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Consumer-Protection Agency Seeks Oversight of Nonbank Student-Loan Servicers

03/14/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. MARCH 14, 2013. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a rule on Thursday that would allow the federal agency to supervise large nonbank student-loan servicers to ensure their compliance with federal c... Read more >


Preparing Colleges for the Arrival of Vets

03/14/2013

THE HUFFINGTON POST. MARCH 13, 2013.  In a recent article published by the New York Times, "A Million Strong: Helping Them Through," the author James Dao captured the challenges of many veterans returning to college; addressing the need for grea... Read more >


Going Beyond Interest Rates

03/14/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  MARCH 14, 2013.  Another legislative deadline for federal financial aid is looming in this town of perpetual crisis: the interest rate on subsidized student loans will double July 1, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, if there is n... Read more >


Politics and Cautions in California

03/14/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED. MARCH 14, 2013.  California lawmakers detailed a plan Wednesday to require the state’s 145 public colleges and universities to grant credit for low-cost online courses offered by outside groups, including classes offered by fo... Read more >


California Shifts the Ground Under Higher Education

03/14/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. MARCH 13, 2013.  California is home to two of the most important things happening in higher education, one good, one bad. The good thing is the rapid advancement of cheap and free online courses offered by compani... Read more >


In 2014 Budgets, Republicans and Democrats Offer Competing Plans for Academe

03/14/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  MARCH 12, 2013.  Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled on Tuesday a budget blueprint for the 2014 fiscal year that would tighten eligibility for federal student aid, freeze the maximum Pell ... Read more >


Outsourcing Public Higher Ed

03/14/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED. MARCH 13, 2013.  A powerful California lawmaker wants public college students who are shut out of popular courses to attend low-cost online alternatives – including those offered by for-profit companies – and he plans to encou... Read more >


How California Job Seekers Need to Get in the Door in 2013

03/14/2013

FOX & HOUNDS. MARCH 13, 2013.  The latest national job numbers announced last Friday produced the predictable cheerleading from the national media on the strength of the recovery in employment (seehere and here). California workforce practiti... Read more >


California Bill Seeks Campus Credit for Online Study

03/14/2013

THE NEW YORK TIMES. MARCH 12, 2013.  Legislation will be introduced in the California Senate on Wednesday that could reshape higher education by requiring the state’s public colleges and universities to give credit for faculty-approved online co... Read more >


Tuition assistance suspended: What now?

03/13/2013

ARMY TIMES.  MARCH 12, 2013.  The Army’s popular tuition assistance program is being suspended because of the budget squeeze, although the thousands of soldiers enrolled in courses will be allowed to complete those courses. But after the shutdown... Read more >


Hagan bill limits use of federal money by for-profit colleges

03/13/2013

NEWS&OBSERVER.COM. MARCH 12, 2013.  U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan is introducing a bill today that will prohibit for-profit colleges from using federal student aid dollars for marketing, advertising and recruitment. The Higher Education Act now prohibits... Read more >


UC student fee covers past required refunds

03/13/2013

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE. MARCH 11, 2013.  It used to be that if you wanted to get something for nothing - something really, really good - all you had to do was enroll in the University of California. Now, if any UC student doubts that the days of... Read more >


Districts struggle with governor’s adult education proposal

03/13/2013

EDSOURCE. MARCH 12, 2013.  Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal to give the state’s community colleges $300 million to run adult education is leaving K-12 districts in a quandary. Should they assume Brown’s idea will become law, plan to close t... Read more >


APSCU Announces Top Priorities for Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

03/13/2013

APSCU.  MARCH 12, 2013.  With members assembled in Washington, DC for their annual Hill Day, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) announced their priorities for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). ... Read more >


Air Force joins Army, Marines in cutting tuition assistance

03/13/2013

STARS AND STRIPES.  MARCH 12, 2013.  The Air Force has joined the Marines and the Army in dropping tuition assistance due to sweeping federal budget cuts. Word of the decision began reaching airmen in the Pacific on Tuesday morning. During a comman... Read more >


Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Files Class Action Suit against ITT Educational Services, Inc

03/13/2013

BUSINESS WIRE. MARCH 11, 2013.  Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (“Robbins Geller”) (http://www.rgrdlaw.com/cases/ittinc/) today announced that a class action has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District... Read more >


Profit and the Public Good

03/13/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED. MARCH 12, 2013.  A common lament about higher education is that it has become more of a private good than a public one, with students as consumers and colleges as businesses focused on hawking their product. But that model won’t... Read more >


L.A. Budget Deficit Magically Cut in Half—After the Election

03/11/2013

FOX & HOUNDS.  MARCH 11, 2013.  The Los Angeles City budget deficit magically shrunk by more than half after the voters turned down a half-cent sales tax increase in Tuesday’s election. At least, that is what Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told t... Read more >


Empire College honored for volunteerism and community service

03/11/2013

PRESS DEMOCRAT.  MARCH 7, 2013.  Santa Rosa's Empire College was among 19 institutions across the nation named finalists for a presidential award for its commitment to community service and volunteerism. “We were very surprised when we saw our... Read more >


The Second-Chance Club

03/11/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  MARCH 11, 2013.  Nobody wants to be here. In remedial English, earning no credit, stuck. Now—after months of commas, clauses, and four-paragraph essays—students have one last chance to write their way out. T... Read more >


MBA courses win degree of quality

03/11/2013

FT.COM.  MARCH 11, 2013.  Online degrees require one thing – working internet. Joshua Lippincott pursued his MBA online dealing with a shaky connection – sometimes because he was simply in a developing country, other times because the US army b... Read more >


Virginia's Liberty emerging as evangelical giant

03/11/2013

CALHOUN TIMES. MARCH 10, 2013.  The small Baptist college that television preacher Jerry Falwell founded here in 1971 has capitalized on the online education boom to become an evangelical mega-university with global reach. In the almost six years s... Read more >


Sequester Watch: Army and Marines Suspend Tuition Assistance Programs

03/11/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. MARCH 8, 2013.  The Army announced on Friday that it had suspended new requests in its Tuition Assistance Program, joining the Marine Corps in halting the program due to significant cuts in federal spending that t... Read more >


Minimal Gains in Faculty Pay

03/11/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  MARCH 11, 2013.  Median salaries for tenure-track faculty members at four-year colleges and universities were up 2.1 percent in 2012 -- matching the rate of inflation for the year, according to a study being released today by the... Read more >


Sallie Mae Outlines Four Tax Breaks for College Expenses

03/08/2013

ENHANCED ONLINE NEWS. MARCH 7, 2013.  It’s tax season. Students and families who paid college expenses or interest on student loans in 2012 may be eligible for a tax break. Sallie Mae, the nation’s no. 1 financial services company specializing ... Read more >


Liberty Is Now Largest Private Nonprofit University

03/08/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED. MARCH 8, 2013.  Liberty University, founded by Jerry Falwell in 1971, has doubled its enrollment in the last six years -- twice -- to become the largest private university in the country, The Washington Post reported. Much of th... Read more >


Measuring the MOOC Dropout Rate

03/08/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED. MARCH 8, 2013.  Researchers are trying to understand why the vast majority of students fail to finish free online classes and who is signing up for the classes to begin with. One widely quoted dropout figure for students in massiv... Read more >


To Place Graduates, Law Schools Are Opening Firms

03/08/2013

THE NEW YORK TIMES.  MARCH 7, 2013.  When Douglas J. Sylvester, dean of the law school at Arizona State University, was visiting the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota a couple of years ago he mentioned the shifting job market for his students — far fewer ... Read more >


At South by Southwest Education Event, Tensions Divide Entrepreneurs and Educators

