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California A.B. 2099 - State Financial Aid

03/04/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D) Summary: Deems an institution ineligible for initial and renewable Title 38 awards if the institution has a 3 year cohort default rate equal to or greater than 15.5% or a graduation rate of 30% or less for st... Read more >


California S.B. 1069 - Governance & State Oversight

02/27/2014

Sponsor: Senator Norma Torres (D) Summary: Makes nonsubstantive change to the provisions relating to refunds by institutions not participating in federal student financial aid programs. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_1051-1100/sb... Read more >


California S.B. 845 - Governance & State Oversight

02/26/2014

Sponsor: Senator Lou Correa (D) Summary: Requests each governing body of an accredited private postsecondary education institution to develop a model contract governing the disbursement of financial aid, scholarships, campus-based aid or school ref... Read more >


Associate Degrees for Students in 4-Year Programs

02/25/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 25, 2014. Kent State University plans to start awarding associate degrees to students in bachelor's programs who complete 60 credits, The Plain Dealer reported. The idea is that those who drop out will have a credential, whil... Read more >


College-Rating Systems: One Size Cannot Fit All

02/25/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 24, 2014. If you have followed the Obama administration’s new higher-education rating system, you’ve read that its stated purpose is to "measure college performance … so students and families have the inf... Read more >


How Average Net Price Fails to Capture the ‘Best Bang’ for Your Buck

02/25/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 21, 2014. This is the second in a series of posts about the data that are likely to appear in the Obama administration’s proposed college-ratings system. For the first post, about graduation rates, click her... Read more >


California S.B. 1264 - State Financial Aid

02/25/2014

Sponsor: Senator Fran Pavley (D) Summary: Expands the definition of "eligible school" established under the Assumption Program of Loans for Education by excluding the requirements that a school must serve a large population of pupils from low-incom... Read more >


California A.B. 2566 - State Financial Aid

02/24/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D) Summary: Extends, commencing with the 2015–16 award year and continuing each award year thereafter, the period of eligibility under the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program by one year,... Read more >


California A.B. 2548 - State Financial Aid

02/24/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Phil Ting (D) Summary: Declares the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would encourage more students to pursue higher education. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_2501-2550/ab_2548_bill_20140... Read more >


California A.B. 2527 - State Financial Aid

02/24/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D) Summary: Declares the intent of the Legislature to enact subsequent legislation that would provide incentives to encourage women to pursue postsecondary education in the fields of science, technology, engineeri... Read more >


California A.B. 2377 - State Financial Aid

02/24/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember John Perez (D) Summary: Establishes the California Student Loan Refinancing Program within the California Educational Facilities Authority and provides for its administration by the Treasurer’s office, with the goals of he... Read more >


California A.B. 2350 - Governance & State Oversight

02/24/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D) Summary: Provides that the Donahoe Higher Education Act, known as the Equity in Higher Education Act, declares that it is the policy of the State of California that all persons, regardless of their sex, sho... Read more >


California A.B. 2247 - Governance & State Oversight

02/24/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Das Williams (D) Summary: Requires each campus or other unit of a private postsecondary educational institution that receives public funding through state or federal financial aid programs, is accredited by an accrediting ag... Read more >


California S.B. 1247 - State Financial Aid

02/24/2014

Sponsor: Senator Ted Lieu (D) Summary: Extends the operation of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, which provides for the regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary ... Read more >


California A.B. 2099 - State Financial Aid

02/24/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D) Summary: Deems an institution ineligible for initial and renewable Title 38 awards if the institution has a 3 year cohort default rate equal to or greater than 15.5% or a graduation rate of 30% or less for st... Read more >


California A.B. 1976 - State Financial Aid

02/21/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D) Summary: Increases to 50,000 the number of Competitive Cal Grant A and B awards that may be granted in an academic year, commencing with the 2015–16 academic year. Authorizes the Student Aid Commissi... Read more >


California A.B. 1927 - Governance & State Oversight

02/21/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D)  Summary: Requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the Trustees of the California State Universities, and requests the Regents of the University of California and the governing... Read more >


Special Report: Beating the Odds

02/21/2014

YourCentralValley.com.  Feb 20, 2014. Some people who live in the Central Valley are doing extraordinary things and beating the odds.        These residents have overcome adversities despite setbacks.        From the outside looking in,... Read more >


