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Senate OKs bill aimed at protecting GI benefits

12/20/2012

Army Times - December 20, 2012 A landmark veterans bill aimed at protecting valuable GI Bill benefits from being wasted passed the Senate late Wednesday and is on its way to final passage in the House. The compromise bill prevents schools that recei... Read more >


Call Kurtis: My School Won’t Count Thousands Of Dollars In Classes

12/20/2012

CBS Sacramento - December 19, 2012 After spending thousands of dollars to go back to school and earn his degree, Bryan Potter said University of Phoenix woudn’t count his credits. Five credits short of his degree in business administration, Pott... Read more >


More Gifts to Iowa State’s Harkin Institute Come Under Scrutiny

12/19/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - December 18, 2012 Records obtained by the Associated Press showed that a South Korean businessman and his metals company have given $500,000 to an Iowa State University institute named for U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin. Mr... Read more >


Bill Introduced for IRS to Collect Student Loan Payments

12/19/2012

Inside Higher Ed - December 19, 2012 Representative Tom Petri, a Wisconsin Republican, introduced a bill in Congress on Monday that would restructure federal student loans, making all repayment income-based and withholding payments directly from ... Read more >


Regulating U.S. Colleges for Student Debts Seen Winning Support

12/19/2012

Bloomberg - December 18, 2012   Marco Rubio, the son of a bartender and the first in his family to go to college, just finished repaying more than $125,000 in student-loan debt from the University of Florida and theUniversity of Miami law school.... Read more >


Public Push to Save Ashford

12/19/2012

Inside Higher Ed - December 19, 2012 The new brass at Ashford University hail from public universities. And the two recently hired leaders of the for-profit institution think it has some advantages over traditional higher education, even as the univ... Read more >


Accreditor Lifts Restrictions on 10 Campuses of Career Education Corp.

12/19/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - December 18, 2012 The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges has vacated an order it issued in June threatening the accreditation of 10 campuses operated by the Career Education Corporation, the com... Read more >


College Enrollment Fell by 1.8 Percent This Fall, Report Says

12/19/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - December 18, 2012 College enrollment in the fall-2012 term dropped by 1.8 percent from a year earlier, according to areport released on Tuesday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Four-year, fo... Read more >


Accreditation Actions Increased During Financial Downturn

12/19/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - December 18, 2012 The number of sanctions from national accrediting agencies increased by nearly 50 percent from 2008 to 2011, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service. Nearly 80 colleges were s... Read more >


Consumer Protection Bureau to Examine Private Lenders

12/19/2012

Inside Higher Ed - December 18, 2012 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday released the procedures the agency will use to scrutinize lenders of private student loans, as well as the servicers for federally guaranteed loans, to ensure ... Read more >


'Cliff' event would likely put state in recession

12/18/2012

Orange County Register - December 17, 2012 Battered by budget deficits and a deep recession, analysts predict California can look forward to a new year of fiscal stability and economic recovery. Unless, that is, we tumble over the "fiscal cliff." Th... Read more >


Colleges' Concerted Campaign for Ignorance

12/18/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - December 17, 2012 Four years ago, Congress passed one of the worst laws in the modern history of higher education. Under the title "Database of Student Information Prohibited," the omnibus 2008 Higher Education Op... Read more >


With a Supermajority, California Democrats Begin to Make Plans

12/18/2012

The New York Times - December 16, 2012 The Democratic Party has controlled the California Legislature for a nearly unbroken stretch of 42 years. Yet control goes only so far: it takes two-thirds of the Legislature to enact a host of important leg... Read more >


Low-Cost Option for Working Adults

12/18/2012

Inside Higher Ed - December 17, 2012 By forgoing federal financial aid and awarding credits to students based on the skills and knowledge they prove they have mastered rather than the amount of time they spend in courses, UniversityNow is trying to ... Read more >


