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One year out of college, women already paid less than men, report finds

10/24/2012

The Washington Post - October 23, 2012 Nearly every occupation has long paid men more than women, despite laws aimed at narrowing and dissolving the differences. Often the gap is attributed to men picking careers with higher salaries, women slowing t... Read more >


Sticker Prices Go Up at Public 4-Year Colleges, but at a Slower Pace

10/24/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - October 24, 2012 This year's report from the College Board on college pricing opens with what passes for good news: The annual increase in average published tuition and fees for in-state students at four-year publi... Read more >


Who Gets the 'A' in Student Aid? Obama vs. Romney

10/24/2012

FOX News - October 23, 2012 Higher education has taken a back seat to other issues in this election, but the outcome of the presidential vote will have a major impact on students and families paying for college. Here is how each candidate feels about... Read more >


Employers seek skilled trade workers

10/23/2012

USA Today - October 20, 2012 As a young child, Grady Knight had an aptitude for taking things apart. He may not have necessarily put them back together, but what he did construct was an understanding that he was a hands-on person and learner. So it ... Read more >


Student-Success Courses Hold Promise but Need Improvement, Study Finds

10/23/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2012 In an effort to improve retention and graduation rates, many institutions offer "College 101" courses alongside traditional academic ones: The goal is to teach students skills for success in the ca... Read more >


Five Reasons College Enrollments Might Be Dropping

10/23/2012

Bloomberg - October 22, 2012 Parents who are desperately trying to get their children into a top school may not believe this: U.S. higher education enrollments this fall might be lower -- perhaps significantly so at some institutions -- than they wer... Read more >


An Underused Lifeline

10/23/2012

Inside Higher Ed - October 23, 2012 When her first student loan payments came due last year, Suzanne Sublette might have seemed an ideal candidate for a federal program to base her monthly bill on her income. On her way to a master's degree and a P... Read more >


Private colleges boom as Calif universities falter

10/23/2012

San Francisco Chronicle - October 23, 2012 California's public higher education crisis has a flip side: swelling enrollment, expanding faculty, and state-of-the-art construction at the state's private colleges and universities. With five years of fu... Read more >


The grit factor: hard to measure, hard to succeed without

10/23/2012

EdSource - October 11, 2012 Much of the debate over how to reform public schools has fixated on improving student achievement by focusing almost exclusively on strengthening academics and students’ cognitive skills. Paying disproportionate attent... Read more >


Enrollment Slide and Cost Cutting May Signal Strategy Shift at U. of Phoenix

10/22/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - October 17, 2012 On the surface, it might seem that the latest round of cost cutting and enrollment declines signals more bad news for the University of Phoenix and for proprietary colleges in general. But some obs... Read more >


Pearson Doubles Down Online

10/17/2012

Inside Higher Ed - October 17, 2012 Pearson, which two years began tiptoeing into the market of helping colleges and universities take their academic programs online, jumped in with both feet Tuesday by purchasing EmbanetCompass, the biggest player... Read more >


University of Phoenix Closing 115 Locations

10/17/2012

Inside Higher Ed - October 17, 2012 The Apollo Group on Tuesday announced that it was closing 90 of the University of Phoenix's satellite learning centers and 25 of its campuses, leaving 112 remaining locations. The closures are part of a "re-engin... Read more >


6 California Colleges Found to Have Violated Federal Campus-Crime Law

10/17/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - October 16, 2012 Six California colleges are out of compliance with the main federal law on campus-crime reporting, according to a report published on Tuesday by the state auditor. Under the law, the Clery Act, c... Read more >


Bridgepoint faces Justice Department probe

10/17/2012

U-T San Diego - October 16, 2012 Bridgepoint Education said Monday that it faces a U.S. Justice Department probe over the company’s pay practices for enrollment staff who recruit new students. A spokeswoman for the San Diego based company declined ... Read more >


What’s Driving Debt

10/17/2012

Inside Higher Ed - October 17, 2012 In the murder mystery of what’s driving up the student debt burden, most people finger rising tuition prices as the main culprit. A survey earlier this year by Sallie Mae found that student and their parents, w... Read more >


Why College May Be Totally Free Within 10 Years

10/15/2012

TIME - October 12, 2012 As few as 10 years from now, quality higher education will be largely free—unless, of course, nothing much has changed. It all depends on whom you believe. But one thing is clear: The debate about financing education grows l... Read more >


