two Years

01/21/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The White House has highlighted a range of higher education policy ideas in the days and weeks leading up to President Obama’s penultimate State of the Union address on Tuesday evening. Some of the proposals — like th... Read more >


Prominent Columns Find Devils in Details of Obama’s Free-College Plan

01/20/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Two national newspapers used the morning of President Obama’s State of the Union address to publish op-eds praising the spirit of his proposal to make two years of community college free, but taking aim at the pro... Read more >


Community College Liberal Arts

01/20/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Many liberal arts faculty members these days worry about struggling enrollments for their disciplines. But data being released today suggest that they might be encouraged by the trends at community colleges. From 1987 to 2013, the ... Read more >


GED Drop

01/20/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The number of people who earned a GED last year declined significantly, following the first major revamp of the high school equivalency test in over a decade. Critics of the updated exam point to a test that's more difficu... Read more >


Checkered Recovery Continues

01/20/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Most states increased higher education spending last year but half still spend less on college-related programs than they did five years ago, according to a report released today. Over all, state higher ed spending this year is up... Read more >


Taxes and Education

01/20/2015

Inside Higher Ed. WASHINGTON -- The White House Saturday announced a series of tax proposals that would raise taxes on financial institutions and wealthy individuals, simplify education tax credits and pay for his plan for free community c... Read more >


Judge Weighs In on CCSF

01/20/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The tide appears to have turned in favor of supporters of City College of San Francisco in their long feud with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. A San Francisco Superior Court Judge last wee... Read more >


Why Colleges Are Like Cable Companies

01/20/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Comcast might be the most-hated company in America. Even in an industry that generally rates poorly with consumers, it still regularly fares worse on consumer-satisfaction measures than any other company except Time... Read more >


College Students Think They’re Ready for the Work Force. Employers Aren’t So Sure.

01/20/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Ask soon-to-be college graduates whether they’re ready to enter the real world, and they’ll probably say yes. After all, they are about to collect what everyone has told them is the ticket to a good job—a coll... Read more >


Standard & Poor’s Issues Negative Outlook for Nonprofit Higher Education

01/16/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Standard & Poor’s Rating Services has issued a negative outlook for nonprofit higher education for 2015, citing, among other things, tension between rising costs to colleges and a focus on student affordabili... Read more >


City College of San Francisco Wins a Reprieve in Its Accreditation Battle

01/16/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education The accreditor that oversees City College of San Francisco announced on Wednesday that the college would have two more years to meet all accreditation standards. Whether that decision has any relevance could depend ... Read more >


Obama's free community college plan would give California less than other states

01/16/2015

LA Times. A close-up look at President Obama’s proposal for free community college for most students reveals some aspects that might not thrill Californians. Unlike the way things work for most of education, the president’s plan would provide u... Read more >


Funding Formula Fracas

01/15/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Washington State’s performance-based funding formula has failed to move the needle on community college student completion rates, according to a newly released research paper. But officials at the state’s two-year col... Read more >


Short courses offer hope to U.S. education companies

01/15/2015

Reuters. Short-term courses could well be the way forward for traditional for-profit education providers in the United States as they struggle to arrest the slide in enrollments. Larger for-profit education companies, including Apollo Education Gro... Read more >


Sanchez: Restore the Pell Grant’s clout

01/15/2015

The Hill. College campuses look a little different than they did when I was an undergraduate. The “typical” student — one between the ages of 18 and 22, living on campus and attending school full time — is becoming less and less typica... Read more >


More States Tie Money to Colleges’ Performance, but That May Not Work

01/15/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. A report being released on Wednesday throws more cold water on a trend that’s been sweeping the nation for the past several years, most recently with the White House proposal that seeks to make two years of commu... Read more >


A Community-College Plan Doomed to Fail

01/13/2015

National Review Online. The logic behind the “free” community-college program President Obama announced last week is understandable. A high-school education once put many well-paying jobs within reach of Americans. Today, post-high-school ... Read more >


Corinthian Sale Postponed

01/13/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The proposed sale of 56 campuses of the for-profit Corinthian Colleges chain to ECMC, a student loan guarantor, has been postponed until next month, Corinthian said in a corporate filing. The deal, which the U.S. Department of E... Read more >


Experimenting with Competency

01/13/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education will allow at least 40 colleges to experiment with competency-based education and prior learning assessment, granting them a waiver from certain rules that govern federal financial aid. The departm... Read more >


Where California’s Jobs Are Being Created and Sustained

01/13/2015

Fox & Hounds. Last Thursday, Ross DeVol, chief research officer at the Milken Institute (MI), came to San Francisco to unveil the findings of the MI annual Best Performing Cities study. The presentation not only set out the rankings of metropoli... Read more >