Californian’s $609,000 Check Shows True Retirement Cost

12/14/2012

Bloomberg - December 13, 2012 When psychiatrist Gertrudis Agcaoili retired last year from a state mental hospital in Napa, California, she took with her a $608,821 check for unused leave banked in a career that spanned three decades. She wasn’t al... Read more >


2013 LEGISLATIVE POLICY CONFERENCE

12/12/2012

APRIL 8-9, 2013 HILTON SACRAMENTO ARDEN WEST Download the CAPPS 2013 LPC Program Booklet. The following conference slide presentations are available for download in the CAPPS Members Section. Federal Update: Congressional and Regulatory Expectatio... Read more >


College Tuition, Priced Like a Cellphone Plan

12/12/2012

Smart Money - December 10, 2012 While $199 might cover just a single credit (or much less) at a typical college, the same fee buys a month of unlimited classes at New Charter University, one of two online schools by startup firm UniversityNow. The pr... Read more >


California lost more people to other states than it gained in 2011

12/10/2012

The Sacramento Bee - December 10, 2012 About 100,000 more Californians moved to another state in 2011 than California gained from other states, a new Census Bureau report reveals. However, more than a quarter-million persons relocated into Californ... Read more >


Living Cheap Enough?

12/10/2012

Inside Higher Ed - December 10, 2012 With national student debt now surpassing credit card debt and possibly reducing graduate school enrollment, discussions about debt have moved out of institutional financial aid offices and into the larger discour... Read more >


Who Will Hold Colleges Accountable?

12/10/2012

The New York Times - December 9, 2012 LAST month The Chronicle of Higher Education published a damninginvestigation of college athletes across the nation who were maintaining their eligibility by taking cheap, easy online courses from an obscure jun... Read more >


Police Kill Grad Student at Cal State San Bernardino

12/10/2012

Inside Higher Ed - December 10, 2012 Campus police officers shot and killed a 38-year-old male graduate student at California State University at San Bernardino, The Press-Enterprise reported. Authorities said that the officers responded to a distu... Read more >


Logo Revolt

12/10/2012

Inside Higher Ed - December 10, 2012 One student posted a comment at The Daily Californian, the student newspaper at the University of California at Berkeley, comparing the new logo for the University of California System to the loading icon on You... Read more >


Defense Dept.'s New Agreement on Tuition Aid Waters Down Controversial Rules

12/10/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - December 7, 2012 Under pressure from higher-education groups, the Department of Defense has issued a watered-down version of final requirements that colleges must meet if they want to enroll active-duty members of ... Read more >


State considers shorter service for under-prepared teachers

12/07/2012

The Bay Citizen - December 7, 2012 Under proposals the state's teacher credentialing agency is set to consider today, school districts would need to show on a case-by-case basis that no fully credentialed teachers are available before they resort to... Read more >


California eighth-grade students score fifth from bottom in national vocabulary tests

12/07/2012

Silicon Valley Mercury News - December 6, 2012 California ranks fifth-lowest in the nation in students' vocabulary -- a critical part of reading, according to results of national standardized tests released Thursday. Overall, California fourth-grader... Read more >


New DOD Memorandum on Tuition Assistance

12/07/2012

Inside Higher Ed - December 7, 2012 In April, the Department of Defense said it would issue a revised version of the memorandum of understanding that colleges and universities must sign to participate in military tuition assistance programs in orde... Read more >


Digital Badging for Veterans

12/07/2012

Inside Higher Ed - December 7, 2012 It can be difficult for veterans to explain the skills and training they received in the military to potential employers. A new website attempts to bridge that gap by giving veterans digital “badges” that recog... Read more >


Judge Backs Finding That Accreditor Misled U.S. on For-Profit College

12/07/2012

Inside Higher Ed - December 7, 2012 A federal district judge on Thursday upheld a bankruptcy court's ruling last summer that an accrediting agency had made false representations to the U.S. Education Department that helped lead to the demise of Dec... Read more >


