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Cost of Free Money

08/30/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 30, 2012 It takes a lot of money to make college inexpensive. Administrators at Long Island University, a private university in New York with multiple campuses, had to make budget cuts and are dealing with faculty pushback a... Read more >


Heard but Not Seen

08/30/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 30, 2012 Colleges and universities got plenty of attention in the Republican Party’s 2012 platform, even if most of it was negative. But higher education’s big-ticket policy issues, like student debt and regulation of f... Read more >


Ex-College Official in California Is Sentenced to 5 Years for Defrauding Students

08/30/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 29, 2012 A former director of a California college’s fire-technology program has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to repay some $443,000 to the college for overcharging students, accordin... Read more >


Survey of California Community Colleges Reveals Drastic Effects of Budget Cuts

08/30/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 29, 2012 More than 472,000 of the 2.4 million students in the California Community Colleges system were put on waiting lists for classes this fall, according to the results of a survey released on Wednesday ... Read more >


University revenues slow as students spend less on college

08/30/2012

The Strategic Sourceror - August 28, 2012 Sallie Mae recently released a survey of college students that revealed universities may see a decline in revenue from student tuition. Due to a struggling economy and the rising cost of college, students and... Read more >


Lonely Men on Campus: Student Veterans Struggle to Fit In

08/30/2012

The Atlantic - August 28, 2012 Josh Martell doesn't look like the popular kid anymore. His thick neck protrudes from a muscular body that once led the Preble Hornets of Green Bay to consecutive all-conference football titles. Tattoos now crawl up and... Read more >


U.S. colleges see opportunity as Brazil sends students abroad

08/30/2012

CNBC - August 28, 2012 U.S. colleges, holding onto a shrinking lead as the world's biggest educator of international students, are eyeing a promising new market in Brazil, an emerging economy with big hopes for the future but a shortage of skilled la... Read more >


More California community colleges stop offering federal loans

08/30/2012

The Bay Citizen - August 29, 2012 A small but growing number of California community colleges have stopped participating in the federal loan program, cutting off these borrowing options for students out of fear that rising student loan default rates ... Read more >


Helicopter App?

08/30/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 29, 2012 About half of the students who fail to graduate college in six years never even make it to their second year, according to Department of Education data. Now, a new app is aiming to help make that college transition ... Read more >


Huge Waiting Lists at California Community Colleges

08/30/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 29, 2012 About 470,000 students are on waiting lists for courses at community colleges in California, according to a survey due to be released today, The Los Angeles Times reported. The survey by the state's community coll... Read more >


California, Labor Day 2012: Why California Employers Remain Reluctant to Hire

08/30/2012

Fox&Hounds - August 29, 2012 As we head into Labor Day 2012, California is better off in several ways than it was the previous four Labor Days. Payroll job growth has continued steadily over the past year. The most recent monthly jobs report for ... Read more >


Trailer bill seeks shorter sanctions for Cal Grants eligibility

08/28/2012

California Watch - August 28, 2012 A controversial last-minute provision inserted last week into an education trailer bill could help the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a handful of other sanctioned schools regain eligibility for Cal ... Read more >


Veterans job training slots fill up quickly

08/28/2012

Army Times - August 27, 2012 The Veterans Affairs Department announced Monday it has filled 36,000 of the 45,000 job training openings available in 2012 for unemployed veterans ages 35 to 60, and it expects to have every slot filled by Sept. 30. An a... Read more >


Buyer Beware

08/28/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 28, 2012 Colleges that use agents to recruit international students should expect to attract applicants with weaker academic profiles. According to a research report released today by World Education Services, a credential... Read more >


Study Tracks 2-Year Degrees From For-Profits

08/28/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 28, 2012 Students who earn associate degrees from for-profit colleges see substantial earnings returns and, in some cases, outperform their peers who hold two-year degrees from community colleges, according to a new researc... Read more >