President Obama’s community college proposal doesn’t make the grade

01/12/2015

The Washington Post. “TODAY I’M announcing an ambitious new plan to bring down the cost of community college tuition in this country,” President Obama said in Tennessee on Friday. “I want to bring it down to zero. I want to make it free.” ... Read more >


California Budget Plan Tops $1B for Community Colleges

01/12/2015

Inside Higher Ed.   California Governor Jerry Brown’s higher ed budget plan for the next year would give give a chunk of new money to community colleges. The proposal released late last week also, as expected, threaten the four-year Uni... Read more >


New Higher Ed Federalism

01/12/2015

Inside Higher Ed. President Obama’s proposal to make community college free could rearrange the relationship between the federal government, states and colleges. Behind the talk of a free two-year college education is a shift in the federal go... Read more >


The Thought That Counts

01/12/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Community college advocates like the spirit of President Obama's blockbuster free community college proposal. It’s the details, many still unknown, that worry some. The White House wants $60 billion over a decade to ... Read more >


Community Colleges at a Glance

01/09/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. By proposing that the government foot the bill for two years of community-college tuition, President Obama hasn't just made a bid to improve access to higher education. He has also cast a spotlight on a crucial gro... Read more >


4 Lingering Questions About Obama’s Free Community-College Plan

01/09/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. President Obama made a splash Thursday night with his announcement that the White House would push for free community college nationally “for everybody who’s willing to work for it.” By Friday morning, it was... Read more >


Who Has a Stake in Obama’s Free Community-College Plan?

01/09/2015

Eric Kelderman and Scott Carlson, The Chronicle of Higher Education. President Obama’s proposal to make community college free is getting an enthusiastic reception from two-year colleges and their advocates across the nation. Not surprisingly, tho... Read more >


Two Years of Free Community College

01/09/2015

Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed. President Obama is going big with his higher education announcement in Tennessee on Friday. He wants to make the first two years of community college as free as high school. “To make sure that community college is acc... Read more >


Measuring Substance

01/09/2015

Paul Fain. Inside Higher Ed. Lawmakers will continue to look for ways to measure the value of a college degree. Acknowledging this, a group of three higher education associations say they want to help that conversation be more informed and comprehe... Read more >


Elusive Data on Education and Workforce

01/08/2015

Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed. After eight years of work and $640 million in federal spending, state data systems that seek to link education and the workforce remain riddled with holes. That was the conclusion of the U.S. Government Accoun... Read more >


Student Loans Are Poorly Aligned With Graduate Earnings

01/07/2015

Lance Lambert, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Student-loan payments are the bane of many new graduates. A recent analysis by the Brookings Institution explains why: The typical new graduate is likely to devote 14 percent of his or her paycheck... Read more >


'No Discernible Growth' in Online Education Market?

01/07/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The online education market showed "no discernible growth" between the fall of 2012 and 2013, according to a preliminary analysis of the federal government's data on students enrolled in distance education courses. The a... Read more >


15 higher-ed technology predictions for 2015

01/07/2015

Meris Stansbury, eCampus News. Education and technology analysts say these tech-enabled trends will take off this year. Think it’s just about online learning? Think again; more like wearable tech and spending on campus IT security. These are jus... Read more >


Higher Education Issues: 15 for '15

01/07/2015

John Ebersole, Forbes. The arrival of a new year brings with it the opportunity to reflect on that which occurred over the past twelve months and to look ahead at what awaits. For us in higher education, here is a list of issues that will be with us... Read more >


Outsourced Trial Period

01/07/2015

Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed. Like most colleges, online institutions are under pressure to improve their graduation rates. Some are getting more selective about which students they admit, turning away those who appear less likely to comple... Read more >


Students now pay more of their public university tuition than state governments

01/07/2015

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, The Washington Post. It used to be that attending a public university all but guaranteed graduating with little to no debt. State governments funneled enough money into higher education that families could send their kids... Read more >


A ratings plan to punish religious colleges

01/07/2015

Anne Hendershott, The Washington Times. Continuing its long march, the Obama administration is now targeting colleges and universities for federal scrutiny of student-loan repayment rates, student retention and graduates’ “gainful employment... Read more >


Online, Size Doesn't Matter

01/05/2015

Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed. Conventional wisdom (backed by many research studies) holds that students benefit from smaller classes. They receive more personal attention from instructors, who can spend more time evaluating each ass... Read more >


Obama dials up executive power

01/05/2015

David Nather, POLITICO. What do you do when you don’t have Congress? Keep the regulations coming. The Obama administration is preparing another active year of executive action in 2015, pumping out new rules and enforcing others for the first time... Read more >


5 Things Colleges Can Expect From Congress in 2015

01/05/2015

Kelly Field, The Chronicle of Higher Education. When the 114th Congress convenes, on Tuesday, Republicans will control the Senate for the first time in eight years. In the House of Representatives, they’ll have their largest majority since 1928.... Read more >