The New University Core Curriculum: Job Training

10/15/2012

The Fiscal Times - October 15, 2012 Why do students go to college? A new poll has a one-word answer: money. That’s one of the findings in a broad Gallup survey of college admissions officers done for Inside Higher Ed. The admissions officers seem... Read more >


Private College Tuition Up by 3.9%, Smallest Rise in 40 Years

10/07/2012

Inside Higher Ed - October 5, 2012 Private colleges increased their tuition by an average of 3.9 percent in 2012-13, the smallest rise in four decades, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities announced Thursday. The associ... Read more >


UC-Riverside Chief Is Named Chancellor of California State U. System

10/07/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - October 4, 2012 The University of California at Riverside's chancellor, Timothy P. White, will be the next chancellor of the California State University system, the Cal State Board of Trustees announced on Thursday... Read more >


Romney: I Won't Cut Pell

10/07/2012

Inside Higher Ed - October 4, 2012 In the first presidential debate, held at the University of Denver on Wednesday night, Republican nominee Mitt Romney said he wouldn't cut federal spending on education, and that he expects spending on the Pell Gran... Read more >


Reports of Another Education Department Data Breach

10/07/2012

Inside Higher Ed - October 4, 2012 A new feature for student borrowers on the Education Department's National Student Loan Data System might have revealed personal data about borrowers, mimicking another data breach a year ago. The system, a clearing... Read more >


Many Colleges’ Net-Price Calculators Are Still Hard to Use, Report Says

10/07/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - October 3, 2012 Nearly all colleges that receive federal student aid have been required to publish net-price calculators on their Web sites since last October, but a year after that rule took effect, many of thos... Read more >


Maybe All That Student Debt Is a Good Thing

10/02/2012

U.S. News & World Report - October 1, 2012 There's a new "crisis" brewing. Students are in debt up to their eyeballs. If they default en masse, the republic will quake. (Again.) Or something like that. It's no secret that the recent recession and... Read more >


Bring Us Your Innovative Ed-Tech Ideas, Education Dept. Says at Meeting

10/02/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - October 1, 2012 Arguing that free online courses could be “a piece of the solution” to challenges facing higher education, Education Department officials held a conference on innovative technology on Monday tha... Read more >


Post restructuring Kaplan division

10/02/2012

The Washington Post - September 28, 2012 The Washington Post Co.’s Kaplan higher-education division will close nine campuses and consolidate four others into existing nearby locations, the company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filin... Read more >


Default Rates Continue Climb, Mostly

10/02/2012

Inside Higher Ed - October 1, 2012 Just over 9 percent of students default on their federal student loans in the first two years after they begin paying them back, and 13.4 percent default in the first three years, according to data released Friday b... Read more >


Don't buy myth of student loan 'crisis'

10/02/2012

Columbia Daily Tribune - September 30, 2012 Some myths are harmless. The myth of President Barack Obama's Kenyan birthplace is annoying but harmless. Some myths are not harmless. The student debt "crisis," sometimes known as the "bubble" or "bomb," i... Read more >


New figures show student loan defaults still high but moderating after sharp growth

10/02/2012

The Washington Post - September 28, 2012 After a sharp jump during the worst of the recession, new figures show the number of students defaulting on federal loans seems to be stabilizing. Students at for-profit colleges continue to have the highest d... Read more >


The Struggle for Education Reform Goes to the Movies

10/02/2012

Fox & Hounds - September 28, 2012 Opening in movie theaters today is “Won’t Back Down,” the story of a parent and teacher teaming up to improve the bad conditions at their local school. Pushback has come from the teacher’s unions, who fee... Read more >


Pew: Half of Americans get news digitally, topping newspapers, radio

10/02/2012

Poynter - September 27, 2012 More Americans get news online than from radios or newspapers, Pew’s biennial study of news consumption habits says. Twenty-three percent of people living in the United States said they’d read a print newspaper the da... Read more >


Support for Proposition 30 slips in poll, but majority of California voters still support it

10/02/2012

89.3 KPCC  - September 28, 2012 A majority of California voters still support Prop 30, the ballot initiative to temporarily raise taxes to pay for public education. But that support continues to slip. That’s the result of the latest USC/Los Angel... Read more >


13.4% of Students Defaulted on Loans Within 3 Years of Repayment, U.S. Says

10/02/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 28, 2012 More than one out of eight student-loan borrowers who entered repayment from October 1, 2008, to September 30, 2009, defaulted within three years, the U.S. Education Department announced on Fri... Read more >


