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Los Angeles community colleges begin to deal with sanctions

07/10/2013

LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS.  JULY 9, 2013.  Los Angeles Mission College President Monte Perez had shut off his smartphone and sat down for a late afternoon movie when he had a bad feeling about the accreditation of his campus. He stepped out of “Th... Read more >


Senate Fails to Restore Lower Interest Rate on Student Loans

07/10/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  JULY 10, 2013. An effort to reverse the doubling of interest rates on subsidized student loans failed in the Senate on Wednesday, after Democrats were unable to muster the 60 votes needed to overcome a threatened... Read more >


Coursera Snags $43-Million in Venture Capital

07/10/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  JULY 10, 2013. The jury may still be out on how much money massive open online courses stand to generate for the companies and universities that offer them, but that has not deterred investors from betting big on... Read more >


Blackboard Announces New MOOC Platform

07/10/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  JULY 10, 2013.  Blackboard, a company that makes software that many colleges use to run their classroom and online courses, announced on Wednesday that it was expanding its support for MOOCs, though it is relativ... Read more >


House Members Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Burdensome Higher Education Regulations

07/10/2013

APSCU.  JULY 10, 2013 APSCU Members, Today, in an effort to reduce federal intrusion, protect student choice, and limit the costly regulatory burden on colleges and universities, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Chairwoman ... Read more >


Coursera Snags $43-Million in Venture Capital

07/10/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  JULY 10, 2013. The jury may still be out on how much money massive open online courses stand to generate for the companies and universities that offer them, but that has not deterred investors from betting big on... Read more >


Blackboard Announces New MOOC Platform

07/10/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  JULY 10, 2013.  Blackboard, a company that makes software that many colleges use to run their classroom and online courses, announced on Wednesday that it was expanding its support for MOOCs, though it is relativ... Read more >


House Members Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Burdensome Higher Education Regulations

07/10/2013

APSCU.  JULY 10, 2013 APSCU Members, Today, in an effort to reduce federal intrusion, protect student choice, and limit the costly regulatory burden on colleges and universities, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Chairwoman ... Read more >


U.S. House Hearing on Innovation in Higher Ed

07/10/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JULY 10, 2013.  The U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and the Workforce on Tuesday held a wide-ranging hearing on innovation in higher education. Members from both sides of the aisle expressed interest in ... Read more >


College Leaders Strive for Performance Measures That Fit Their Institutions

07/10/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  JULY 10, 2013.  As policy makers demand more accountability from higher education, a group of higher-education leaders has been conducting an ambitious experiment in turning existing data into a set of five colle... Read more >


Arson Blamed for Student Death in Fire at Saddleback College

07/10/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JULY 10, 2013. A fire that killed a student Monday at Saddleback College, a community college in California, was set deliberately, The Los Angeles Times reported. Authorities have not figured out whether the male student who die... Read more >


‘The Retention Agenda’: New Compilation of Articles Available

07/10/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JULY 10, 2013.  Inside Higher Ed is today releasing a free compilation of articles — in print-on-demand format — about retention. The articles aren’t today’s breaking news, but reflect long-term trends and some of the f... Read more >


No Resolution In Sight on Interest Rate

07/10/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JULY 10, 2013.  Eight days after the interest rate on new, federally subsidized student loans increased to 6.8 percent, the two parties in Congress seemed further away than ever on a compromise that could retroactively undo the ... Read more >


Calif. Community College Student Dies After Classroom Fire Believed to Be Arson

07/10/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  JULY 9, 2013.  A 21-year-old student has died after being burned badly in a fire that broke out Monday morning in a classroom at Saddleback College, a community college in Mission Viejo, Calif. A spokesman for t... Read more >


Appeals Court Revives Whistle-Blower Lawsuit Against ITT Educational Services

07/10/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  JULY 9, 2013. A federal appeals court has revived a former employee’s whistle-blower lawsuit against ITT Educational Services Inc. that accused the for-profit-college company of submitting false claims to the U... Read more >