03/08/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. MARCH 7, 2013.  Who should lead innovation in education—teachers or entrepreneurs? That key question was in the air here at this year’s South by Southwest Edu conference, which brought together a mix of entrep... Read more >


California Dream Act: 20,000 illegal immigrant students apply for state financial aid for the first time

03/08/2013

THE OAKLAND TRIBUNE.  MARCH 8, 2013.  More than 20,000 college-bound students are seeking state financial aid for the first time under California's new Dream Act laws that allow them to get the help despite their immigration status. While far from ... Read more >


California Orders Shuttering of Unaccredited Aristotle University

03/08/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  MARCH 7, 2013. State regulators in California have ordered Aristotle University -- an unaccredited institution investigated for preying on foreign students -- to close, NBC San Diego reported. The television station, whose origin... Read more >


The Role of For-Profit Colleges in Increasing Postsecondary Completions

03/08/2013

POLICY ANALYSIS FOR CALIFORNIA EDUCATION. MARCH 5, 2013.  This post is from Su Jin Jez, California State University, Sacramento. California’s state budget woes have led to reduced enrollment at state colleges.  One source estimates that enrollme... Read more >


California, on Brink of Recovery, Braces for Setback on Federal Aid

03/06/2013

THE NEW YORK TIMES.  MARCH 5, 2013.  After years of ballooning budget deficits, California finally seemed on firmer footing. Unemployment remained high, but revenues and housing prices were up. Taxpayers even voted themselves a tax increase to bri... Read more >


Vocational schools offer job placement plus education

03/06/2013

CENTRAL VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL.  FEBRUARY 28, 2013.  Traditional university education isn’t for everybody. Some don’t want to spend the time or money on it, or they just aren’t interested in careers that require a college degree. For many pe... Read more >


Students and States Near a 50-50 Split on the Cost of Public Higher Education

03/06/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  MARCH 6, 2013.  Public higher education is about to cross a historic threshold, in which students pay a higher percentage than do states of the operating costs of colleges. Net tuition revenue made up 47 percent ... Read more >


Short Term, Long Term

03/06/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  MARCH 5, 2013.  Back in my faculty days at DeVry, during the Clinton years, students would ask me on a regular basis why they had to take “general education” courses, like mine.  They would have preferred to do nothing other... Read more >


Yet Another Departure from the U.S. Education Department

03/06/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  MARCH 6, 2013.  Carmel Martin, the assistant secretary for planning, evaluation and policy development at the Education Department for the past four years, is leaving that post for the Center for American Progress, the center an... Read more >


Unique Senate field trip promotes career tech, linked-learning

03/06/2013

SIA CABINET REPORT. MARCH 5, 2013.  Facing new threats under the governor’s proposed budget, the state’s career technical education programs are hoping to get a major political boost this week when the entire state Senate embarks on an unpreced... Read more >


American Career College Donates More Than 1,000 Teddy Bears in Second Annual Drive for Local Hospitals

03/06/2013

BUSINESS WIRE.  MARCH 4, 2013.  Members of the American Career College community have collected more than 1,000 teddy bears in ACC’s second annual drive in honor of Valentine's Day—more than double last year’s number, the college has announce... Read more >


Learning How to Teach

03/06/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  MARCH 5, 2013.  Amid the various influences that massive open online courses have had on higher education in their short life so far -- the topic of a daylong conference here Monday -- this may be among the more unexpected: The c... Read more >


Online Education May Make Top Colleges More Elite, Speakers Say

03/06/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  MARCH 4, 2013.  Online education may have arrived at the upper echelons of higher education, but it's not going to make elite colleges any cheaper to attend. Massive open online courses and other online tools, ho... Read more >


For-profits offer new guidelines for student veterans

03/04/2013

 STARS AND STRIPES.  FEBRUARY 26, 2013.  A coalition of for-profit colleges unveiled new guidelines for military-friendly schools on Tuesday, a move that officials hope will improve their interactions with veterans and their reputation among criti... Read more >