Department of Education Study Shows Tuition at Private Sector Colleges and Universities Holding Steady While the Rest of Higher Ed Experiences Sharp Increases

09/28/2012

APSCU - September 26, 2012 Washington, D.C. – A report released by the National Center for Education Statistics detailing the cost of post secondary education shows that the tuition at 4-year private sector colleges and universities (PSCUs) did no... Read more >


Preview of City College improvement plan

09/28/2012

San Francisco Chronicle - September 26, 2012 City College of San Francisco will hire new leaders, lay off faculty, close and lease out properties, and make enrichment classes a low priority as part of its frenzied determination to remain accredited a... Read more >


California Community Colleges Pick Los Rios District's Ex-Leader as New Chancellor

09/28/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 27, 2012 Brice W. Harris, the recently retired chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District, was named on Thursday as the new chancellor of the California Community Colleges system, the nation's ... Read more >


EXCLUSIVE -- Arne Duncan Would Stay for 2nd Obama Term

09/28/2012

National Journal - September 27, 2012 If President Obama wins a second term, Education Secretary Arne Duncan will stay in his job, he toldNational Journal on Thursday. Duncan is likely to spend much of his time in a second term focusing on ways to r... Read more >


That Elusive Diploma

09/28/2012

National Journal - September 27, 2012 Clifford Wadsworth III dropped out of college in 2010 after two semesters. He couldn’t relate to the other students, who mostly came from wealthier families; he suffered some ill health; and he didn’t like th... Read more >


APSCU Statement On Department Of Education Loan Default Rates

09/28/2012

APSCU - September 28, 2012 Washington, D.C. – Former Congressman Steve Gunderson, the president and chief executive officer of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) today released the following statement in response t... Read more >


First Official Three-Year Student Loan Default Rates Published

09/28/2012

U.S. Department of Education - September 28, 2012 The U.S. Department of Education today released official FY 2010 two-year and official FY 2009 three-year federal student loan cohort default rates. This is the first time the Department has issued an... Read more >


California's SAT scores drop; reading and math below national average

09/26/2012

Silicon Valley Mercury News - September 25, 2012 California high school seniors' SAT scores dropped last year, reflecting a national trend of lower scores on the college-entrance exam. Students of California's class of 2012 who took the three-part ex... Read more >


Students, faculty protest Long Beach City College cuts

09/26/2012

Contra Costa Times - September 25, 2012  For student Anthony Castro, a beginning photography class at Long Beach City College was the gateway to education. "I was a high school dropout and didn't know if I could handle going back to school," he said... Read more >


U.S. Audit Finds Student Aid Irregularities at Career Education Unit

09/26/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 26, 2012 Colorado Technical University improperly awarded financial aid dollars to dozens of students, the U.S. Education Department's inspector general said in an audit this month. The audit, whose findings were challe... Read more >


Help Wanted 2012: Addressing the Skills Gap

09/26/2012

The Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW)  and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce   One key to thriving in a competitive global economy is a properly skilled workforce that can innovate, create new products and services, and bring them to mark... Read more >


Marketing to the MOOC Masses

09/26/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 26, 2012 Elsevier, the academic publishing giant, announced on Tuesday that it will offer a free version of one of its textbooks this fall to students who register for Circuits & Electronics, a massive open online c... Read more >


California's community colleges staggering during hard times

09/26/2012

Los Angeles Times - September 22, 2012 Marianet Tirado returned to Los Angeles Trade Tech community college this fall, optimistic that she would get into the classes she needs to transfer to a four-year university. Of the courses she wanted, only two... Read more >


Customer protection: Regulating private, for-profit higher education

09/26/2012

University World News - September 23, 2012 Although private non-profit colleges and universities have a long and distinguished history throughout the world, what has come to be known as ‘for-profit higher education’ is a relative newcomer. Privat... Read more >


Concerns About Financial Aid Delays

09/26/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 24, 2012 Problems with linking Internal Revenue Service data to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid have led to delays in processing financial aid applications and, in some cases, discouraged students from enroll... Read more >


In New Ad for Hispanic Voters, Romney Hits Obama on Soaring Tuition and Student Debt

09/26/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 21, 2012 Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign released a Spanish-language ad on Friday that blames President Obama and Democrats for rising tuition and high student-loan debt. “Four years ago, Hispanic... Read more >