Chancellor U., a For-Profit College in Ohio, Will Close Its Doors

07/08/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  JULY 8, 2013.  Chancellor University, a for-profit college based in Seven Hills, Ohio, that once faced extinction when it was known as the nonprofit Myers University, announced on Monday that it would close, acco... Read more >


The Interest Rate Impact

07/08/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JULY 8, 2013.  After weeks of warnings and stalled debate in Congress on a long-term solution, the interest rate for new, federally subsidized Stafford student loans doubled July 1. Unless Congress agrees on a new plan next week... Read more >


Stunned by Accreditor, City College of San Francisco Suddenly Faces Hard Choices

07/08/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. JULY 7, 2013.  For the past year, the City College of San Francisco worked hard to meet accreditation rules—cutting its staff, retooling its management, and winning critical new taxpayer support. A core part of ... Read more >


Number of the Week: ‘Non-Traditional’ Students Are Majority on College Campuses

07/08/2013

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.  JULY 6, 2013. 29%:The share of college undergraduates who are traditional students. The word “college” tends to call to mind images of fresh-faced young students studying, living and, yes, partying on or near leafy sub... Read more >


Scrambling for student loan rate fix

07/08/2013

POLITICO. JULY 7, 2013.  Congress returns to Washington this week groping for a way to retroactively fix a high-profile doubling of some federal student loan rates. The rate for new subsidized loans shot up from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1... Read more >


GED test changes have students scrambling

07/08/2013

SILICON VALLEY MERCURY NEWS.  JULY 7, 2013.  Across the state and nation, adults are racing to earn their GED high school equivalency certificates by December -- or start all over again with tougher, computerized tests next year. The test is going ... Read more >


Sonoma State Regrets Asking Student to Remove Cross Necklace

07/05/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JULY 3, 2013. Sonoma State University is apologizing for an incident in which a student working an an orientation event for new students was told by an administrator to remove her necklace because it had a cross on it, and that mi... Read more >


Mammoth 2-Year College to Lose Accreditation

07/05/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JULY 5, 2013.  City College of San Francisco will lose its accreditation in one year and be shut down, its regional accreditor announced on Wednesday, unless the college can prevail in a review or appeal process with the Accredit... Read more >


New Report on Measuring Loan Defaults

07/03/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JULY 3, 2013. A report issued Tuesday by Education Sector, a Washington, D.C. think tank, examines the federal government's three-year cohort default rate for federal student loans as well as alternative ways to measure how many s... Read more >


BPPE Annual Report is Available

07/02/2013

BPPE's 2012 Annual Report is available for completion online. Annual Reports may be submitted between July 1, 2013 and September 1, 2013. California Education Code (CEC) section 94934 requires an Annual Report from all approved institutions. The 20... Read more >


Infusion of money for career education in new state budget

07/02/2013

EDSOURCE.  JULY 2, 2013.  Programs that prepare students for college and careers are about to get a jolt of one-time state money that supporters are counting on to lead to a permanent and sustainable expansion of programs. The state budget that too... Read more >


Cengage, a Major Publisher, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

07/02/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  JULY 2, 2013.  Cengage Learning, a major textbook publisher and education company, announced on Tuesday that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as part of what it said was a prearranged restructur... Read more >


Monsters U.’s Site Just Might Give You ‘Web-Site Envy’

07/02/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. JULY 2, 2013.  OK, I’ll admit that I’ve yet to see Monsters University, the No. 1 movie in the nation. But I’ve spent a good hour tooling around the promotional Web site for the fictional institution. It... Read more >


Announcement imminent on fate of City College of San Francisco

07/02/2013

EDSOURCE. JULY 2, 2013.  With a decision on the future of City College of San Francisco due as early as Wednesday afternoon, most community college leaders are optimistic that the credentialing commission that ordered the college to “show cause... Read more >


