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California reaches deep into special funds to pay for schools, prisons, social services

08/03/2012

The Sacramento Bee - August 3, 2012 California drivers pay fees for smog checks, vehicle registrations and new tires, all supposedly for programs that benefit roadway use. Consumers pay fees to recycle beverage containers, televisions and computers. ... Read more >


Why One Accreditor Deserves Some Credit. Really.

08/03/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 30, 2012 It's hard to be in the accreditation business these days. The original regional accreditors were founded a long time ago, in a different world. The first associations, set up on the East Coast in the ... Read more >


Nursing Schools Face Faculty Shortage

08/03/2012

Alabama Public Radio - August 3, 2012 There have been lots of goodbye parties this year at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. So far, 11 professors have retired. That's one-fourth of the faculty, and Dean Dorrie Fontaine is in no mood t... Read more >


They Just Don’t Get It

08/03/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 2, 2012 Sen. Tom Harkin has issued his final report on for-profit higher education, a book-length indictment of one-tenth of American higher education, the for-profit sector. Obviously I have not had an opp... Read more >


Colleges battle Cal Grant ineligibility

08/03/2012

San Francisco Chronicle - August 2, 2012 Academy of Art University, which this week lost eligibility for Cal Grants, says it is appealing its ejection from the program but if it loses the appeal, will provide new and continuing students with scholars... Read more >


Federal Review of U. of Phoenix’s Student-Aid Practices Identifies No Problems

08/02/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 1, 2012 The U.S. Department of Education identified no problems in its recent review of the University of Phoenix’s verification policies and procedures for administering federal student aid, the universit... Read more >


Education Tax Cut's Future Uncertain

08/02/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 2, 2012 The American Council on Education has asked Congress to renew expiring education tax credits past the end of 2012 after some provisions were excluded from a bipartisan bill extending tax credits that expired this y... Read more >


Schwarzenegger and USC Team Up for Think Tank

08/02/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 2, 2012 Arnold Schwarzenegger, the actor and former California governor, is working with the University of Southern California to create a think tank that will seek bipartisan policies on environmental protection, the econom... Read more >


Study Examines Six-Figure Student Debtors

08/02/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 2, 2012 Only about 0.2 percent of undergraduates finish college with more than $100,000 in student debt, even though that group has received considerable media and public attention, from the Occupy movement to The New Yor... Read more >


Who Gets the Credit?

08/02/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 2, 2012 The granting of college credit for knowledge gained outside the traditional academic setting – prior learning assessment – appears poised to take off in higher education. With a lift from the “completion agen... Read more >


A Summer Without Pell

08/02/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 2, 2012 By the standards of most federal financial aid programs, the year-round Pell Grant had a short and uneventful life. The three-year experiment -- which let students receive two of the need-based grants in one year to ... Read more >


You’re Destroying the Whole Tower, Stop Blaming It on the Basement

08/02/2012

Cato@Liberty - July 31, 2012 Yesterday Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, released his magnum opus on for-profit colleges, the culmination of two years of excoriating, browbeating, shami... Read more >


Carrington College promotes Holland to executive director

08/01/2012

Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - July 31, 2012 Carrington College California said Tuesday it has promoted Frederick Holland to executive director of its San Jose campus. Carrington College California provides graduate students with prepar... Read more >


The importance of post-secondary certificates

08/01/2012

POLITICO - July 31, 2012 As the debate rages about the value of college, another education option is finally getting well-deserved attention. Post-secondary certificates are putting significantly more Americans on an affordable pathway to gainful emp... Read more >


Democrat's negative view of private sector

08/01/2012

OneNewsNow - August 1, 2012 The president of an association of for-profit colleges and universities says a report from a U.S. senator's office blasts private sector schools and displays the Obama administration's animosity for private sector busines... Read more >


Education Department Asks Court to Reinstate Some Reporting Requirements of Gainful Employment Rule

08/01/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 31, 2012 The Department of Education has asked a federal court to modify part of a decision issued on June 30 that vacated key provisions of the department's "gainful employment" regulations. In a motion fil... Read more >


Calif. Knocks Most For-Profits Out of Student Aid Program

08/01/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 1, 2012 Most for-profits operating in California have been deemed ineligible to participate in Cal Grants, the state's generous need-based financial aid program. The California Student Aid Commission on Tuesday released a l... Read more >