WyoTech slowing closing up shop as it winds up student studies

03/04/2013

SACRAMENTO BUSINESS JOURNAL.  MARCH 1, 2013.  WyoTech is closing its West Sacramento campus of more than 900 students and 75 staff by mid-October, officials confirmed Friday. The automotive training college’s staff and students learned Thursday t... Read more >


APSCU Report Highlights Best Practices for Serving Veterans

03/04/2013

DIVERSE ISSUES IN HIHGER EDUCATION.  MARCH 3, 2013. The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities released a report this week, Best Practices for Military and Veteran Students, highlighting guidelines for serving military and veteran ... Read more >


A College Degree Sorts Job Applicants, but Employers Wish It Meant More

03/04/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  MARCH 4, 2013.  Employers value a four-year college degree, many of them more than ever. Yet half of those surveyed recently by The Chronicle and American Public Media's Marketplace said they had trouble fin... Read more >


The Next Big Thing in Enrollment Management

03/04/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. MARCH 4, 2013.  In a guest post today, John M. Baworowsky writes that social media could be a game changer for student recruitment–if enrollment managers got better at using those new tools. I often wonder wha... Read more >


Change From Within

03/04/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  MARCH 4, 2013.  If higher education has a group of quintessential insiders, it’s probably the American Council on Education. Yet from a perch atop the higher education lobby’s headquarters here, the membership association of ... Read more >


Sequestration and Financial Aid

03/04/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED. MARCH 4, 2013.  A few hours before President Obama signed an order officially instating across-the-board spending cuts Friday night, the U.S. Education Department issued guidance on what the automatic budget cuts would mean fo... Read more >


Teaching Financial Literacy Is a Challenge, Both on Campus and Beyond

03/01/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  FEBRUARY 27, 2013. Worries about debt are widespread among college students, but that doesn’t stop some of them from engaging in risky financial behaviors, according to a survey of 40,000 students released on W... Read more >


For-profits offer new guidelines for student veterans

02/27/2013

 STARS AND STRIPES.  FEBRUARY 26, 2013.  A coalition of for-profit colleges unveiled new guidelines for military-friendly schools on Tuesday, a move that officials hope will improve their interactions with veterans and their reputation among criti... Read more >


Rate My MOOCs

02/27/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED. FEBRUARY 27, 2013.  Many educators haven’t figured out what to make of free online classes for the masses, but Silicon Valley developers and students are starting to. At least three sites have started in recent months to let use... Read more >


Are More College Graduates Living at Home?

02/27/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  FEBRUARY 27, 2013.  About 45 percent of 18- to 24-year-old college graduates were living with their families in 2011, up from 31 percent a decade earlier, in 2001, according to an article in The Atlantic based on Census data m... Read more >


British Nonprofit College Buys American For-Profit

02/27/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  FEBRUARY 27, 2013.  Regent's College, a nonprofit British institution, has purchased for-profit American Intercontinental University London from the latter's owner, Career Education Corporation, Times Higher Education reported.... Read more >


A Portrait of Black Students in Los Angeles

02/27/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  FEBRUARY 27, 2013.  An in-depth study of black students in Los Angeles schools projects that, if current trends continue, only 1 in 20 African-American kindergartners will go on to graduate from high school and complete a degree... Read more >


For-Profit Group's Report on Veteran Education

02/27/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  FEBRUARY 27, 2013.  A task force convened by the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, which is the primary trade group of the for-profit sector, today issued a report on how colleges can better serve student... Read more >


College-Ready in California

02/27/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  FEBRUARY 27, 2013.  High school achievement tests can be good predictors of how students will fare in community college, according to new research that adds to the case for using more than just placement tests to decide which s... Read more >


Being a Billionaire Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

02/27/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. FEBRUARY 26, 2013.  Stanford University announced this week that its spring commencement speaker would be Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York. If you saw that one coming, we’d like to know whom you’ve pic... Read more >


California 2013: A Spacy Odyssey - ABHES Presentation by Robert Johnson

02/27/2013

ABHES San Diego Feb 14 2013 R Johnson [Read-Only]... Read more >


California state workers: The root of all evil?