California Governor Removes Strings From Money for Ed Tech

07/01/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 28, 2013.  California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed his own idea on Thursday to make the University of California and California State University systems spend $10 million each on education technology. The new money was design... Read more >


Whites, Latinos hit population parity in California

07/01/2013

SILICON VALLEY MERCURY NEWS.  JULY 1, 2013.  State demographers estimate that whites and Latinos are now an equal share of California's population, with Latinos poised to become a plurality by the end of the year. Latino leaders planned a modest ra... Read more >


Poll: Job Success Most Valued Factor in Picking Colleges

07/01/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED. JULY 1, 2013.  A new Gallup Poll has found that the factor adult Americans are most likely to say is most important in selecting a college is the percentage of graduates who are able to find a good job. That factor was picked by ... Read more >


Future Job Seekers Will Need Higher Education

06/27/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 27, 2013.  The U.S. economy will create 55 million job openings between now and 2020, according to a new study from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce. Roughly 65 percent of those jobs will requi... Read more >


Jerry Brown vetoes own budget proposal on online education

06/27/2013

THE SACRAMENTO BEE.  JUNE 27, 2013.  Gov. Jerry Brown, who pressed California colleges and universities earlier this year to expand their online offerings, backed off Thursday, vetoing his own budget proposal to earmark $20 million in funding for... Read more >


Where California's governor ranks based on job growth

06/27/2013

SACRAMENTO BUSINESS JOURNAL.  JUNE 27, 2013.  A new national ranking for job growth has been released and — surprise — California is near the top. On Numbers, a blog from parent company American City Business Journals, ranked U.S. governors acc... Read more >


Radford Gives Out Diplomas With Spelling Errors

06/27/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 26, 2013.  About 1,400 recent graduates of Radford University will be receiving new diplomas because the ones the university handed out had two spelling errors, The Virginian-Pilot reported. An "i" was missing in "Virginia... Read more >


Early College Impact

06/27/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 26, 2013.  Getting a head start on college can pay off. Students who attend "early college" high schools — which partner with colleges and universities so students can earn up to two years of college credit toward a degree... Read more >


'Amplifying' Education's Value

06/27/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 26, 2013.  The latest edition of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s "Education at a Glance" report highlights the relationship between educational attainment and employment, finding that the gap ... Read more >


Skipping Campus

06/27/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 26, 2013.  Students seeking online degrees might soon resemble traditional on-campus students, according to a new survey sponsored by two companies involved in online education consulting. The survey, in its second year, c... Read more >


An Interest Rate Compromise?

06/27/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 26, 2013.  With only a few days remaining to reach a legislative deal before the interest rate on new, federally subsidized student loans doubles July 1, the Senate appears to be inching closer to a bipartisan compromise. B... Read more >


Higher-Ed Groups Unveil Alternative to Federal Student-Success Measures

06/25/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  JUNE 24, 2013.  Six major higher-education associations have teamed up to develop a new method of measuring student success that provides a more comprehensive look at how students progress through college and how... Read more >


Tablets in the classroom bring cutting edge problems, too

06/25/2013

89.3 KPCC. JUNE 24, 2013.  Administrators at L.A. Unified may want to read an article out today in the technology news website Information Week about stumbling blocks that may hinder classroom iPad  programs. Tech writer and wireless network adm... Read more >


Calif. unemployment rate falls below 9 percent

06/21/2013

SILICON VALLEY MERCURY NEWS. JUNE 21, 2013.  California's unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless number has dipped below 9 percent, the state Employment Development Department reported ... Read more >


Bureau Chief Resigns

06/21/2013

Following is an email sent to the Advisory Committee on June 17 Dear Advisory Committee Members, I write today with bittersweet news.  As some of you have already heard, I have accepted a position with the Assembly as the Chief Consultant for the Co... Read more >


Survey on Needs of Students Who Are Mothers

06/21/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 21, 2013.  A new survey of students who are mothers found that the factor they said was most crucial to their academic success was scheduling flexibility. In the survey, 77 percent cited the issue, but one third of the mothe... Read more >


In a Rare Collaboration, Researchers Will Study Student-Loan Counseling at DeVry U.