For-profit school officials strike back at critical report

07/31/2012

Stars and Stripes - July 31, 2012 As the negative press surrounding for-profit universities and underserved student veterans mounts, officials from those schools are pushing back to defend their business model as a valuable and unfairly maligned opti... Read more >


Dan Walters: Jerry Brown may be the issue in California's tax initiative duel

07/31/2012

The Sacramento Bee - July 31, 2012 Gov. Jerry Brown released an Internet ad the other day, asking voters to embrace his multibillion-dollar tax increase. But the word "tax" is nowhere to be found. The closest Brown or other speakers in the tightly... Read more >


Most Calif. for-profit colleges lose state grants

07/31/2012

The Sacramento Bee - July 31, 2012 California's move to tighten eligibility requirements for its Cal Grant program will eliminate or reduce awards to 14,500 students, most of them enrolled in for-profit colleges such as the University of Phoenix,the... Read more >


Misleading the public about University of Phoenix

07/31/2012

The Hill - July 30, 2012 By Mark Brenner, Apollo Group, Inc Today, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, released a report on for-profit colleges and universities, including Univer... Read more >


Private-sector colleges fill a need

07/31/2012

USA Today - July 30, 2012 By Steve Gunderson Let's start at the beginning. There are good and bad schools in every sector of higher education. We should all be working together to create postsecondary education that provides real access, real educati... Read more >


Better Gauges of College Readiness May Be Key to Improving Graduation Rates

07/31/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 31, 2012 College placement tests are receiving new scrutiny these days as community colleges come under increasing pressure to graduate more students. Placement tests are used to determine how well-prepared s... Read more >


Backing Off on State Authorization

07/31/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 31, 2012 In a reversal of one of the most sweeping and controversial portions of its program integrity rules, the Education Department said Friday that it will no longer enforce a requirement that distance education programs o... Read more >


End of the Beginning

07/31/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 31, 2012 Sen. Tom Harkin’s two-year investigation of for-profit higher education has ended, and was capped with a four-tome final report that many -- at least critics of the industry -- see as definitive. The for-profit p... Read more >


Sen. Tom Harkin to Release GAO Report on For-Profit College Amidst Looming Questions From His Last One.

07/31/2012

Red State - July 30, 2012 Sen. Tom Harkin will be releasing a report today on For-Profit Education but here’s a spoiler: He’s not a fan. His previous investigation into For-Profit schools resulted in error-ridden reports & accusations of witn... Read more >


APSCU Responds To Release of Report by Senator Harkin

07/30/2012

APSCU - July 29, 2012 Latest Attack On Career Schools Has No More Credibility Than Previous Ones Washington, D.C. – Former Congressman Steve Gunderson, the president and chief executive officer of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Uni... Read more >


Results Are In: Harkin releases critical report on for-profits

07/30/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 30, 2012 A U.S. Senate committee released an unflattering report on the for-profit college sector on Sunday, concluding a two-year investigation led by Sen. Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat. While the report is ambitious in scop... Read more >


Report finds for-profit colleges serve shareholders over students

07/30/2012

The Washington Post - July 29, 2012 A Senate committee that successfully pressed for tighter regulation of the for-profit higher-education sector published a report Sunday that said the business had put shareholders before students. As of 2009, the ... Read more >


Adding up the math

07/27/2012

POLITICO - July 27, 2012 Over on the home page, POLITICO's Jennifer Epstein does the math and finds that President Obama's oft-stated college education targets don't add up: Early in his presidency, Barack Obama promised the United States would lead ... Read more >


2011 Annual Report

07/26/2012

The 2011 Annual Report is available for completion online. Annual Reports must be submitted beginning July 26, 2012 and no later than September 1, 2012. California Education Code (CEC) section 94934 requires an Annual Report from all approved insti... Read more >


Obama's Higher Ed Posturing

07/26/2012

Wall Street Journal - July 26, 2012  Concerns about intellectual consistency have rarely hobbled Democrats in pursuit of ideological imperatives like universal access to health-care—or higher education. The latest example: A new report by the Con... Read more >


Hidden Funds, Unaccounted Funds and Tax Increases—Oh My!