Worries for students in vet tech program continue

08/28/2012

Visalia Times-Delta - August 24, 2012 A would be degree-granting program that was halted earlier this week by officials at the College of the Sequoias has students saying that the college misled them. Five students this week and another back in Feb... Read more >


Obama, Romney Spar Over Private Sector's Role In Education

08/28/2012

The Huffington Post - August 26, 2012 On the campaign trail during the past week, President Barack Obama talked a lot about education. Making a bid for young voters and their parents, Obama accused Republican rival Mitt Romney of planning to slash ai... Read more >


Online Colleges Becoming More Popular for Returning College Students

08/28/2012

TellMeNews - August 24, 2012 No longer are online colleges and universities solely an option for busy parents with day jobs, looking to further career and make a better living by continuing where they left off.  Even conventional college students ... Read more >


Law of Averages

08/28/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 27, 2012 Most public high school graduates from Chicago who attend the city’s community colleges increase their odds of eventually earning a bachelor’s degree, according to a study that challenges a fairly common belie... Read more >


Don't Panic ... Yet

08/28/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 27, 2012 College administrators are justifiably worried about whether they're going to be able to balance their budgets in a changing economic landscape, and a survey released by Sallie Mae last month didn't do much to p... Read more >


Niall Ferguson: College Becoming the New Caste System

08/28/2012

The Daily Beast - August 27, 2012 School is in the air. It is the time of year when millions of apprehensive young people are crammed into their parents’ cars along with all their worldly gadgets and driven off to college. The rest of the world l... Read more >


Watch What You Tweet

08/28/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 27, 2012 California legislators last week sent a bill to the governor’s desk that would prohibit colleges from requiring students to hand over access to their social media accounts, raising the re-emerging question of ho... Read more >


Morris Brown College Files for Bankruptcy Protection

08/28/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 27, 2012 Morris Brown College has filed for federal bankruptcy protection in an effort to prevent foreclosure and to stop the college’s properties from being sold at an auction, according to The Atlanta... Read more >


Los Angeles Community Colleges Will Restart $6-Billion Construction Program

08/28/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 27, 2012 The Los Angeles Community College District will restart its $6-billion construction effort, after a long moratorium following questions about the district’s construction contracts and spending, r... Read more >


Private-sector colleges’ useful role

08/27/2012

The News & Observer - August 25, 2012 Private-sector colleges and universities have become an easy target for people like U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and others who blame them for overspending and for the nation’s lack of an educated job force. The rea... Read more >


It's skills taught at school, not profit status, that should determine attendance

08/24/2012

News Sentinel - August 24, 2012 Greg Gavin, owner of the Minnesota School of Piano Technology in St. Paul, sent me an email last month reminding me of an article I wrote about his program more than a decade ago. He trains piano tuners in 12-week ses... Read more >


California Research Assistants Closer to Union Rights

08/24/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 24, 2012 The California Senate has sent to Governor Jerry Brown legislation that would allow research assistants at the University of California and California State University systems to unionize, the Associated Press rep... Read more >


'Getting to Graduation'

08/24/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 24, 2012 The “completion agenda” has succeeded in its goal of creating urgency around the production of college credentials, and that awareness among policy makers and higher education’s big thinkers is momentum in its... Read more >


Can Brown win tax vote with doomsday talk?

08/23/2012

News10/KXTV - August 23, 2012 There's no mystery about the conventional path to getting voters to say yes to a ballot initiative: sell them on all the good things the measure does. Which is what makes Gov. Jerry Brown's still nascent campaign for his... Read more >


Foreign Grad Admissions Up 9%

08/23/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 23, 2012 For the second year in a row, graduate schools have increased the number of admissions offers they make to international graduate students by 9 percent, according to data released today by the Council of Graduate ... Read more >


Community college districts' bonds inflate taxpayers' repayments

08/23/2012

CaliforniaWatch - August 22, 2012 Several California community college districts have sold bonds that allow them to put off payments for up to 40 years, causing the total repayment to cost taxpayers from five to nine times the principal. Poway Unifie... Read more >


California’s For-Profit Two-Year Schools Are Kicking Community Colleges’ Asses

08/23/2012

Reason.com - August 23, 2012 There is a two-year college in California with a graduation rate of 72 percent. That’s a remarkable number. California’s community college graduation rate is a horrifyingly awful 25.3 percent. Pacific College, though,... Read more >


Why go to college if I can’t get a job?