06/21/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  JUNE 21, 2013. Many academics say they have a hard time conducting unfettered research on students at for-profit colleges. And just about everyone says that all students, but particularly those who are first-gener... Read more >


New Model, Familiar Face

06/20/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 20, 2013.  A veteran of for-profit higher education has built a new online learning portal, this time a nonprofit. And Michael K. Clifford’s DreamDegree.org, which went live last month, already offers 27 courses that can ... Read more >


Oates Lands at Apollo

06/20/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 20, 2013.  Jane Oates, who last month left a top post at the U.S. Department of Labor, has begun her new job with the Apollo Group, the parent company of the University of Phoenix. Wednesday was her first at Apollo’s D.C. ... Read more >


Salary Data for Graduates of Calif. Community Colleges

06/20/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 20, 2013. California's community college system this week unveiled a new Web tool that provides average salary levels of graduates of the state's 112 two-year colleges. The Salary Surfer database includes wage data for grad... Read more >


Is There Really a Skills Gap?

06/20/2013

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT.  JUNE 19, 2013.  One of the most common refrains of the current jobs recovery is that there is a skills gap – that firms have plenty of open jobs but can't find qualified applicants to fill them. But employers and th... Read more >


Salary tracker shows earning power of community college grads – often more than graduate degree holders

06/20/2013

EDSOURCE.  JUNE 20, 2013.  With the right major, California community college graduates can out-earn workers with bachelor’s and master’s degrees – often by a lot. Salary Surfer, an online consumer guide released by the Community College Chan... Read more >


Guess how much we invest in our students

06/20/2013

EDSOURCE.  JUNE 19, 2013.  In the course of a public K-12 education, how much money will be invested in the average California student? How much does a basic, public K-12 education actually cost? Do you know? Can you guess? I will answer the questi... Read more >


McGraw-Hill to Buy Adaptive-Learning Company

06/20/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  JUNE 20, 2013.  McGraw-Hill Education, one of the largest textbook publishers, announced on Thursday that it would acquire the ALEKS Corporation, a developer of so-called adaptive-learning technology. The goal of... Read more >


U.S. education slipping in world rankings: report

06/19/2013

THE WASHINGTON TIMES.  JUNE 17, 2013.  The U.S. education system is not as globally competitive as it used to be, a study by the Council on Foreign Relations revealed on Monday. “The real scourge of the U.S. education system — and its gre... Read more >


Huge Minority Gaps in Higher Ed

06/19/2013

NATIONAL JOURNAL.  JUNE 17, 2013.  The Lumina Foundation produced a report last week detailing disturbing gaps in college degree attainment rates by race. Blacks, Native Americans, and Hispanics are lagging woefully behind whites and Asians in co... Read more >


6 Limitations of the Nonprofit Education Model

06/19/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED. JUNE 18, 2013.  I love working in the not-for-profit higher education sector. A mission driven institutional orientation aligns well with my values. I take pleasure in the thought that the campus that I work will endure for the de... Read more >


Senate Compromise Aims to Avert Doubling of Student-Loan Interest Rates

06/19/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. JUNE 19, 2013.  With interest rates on some federal student loans set to double in less than two weeks, a bipartisan group of senators is circulating a proposal that would avert the increase by borrowing from plan... Read more >


Some Student-Loan Borrowers Are Being Charged for Free Federal Services

06/19/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. JUNE 19, 2013.  Americans struggling with student-loan debt who turn to private "debt relief" companies may wind up paying fees to enroll in a free government program, according to a new report. The National Consu... Read more >


Are the Jobs Being Created in California Today Mainly Low Wage Jobs?