Taking the Direct Path

02/21/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Feb 21, 2014. Scores of colleges are gearing up to offer new competency-based degrees. But some college leaders are confused about whether the U.S. Department of Education remains supportive of a new form of competency-based educ... Read more >


Sallie Mae Servicing Practices Probed by Illinois’ Madigan

02/21/2014

BloombergBusinessweek.  Feb 21, 2014. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan opened an investigation of loan servicing complaints against SLM Corp. (SLM:US), the student lender known as Sallie Mae, amid growing scrutiny of education debt, her spo... Read more >


C is for college rating system

02/21/2014

Determining what makes a good chocolate chip cookie and what makes a good college education might have more in common than you think. POLITICO.  Feb 21, 2014. Analogies (and advice) abound for the Obama administration’s forthcoming college ratin... Read more >


Integrating International Students

02/20/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 20, 2014. A theme at this year’s Association of International Education Administrators conference was the need to do a better job of integrating international students on American campuses in order to maximize the potential f... Read more >


Higher Ed Friend or Foe?

02/20/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 20, 2014. Historically, many four-year colleges haven't focused extensively on the transition out of their institutions -- whether that's making sure students have all the skills they need to make it in the work place or helpin... Read more >


Lawsuit Against For-Profit Chain

02/20/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 20, 2014. An article in The New York Times explores the charges in a lawsuit against Premier Education Group, which operates for-profit colleges in 10 states. Officials of the colleges maintain that they are being sued unfair... Read more >


Let the Rule Making Begin

02/20/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 20, 2014. A 15-person panel appointed by the U.S. Education Department on Wednesday began a months-long negotiating process aimed at developing a package of regulations relating to student aid programs. Negotiators began to ta... Read more >


Battle raging at WH over for-profit college rules

02/20/2014

The Hill.  Feb 18, 2014. Education advocates and representatives of the for-profit college industry are flocking to the White House as the two sides spar over regulations meant to ensure schools are doing enough to prepare students for the job mark... Read more >


Recession Complicates Analysis of Loan-Limit Increases and College Costs

02/20/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 19, 2014. Because of the recession’s economic effects, it’s difficult to say how increases in the borrowing limits on federal Stafford Student Loans affected college costs, the Government Accounting Office ... Read more >


The Tectonic Plates Shifting Under the California Job Market in 2014

02/20/2014

Fox & Hounds. Feb 19, 2014. The tectonic plates continue to shift under the California job market in 2014. Full time employment with benefits is replaced by contingent and part time employment, the labor force participation rate continues to fal... Read more >


Education Management Corp. Lays Off 40 Employees

02/20/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 19, 2014. The for-profit provider of higher education on Tuesday laid off about 40 employees in Pittsburgh, where the company is based. An EDMC spokesman said most of the cuts did not involve faculty members. T... Read more >


Bachelor degrees from community colleges on California horizon

02/20/2014

San Jose Mercury News. Feb 19, 2014. California's community college students could soon stay put -- and pay a lot less -- to earn what they thought they would have to go elsewhere to get: a four-year bachelor's degree. As the demand for college gra... Read more >


Study: Link Between Loans and Tuition Is Murky

02/20/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Feb 19, 2014. Congressional investigators said in a report Tuesday that they could not determine whether students' increased access to federal loans in recent years has caused college prices to rise. The Government Accountabil... Read more >


California S.B. 1028 - State Financial Aid

02/19/2014

Sponsor: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) Summary: Requires the number of awards made each year through the Cal Grant C program to be at least the same number of awards made for the 2000–01 fiscal year. Requires the amount awarded to be not less t... Read more >


Tough Love for Accreditation

02/19/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 19, 2014. Everyone from politicians to provosts seems to have an opinion on how to “fix” accreditation these days. That’s because the wonky accreditor plays a big role in shaping emerging models of higher education and ... Read more >


San Diego Students Adjusting To New Expectations For GED

02/19/2014

KPBS.  Feb 17, 2014. Some of students in Trenton Watkin's adult education class look like they could still be in high school. Others look like they could have grandchildren in high school. But each of them is there to prepare to take the GED. For de... Read more >