08/23/2012

MarketWatch - August 23, 2012 Late summer is when parents bring their children to college. As they drive to campus they’re worried about tuition increases, the burden of student debt and whether their children will find jobs when they graduate. Som... Read more >


California Cracks Down on Colleges' Social Media Monitoring

08/23/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 23, 2012 Colleges in the Golden State would be prohibited from requesting access to students’ social media accounts under legislation passed Tuesday by the California Senate. Gov. Jerry Brown has until Sept. 30 to sign the... Read more >


Cal State Goes Online, Slowly

08/23/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 22, 2012 The largest public university system in the United States is finally realizing a vision of a centralized online hub -- but is doing so in a relatively contained way, at least at the start. The California State Unive... Read more >


What a Tech Start-Up’s Data Say About What Works in Classroom Forums

08/23/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 21, 2012 There’s big talk these days about “big data” in education—looking for patterns of behavior as students click through online classrooms and using the insights to improve instruction. One sta... Read more >


What Community Colleges Can Do to Promote Responsible Borrowing

08/23/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 22, 2012 Making federal student loans available can be a mixed bag for community colleges. On the one hand, borrowing a reasonable amount can make it possible for students to pay for college without having t... Read more >


Support Remains Soft for California Ballot Measure Crucial to Public Colleges

08/23/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 22, 2012 A California ballot measure designed to avoid deep cuts in state spending on higher education, among other costs, currently enjoys the support of 55 percent of likely voters, according to the result... Read more >


Gov. Brown’s tax measure ahead in poll, but trouble looms

08/23/2012

San Francisco Chronicle - August 22, 2012 Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax-raising Proposition 30 is in positive but shaky territory while a rival tax measure, Proposition 38, is losing by a significant margin, according to a poll released Wednesday by the P... Read more >


Ready to Feel Old?

08/22/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 21, 2012 Beloit College marks the start of new academic years by releasing its annual "mindset list" -- helping academics understand what their newest students didn't experience (except maybe from reading on Wikipedia) that ... Read more >


Broken but Useful

08/22/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 21, 2012 Remedial courses fail to prepare students for college-level work, but the remedial track may serve other purposes, according to a study newly released by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The research foun... Read more >


TEXT-S&P says rough year for the U.S. for-profit education industry

08/22/2012

REUTERS - August 21, 2012 The U.S. for-profit education industry has been struggling for the past year because of regulatory changes, broad economic uncertainty, increased competition from online education, and significant bad press, said an article ... Read more >


Analysis: New studies weigh college value and cost

08/20/2012

Fox News - August 20, 2012 Two new studies offer emphatic answers to much-discussed questions about higher education: Yes, a college degree is worth it, but yes, it's the middle-class that's getting particularly squeezed with student debt in the purs... Read more >


Dan Walters: Job injuries war looms in Capitol

08/20/2012

The Sacramento Bee - August 20, 2012 Roughly once a decade, the Capitol's perpetual skirmishing over the system that compensates workers for job-related disabilities erupts into open war – and it's happening this month. There are five major stakeho... Read more >


Emory U. Intentionally Misreported Admissions Data, Investigation Finds

08/20/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 17, 2012 Emory University intentionally misreported its admissions data for more than a decade, with the knowledge and participation of the leadership of the admission and institutional-research offices, the... Read more >