University of Phoenix builds relationships with community colleges

12/06/2012

The Colorado Independent - December 5, 2012 The University of Phoenix plans to roll out more than 100 new partnerships with community colleges in the coming year – a strategy that, if successful, will provide a much-needed financial and reputationa... Read more >


LAO says adult education needs comprehensive restructuring

12/06/2012

SI&A Cabinet Report - December 6, 2012 The Legislature’s effort in 2009 to give cash-strapped schools flexibility in the use of billions of dollars in categorical money has helped diminish the status of adult education programs operated by K-12... Read more >


Starting Date Is Set for Obama's 'Pay as You Earn' Student-Loan Plan

12/06/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Eduction - December 6, 2012 Eligible borrowers of federal student loans will able to enroll in President Obama's "Pay as You Earn" program starting on December 21, the Department of Education is expected to officially announc... Read more >


Veterans Affairs Dept. Trademarks ‘GI Bill’

12/06/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - December 6, 2012 The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said this week that it had registered “GI Bill” as a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, following a request this past spring from a... Read more >


UCLA Anderson Forecast says Prop 30 will be slight drag on state economy

12/05/2012

Silicon Valley Mercury News - December 5, 2012 Proposition 30, the tax-raising measure voters approved by a comfortable margin in last month's election, will slow economic growth in California but won't derail the fledgling recovery, a study released... Read more >


More Cracks in the Credit Hour

12/05/2012

Inside Higher Ed - December 5, 2012 The foundation that created the credit hour in 1906 now wants to rethink it, with a shift that might help competency-based higher education. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching on Tuesday annou... Read more >


It's Me Against My Students

12/05/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - December 4, 2012 Question: I can't stop this feeling anymore: I hate my students. Now what? Answer: Maybe you just have a bad class this semester. Or do these feelings infiltrate every corner of your life? Do you... Read more >


Providers of Free MOOC's Now Charge Employers for Access to Student Data

12/05/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - December 4, 2012 Providers of free online courses are officially in the headhunting business, bringing in revenue by selling to employers information about high-performing students who might be a good fit for open ... Read more >


Rethinking Grants and Loans

12/05/2012

Inside Higher Ed - December 5, 2012 A report released today calls for an overhaul of the federal financial aid system, including ending subsidized loans, enrolling students in income-based repayment, and directing the savings from the changes to th... Read more >


The "skills gap": As bad as (almost) everyone thinks

12/05/2012

CNN - December 5, 2012 It is becoming a common complaint among CEOs and other top corporate executives: They can't find enough skilled workers. One economist recently told Fortune he has job openings in the hot area of data analytics that have gone... Read more >


Scrambling to Understand Veterans

12/05/2012

Inside Higher Ed - December 4, 2012 Most colleges are failing to track the performance of their students who are veterans or active-duty members of the military, according to the results of a new survey, and most do not understand what can trip them ... Read more >


House Bill Would Make Major Changes in Student-Loan Debt Collection

12/05/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - December 5, 2012 A bill that Rep. Thomas E. Petri plans to introduce as soon as this week would essentially eliminate the Education Department’s need to hire private agencies to collect student-loan debt, by repl... Read more >


New Scholarship Helps Student-Veterans Who Say For-Profit Colleges Victimized Them

11/30/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - November 30, 2012 A nonprofit foundation has established a scholarship program with an unusually narrow purpose: helping student-veterans who say they were defrauded or misled by for-profit colleges. The Veterans... Read more >


A $10,000 Platform

11/30/2012

Inside Higher Ed - November 30, 2012 When Florida Governor Rick Scott announced earlier this week the creation of two four-year, $10,000 bachelor’s degree programs in Florida, he could have easily been mistaken for another Republican governor nam... Read more >


Congressman Examines Private Student Lending

11/30/2012

Inside Higher Ed - November 30, 2012 Representative George Miller, a California Democrat and the senior member of his party on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, has requested information from private student lenders about how they in... Read more >


Can President Obama and Mitch McConnell overcome bad blood?