Try, Try Again

02/19/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 18, 2014. Third time isn’t necessarily the charm for massive open online course instructors, but through a process of trial and error, some faculty members at Stanford University say their MOOCs are living up to (some of) the... Read more >


Accreditation and Autonomy

02/19/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 18, 2014. In the early spring of 1989, not long before the Tiananmen Square protests, my wife and I were visiting China on behalf of the U. S. Agency for International Development to consult with Chinese higher education offici... Read more >


Private Colleges' Turn to Cry

02/19/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 17, 2014 In recent years, budget cuts forced California public colleges to turn away hundreds of thousands of students. This year, it's the state’s private colleges that are now fretting about the public coffers. Private co... Read more >


An Innovation Stifler?

02/19/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 17, 2014. The view has been repeated so often that it has become an article of faith in many higher ed policy circles in recent years: Accreditation stifles innovation. To wit: "Accreditation is the primary barrier to innov... Read more >


What Experts on College-Ratings System Mean by ‘We Need Better Data’

02/14/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 14, 2014. If any consensus arose last week at the Education Department’s daylong symposium on the technical challenges facing the Obama administration’s college-ratings system, it was on the need for be... Read more >


U. of the People Announces That It Has Received Accreditation

02/14/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 14, 2014. The University of the People, a tuition-free online institution that aims to reach underserved students around the world, announced on Thursday that it had received accreditation from the Distance ... Read more >


QuickWire: Pearson Offers a Badge Platform

02/14/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 13, 2014. Pearson, the publishing heavyweight that now calls itself “the world’s leading learning company,” announced on Thursday that it would follow Mozilla’s creation last year of anopen standard f... Read more >


Kline, Foxx Question President's Higher Education Executive Actions

02/14/2014

Education & the Workforce Committee.  February 12, 2014 House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) today sent aletter to Pr... Read more >


In Calif., Janet Napolitano’s Vision: More Unity, Money, and Research

02/14/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 13, 2014. Janet Napolitano had zero experience leading a college before she became president of the University of California last year. Yet after just four months on the job, Ms. Napolitano, 56, has outlined... Read more >


What Non-Profit Universities Can Learn from the For-Profits

02/14/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 12, 2014. For-profit universities provoke fierce criticism. Among the charges: That these institutions deploy unscrupulous recruiting practices, leave students with crippling levels of debt, award worthless degrees, and inflat... Read more >


Kline, Foxx Take Aim at Obama’s Push on Higher Ed

02/14/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 13, 2014. Two key Republicans on the House education committee on Wednesday criticized the Obama administration for its recent executive actions on higher education, and for President Obama's promises of more. Representatives ... Read more >


A New Deregulatory Push

02/14/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 13, 2014. The last time the Higher Education Act came up for a vote in Congress in 2008, Senator Lamar Alexander trotted out a five-foot stack of cartons onto the Senate floor to show the enormity of existing regulations gove... Read more >


The 2014-15 Budget: Analysis of the Higher Education Budget

02/12/2014

Legislative Analyst's Office.  Feb 12, 2014. The 2014-15 Budget: Analysis of the Higher Education Budget This report analyzes the Governor’s 2014-15 higher education budget. We continue to have serious concerns with the Governor’s approach to ... Read more >


Old vs. young: Who’s dropping out of labor force and why

02/12/2014

The Wall Street Journal.  Feb 12, 2014. The declining number of Americans who hold a job or are looking for one has been a hot topic since the end of the recession. What’s more to blame: the weak recovery or unavoidable long-term trends such as t... Read more >


New Approaches Are Urged for Adult Education and Skills Training

02/12/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 12, 2014. Colleges should take new approaches to adult education in order to ensure that workers’ skills can keep pace with employers’ needs in a changing economy, according to a reportreleased on Wednesda... Read more >


House Bill's ‘Fair Value’ Accounting Could Misrepresent Financial-Aid Costs

02/12/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 12, 2014. The Budget Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Tuesday that supporters say could "fix the broken budget process in Washington," but a policy group that analyzed the ... Read more >


Community-College Leaders Give Obama’s Ratings System a Fresh Grilling

02/12/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 12, 2014. The Education Department faced more grilling on Tuesday from college leaders over President Obama’s planned college-ratings system, with trustees and presidents at the Community College National... Read more >