Conference Brings Together For-Profit Colleges and Scholars Who Study Them

09/26/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 23, 2012 The small but growing collection of academics who study how race, class, and gender issues play out in the recruiting and education of students across the for-profit-college sector may one day ma... Read more >


Ashford U. Cuts Recruiting Staff and Focuses More on Student Support

09/26/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 24, 2012 Ashford University, a for-profit college that enrolls about 90,000 students online, with another 1,000 at its Iowa campus, has announced that it is slashing its admissions staff and putting more ... Read more >


Enrollment in new teacher programs down 33 percent since recession hit

09/20/2012

The Cabinet Report - September 19, 2012 The number of students entering teacher preparation programs has fallen by more than a third since the onset of the recession, according to a new report from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The pace of... Read more >


More voters undecided on taxes, poll says

09/20/2012

San Francisco Chronicle - September 20, 2012 The number of California voters who are undecided on how to vote on two competing tax measures has increased with fewer than seven weeks left before the November election, and Gov. Jerry Brown's Proposit... Read more >


Cal State Trustees Approve Conditional Tuition Increase

09/20/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 19, 2012 California State University’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a 5-percent tuition increase that would be triggered if a tax measure backed by Gov. Jerry Brown fails to win support from ... Read more >


City College of San Francisco Is Approaching Bankruptcy, Auditors Find

09/19/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 19, 2012 A state audit has found that the City College of San Francisco is nearing bankruptcy, in part because it employs almost twice as many faculty members as its peers do, and pays them better, but wi... Read more >


Calif. governor signs workers' compensation fixes

09/19/2012

San Francisco Chronicle - September 18, 2012 Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bipartisan bill Tuesday intended to reduce workers' compensation costs for California businesses while increasing benefits to people injured on the job. His office said statewi... Read more >


Census Data Show That Gains During the Recovery Have Failed To Reach Middle-Income Families

09/19/2012

California Budget Project - September 18, 2012 One of the most eye-opening findings from the Census data released last week was the stunning deterioration in middle-income Californians’ purchasing power during the Great Recession and its aftermath.... Read more >


States With High-School Exit Exams Focus More on College and Career Readiness, Report Says

09/19/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 19, 2012 A growing number of states are aligning their high-school exit examinations with college- and career-readiness standards, as pressure builds on the nation's secondary-education system to do a bet... Read more >


Cheaper Student Loans. Who Knew?

09/19/2012

Bloomberg Businessweek - September 16, 2012 In his speech at the Democratic convention, former President Bill Clinton heaped praise upon a program that the Obama administration started to help people repay their student loans. Known as “income-base... Read more >


Mature Market for Online Education

09/19/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 19, 2012 The market for online higher education aimed at adults may be reaching maturity, according to a new report from Eduventures. And without a better-defined product, the report's author said online learning faces a ... Read more >


Indictments Handed Down in 7 Separate Student Loan Fraud Schemes

09/19/2012

From the United States Department of Education, September 18, 2012: Read the report. ... Read more >


Drummond: Community colleges no longer a place to find yourself

09/18/2012

The Oakland Tribune - September 18, 2012 Ever since 1960, California's community colleges have been required to admit any state resident 18 years or older who has a high school diploma or the equivalent. It doesn't matter if an applicant has a 1.0 or... Read more >


Clear Expectations on Readiness

09/18/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 18, 2012 Improving college and career readiness among our high school students is one of the great imperatives facing our nation. To meet this challenge, educators, policymakers and business leaders are working to increas... Read more >


Career and Technical Education, a Key to Good Jobs, Needs Help, Report Says

09/18/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 17, 2012 American higher education essentially offers two paths toward employment: a high-school diploma or a bachelor's degree. But there is a third underutilized system—career and technical education... Read more >


Cal State Warns Applicants About Impact of Tax Vote

09/18/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 17, 2012 California State University is planning to send letters to hundreds of thousands of applicants to the system's campuses, warning them that if voters in November defeat the governor's proposal to raise taxes, far ... Read more >


The Budget Cuts to Come

09/18/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 17, 2012 If Congress does not agree on a long-term plan to reduce the deficit by the end of the year, most higher education programs will face deep cuts in the mandatory spending reductions that go into effect Jan. 1, acc... Read more >


Gates, MOOCs and Remediation

09/14/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 14, 2012 Early returns show that massive open online courses (MOOCs) work best for motivated and academically prepared students. But could high-quality MOOCs benefit a broader range of learners, like those who get tripped... Read more >


Catch Them If You Can

09/14/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 14, 2012 Fraud in international higher education is a $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion business, an expert said Thursday here at the European Association for International Education annual conference. Daniel J. Guhr, managin... Read more >


Accrediting Council Creates Group on International Quality Assurance

09/14/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 14, 2012 As participation in higher education worldwide rises and geographic barriers and boundaries fall, collaboration on some postsecondary issues has increased. But most countries and regions still operate independent... Read more >


Some Practical Experience with that Degree?