06/19/2013

FOX & HOUNDS.  JUNE 19, 2013.  Waiter and Waitress Nation” is the title of a recent  posting by American Enterprise Institute economist James Pethokoukis.  Of the 175,000 net payroll jobs added nationwide in May 2013, more than half were c... Read more >


Education Department to Streamline Reviews of Accreditors

06/17/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED. JUNE 17, 2013.  The Education Department is hoping to streamline its process for reviewing and recognizing accrediting agencies to focus more on what it considers key criteria -- 25 of the 95 factors that include accreditors' stan... Read more >


At Gathering of For-Profit Colleges, Mermaids Need Not Apply

06/17/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  JUNE 17, 2013.  At the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities’convention in Las Vegas last year, a vendor’s booth in the exhibit hall featured a scantily clad woman in a mermaid costume who ... Read more >


Conditions Dropped From California Funding Bill for Higher Ed

06/17/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED. JUNE 17, 2013. The budget bill for California higher education for the coming year will include increased reporting requirements, but not a direct linkage between increased funding and accomplishing certain goals, The Los Angeles ... Read more >


Legislative Limits on For-Profit Schools Eyed

06/14/2013

MILITARY.COM. JUNE 13, 2013.  The chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee expressed frustration on Wednesday with what he sees as the lack of positive movement by for-profit schools in its dealings with military personnel it recruits into o... Read more >


California Budget Deal Removes Conditions on Increases for Universities

06/14/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. JUNE 14, 2013.  Gov. Jerry Brown has dropped his proposal to tie some money for California’s public universities to such requirements as freezing tuition for four years, improving graduation rates, and enrolling... Read more >


No Love for Accreditation

06/14/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 14, 2013.  To hear members of Congress tell it, reauthorizing the Higher Education Act is looming on the near horizon of the legislative agenda -- even though most others here consider it a mirage that’s still years away. ... Read more >


Lawmakers call pursuit of gainful employment regs ‘disgraceful,’ ‘reckless'

06/14/2013

THE HILL.  JUNE 12, 2013. The Obama administration should abandon plans to enact regulations meant to target career training programs that saddle students with debt but fail to help them land a job, a pair of House Republicans said Wednesday. The co... Read more >


Senators Condemn For-Profit Colleges' Use of Military Tuition Aid

06/12/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  JUNE 12, 2013.  Two Democratic senators used a Congressional hearing on Wednesday to condemn for-profit colleges as preying on active members of the armed forces to receive federal tuition aid by increasing enrol... Read more >


Separate Rule Making for Gainful Employment

06/12/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 12, 2013.  The U.S. Department of Education plans this fall to begin a stand-alone round of negotiated rule making on "gainful employment" regulations, which would keep tabs on vocational programs at for-profit colleges and ... Read more >


APSCU Disappointed in U.S. Department of Education Announcement to Establish Negotiated Rulemaking Committee for Gainful Employment

06/12/2013

APSCU.  JUNE 11, 2013.  Today, APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson released a statement following the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement that they will establish a negotiated rulemaking committee for consideration of gainful employ... Read more >


Evaluating Options on Loans

06/12/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 11. 2013.  The interest rate for new, federally subsidized student loans will increase to 6.8 percent on July 1 if Congress does not act. A Congressional Budget Office report released Monday put more numbers behind the va... Read more >


Corinthian Faces Securities Commission Investigation

06/12/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 11, 2013.  The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Corinthian Colleges Inc., the for-profit chain disclosed Monday in a corporate filing. In a subpoena, the commission requested documentation relating to stu... Read more >


Republicans see an 'arrogance of power' in Obama White House

06/11/2013

THE HILL. JUNE 8, 2013.  Republicans said on Saturday that President Obama used “campaign-style” tactics to attack a GOP student loan-rate plan recently rejected by the Senate, pushing the debate backward. Rep. Luke Messer (R-Ind.) delivered th... Read more >


Online Education Bill Clears California Senate

06/11/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 10, 2013.  A controversial California proposal to expand the state public colleges' use of online education has passed the Senate, though it's been amended again. Early versions of the bill would have required the state... Read more >


Gunman opens fire near California college injuring four; two found dead in nearby burned home

06/07/2013

FOX NEWS.  JUNE 7, 2013.  A gunman opened fire on a street corner near the campus of Santa Monica College, wounding at least four people, authorities said. Two people were later found dead in a burned home near the campus. It was not immediately cl... Read more >


Accreditation Fast Track?