California A.B. 1538 - State Financial Aid

02/12/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Eggman (D) Summary: Stipulates that a qualifying institution with a three-year cohort default rate that is equal to or greater than 15.5 percent, as certified by the Student Aid Commission by October 1 of the prior aca... Read more >


Study Examines Characteristics of Student-Loan Borrowers Who Default

02/11/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 10, 2014. A study released on Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research examines the loan-repayment and default outcomes, 10 years after graduation, of students who earned baccalaureate degrees in ... Read more >


CA bill among many proposals to protect student data

02/11/2014

Cabinet Report. Feb 11, 2014. When a southern California school district hired a data-mining company last fall to monitor students’ public posts on social media, the move made national headlines and set warning bells off for one state lawmaker, wh... Read more >


Colleges Are Reminded of Federal Eye on Handling of Sexual-Assault Cases

02/11/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  February 11, 2014.   The U.S. Education Department's chief enforcer of civil-rights laws said on Monday that her office would be working “faster and better” to make sure colleges abide by federal law in thei... Read more >


Multimillion-dollar CCSF bailout proposed by Sen. Mark Leno

02/11/2014

SFGate.  Feb 11, 2014. As City College of San Francisco struggles to fix management problems and remain accredited, the school is also losing so many students that it faces a cut of at least $23 million in state funding next year if nothing is ... Read more >


For-Profit Colleges May Be Better at Meeting Some Student Needs, Report Says

02/11/2014

U.S News & World Report.  Feb 10, 2014. For-profit colleges may be doing a better job of serving the needs and desires of certain types of students than public and not-for-profit colleges, according to new research released Monday. In a su... Read more >


Earnings Disparity Grows Between Young Workers With and Without Degrees

02/11/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 11. 2014. The median annual earnings of today’s young workers are similar to what earlier generations made at the same age. But underneath those figures, the disparity between young workers with and without... Read more >


Politician-Public Divide

02/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Feb 10, 2014. Everywhere you look, politicians are asserting that the public and taxpayers are questioning the value of higher education – and that their disappointment stems primarily from the fact that increasingly pricey col... Read more >


Almost One-Third of All Foreign Students in U.S. Are From China

02/10/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 7, 2014. More than a quarter of a million Chinese students (287,260, to be exact) hold active U.S. student visas, which is more than the number of students from Europe, South America, Africa, Australia, and... Read more >


Accreditor Rejects City College of San Francisco’s Bid to Reverse Punishment

02/10/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 10, 2014. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges has turned down City College of San Francisco’s request to reverse its decision to strip the college of accreditation. City College of... Read more >


Alumni of For-Profit Colleges Have Mixed Views of Their Experience

02/10/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 10, 2014. Students and graduates of for-profit colleges give their institutions high marks for teaching quality and scheduling flexibility, but nearly a third of the alumni conclude that, given the colleges... Read more >


California A.B. 330 - Governance & State Oversight

02/07/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Ed Chau (D) Summary: Requires private postsecondary schools to provide prospective students with a School Performance Fact Sheet, which would include the institution's net price calculator and the average student loan debt o... Read more >


Rating (and Berating) the Ratings

02/07/2014

Inside Higher Ed, February 7, 2014. WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Thursday released hundreds of pages of formal comments on its proposed college rating system, documents that mostly underscore the deep reservations that many higher educat... Read more >


Bay Area Blues

02/07/2014

Inside Higher Ed, February 7, 2014. The president of Sofia University, facing the prospect of a campus forum that might make him look bad, shut down the Palo Alto college for a day in December and posted guards to keep out students and pro... Read more >


Corinthian Acknowledges Scrutiny of Placement Rates

02/07/2014

Inside Higher Ed, February 27, 2014. Corinthian Colleges, Inc., a chain of for-profit colleges, said in a federal filing Wednesday that the U.S. Education Department had rejected "many" of the company's requests for new programs because of concerns a... Read more >


Higher Education’s Olive Garden Problem

02/05/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 5, 2014. Tuition resets—essentially, slashing the sticker price of tuition to the discounted price most students pay anyway—have become a popular public-relations stunt recently for a few colleges that ... Read more >