07/26/2012

Fox & Hounds - July 26, 2012 Like Dorothy wandering through the forest in the Land of Oz, taxpayers in California are chanting a warning of disbelief this week: Hidden Funds, Unaccounted Funds and Tax Increases—Oh My! Following the revelations ... Read more >


New Warnings on Colleges' Finances From 2 Big Credit-Rating Agencies

07/26/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 26, 2012 The two major credit-rating agencies issued reports this week on the continuing financial challenges for colleges, particularly those that are not market leaders or not managed with close attention to... Read more >


Colleges Expand Services for Veterans, but Lag in Educating Faculty on Veterans' Needs

07/26/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 25, 2012 In the three years since the Post-9/11 GI Bill took effect, colleges have nearly doubled their enrollment of student veterans, beefed up programs and services for them, and intensified marketing to re... Read more >


When Academic Advising and Financial Aid Collide

07/26/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 25, 2012 In a guest post today, Allene Begley Curtoexplains the consequences well-intended academic advising can have on students’ financial-aid eligibility, and what aid offices can do to help avoid those ... Read more >


Art School’s Program Combines Computer Science and Art

07/26/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 25, 2012 A new course at the California Institute of the Arts is seeking to teach computer programming through assignments in which students will create music and visual art. The program will be the first... Read more >


Graduate First, Transfer Later

07/26/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 26, 2012 Western Governors University is a favorite of the college completion crowd, with a competency-based approach that offers an attractive path to a degree for adult students. But now WGU is nudging its students toward gr... Read more >


No Shortcut

07/26/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 26, 2012 For a case study of what can go wrong in international student admissions and enrollment, look no further than North Dakota’s Dickinson State University. An audit released earlier this year found that the universi... Read more >


California still ranked No. 9 among the world's economies

07/25/2012

The Sacramento Bee - July 25, 2012 As it slowly recovers from its worst recession since the Great Depression, where does California's economy fit into the global marketplace? A massive new economic forecast from the Los Angeles County Economic De... Read more >


Democrats Warn of Harm to Education From Across-the-Board Budget Cuts

07/25/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 25, 2012 Education Secretary Arne Duncan joined Senate Democrats on Wednesday in warning of dire effects on American schools and colleges if Congress cannot reach agreement on a way to avoid automatic across-t... Read more >


State duns cities for millions of dollars

07/25/2012

San Francisco Chronicle - July 24, 2012 California cities are in a high-stakes fight with officials in Sacramento over money that the state says the cities owe as part of the winding down of redevelopment agencies. County officials, under the state'... Read more >


California parks scandal: Honor system used to keep track of $37 billion in public funds

07/25/2012

Silicon Valley Mercury News - July 25, 2012 With state leaders scrambling to find out how state parks officials kept tens of millions of dollars hidden for more than a decade, California's top finance officials Tuesday acknowledged what could be a fa... Read more >


Market punishes DeVry, other for-profit colleges

07/25/2012

Chicago Sun Times - July 24, 2012 These are challenging times for Downers Grove-based DeVry Inc. and other for-profit colleges, who watched their shares sink Tuesday a day after DeVry said its fiscal fourth-quarter profit will be well below analysts ... Read more >


Consumer Advocates Urge Congress to Make the Private Student-Loan Market More Borrower-Friendly

07/25/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 24, 2012 Borrowers of private student-loans need better, more-flexible options for repaying their debt, consumer advocates and an official with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau told a U.S. Senate panel... Read more >


The Online Student

07/25/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 25, 2012 The average student pursuing a postsecondary credential completely online is a white, 33-year-old woman with a full-time job and a household income around $65,000 per year, according to a new survey sponsored by two... Read more >


U.S. Senators Plan Bill to Tighten Student Visa System

07/25/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 25, 2012 Spurred in part by a critical audit of the American system of monitoring student visas, a group of U.S. senators said Tuesday that they would introduce legislation aimed at tightening controls on institutions... Read more >


Study: State worker mentality makes Sacramento State a management challenge

07/25/2012

The Sacramento Bee - July 24, 2012 Employees at California State University, Sacramento, are difficult to manage because of a "state worker environment" fostered by the school's bureaucratic neighbors, according to an report commissioned by offi... Read more >


Sallie Mae, CFPB to Back Student-Loan Changes at Senate Hearing

07/25/2012

Bloomberg BusinessWeek - July 24, 2012 Borrowers struggling with private student-loan debt would benefit from more refinancing options, a U.S. consumer protection official will tell Congress today. Congress should focus more attention on expanding mo... Read more >


Education Dept Introduces College Cost ‘Window Stickers’

07/24/2012

ABC News - July 24, 2012 The Department of Education has released a new tool it says will help consumers understand the costs of higher education before making the choice of whether, and where, to enroll. Dubbed the “Shopping Sheet,” the Obama ad... Read more >