A Q + A with Steve Gunderson

08/20/2012

The Star-Ledger - August 19, 2012 For-profit schools serve a population of adults who may be the first in their family to attend college and who need the flexibility that these institutions afford to work and raise children. Many did not thrive in a ... Read more >


Anger on Campuses Greets Cal State’s Plan to Admit Only Out-of-Staters

08/17/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 17, 2012: Faculty members and students on the campuses of California State University are upset over a plan to exempt out-of-state students from an admissions freeze next spring while still barring enrollmen... Read more >


Online learning funding system cited as key barrier as lawmakers respond

08/17/2012

Cabinet Report - August 17, 2012: On the same day a blue ribbon panel on education technology cited California’s strict school funding mechanism as a key barrier, lawmakers moved legislation aimed at adding flexibility to encourage online learning.... Read more >


Dan Walters: Legislature hesitates on scandals

08/17/2012

The Sacramento Bee - August 17, 2012: Given its record on other issues – such as the deficit-ridden budget – it's not surprising that the Legislature doesn't handle scandal very well. It almost always ignores internal scandal, including its membe... Read more >


Bill to limit gifts to California lawmakers dies a quiet death

08/17/2012

The Sacramento Bee - August 17, 2012: Legislation to restrict free tickets and other gifts to lawmakers died quietly Thursday without a public vote in an election year. The measure targeted freebies ranging from golf outings to spa treatments given... Read more >


The Case for the Private Sector in School Reform

08/17/2012

The Atlantic - August 16, 2012: Given the costly chasm between the educational performance of U.S. students and those in other countries—and the shameful gap between white students and their black and Latino counterparts here at home—you'd think ... Read more >


Riding the MOOC Wave

08/17/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 17, 2012: As mayor of Rancho Mirage, Calif., Scott Hines is in charge of a town of about 17,000 people in the Coachella Valley. As the chief operating officer of World Education University, a new company that says it “will... Read more >


Number of University of California workers earning $1 million quadruples in five years

08/17/2012

The Sacramento Bee - August 14, 2012: Amid budget cuts and rising tuition, 22 University of California employees earned more than $1 million last year, up from six earning that much in 2007. Seventeen of the million-dollar earners were medical doctor... Read more >


Private institutions are diversified and innovative

08/17/2012

The Miami Herald - August 15, 2012: U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin recently released a flawed and misleading report on America’s private sector colleges and universities. It appears he and some of his staff don’t fully understand the sector’s innovative ... Read more >


Discussing 'The College Advantage'

08/17/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 16, 2012: Anthony P. Carnevale and Jamie Merisotis don't buy all the handwringing suggesting that college credentials aren't a ticket to a better life anymore. As documented in "The College Advantage," a new report that Ca... Read more >


Cost Of College Degree In U.S. Soars 12 Fold: Chart Of The Day

08/17/2012

Bloomberg - August 15, 2012: The cost of obtaining a university education in the U.S. has soared 12 fold over the past three decades, a sign the educational system is in need of reform, according to lawmakers in both parties. The CHART OF THE DAY sho... Read more >


For-Profit Schools

08/17/2012

The New York Times - August 14, 2012: Your Aug. 4 editorial “Closer Scrutiny of For-Profit Schools” maligns a critical component of postsecondary education in the United States, private sector colleges and universities. Contrary to your intimatio... Read more >


Economic downturn spotlights college advantage

08/14/2012

The Hill - August 13, 2012: The Great Recession that began in December 2007 hit America hard and exposed many of the shortcomings of our nation’s workforce. Now, a new study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, co-f... Read more >


In defense of private sector colleges

08/14/2012

The Modesto Bee - August 13, 2012: I am writing to respond to your editorial, "For-profit college risk clear in report," (Aug. 5), which praises a biased report by Sen. Tom Harkin vilifying private sector colleges and universities. Projections sugges... Read more >