02/26/2013

THE SACRAMENTO BEE. FEBRUARY 25, 2013.  Our state worker columns about government IT prompted more than the usual number of angry emails and phone calls the last couple weeks. The first column zeroed in on Controller John Chiang's decision to ... Read more >


University of Phoenix Survey Reveals Parents are Twice as Likely as Non-Parents to Head Back to School

02/26/2013

NORTH DENVER TRIBUNE.  FEBRUARY 25, 2013.  Serving as a role model to their children is a key driver for parents to return to school Many parents in America are considering higher education to not only help them get ahead in the workplace, but to a... Read more >


New State-by-State Completion Data

02/26/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED. FEBRUARY 26, 2013. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center today released a state-by-state rundown of graduation data, which is based on a broad sample representing about 97 percent of students who attend public and pr... Read more >


The skills divide

02/26/2013

BOSTON.COM.  FEBRUARY 25, 2013.  While the U.S. government has just avoided the perils of the fiscal cliff, our nation’s college seniors face a looming crisis of their own: the graduation cliff. This is the moment at which a college student meta... Read more >


Outlook for Nonprofit Higher Education Is ‘Volatile,’ Report Says

02/26/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. FEBRUARY 25, 2013.  Lower-rated nonprofit colleges and universities that do not respond proactively to the challenges outlined in Standard & Poor’s 2013 outlook report run the risk of developing weaker credi... Read more >


U. of Phoenix Expects to Be Placed on Probation by Its Accreditor

02/26/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  FEBRUARY 25, 2013.  The University of Phoenix expects to be placed on probation by its accreditor this spring, the university's parent corporation announced on Monday. The proprietary college, which enrolls stude... Read more >


Protesters Occupy City College of San Francisco

02/25/2013

KQED.  FEBRUARY 22, 2013.  A group of exhausted City College students ended a nightlong sit-in this morning after being assured that the beleaguered school’s chancellor would meet with them Monday and hold a series of town hall forums about the l... Read more >


Who Benefits From Online Ed?

02/25/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED. FEBRUARY 25, 2013.  Online education is often held out as a way to increase access to higher education, especially for those -- adult students, the academically underprepared, members of some minority groups -- who have historical... Read more >


Academy of Art eligible for Cal Grants, judge says

02/25/2013

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE.  FEBRUARY 22, 2013.  A Superior Court judge in San Francisco ruled Friday that Academy of Art University students should be eligible for Cal Grants in 2012-13 and 2013-14, according to an attorney for the academy. In J... Read more >


Online Courses Could Widen Achievement Gaps Among Students

02/22/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  FEBRUARY 22, 2013.  Low-cost online courses could allow a more-diverse group of students to try college, but a new study suggests that such courses could also widen achievement gaps among students in different ... Read more >


Thinking About Debt Relief

02/22/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  FEBRUARY 22, 2013.  In the next move for a federal agency ratcheting up its oversight of student loans, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is asking borrowers, lenders and others for feedback on what can be done to ease the... Read more >


In California, thousands of teachers missing needed credentials

02/22/2013

THE BAY CITIZEN.  FEBRUARY 21, 2013.  Public schools across California have assigned thousands of teachers to classes without the proper credentials or legal authorization, a persistent problem that state and local education officials blame on mism... Read more >


Are Career-Oriented Majors a Waste of a 4-Year Higher Education?