Higher Education Needs a Financing Overhaul

07/24/2012

Bloomberg - July 23, 2012 “This hat cost me $110K.” That was the message a 2012 graduate displayed on her mortarboard at her university commencement. The recent flare-up over huge student-loan balances, especially among jobless recent college gra... Read more >


DoJ probes Universal Technical's compensation practices

07/24/2012

Reuters - July 23, 2012 For-profit college Universal Technical Institute Inc (UTI.N) said it is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice after a former employee alleged the company had violated compensation laws. The company said a former... Read more >


One-Third of Colleges Are on Financially 'Unsustainable' Path, Bain Study Finds

07/24/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 23, 2012 An analysis of nearly 1,700 public and private nonprofit colleges being unveiled this week by Bain & Company finds that one-third of the institutions have been on an "unsustainable financial path"... Read more >


A Sobering Look at College Affordability

07/24/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 22, 2012 It’s no secret that many of the metrics used to gauge families’ ability and willingness to pay for higher education are headed in a direction that’s a little bit frightening for colleges. Brian ... Read more >


Two-Fifths of Parents Expect Children to Cover All or Most College Costs

07/24/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 23, 2012 If you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, then you surely don’t need a survey to know that many Americans are fretting about paying for college. But how prevalent is that an... Read more >


Berkeley Joins ‘EdX’ Effort to Offer Free Open Courses

07/24/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 24, 2012 Since the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University unveiled their plan to create a platform for free online courses called edX, more than 120 other colleges and universities aro... Read more >


Forks in the Road

07/24/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 24, 2012 Large numbers of students at four-year institutions are transferring to community colleges, according to a new study from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Most of them don’t come back, but that ... Read more >


Financial Aid's Future

07/24/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 24, 2012 The landscape for federal financial aid has been so turbulent in the past two years, as Congress has voted seemingly every few months to change the rules on Pell Grants and student loans, that many who care about he... Read more >


Education Department Unveils 'Shopping Sheet'

07/24/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 24, 2012 The Education Department and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday released their standardized "shopping sheet," a financial aid award letter they'd like all colleges to adopt. While standardizing award... Read more >


The Regulatory Power to Destroy

07/20/2012

The Wall Street Journal - July 20, 2012 'The Dark Knight Rises" hits theaters this week, and no surprise some liberals are comparing the villain Bane to . . . care to take a guess? In this comic conception of the world, corporations always play the B... Read more >


Assessing Damage of Private Loans

07/20/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 20, 2012 - by Libby A. Nelson In a sweeping study of the private student lending market released today, a new federal consumer protection agency compares private loans to subprime mortgages and urges Congress to consider let... Read more >


Dual enrollment gives struggling students a college try

07/19/2012

EdSource - July 19, 2012 - by Kathryn Baron California students who took courses in community college while still in high school were more likely than their classmates to graduate and attend a four-year college, even among students who are historic... Read more >


Why California Democrats Protect Sex Abuser Teachers

07/19/2012

LA Weekly - July 19, 2012 - by Patrick Range McDonald and Jill Stewart State Sen. Alex Padilla of Los Angeles had every reason to hope that the 11 members of the obscure but powerful state Assembly Education Committee in Sacramento would back his n... Read more >


Three Strikes in California

07/19/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 19, 2012 - by Paul Fain City College of San Francisco isn’t the only California community college facing a full-on accreditation crisis. College of the Redwoods and Cuesta College also must fix a list of problems identifie... Read more >


The Single Most Important Experiment in Higher Education

07/18/2012

The Atlantic - July 18, 2012 - by Jordan Weissmann As of yesterday, a year-old startup may well have become the most important experiment yet aimed at remaking higher education for the Internet age. At the very least, it became the biggest. A dozen m... Read more >


Some vets feeling shorted by the Army College Fund

07/18/2012

Stars and Stripes - July 17, 2012 At the time, the deal seemed irresistible to Eric Hickam: Give six years to the Army, a recruiter told him in 2003, and you can get a $50,000 "kicker" — the Army College Fund. When his payments started coming last ... Read more >


Underemployed grads: Suffering from college major remorse?

07/18/2012

CNN Money - July 18, 2012 - by Elizabeth G. Olson Everyone keeps crossing their fingers for a new burst of hiring. And for those just starting out, a crystal ball would certainly help steer them on the right path. But fortune tellers and fairy godmot... Read more >


Is higher education doomed?