11/29/2012

Politico - November 29, 2012 Shortly before Thanksgiving, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered a blunt message in a private phone call to President Barack Obama: You won only four out of 120 Kentucky counties and lost many senators’ hom... Read more >


U.S. for-profit colleges spend big on marketing while slashing other costs

11/29/2012

Chicago Tribune - November 28, 2012 Google's biggest advertiser is neither a bank nor a retailer. It's the for-profit University of Phoenix, which has recently been spending nearly $400,000 a day on ads, according to search analytics firm SpyFu, more... Read more >


Wielding 'Power Users'

11/29/2012

Inside Higher Ed - November 29, 2012 Nils De Jonghe is a busy student these days. Since the spring he has registered for 32 courses, the equivalent of a typical bachelor’s degree, and he aims to have completed nearly all of them by the end of next ... Read more >


The (Needless?) Frenzy

11/29/2012

Inside Higher Ed - November 27, 2012 More applications. More stress. Less certainty. For colleges and for college applicants, the admissions process has become more complicated, and that's reflected in much of the data in the "2012 State of College A... Read more >


New Chairs for House Committees

11/29/2012

Inside Higher Ed - November 29, 2012 Republicans in the House of Representatives nominated congressmen for leadership positions Wednesday, including several for key posts related in some way to higher education. Representative Lamar Smith of Texas ... Read more >


Private Colleges Urge Changes to U.S. Test of Institutions' Finances

11/29/2012

Inside Higher Ed - November 29, 2012 A task force convened by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities released a final report Wednesday that recommends changes to the Department of Education's annual financial responsibili... Read more >


Federal Student Lending Swells

11/28/2012

Wall Street Journal - November 28, 2012 The federal lending program designed to make college education available to everyone is creating a pile of debt so large it is fanning worries that it has become too easy to borrow too much. U.S. student... Read more >


Lessons From America’s First Fiscal Cliff

11/28/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - November 28, 2012 America faced its first fiscal cliff in 1893. The date should be familiar. It was the start of the Panic of 1893, and it led to the biggest shift ever in the composition of the U.S. Congress. Cont... Read more >


How Republicans could shut the Senate down, if they wanted to

11/28/2012

The Washington Post - November 27, 2012 Could Republicans shut the Senate down if they wanted to? All of the sudden, that’s not such an idle question. Nice place you got there. Shame if anyone… went nuclear. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) As we’ve... Read more >


Americans Are Proud of U.S. Colleges but Not of Their Direction

11/27/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - November 27, 2012 Amid recession-era challenges in higher education and concerns about the nation's competitiveness, Americans are simultaneously proud of colleges in the United States and critical of the direction... Read more >


The Democratic Party’s Problem with White Folks

11/27/2012

Fox & Hounds - November 26, 2012 Demographics cuts both ways.  While numerous commentators have skewered Republicans for alienating Latino and other minority voters in 2012, and the GOP is paying a huge price for it, there is another important d... Read more >


ICYMI: Steve Gunderson's Op-Ed in Roll Call

11/27/2012

In case you missed it, Roll Call published an op-ed by former Congressman Steve Gunderson, the president and CEO of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU).  The op-ed discusses the important role of private sector co... Read more >


Grantham University Hosts Blue Ribbon Task Force for Military and Veterans Education

11/27/2012

PRWEB - November 27, 2012 On Wednesday, November 28th, 2012, Grantham University is hosting the inaugural meeting of the Blue Ribbon Task Force for Military and Veterans Education at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo. What: Establish... Read more >


States post grads' pay by college and degree

11/27/2012

USA Today - November 26, 2012 Eager to assess the value of a college education, a small but growing number of states are publishing databases comparing the earning power of degrees for recent graduates based on where they went to school. Virginia and... Read more >