A Higher-Education Agenda for the Poor

01/05/2015

Judah Bellin, National Affairs. One could be forgiven for thinking that American higher-education policy has failed only the middle class. After all, the country's putative higher-ed reformers invoke the plight of middle-class students almost exclus... Read more >


Herzing University becomes a nonprofit organization

01/05/2015

Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Herzing University, one of Wisconsin's oldest and largest for-profit career colleges, has converted to nonprofit status. The transition makes the Milwaukee-based institution, which has some 6,000 students,... Read more >


A proposed federal college rating system could hurt disadvantaged students

01/05/2015

Michael L. Lomax, The Washington Post. Michael L. Lomax is president and chief executive of the United Negro College Fund. Last month, the Obama administration released the draft metrics of its long-awaited college rating system. Unfortunately, th... Read more >


Federal Ratings System Is a Lose-Lose Proposition

12/19/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. December 19, 2014. In the time-honored tradition of students’ slipping papers under professors’ doors before dashing home at winter break, the U.S. Department of Education released its first draft of the propos... Read more >


More Metrics, More Problems: Breaking Down Obama’s College-Ratings Plan

12/19/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. December 19, 2014. President Obama’s controversial college-ratings plan has spawned 16 months of intense debate, much of it centering on one key question: What measures would factor into the ratings? On Friday t... Read more >


Ratings Plan Arrives, Details Scant

12/19/2014

Inside Higher Ed. December 19, 2014. After nearly a year and a half of public debate over its proposed college ratings, the Obama administration on Friday provided the first glimpse into how it will structure such a system, including the criteria i... Read more >


Career Education Corp. to Sell Le Cordon Bleu

12/19/2014

Inside Higher Ed. December 19, 2014. Career Education Corp. on Thursday said it plans to sell Le Cordon Bleu, a chain of 16 culinary campuses. The company, which is one of the largest publicly traded for-profits, said in a written statement that the... Read more >


Behind the Ratings

12/19/2014

Inside Higher Ed. December 19, 2014. Friday’s release of a college ratings “framework” was a relatively anticlimactic milestone that capped months of speculation, delays and sometimes-fierce criticism from higher education leaders. ... Read more >


GOP gives feds’ college rating plan an F

12/19/2014

POLITICO. December 18, 2014. The Obama administration will soon publish its plan to rate more than 6,000 colleges nationwide based on the value they provide to students and to society. The goal is to steer billions in federal financial aid toward t... Read more >


Sustaining SARA

12/19/2014

Inside Higher Ed. December 18, 2014. Leaders of a national movement to ease the regulatory burden on colleges and universities that offer distance education say the effort has passed its tipping point after more than a third of the states ... Read more >


For-Profit Education Giant Wins in 9th Circuit

12/18/2014

Courthouse News Service. December 16, 2014. Claims that the for-profit education company Apollo Group inflated its worth with lies and sketchy recruitment tactics failed to impress the 9th Circuit on Tuesday.     The ruling comes more than four... Read more >


Service Members, Spouses and Veterans Often Need a New Kind of College Education | Commentary

12/17/2014

Roll Call. December 16, 2014. When the newly elected Congress convenes, it will consider two seemingly unrelated issues: funding a new military involvement in the Middle East and reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, which governs student aid. Bo... Read more >


Faster, Faster, Smarter, Smarter: The Internet Job Placement Sites Speed Into 2015

12/17/2014

Fox & Hounds. December 16, 2014. The world of the internet job placement sites continues to grow rapidly in 2014. With so many job placement sites, which is the right one for a job seeker in California to use? To get perspective we might turn t... Read more >


Accreditation Panel Issues Higher Ed Act Suggestions

12/17/2014

Inside Higher Ed. December 12, 2014. The federal panel tasked with advising the U.S. Department of Education on accreditation issues on Thursday released a draft set of recommendations for changing accreditation during reauthorization of t... Read more >


Is AG ignoring lessons from IRS scandal?

12/17/2014

U-T San Diego. December 10, 2014. Proposition 8 was a political campaign, where disclosure rules are stringent. Supporters of charitable and educational groups, however, are allowed to keep their donations from public view. The Koch Brothers are co-... Read more >


College Enrollments Drop for 3rd Straight Year

12/17/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. December 11, 2014. Report: “Postsecondary Student Enrollments Continue Decline” Organization: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Summary: College enrollments dropped by 1.3 percent this fall afte... Read more >


Congress cuts federal financial aid for needy students

12/17/2014

The Washington Post. December 10, 2014. Congress will cut $303 million in funding for a federal program that allows many of the nation's poorest students attend college, part of a massive spending package to keep the federal government open through... Read more >