Health Care Law Projected to Cut the Labor Force

02/05/2014

NYTimes.com, February 4, 2014. WASHINGTON — A Congressional Budget Office analysis released Tuesday predicted that the Affordable Care Act would shrink the work force by the equivalent of more than two million full-time positions and recharged the ... Read more >


Budget Outlook Sees Long-Term Profits on Federal Student Loans

02/05/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 5, 2014. The federal government will continue to profit from student lending through at least 2024, though recent changes in how interest rates are set will shrink those profits in the short term, according... Read more >


DeVry Faces Inquiry From Federal Trade Commission

02/05/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 5, 2014. The Federal Trade Commission is seeking documents from DeVry Education Group Inc. relating to the for-profit provider of higher education’s “advertising, marketing, or sale of secondary or post... Read more >


Following Student Veterans

02/05/2014

Inside Higher Ed, February 5, 2014. Veterans and their families have a new website to use as they shop around for colleges and try to make sense of their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released [1] the GI Bill co... Read more >


Obama’s ‘gainful employment’ regulations make college less attainable for low-income students

02/05/2014

The Daily Caller, February 4, 2014. President Obama has been quick throughout his five years as president to routinely talk about how students today are graduating with higher debt. In fact, the president himself just paid off all of his student lo... Read more >


California A.B. 1085 - State Financial Aid

02/05/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Beth Gaines (R) Summary: Current version (4/16/2013): Increases the maximum annual tuition award for Cal Grant A and B awards for new recipients attending private for-profit and nonprofit postsecondary educational institutio... Read more >


California A.B. 534 - Governance & State Oversight

02/05/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D) Summary: Current version (4/29/2013): Requires private postsecondary educational institutions to provide entrance and exit counseling with respect to any institutional or state-funded loans offered or reco... Read more >


Should you refinance your student loan?

02/04/2014

MarketWatch.com, February 4, 2014. Discover Financial Services — one of the country’s largest private higher-education lenders — will soon begin offering consolidation loans to student-loan borrowers who want to refinance their debts. The compa... Read more >


Bill would push minimum wage to $13 an hour

02/04/2014

Sacramento Business Journal, February 4, 2014.Top ranking lawmakers in the state Senate have introduced legislation that would raise the minimum wage above the $10 per hour that was approved by California lawmakers in 2013. The bill co-authored by s... Read more >


Obama Is Urged to Toughen ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule

02/04/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 4, 2014. A coalition of higher-education associations, consumer advocates, and veterans’ groups on Tuesday sent a letter urging President Obama to strengthen the provisions of his administration’s propo... Read more >


Financial Aid Fee Flap

02/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed, February 4, 2014. WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat on the House of Representatives Oversight Committee on Monday asserted that more than 100 colleges may be violating federal law by either requiring students to submit fee-ba... Read more >


Consumer Bureau Says Loan Servicing Issues Vary

02/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed, February 4, 2014. Continuing its focus on problems with the servicing of private student loans, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday released an analysis of its voluntary request for information from the... Read more >


City College's ad blitz seeks to curtail exodus of students

02/04/2014

SFGate, February 4, 2014. City College of San Francisco spent $503,000 on an advertising campaign - everything from billboards to spots on Cartoon Network - to stop the flood of students leaving after the school's accreditation was threatened. Reco... Read more >


Bridgepoint Education Inc. Cuts 117 Jobs

02/03/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 3, 2014. The for-profit provider of higher education said on Friday that it had eliminated 117 jobs in San Diego, Denver, and Clinton, Iowa, where it operates a campus of Ashford University. The cuts were m... Read more >


Successful 'Edupreneurs' Reignite For-Profit Debate

02/03/2014

FORBES, January 31, 2014. Frederick M. Hess, the director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, and I coauthored this piece. Julie Petersen’s piece, “For Education Entrepreneurs, Innovation Yields High Returns” in ... Read more >


AUDIO | Exploring the Merits of the Gainful Employment Rule

02/03/2014

The EvoLLLution, February 3, 2012. The following interview is with Steve Gunderson, president of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU). Gunderson and APSCU have been active in the discussion surrounding the gainful emplo... Read more >


New Federal Job-Training Grants

02/03/2014

Inside Higher Ed, February 3, 2014. The Obama Administration on Friday announced a new, $150 million grant competition for job-training partnerships that will feature employers, community colleges, unions and work force boards. The money wi... Read more >