Supreme Court Revives Liberty U.’s Challenge to Health-Care Law

11/27/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - November 26, 2012 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit had dismissed the Christian institution’s challenge to the Obama administration’s health-care overhaul, saying that the lawsuit was premature. ... Read more >


McGraw-Hill Education Sold for $2.5 Billion

11/27/2012

Inside Higher Ed - November 27, 2012 The McGraw-Hill Companies has sold its education division to Apollo Global Management for $2.5 billion, the companies announced Monday. Lloyd G. (Buzz) Waterhouse, president and CEO of McGraw-Hill Education, sai... Read more >


No More Mr. Nice Guy

11/27/2012

Inside Higher Ed - November 27, 2012 Ozarks Technical Community College is naming names in a marketing campaign that touts how its tuition stacks up against for-profits. A TV commercial the college unveiled last week compares the $3,300 annual cost... Read more >


McGraw-Hill to Sell Education Arm for $2.5-Billion

11/27/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - November 26, 2012 The company has agreed to sell its education unit to the private-equity firm Apollo Global Management. The two parties reached the deal after McGraw-Hill entertained offers including a bid from th... Read more >


Solano College to recruit higher-paying international students

11/21/2012

The Bay Citizen - November 21, 2012 Solano College will pay a consultant more than $100,000 over two years to recruit international students from Asia – at a time when the community colleges have undergone severe budget cuts and many in-state stud... Read more >


Why college grads are heading back...to community college

11/21/2012

CNN Money - November 20, 2012 In the aftermath of the Great Recession, thousands of students have learned the bitter lesson that the college degrees they paid for do not guarantee a steady job. In response, many have opted for grad school to give the... Read more >


New Statement on Accreditation and Academic Freedom

11/21/2012

Inside Higher Ed - November 21, 2012 The Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the American Association of University Professors on Tuesday released a joint statement affirming the importance of academic freedom in higher education, and th... Read more >


Census: Over 250,000 young California college grads working menial jobs

11/21/2012

The Sacramento Bee - November 19, 2012 The number of young college grads working as waiters in California almost doubled between 2006 and 2011. So did the number of retail sales clerks. About 260,000 California college grads under 30 worked on the fr... Read more >


OPINION California Politics: Turkey of the Year Awards

11/21/2012

NBC4 - November 20, 2012 It’s that time of year again, when families gather around the groaning board to give thanks for…whatever. And we bestow our annual “Turkeys of the Year” awards on some deserving political animals. Here we go. • Mitt... Read more >


Education Department Adopts Crucial Reform for Disabled Borrowers

11/19/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2012 The Education Department has enacted a crucial reform on behalf of borrowers who become disabled, issuing new rules this month that will make it easier for those borrowers to get their federal stu... Read more >


What's Next for the Pell Grant?

11/19/2012

Inside Higher Ed - November 16, 2012 It’s been a nail-biting few years for Pell Grant advocates, as Congressional budget crisis after Congressional budget crisis raised the specter of deep cuts to the major federal financial aid program for low-inc... Read more >


Elite Online Courses for Cash and Credit

11/19/2012

Inside Higher Ed - November 16, 2012 A consortium of 10 top-tier universities will soon offer fully online, credit-bearing undergraduate courses through a partnership with 2U, a company that facilitates online learning. Any students enrolled at an ... Read more >


Quest for Good Graduation Data Will Be Key to Next Higher Education Act

11/19/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2012 As the limits of federal data on college completion have become more apparent, policy makers are seeking better means to gauge students' success, especially as Congress prepares in 2013 for the ne... Read more >


Democrats win supermajority in California Assembly

11/19/2012

Silicon Valley Mercury News - November 14, 2012 Democrats have gained a supermajority in both houses of the California Legislature for the first time since the 19th century, after the Assembly reached the critical two-thirds threshold Wednesday. That... Read more >