06/07/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED. JUNE 7, 2013.  A proposal is circulating quietly on Capitol Hill to ask accreditors to create a new, more flexible form of approval for new and nontraditional providers of higher education. The measure, a slight 37 words, contains... Read more >


Senate deadlocks on student loans

06/07/2013

THE WASHINGTON POST.  JUNE 6, 2013.  The Senate deadlocked Thursday over federal student loan interest rates, with no consensus in sight on how to prevent rates on certain loans from doubling for about 7 million borrowers on July 1. Amid a swirl ... Read more >


It's the Results, Stupid

06/07/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 7, 2013.  Mitch Daniels is agnostic on the various delivery modes of higher education or the tax status of colleges offering them, as long as students are getting a quality education at an appropriate price. “I’m only in... Read more >


McConnell: ObamaCare to blame for higher student loan rates

06/07/2013

THE HILL. JUNE 4, 2013.  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday ObamaCare is a driving reason for higher student loan rates. “Rates are going up, and the tuition is going up so [students] have to pay back more at a higher rate... Read more >


Student Debt 2013: Can Vocational Education Solve it?

06/07/2013

POLICYMIC.  To tackle the unemployment crisis in Europe, memoranda has been signed between Germany and Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Slovakia, and Spain to set up vocational education systems. Is it time for the U.S. to visit the idea of vocatio... Read more >


Unexpected Issues in Online Education Deal

06/07/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 4, 2013.  A pilot partnership between San Jose State University and Udacity, the Silicon Valley-based ed tech company, revealed some hidden costs of online education, The Oakland Tribune reports. "I get this call from San ... Read more >


Battle brewing over student loan rate reform

05/31/2013

CBS NEWS.  MAY 31, 2013. A little less than a year ago, Republicans and Democrats found rare cause to pass a bill through Congress with bipartisan support: Months before an election that was expected to be exceptionally tight, neither party could af... Read more >


Getting More College Students to Graduation Day—New Data on Public Two-Year Institutions

05/31/2013

CENTER FOR POSTSECONDARY AND ECONOMIC SUCCESS. Over the past few weeks, college students across the country have been walking the stage and gleefully retrieving their diplomas. Unfortunately not everyone gets that happy ending. In the U.S., almost 30... Read more >


Calif. Accreditor Says It Followed Procedures in Review of City College of San Francisco

05/31/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  MAY 31, 2013.  The agency that accredits California's two-year colleges says that its review of the process it followed in evaluating City College of San Francisco found no irregularities, rebuffing allegations made last month ... Read more >


Thunderbird Alumni Protest Link to For-Profit Laureate

05/30/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  MAY 30, 2013.  Alumni of the Thunderbird School of Global Management are protesting plans for the nonprofit business school to create a joint venture with for-profit Laureate Education. The joint venture would allow Thunderbird... Read more >


Obama To Hold Student Loan Event

05/30/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  MAY 30, 2013.  With one month remaining until the interest rate for subsidized Stafford loans is set to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, President Obama will gather students today at the White House to call on Congress to ... Read more >


State Systems Go MOOC

05/30/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  MAY 30, 2013.  Universities from New Mexico to New York will join Coursera in a sprawling expansion of the Silicon Valley startup’s efforts to take online education to the masses. Together, state systems and flagship universiti... Read more >