02/22/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. FEBRUARY 21, 2013.  Even as President Obama, a handful of governors, and several private foundations continue to push American higher education to graduate more students so that the United States has the world’s... Read more >


Associate Degree for Transfer program aids CSU

02/22/2013

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE. FEBRUARY 20, 2013.  It's not often that bureaucracy gets reversed. But the tangled, expensive and highly irritating system by which students transfer from community colleges to a California State University is quickly be... Read more >


How EdX Plans to Earn, and Share, Revenue From Its Free Online Courses

02/22/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  FEBRUARY 21, 2013.  How can a nonprofit organization that gives away courses bring in enough revenue to at least cover its costs? That's the dilemma facing edX, a project led by Harvard University and the Massach... Read more >


A Governor's Attack on Academic Freedom

02/22/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  FEBRUARY 18, 2013.  Gov. Jerry Brown's 2013-14 budget for California intrudes on academic freedom in a way that could harm the 23 campuses of California State University and the 10 campuses of the University of C... Read more >


Twice as Many MOOCs

02/22/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED. FEBRUARY 21, 2013.  Two providers of massive open online courses are expanding their course catalogs to try to find a larger global audience. Coursera and edX both announced this week they are doubling the number of universitie... Read more >


'The Rise of Women'

02/22/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED. FEBRUARY 21, 2013.  The facts of women being more likely than men to go to college, perform better academically, and major in fields other than science, technology, engineering and mathematics are mostly attributable to factors af... Read more >


Another Senior Official to Leave Education Department

02/22/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  FEBRUARY 21, 2013.  David Bergeron, the acting assistant secretary for postsecondary education at the U.S. Education Department, is resigning in March to take a position with another organization, sources said Wednesday. Bergeron... Read more >


California universities see future in online classes

02/20/2013

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE.  FEBRUARY 19, 2013.  For millions of students around the country like Cal State Long Beach student Dan Deguzman, the appeal of online classes is growing. "It's great because I can stay at home and I don't have to commute... Read more >


Lawmakers told California is lagging in higher education

02/20/2013

VENTURA COUNTY STAR.  FEBRUARY 19, 2013.  As policymakers at statehouses nationwide are shining a spotlight on higher education this year, California lawmakers Tuesday were told they face steep challenges if they hope to meet a projected need for 3... Read more >


Caltech President Will Leave to Lead Saudi University

02/20/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  FEBRUARY 20, 2013.  Jean-Lou Chameau announced Tuesday that he will be stepping down as president of the California Institute of Technology, and will take a position leading the new King Abdullah University of Science and Technol... Read more >


It Takes a B.A. to Find a Job as a File Clerk

02/20/2013

THE  NEW YORK TIMES. FEBRUARY 19, 2013.  The college degree is becoming the new high school diploma: the new minimum requirement, albeit an expensive one, for getting even the lowest-level job. Consider the 45-person law firm of Busch, Slipakoff ... Read more >


GCU president details expansion plans

02/20/2013

PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL.  FEBRUARY 19, 2013.  Grand Canyon University President/CEOBrian Mueller told analysts in a conference call today that he plans to expand to Tucson and possibly Albuquerque and Las Vegas. Already, the Phoenix-based public... Read more >


California fiscal analyst calls for more efficiency in higher education

02/20/2013

THE SACRAMENTO BEE.  FEBRUARY 13, 2013.  As California receives more tax revenue, the state's top fiscal analyst Tuesday questioned Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to send more money to public universities without demanding specific improvements. The non... Read more >


Biting the Bullet on Completion

02/20/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  FEBRUARY 20, 2013.  Research has identified several ways for colleges that enroll lesser-prepared students to improve their graduation rates. But college leaders are often wary of those solutions, because they can take a whack at... Read more >


Graduate Sues Arm of Corinthian Colleges Over Alleged Fraud

02/19/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  FEBRUARY 18, 2013.  A graduate of Everest University, a for-profit institution that is owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., has alleged in a lawsuit that recruiters misled him about his ability to transfer credits ... Read more >


Hold all colleges in Wisconsin to same standards

02/19/2013

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL.  FEBRUARY 18, 2013.  By Steve Gunderson.  For 16 years, I had the honor of representing western Wisconsin in Congress. But in so many ways, that experience was a prelude to current times. Shortly after taking office, i... Read more >


PlattForm Films Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Reconstructing the Dream, a Documentary About the Crippling Skills Gap in America

02/19/2013

YAHOO FINANCE.  FEBRUARY 13, 2013.  LENEXA, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PlattForm Films has announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the distribution of Reconstructing the Dream, a documentary that examines the growing gap betw... Read more >


Not What They Signed Up For?