Net Price vs. Out-of-Pocket

08/14/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 14, 2012: Prospective students wanting to know how much a given college will cost them might end up putting their family income and grades into a net price calculator, meant to provide a personalized idea of about how much t... Read more >


What Paul Ryan's Nomination Could Mean for Higher Education

08/14/2012

U.S. News & World Report - August 13, 2012: Recently, Mitt Romney announced that Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin representative, will be his running mate. As Ryan could potentially become the next vice president of the U.S., The Chronicle of Higher Educa... Read more >


How Much Social Networking

08/14/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 14, 2012: Social networking tools are everywhere, and a new study documents which ones are being used (and how prominently they are displayed) on the websites of highly ranked colleges and universities. Facebook is by far th... Read more >


Rejected for Being In-State

08/14/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 13, 2012: In state after state, one of the ways public colleges and universities are balancing their budgets is by aiming to admit more students from out of state (who are charged much higher tuition rates). In theory, this ... Read more >


Ryan's Higher Ed Record

08/14/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 13, 2012: With the selection of Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate Saturday morning, presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney made federal spending -- including on higher education -- a major flash point of the comi... Read more >


Paul Ryan on education policy: vouchers, for-profit colleges, local control

08/14/2012

The Washington Post - August 11, 2012: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)talks a lot about scaling back the reach of the federal government, but back in 2001, he voted in favor of No Child Left Behind, the signature education program of the George W. Bush admin... Read more >


Why More Teachers Are Getting Advanced Degrees From Online Schools

08/10/2012

State Impact - August 10, 2012 A decade ago, the University of Phoenix awarded 72 online education degrees. In ten years, that number skyrocketed to 5,976. Western Governors University didn’t award any education degrees in 2001. Last year, the onli... Read more >


Saturday's letters: For-profit schools meeting public's needs

08/10/2012

Tampa Bay Times - August 11, 2012 This editorial praises a biased report by Sen. Tom Harkin vilifying private sector colleges and universities. Projections suggest our country needs an additional 20 million workers with postsecondary education skills... Read more >


Student Debt Is Growing but Is Not a National Crisis, Speakers Say

08/10/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 9, 2012 Warnings of an impending student-loan-debt bubble are sensationalized and overblown, said panelists at a national higher education conference here on Thursday, and those false alarms are distracting ... Read more >


One state, two systems

08/10/2012

The Economist - August 11, 2012 CALIFORNIA’S public universities were once the envy of the world. Under the state’s pioneering “master plan” for higher education, signed into law in 1960, the top 12.5% of graduating high-school students in th... Read more >


Colleges Try to Give Career Advice by Virtual Inkblot Test

08/10/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 9, 2012 A new company is updating the idea of using an inkblot test to help college students choose a career. Researchers at the company, Woofound Inc., have built an application for students that uses their... Read more >


Discounts at For-Profits?

08/10/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 10, 2012 A new scholarship from Strayer University will trim about 30 percent off the cost of a degree for qualifying students. And other for-profits have also increased institutional grant aid, suggesting that the indu... Read more >


EDMC loses $1.19 billion in 4Q after impairment charges

08/09/2012

Pittsburgh Business Times – August 9, 2012 Education Management Corp. reported a loss of $1.19 billion, $9.51 a share, in its quarter as the company registered $1.25 billion in charges including a $1.12 billion impairment charge related to The Art ... Read more >


The Connection Between Quality and Completion - Head Count

08/09/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education ~ August 8, 2012 ~ Eric Hoover College completion is a complicated puzzle. Many factors—such as the preparedness of students who enroll—may help explain why a particular college has a high or low completion rate.... Read more >


College Debt Hits Well-Off - Upper-Middle-Income Households See Biggest Jumps in Student Loan Burden

08/09/2012

Wall Street Journal ~ August 9, 2012 ~ Ruth Simon and Rob Barry Rising college costs and a sagging economy are taking the biggest toll on a surprising group: upper-middle-income families. According to a Wall Street Journal analysis of recently releas... Read more >


Iowa View: Nontraditional students need opportunities, too.