Full Time Work Disappearing in California

11/19/2012

Fox & Hounds - November 15, 2012 Earlier this month when the national unemployment numbers were announced, most of the California media put forward an upbeat narrative of continued job recovery, noting the national unemployment rate number (7.9%,... Read more >


Saving Financial Aid for ‘Swirling’ Students

11/19/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2012 Recently Congress took action to contain the rising costs of the Pell Grant program by cutting the number of semesters students can receive the grant from 18 to 12. Thus students are given the equ... Read more >


American Career College Will Present GED Certificates To 50 ACC GED Preparation Program Graduates

11/19/2012

The Wall Street Journal - November 14, 2012 American Career College is set to graduate 50 students from its no-cost GED (General Education Development) preparation program this Friday, November 16th, at ACC's Los Angeles campus at 4021 Rosewood Ave. ... Read more >


Why High School Students Drop Out and Efforts to Re-Engage

11/19/2012

Education Week - November 14, 2012 Parenthood—either being a parent or missing out on parental support—is the leading reason cited by dropouts for leaving school, according to a new survey. The 2012 High School Dropouts in America survey was r... Read more >


NewSchool of Architecture Planning New International Programs

11/19/2012

San Diego Business Journal - November 14, 2012 NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego has announced new global design education offerings, being developed in collaboration with Domus Academy in Italy and Media Design School in New Zealand... Read more >


Romney Attributes Loss in Part to Obama 'Gifts' to Students

11/19/2012

Inside Higher Ed - November 15, 2012 In a conference call with his major donors on Wednesday, Governor Mitt Romney attributed his presidential campaign loss in part to President Obama's "gifts" to various voting groups, including students, Th... Read more >


New Graduates Will Face Sluggish Job Market Amid Uncertainty, Survey Finds

11/19/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2012 The job market for new graduates at all degree levels is projected to grow by about 3 percent in 2012-13, a small increase and not unlike last year's figure. But while the numbers look similar, em... Read more >


Economy Affects Students' Academic Performance as Well as Spending Decisions

11/19/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2012 Like many Americans caught up in the economic downturn, college students are worried about money. Now research indicates that financial worries may affect their academic performance. This year's N... Read more >


Getting More Complete

11/19/2012

Inside Higher Ed - November 15, 2012 New and improved data show that America is doing better on college completion than had previously been revealed, according to a major report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. But plenty of... Read more >


Cal State and UC fee hikes off the table, for now

11/15/2012

Contra Costa Times - November 13, 2012 Students weren't the only ones pushing back against a Cal State University plan to create space for more students by levying fees on those who take too long to graduate. Gov. Jerry Brown -- whose Proposition 30 ... Read more >


Student Loan Hurdles for Members of Military

11/15/2012

The New York Times - November 13, 2012 You would think that military members who are actively serving their country shouldn’t have to spend time arguing with their student loan servicing company, right? Apparently, that’s not the case. A recent r... Read more >


American Council on Education May Recommend Some Course Offerings for College Credit

11/13/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - November 13, 2012 The American Council on Education has agreed to review a handful of free online courses offered by elite universities and may recommend that other colleges grant credit for them. The move could le... Read more >


Skills Gap: No Big Deal, If ...

11/13/2012

Bloomberg Businessweek - November 12, 2012 The much talked-about “skills gap” in the U.S. is more limited than many people think and shouldn’t prevent, or even stall, the U.S. manufacturing renaissance, at least for a while. More severe shortag... Read more >


For-profit Career Education Corp. to close 23 campuses

11/13/2012

The Sacramento Bee - November 13, 2012 For-profit college giant Career Education Corp. announced that it will close 23 of its 90 campuses and eliminate 900 jobs after the company reported a net loss this quarter of $33 million and a 23 percent drop i... Read more >


Have Degree, Will Work

11/13/2012

Inside Higher Ed - November 13, 2012 A new student-directed documentary explores the difficulties international students face in attempting to work in the United States after they graduate. Students interviewed for the film describe frustrations in f... Read more >