02/19/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED. FEBRUARY 18, 2013.  When Albert Anarwat applied to the for-profit Aristotle University, in California, the Ghanaian student said he asked the university if the institution was accredited. Not only was he told yes, he said, but he ... Read more >


Accreditation Crisis Updates for California Community Colleges

02/19/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  FEBRUARY 18, 2013.  Two California community colleges received good news from their accreditor this week, with an easing of possible sanctions from the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges, which is part of the... Read more >


Why your college could go belly up

02/17/2013

MSN MONEY. FEBRUARY 14, 2013.   According to a recent cover story in The American Interest, some won't look like anything at all, because they'll cease to exist. Author Nathan Harden estimates that in 50 years, half of the approximately 4,500 coll... Read more >


Private Capital, Community Colleges

02/17/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  FEBRUARY 15, 2013.  There is nothing subtle about the home page of a new venture unveiled Thursday. "$1 Trillion U.S. Student Loan Debt" it screams, with the dollar figure in large yellow type. It then displays the average pric... Read more >


Private sector's role in higher education must continue

02/17/2013

THE HILL. FEBRUARY 14, 2013.  In Tuesday's State of The Union address, President Obama reasserted his support for rebuilding the middle class, doubling down on his promise to create more jobs and get America’s economy back on track. With 12 milli... Read more >


In State of the Union, Closer Ties Between Education, Job Readiness

02/17/2013

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.  FEBRUARY 13, 2013.  The themes of job creation and the growth of a strong middle class took center stage in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. But as he acknowledged, the jobs that will he... Read more >


‘A Blunt Instrument’

02/17/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  FEBRUARY 14, 2013.  In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama announced a new College Scorecard that would help prospective college students “compare schools based on a simple criteria — where you can g... Read more >


With New 'Scorecard,' Obama Seeks to Give Students a Tool for Comparing Colleges

02/17/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  FEBRUARY 13, 2013.  In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama said his administration's release on Wednesday of a "College Scorecard" would enable students and families to find institutions ... Read more >


A New Accreditation System?

02/17/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED. FEBRUARY 14, 2013.  In President Obama’s few sentences about higher education in the State of the Union address Tuesday night, there might have been a presidential precedent set: the first allusion to postsecondary accreditati... Read more >


Obama’s expanded preschool plan likely to be costly

02/15/2013

EDSOURCE. FEBRUARY 14, 2013.  President Barack Obama has yet to issue any cost estimates for his proposal to expand access to preschool for 4-year-olds, but there is one certainty should Congress approve the program: It will be expensive. Californi... Read more >


Community colleges to release scorecard rivaling the president’s

02/15/2013

EDSOURCE. FEBRUARY 14, 2013.  Students planning to attend one of the nation’s 4,500 colleges and universities have a new interactive College Scorecard touted by President Obama in his State of the Union address as a tool “to compare schools bas... Read more >


California Legislative Analyst Slams Governor's Higher-Education Budget

02/15/2013

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. FEBRUARY 12, 2013. Gov. Jerry Brown's plans to give California's public colleges and universities more state money in the coming fiscal year hit a snag on Tuesday. A legislative analysis advised lawmakers to discar... Read more >


On Notice, Again

02/15/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED. FEBRUARY 13, 2013.  President Obama on Tuesday night called for major changes to the criteria accreditors use to evaluate colleges, asking Congress to either require accreditors to take college prices and educational value into ac... Read more >