09/14/2012

The Wall Street Journal - September 13, 2012 Getting from college to a paycheck is a big worry for young adults; in 2011, only 18% of college grads had job offers by the end of April before graduation, according to the National Association of Colleg... Read more >


Number of youths living on the margins is growing

09/14/2012

EdSource - September 14, 2012 One in seven youths nationwide is neither at school nor at work, a percentage that has grown dramatically since the economic recession, according to a study released Thursday. Nationwide, 5.8 million young people, age 16... Read more >


The Time for Reform is Now … and SBAC is Going to Help

09/14/2012

Fox&Hounds - September 14, 2012 The name of the No on Proposition 30 committee, of which I am a co-chairman, is Californians for Reforms and Jobs, Not Taxes. The name is not just a slogan. Reforms are necessary to improve California’s business ... Read more >


Sec. Duncan on tour for school connectivity

09/14/2012

EdSource - September 14, 2012 The next time your child groans and asks why he has to go to school, or tells you she is absolutely certain that she’ll never use math, steal a little wit and wisdom from Salman Khan. The Silicon Valley innovator, who... Read more >


Treatment of International Students Is a Hot Topic at European Conference

09/13/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 13, 2012 As economic troubles continue to plague Europe, universities here are ramping up their efforts to recruit tuition-paying students overseas. At the same time, more European academics are asking wh... Read more >


Labor secretary: Work force undertrained

09/13/2012

The Detroit News - September 11, 2012 The U.S. labor secretary sounded the alarm on training workers for the new economy in an address Monday to a meeting of Michigan work force development specialists. "If current trends continue, the next generat... Read more >


MOOC’s Could Hurt Smaller and For-Profit Colleges, Moody’s Report Says

09/13/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 12, 2012 The rise of massive open online courses, or MOOC’s, could improve the financial prospects of leading universities while posing financial challenges to lesser-known institutions and for-profit c... Read more >


Skills Gap? Employers and Colleges Point Fingers at Each Other

09/13/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 12, 2012 For much of the first decade of the new millennium, Samuel J. Palmisano and A.G. Lafley led two of the biggest names in American business: IBM and Procter & Gamble. By the time they were name... Read more >


CCSF risks bankruptcy, chancellor warns

09/12/2012

San Francisco Chronicle - September 11, 2012 As dozens of students and other protesters surrounded them and shouted for their heads, City College of San Francisco trustees voted Tuesday night to invite a special trustee from the state to oversee fi... Read more >


New Stolen Valor Act tops list of vet-related bills before Congress

09/12/2012

Stars and Stripes - September 11, 2012 Veterans advocates are optimistic that Congress will have enough time left this year to pass several meaningful initiatives for their members, starting this week with a law to replace the Stolen Valor Act. The o... Read more >


Are For-Profit Colleges the Answer for Black Students?

09/12/2012

Color Lines - September 10, 2012 Not all college educations are created equal. And as long as a university’s prestige has been associated with its exclusivity, the rungs of higher education have been racially stratified. Nowhere is this reality mor... Read more >


Education Dept. Catalogs Ideas for Improving Students' Success in College

09/12/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 11, 2012 Apparently there is no shortage of "promising and practical" ideas to help students get into, get through, and graduate from college. The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday published descri... Read more >


Financial Protection Bureau Corrects Student Loan Statistics

09/12/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 11, 2012 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced a series of amendments to its July report on private student loans, including two statistics the bureau now says were incorrect. The report, which called... Read more >


Community colleges: No room for lingerers

09/12/2012

San Francisco Chronicle - September 10, 2012 The historically wide-open doors of California's community college system will be merely ajar beginning in 2014, when enrollment priority will go to students with clear academic or vocational goals. By co... Read more >


Academy of Art sues state agency over Cal Grant eligibility

09/12/2012

California Watch - September 11, 2012 The Academy of Art University has sued the California Student Aid Commission, arguing the state agency should not have ruled the San Francisco college's students ineligible for Cal Grants in the 2012-13 academic ... Read more >