Veterans Deserve Support, Not Politics

11/13/2012

Forbes - November 12, 2012 When members of our military return home today they benefit from a positive reception, one very different than after Vietnam. As a veteran of that war I am very pleased to see this change. We all need to respect the sacrifi... Read more >


Young voters turned the tide for Brown's Prop 30

11/13/2012

Silicon Valley Mercury News - November 11, 2012 Gov. Jerry Brown secured a convincing win for his tax initiative on last week's ballot, thanks partly to voters who might not seem like a natural constituency for the 74-year-old, lifelong politician --... Read more >


China Continues to Drive Foreign-Student Growth in the United States

11/13/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - November 12, 2012 The story, once again, is China. Thousands of mainland Chinese students in pursuit of an American education helped drive up international enrollments at colleges across the United States last fall... Read more >


New Momentum for Old Idea

11/13/2012

Inside Higher Ed - November 12, 2012 The granting of college credit for learning that occurs outside of the academic setting has become an increasingly visible part of the national college completion push, with broad efforts under way in several st... Read more >


Hours after Obama wins re-election, Dow takes biggest dive of year

11/13/2012

Fox31 Denver - November 8, 2012 A sell-off on Wall Street gained momentum Wednesday, with the Dow closing below 13,000 for the first time in three months, as investors focused on how President Obama plans to avoid the fiscal cliff after he won re-ele... Read more >


Layoffs and Campus Closures for Career Education Corp.

11/13/2012

Inside Higher Ed - November 9, 2012 Career Education Corp. on Thursday announced that it would close 23 of 90 campuses and lay off 900 employees to cope with declining revenue and enrollment. The for-profit chain has been hit hard by what a company... Read more >


Super majorities give California Democrats power to tax.

11/08/2012

Mercury News.com – November 8, 2012 SACRAMENTO -- The passage of Proposition 30 was not only a deeply personal triumph for Gov. Jerry Brown, who spent the last several weeks campaigning furiously for his tax-hike initiative. It was also a symbolic ... Read more >


Cal State mulls 3 fee hikes to push graduation.

11/08/2012

Fresnobee.com – November 8, 2012 LOS ANGELES -- California State University is considering three new fee hikes designed to push students to earn their degrees faster and free up an estimated 18,000 enrollment slots, officials said Thursday. "We hav... Read more >


California just became a one-party state.

11/08/2012

Reuters – November 8, 2012 Governor Jerry Brown and his Democratic allies on Tuesday won a mandate that might be the envy of President Barack Obama, turning the nation's bluest state into one in which Democrats will likely have all but complete pol... Read more >


Golden Day for the Golden State?

11/08/2012

Inside Higher Ed – November 8, 2012 California state leaders gave their voters a simple but politically perilous proposition: If you want to continue to have a public higher education structure that many consider the best in the world, then you hav... Read more >


Research Student Aid Before You Reform

11/08/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education – November 5, 2012 After four years of significant growth, the Pell Grant program faces in 2014 what has been called a "funding cliff." The looming shortfall has set off a heated debate about how to put the program... Read more >


With Proposition 30 Approved, California's Public Colleges Now Look to Rebuild

11/08/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education – November 7, 2012 The administrators of California's state higher-education system awoke Wednesday morning to unexpectedly good news: Against predictions, the ballot measure known as Proposition 30 had been approv... Read more >


How bad is it?

11/08/2012

Inside Higher Ed – November 8, 2012 Just how bad has the student loan burden become? Rhetoric of crisis dominates the current popular discourse, while a few voices call for calm, noting that the average amount of student indebtedness is roughly equ... Read more >


Five Issues Facing Arne Duncan in a Second Term

11/08/2012

Education Week – November 7, 2012 U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has maintained that he would stick around for a second term if President Barack Obama is re-elected and asks him to stay on. Now, Duncan has that chance. During the next four... Read more >