07/18/2012

CNN Money - July 17, 2012 - by Ryan Bradley  A dire statistic, followed by a troubling fact: The cost of education has increased 550% since 1985; and the sector has, in the words of Coursera founder Daphne Koller, "not benefited at all from leveragi... Read more >


Career Education Corporation Appoints New Leaders & Establishes New Roles on Executive Team

07/18/2012

MarketWatch - July 17, 2012 Career Education Corporation (CEC) CECO +4.74% , a global provider of postsecondary education programs and services, today announced a number of executive moves to bolster the company's management team, realign and simp... Read more >


Student Debt Hits The Middle-Aged

07/18/2012

The Wall Street Journal - July 17, 2012 - by Josh Mitchell Student debt is rising sharply among all age groups, but middle-aged Americans appear to be struggling the most with payments, according to new data released Tuesday by the Federal Reserve Ba... Read more >


Manufacturing industry taps colleges for help with alternative credential

07/18/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 18, 2012 - by Paul Fain Potential “disruptions” to higher education typically portend a diminished role for the academy in workforce training, as students ditch college for, well, something else. But one of the most promis... Read more >


California Senate approves funding for high-speed rail

07/18/2012

The Sacramento Bee - July 6, 2012 - by David Siders The state Senate voted by a bare majority Friday to fund initial construction of California's $68 billion high-speed rail project. The approval was uncertain as recently as hours before the vote. Wi... Read more >


New California Law Is Intended to Save Students Money on Textbooks

07/18/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 17, 2012 A new law in California, signed on Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown, will require textbook publishers to describe the changes in new editions to professors and buyers. The legislation, sponsored by State... Read more >


Higher Ed's Other Immigrants

07/18/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 18, 2012 - by Doug Lederman President Obama's announcement last month of a new policy that would allow most students who lack the documentation to reside legally in the United States to avoid deportation was the latest high-... Read more >


Report Criticizes U.S. Oversight of Student Visas

07/18/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 18, 2012 The U.S. agency charged with overseeing the student visa system has inadequate processes in place to investigate, identify and combat fraud, the Government Accountability Office said in a report to Congress Tuesday.... Read more >


A Rare Agreement

07/18/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 18, 2012 - by Libby A. Nelson Advocates for federal financial aid are greeting the House of Representatives' proposed budget for fiscal year 2013, scheduled to be formally considered today, with something unusual: a sigh of re... Read more >


U.S. Student-Loan Balances Increase 55% Since 2005

07/18/2012

Bloomberg - July 17, 2012 - by Janet Lorin The average loan balance for U.S. college students has increased 55 percent to $24,301 since 2005, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The number of student loan borrowers increased 59 percen... Read more >


Cal State Ponders 2 Paths to Deal With Possibly $250-Million More in Cuts

07/17/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 16, 2012 - by Lee Gardner Preserve access or preserve price: Those are the options the California State University system's Board of Trustees faces to deal with a possible $250-million reduction in state funds... Read more >


Education Dept. Proposes New Rules on Student Loans

07/17/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 17, 2012 The U.S. Education Department today proposed new rules governing federal student loans, which would, among other things, ease the process by which disabled borrowers could have their loans discharged, establish a ne... Read more >


USDOE Guidance on Serving Veterans

07/16/2012

Publication Date: July 13, 2012 DCL ID:      GEN-12-10 Subject: Implementation of E.O. 13607 - Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and other Family Members Summary: Th... Read more >


U.S. retraining program aims to help unemployed veterans

07/16/2012

The Republic / azcenteral.com - July 15, 2012 - by David Rookhuyzen Thousands of unemployed, middle-age veterans are getting a chance to start over under a special GI Bill designed to train them for new careers. Concerned about the high long-term jo... Read more >


More students trade dorm for home to afford college

07/16/2012

MSN - July 16, 2012 - by Beth Pinsker Gladstone NEW YORK (Reuters) - Even wealthy families are scrambling to cover rising college costs by borrowing more and spending less, according to new research. Families earning more than $100,000 took out more ... Read more >


Some Schools Cut Student Grants, Scholarships

07/16/2012

The Wall Street Journal - July 16, 2012 After loosening their coffers to help families cope during the recession, some colleges now are cutting back on grants and scholarships, aid that students don't have to pay back. The move—prompted in part by ... Read more >