Skills gap is hampering labor market

09/10/2012

The Hill - September 9, 2012 Two recent reports underscore the complexities of the flagging labor market and provide backing for more action by policymakers to help narrow the skills gap in the workforce. A survey from the National Federation of In... Read more >


Governor signs bill allowing training benefits for laid-off teachers

09/10/2012

The Cabinet Report - September 10, 2012 Laid-off teachers will soon be able to collect unemployment benefits even while participating in specialized training under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday. SB 1291 by Sen. Noreen Evans, D-... Read more >


The Number of Indian Students Abroad Soars 256 Percent in 9 Years

09/10/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 10, 2012 The number of Indians going abroad for higher education increased 256 percent from 2000 to 2009, according to a study by one of India’s top business schools, reports The Economic Times, a new... Read more >


U.S. House Scrutinizes NLRB Over Recent Actions on Higher Education

09/10/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 10, 2012 The Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives is scrutinizing the National Labor Relations Board for its recent actions on labor organizing in higher education. The House’s Subcommitte... Read more >


How Not to Blow It With Financial Aid

09/10/2012

The Wall Street Journal - September 10, 2012 What do last year's bonus, your kids' straight As and the money grandma socked away for their education have in common? They can all hurt your chances of landing financial aid. After handing out lots of f... Read more >


Judge Orders Diploma-Mill Operator to Pay $22.7-Million in Class-Action Lawsuit

09/10/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 7, 2012 A federal judge has ordered a Pakistani man and two of his companies, Belford High School and Belford University, to pay $22.7-million in a class-action lawsuit originally filed by a Michigan woma... Read more >


Boom Times for Student Loan Debt Collection Industry

09/10/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 10, 2012 The debt collection industry is benefiting from the large numbers of people in default on their student loans, The New York Times reported. In the last fiscal year, the U.S. Education Department paid collection... Read more >


The Community College Pipeline

09/10/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 10, 2012 The notion that community colleges are key to putting students on a path to a four-year degree is not a new one; large numbers of Americans begin their postsecondary studies at two-year colleges, and transfer is ... Read more >


Private Sector Role Is at Heart of Campaigns’ Split on College Costs

09/10/2012

The New York Times - September 7, 2012 Ballots cast in November will help decide how the federal government confronts the costs of college and what role the private sector plays in higher education. Both President Obama and Mitt Romney tell st... Read more >


APSCU Responds to August Jobs Report

09/07/2012

APSCU - September 7, 2012 Washington, D.C. – Former Congressman Steve Gunderson, the president and chief executive officer of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) today released the following statement in response to... Read more >


For-profit colleges go under the microscope

09/07/2012

New Hampshire Business Review - September 7, 2012 The for-profit education industry -- the target of congressional hearings and Doonesbury cartoons -- recently has come up for some intense criticism, but the problems exposed nationally are a far cry ... Read more >


Obama Sets Goal of Slowing Tuition Hikes

09/07/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 7, 2012 In a speech accepting his nomination for re-election Thursday night, President Obama laid out an ambitious higher education goal for his second term: he said he’d “work with colleges and universities” to slo... Read more >


Pell Spending Levels Off

09/07/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 7, 2012 Pell Grants might not be such an appealing target to federal budget cutters after all, because the program’s total cost decreased last year, surprising many. The federal government spent $2.2 billion less on Pel... Read more >


Steve Gunderson: For-profit schools are the right choice for some students

09/07/2012

The Cap Times - September 7, 2012 I would like to thank the Cap Times for your recent coverage of the role that private sector colleges and universities are playing in central Wisconsin. Todd Finkelmeyer’s story, “Do for-profit schools adequatel... Read more >


Into the Future With MOOC's

09/07/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 3, 2012 In the spring of my freshman year in college, I took "Principles of Microeconomics" in Lecture Hall 1, a 400-seat auditorium. The professor was an economist and thus possessed a certain perspectiv... Read more >


Student Aid Is a Recurring Theme as Obama Outlines Plans for a Second Term

09/07/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 7, 2012 In his 38-minute speech on Thursday night, Mr. Obama told an arena brimming to its legal capacity here that “no family should have to set aside a college acceptance letter because they don’t h... Read more >


Watchdog Agency Investigates Brain-Cancer Deaths at UC-Davis

09/06/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 6, 2012 A federal watchdog agency is investigating the case of two neurosurgeons at the University of California at Davis whose patients died while undergoing an experimental treatment for brain cancer, l... Read more >