Crackdown on Coding Academies

02/03/2014

Inside Higher Ed, February 3, 2014. SAN FRANCISCO -- A new type of educational provider has quietly sprung up in San Francisco and several other major cities, providing specialized training in computer coding and other skills that are in gr... Read more >


Sweeping higher ed overhaul

01/31/2014

POLITICO.COM January 31, 2014.The Education Department’s regulatory machine will be churning at high speed for the next year, with results that could affect which for-profit colleges get federal financial aid, whether parents can easily get loans f... Read more >


New system allows troops, vets to report bad schools

01/31/2014

Military Times, January 30, 2014. A long-awaited complaint system, launched Jan. 30 by the Veterans Affairs Department in partnership with other federal agencies, offers students using military or veterans’ education benefits a way to report ... Read more >


Obama Questions Value of Art-History Degrees

01/30/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 30, 2014. President Obama left some in higher education feeling slighted on Thursday, when he said during a speech in Wisconsin that young people could make more money in skilled manufacturing than with art-... Read more >


California A.B. 330 - Governance & State Oversight

01/30/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Ed Chau (D) Summary: Requires private postsecondary schools to provide prospective students with a School Performance Fact Sheet, which would include the institution's net price calculator and the average student loan debt o... Read more >


Call to Action on Accreditation

01/30/2014

Inside Higher Ed, January 30, 2014. WASHINGTON -- The drumbeat of support for changing the U.S. accreditation system has played out here in recent months and years in many realms; it’s playing out at Congressional hearings, in the Obama ... Read more >


DeVry Becomes an Unlikely Olympic Powerhouse

01/29/2014

NYTimes.com, January 28, 2014. They have no mascot or motto, no home rink, oval or stadium. They have no hockey team, curling squad or figure skaters. They have no coaches, no athletic director, and their basketball team once lost by 117 points. But... Read more >


For-Profit Colleges Face New Wave of State Investigations

01/29/2014

Bloomberg, January 29, 2014. For-profit colleges, bruised by years of investigations and rule-making, may face additional financial pressure from a new wave of state probes by attorneys general and the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Educ... Read more >


Students' College GPAs Linked to Quality of Their High Schools

01/29/2014

Education Week, January 28, 2014. The quality of the high school a student attends is a strong predictor of his grades in the first year of college and beyond, according to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Observed d... Read more >


A Focus on Job Training

01/29/2014

Inside Higher Ed, January 29, 2014. WASHINGTON -- In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama called for expanded access to apprenticeships and improved job training programs at community colleges that are better-aligned with the skill... Read more >


APSCU Statement on Education and Opportunity in the State of the Union Address

01/29/2014

APSCU, Washington, D.C., January 28, 2014—Following the conclusion of President Obama's State of the Union Address, APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson released the following statement: "President Obama’s message tonight of opportunity for a... Read more >


Blackboard Software Will Incorporate Virtual College Bookstore

01/29/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 29, 2014.The learning-management behemoth Blackboard is getting into the virtual-campus-bookstore business. This semester the company is testing a system in which a faculty member can visit the new online b... Read more >


Analysis of 4-Year Degrees at California 2-Year Colleges

01/29/2014

Inside Higher Ed, January 29, 2014. A new analysis released of California community colleges possibly adding four-year degree program concludes that the idea "merits serious review." The study by the system office for the state's community colleges n... Read more >


Career Colleges of America officially closes

01/28/2014

DailyNews, January 27, 2014. SAN BERNARDINO >> A local trade school that had ended classes because of apparent financial difficulties has closed, according to the agency in charge of overseeing it. Students say they learned of the closure of C... Read more >


For-Profit Wage Gap

01/28/2014

Inside Higher Ed, January 28, 2014. Community college students who transfer to for-profit institutions tend to earn less over the next decade than do their peers who transfer to public or private colleges. Those are the findings from a study release... Read more >


The Education Department Attacks Career Colleges

01/28/2014

RealClearPolicy, January 28, 2014. Over the next six years, there will be 55 million new job openings in the U.S. Nearly 32 million of these new hires will replace retiring Baby Boomers, while another 23 million will take new jobs. And by 2020, 65 pe... Read more >