College costs shifting to students, Sallie Mae survey finds

07/16/2012

The Washington Post - July 15, 2012 - by Ylan Q. Mui Students are shouldering more of the burden of paying for college, increasing their borrowing and out-of-pocket contributions, according to a study from Sallie Mae to be released Monday. In its a... Read more >


Bridgepoint education: A good corporate citizen

07/16/2012

U-T San Diego - July 16, 2012 A recent San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. study has shown that Bridgepoint Education is San Diego’s ninth-largest private employer. The company positively impacts the region’s economy by more than $1 bil... Read more >


Assault on Pell Grants has serious implications

07/16/2012

The Hill - July 13, 2012 - by Jerry Cammarata In recent years, both Republicans and Democrats in Washington have lost their way when making policy around one of most important things we will ever do: educate our children. Most recently, this has foun... Read more >


The rise of for-profit universities and colleges

07/16/2012

University World News - July 15, 2012 - by John Aubrey Douglass In the midst of the Great Recession, for-profit colleges and universities in the United States grew at a staggering pace in enrolment, profits and the corporate value of those traded on ... Read more >


Another View: Apply same Cal Grant standards to all colleges

07/16/2012

The Sacramento Bee - July 15, 2012 -by John Zimmerman John Zimmerman, president of MTI College in Sacramento, is responding to the June 28 editorial "A smart move to save money on Cal Grants / For-profit private schools take hit." The editorial ab... Read more >


Bipartisan Coalition of Members Press for “Gainful Employment” Freeze

07/13/2012

Education & the Workforce Committee - July 13, 2012 U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), and Representative Howard... Read more >


The Recruitment-Agent Debate Goes Another Round

07/13/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 12, 2012 - by Karin Fischer Denver — “My perspective,” said James L. Miller, past president of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, “is we’re not going to say that agents ar... Read more >


'False' Statements About a For-Profit

07/13/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 13, 2012 - by Doug Lederman The 2005 bankruptcy of Decker College drew more than its share of national headlines, not least because one of its investors (and, for a time, its president) was William Weld, the former governo... Read more >


Unintended Consequences?

07/13/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 13, 2012 -by Libby A. Nelson A proposed change that would lead to smaller Pell Grants for some students enrolled in online classes was intended to prevent financial aid fraud. But advocates for distance education fear it’s... Read more >


New Federal Data about Tuition, Enrollment, Degrees

07/13/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 13, 2012 The Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics released preliminary data Thursday about types of degrees offered and conferred, tuition and fees rates, and enrollment head counts. Provisional... Read more >


Possible Pell Grant Cut for Distance Students

07/13/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 12, 2012 A distance learning group is raising an alarm about a change to Pell Grants in a Senate appropriations bill for fiscal year 2013 that, if signed into law, could cut the need-based grants for students taking online c... Read more >


Education Department Launches New Online Tool To Help Students Manage Loan Debt

07/13/2012

ED.gov - July 11, 2012 Today, the U.S. Department of Education released a new interactive loan counseling tool to provide students with financial management basics, like information about their current loan debt and estimates for student loan debt le... Read more >


Competency Loves Company

07/13/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 11, 2012 - by Steve Kolowich Northern Arizona University has inked a deal with Pearson to co-develop three fully online baccalaureate degree programs based on the increasingly popular and somewhat controversial “competency b... Read more >


Where Are All the Adults?

07/13/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 11, 2012 - by Paul Fain Colleges generally do a lousy job of keeping tabs on the graduation rates of their adult students. But that may change if accreditors follow the lead of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (... Read more >


Career Education Corp. : Career Education Corporation Joins Congressional E-Learning Caucus Inaugural Meeting

07/13/2012

4-Traders - July 12, 2012 Vice President of Education Technology shares Private Sector Advances & Leadership in Online Learning Career Education Corporation (CEC) (NASDAQ: CECO) served on an expert panel focused on online learning during the ina... Read more >


For-profit colleges aren't the enemy

07/13/2012

Star Tribune - July 12, 2012 - by David Rask Behling At the liberal arts college where I teach, faculty and staff help students recognize and explore their options and give them the tools to find a path to their vocations as teachers, coaches, artist... Read more >


Percentage of Young Americans With College Degrees Increases Slightly

07/12/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 12, 2012 The share of young Americans who hold college degrees edged up in 2010, according to Education Department data to be released on Thursday but provided in advance to theAssociated Press. The proporti... Read more >