Adapting to the New Normal in California Employment

05/29/2013

FOX & HOUNDS.  MAY 29, 2013.  (A version of this article first appeared last week in Zocalo Public Square as “Five Ways to Get a Job in California”). We’ve reached a New Normal in California Employment.  It is characterized by (i) inten... Read more >


American Career College Celebrates Opening of Long Beach Campus

05/29/2013

PRWEB. MAY 29, 2013.  American Career College (ACC), a leader in the health care education field, has opened the doors to its fourth campus in southern California. On April 25, 2013, ACC unveiled its new facilities, welcoming dignitaries, students ... Read more >


How to Get a Job

05/29/2013

THE NEW YORK TIMES. MAY 28, 2013.  Underneath the huge drop in demand that drove unemployment up to 9 percent during the recession, there’s been an important shift in the education-to-work model in America. Anyone who’s been looking for a job ... Read more >


Slashing Higher Ed Red Tape

05/29/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  MAY 29, 2013.  In a radical policy change, Australia's Tertiary Education Minister, Craig Emerson, is this week releasing a new approach to quality control that meets university demands for a lighter regulatory burden and could ... Read more >


The rise of the fourth branch of government

05/28/2013

THE WASHINGTON POST.  MAY 24, 2013.  Jonathan Turley is the Shapiro professor of public interest law at George Washington University. There were times this past week when it seemed like the 19th-century Know-Nothing Party had returned to Washington... Read more >


More Young Adults Hold Degrees, a Boost in the Job Market, U.S. Says

05/28/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  MAY 24, 2013.  The educational attainment of young Americans has increased over the past two decades, and those who have completed more education earn more money, on average, and are more likely to be employed. T... Read more >


MOOCs: Will Online Courses Help More Students Stay in School?

05/28/2013

POLICYMIC.  MAY 24, 2013.  Editor's Note: This article is part of a special week of discussion PolicyMic is hosting withNoodle and EdTech Women around online education. Read more about the content weekhere. Udacity, one of the pioneers of the MOO... Read more >


ManpowerGroup survey: U.S. skills gap easing

05/28/2013

THE BUSINESS JOURNAL.  MAY 27, 2013.  The number of U.S. employers struggling to find staff with the right skills dropped 10 percent this year, according to the eighth annual talent shortage survey byManpowerGroup. Of the 1,000 U.S. employers surve... Read more >


In the Future We’ll All Be TaskRabbits

05/28/2013

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK. MAY 24, 2013.  The temporary workforce in the U.S. is looking increasingly permanent. In April, 2.66 million people took on temp work, making up almost 2 percent of the country’s overall workforce, according to the Bureau o... Read more >


Evolving from professional development to professional learning

05/28/2013

EDSOURCE.  MAY 23, 2013.  Every student deserves an effective teacher, one who is always seeking the very best ways to reach each student. While there has always been an onus on teachers to commit to improving, state and district leaders must also... Read more >


Online Professor Pet Peeves

05/23/2013

ABOUT.COM. Like traditional teachers, most online professors love interacting with their students. Whether through message boards, emails, or virtual chats, online professors and students often form a friendly working relationship that helps the cou... Read more >


House approves Republican student loan bill

05/23/2013

THE WASHINGTON POST. MAY 23, 2013.  The House approved a Republican proposal Thursday to allow interest rates on federal student loans to rise or fall from year to year with the government’s cost of borrowing, ending a system in which rates are ... Read more >


San Francisco City College fuels college accreditation controversy

05/23/2013

EDSOURCE. MARCH 26, 2013  While City College of San Francisco prepares to receive a team of evaluators who will decide if the college keeps its accreditation and stays open, the impact of what’s at stake has spread beyond the campus, bringing in... Read more >


Virtual Lab Experiment

05/23/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  MAY 23, 2013.  The California State University System may bet big on virtual labs starting this fall, a sign of how heavily some policy makers are counting on technology to solve funding problems. The effort could end in-the-fles... Read more >