08/09/2012

The Des Moines Register | DesMoinesRegister.com ~ August 8, 2012 – Kate Runge There is something to be said for the timing of the editorial “For-Profit Colleges Need More Scrutiny,” published in The Des Moines Register on Saturday, which was ac... Read more >


Another View: Senate committee report biased against for-profit colleges

08/09/2012

The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram ~ August 9, 2012 ~ John R. McKernan It is unfortunate your editorial on for-profit colleges gave an incomplete and unbalanced description of the report of Sen. Tom Harkin and the Democratic staff of t... Read more >


With NASCAR technical school visit, Romney enters for-profit college fray

08/09/2012

Nation / World News - The News Tribune ~ August 9, 2012 ~ Franco Ordonez WASHINGTON — The debate over for-profit colleges that has had members of Congress arguing for months may now be seeping into the presidential race. Republican presidential can... Read more >


Raising the Pell Grant’s Profile

08/09/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education ~ August 8, 2012 ~ Beckie Supiano The Pell Grant has a public-relations problem. Even students who receive the federal need-based grant may be in the dark about why they got it or what it means. Sara Goldrick-Rab, an... Read more >


University of Phoenix among 154 Calif. schools to lose Cal Grants

08/09/2012

Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal ~ Tuesday, August 7, 2012 ~ Lisa Sibley The California Student Aid Commission recently said about 154 schools are expected to be eliminated from participating in the student aid Cal Grant Program for the 201... Read more >


By the Numbers

08/09/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 8, 2012 - Paul Fain The top two higher education data mavens at the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics have moved on, and their departures come amid a looming reorganization that will p... Read more >


Employers post most jobs in 4 years

08/07/2012

Los Angeles Daily News - August 7, 2012 U.S. employers posted the most job openings in four years in June, a positive sign that hiring may pick up. The Labor Department said Tuesday job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 3.8 million in June, up f... Read more >


Police for-profit school abuses, but be fair

08/06/2012

The Hill - August 6, 2012 Higher education costs are rising at roughly two-and-a-half times the rate of inflation without producing dramatically improved outcomes. This is unsustainable, and for America to compete over the next 20 years, this dynami... Read more >


Five Graduate Degrees That Don't Pay Off

08/06/2012

Fox Business - June 27, 2012 In today's tough job market, many recent college graduates are enrolling in graduate programs to enhance their credentials and gain an edge with hiring managers. In some cases, the tactic may lead to lucrative job opportu... Read more >


House Bill Bans Visas to Enroll at Unaccredited Colleges

08/06/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 6, 2012 The U.S. House of Representative last week passed legislation that would bar anyone outside the U.S. from receiving a student visa to enroll at an unaccredited institution. The measure provides an exemption if the ... Read more >


Losing Ground

08/03/2012

Comstock's Magazine - August 3, 2012 On a sweltering day in mid-June, more than 100 newly minted teachers assembled for graduation at The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. The event, held for the UC Davis School of Education,... Read more >


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

08/03/2012

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


Why One Accreditor Deserves Some Credit. Really.

08/03/2012

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


Nursing Schools Face Faculty Shortage

08/03/2012

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


They Just Don’t Get It

08/03/2012

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


Colleges battle Cal Grant ineligibility

08/03/2012

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


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

08/02/2012

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


Education Tax Cut's Future Uncertain

08/02/2012

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


Schwarzenegger and USC Team Up for Think Tank

08/02/2012

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


Study Examines Six-Figure Student Debtors

08/02/2012

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


Who Gets the Credit?

08/02/2012

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


A Summer Without Pell

08/02/2012

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


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

08/02/2012

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


Carrington College promotes Holland to executive director

08/01/2012

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


The importance of post-secondary certificates

08/01/2012

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


Democrat's negative view of private sector

08/01/2012

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