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Plan Seeks to Streamline Transfer of Online Courses Across State Lines

06/21/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - June 20, 2012 - by Ben Pokross Leaders in online education are nearing completion of a plan to streamline the procedures required to offer classes in multiple states, saving colleges time and money. To gain appro... Read more >


New Gainful Employment Regulations May Impact College Students

06/21/2012

US News and World Report - June 20, 2012 The Student Loan Ranger has talked a lot about the fact that, absent government intervention, the interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1. We haven't ta... Read more >


Boxer Moves To Prevent Misuse Of "G.I. Bill" Phrase By Colleges

06/21/2012

KHTS AM1220 - June 20, 2012 Today, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), co-chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus, joined with Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA), Mark Begich (D-AK), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Dia... Read more >


“It Takes a Village” To Get a Job in California Today

06/19/2012

Fox&Hounds - June 19, 2012 - by Michael Bernick These days to get a job in California it takes use of job search boards and social media techniques.  It takes use of networks of business associates and acquaintances. When financially possible, i... Read more >


Has Nursing Been Overhyped As A Career Choice?

06/19/2012

Forbes - June 18, 2012 - by Alison Griswold In a time of nationwide high unemployment and economic uncertainty, job forecasts have consistently pegged nursing as a promising sector largely immune to the woes of the recession. Technological advances, ... Read more >


How this job market could scar a generation

06/19/2012

USA TODAY - June 19, 2012 - by Chuck Raasch Megan Silsby earned a biology degree last month from Virginia Tech, and she considers herself a full-time worker even though she hasn't landed a job in this rough economy. Every day at 8 a.m., Silsby, 22, h... Read more >


U.S. Olympic Team’s surprising school sponsor

06/19/2012

The Washington Post - June 19, 2012 - by Valerie Strauss The United States Olympic Team has more than 30 official sponsors, but only one of them is a school. And the choice says a lot about where education is heading these days. In the past, Team USA... Read more >


Corinthian Colleges to sell 2 WyoTech campuses

06/19/2012

Reuters - June 19, 2012 Corinthian - known for its Everest, Heald and WyoTech campuses - said it would sell its WyoTech campuses in Sacramento, California and Daytona Beach, Florida. WyoTech campuses offer courses in automotive training. The company ... Read more >


Overkill on Remediation?

06/19/2012

Inside Higher Ed - June 19, 2012 - by Paul Fain Complete College America is on a crusade to improve remedial education, which it says is hopelessly broken and failing students. The group has had big successes in a campaign that is gathering stea... Read more >


Eileen Ambrose: College-aid letters need more clarity

06/18/2012

The Sacramento Bee - June 18, 2012 - by Eileen Ambrose When you buy a house, you know the price and your monthly payment. The same with a car. But when it comes to a college education, students often don't have a clear idea of what they'll end up pay... Read more >


Young illegal immigrants’ amnesty could tighten competition for jobs, college

06/18/2012

The Washington Post - June 15, 2012 - by Pamela Constable President Obama has just opened a floodgate of opportunity for young illegal immigrants in the United States, but could it squeeze the aspirations of legal Americans in the process? Across the... Read more >


Job Hunt: Many adults are headed back to the classroom

06/18/2012

NorthJersey.com - June 15, 2012 Once you've made the big decision to juggle life's demands and return to school, you will need a dedicated space to complete assignments. If taking online classes, you'll need your own computer and Internet access.The ... Read more >


Boosting paychecks without a degree

06/18/2012

azcentral.com - June 15, 2012 - by Jane S. Shaw It seems as though every day we hear bad news about higher education. Tuition is rising, nearly 40 percent of all college students fail to graduate even in six years, and many of those who do graduate c... Read more >


Sallie Mae Offers Financial Checklist For New College Graduates

06/15/2012

The Street - June 14, 2012 Two recent surveys indicate that companies plan to hire more new college grads this year than they did in the past two years. That’s good news for the more than 3.4 million college students who graduated in the 2011-2012 ... Read more >


Court of Appeals reverses in part Department of Education's efforts to expand misrepresentation rules

06/15/2012

Lexology.com - June 12, 2012 Dow Lohnes PLLC, Gregory Ferenbach and Paul Thompson Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued its long-awaited decision in the case brought by the Association of Private Sector Colleges and... Read more >


Education Department Releases New Data on College Costs

06/15/2012

US News & World Report - June 13, 2012 - by Catherine Groux As more college graduates find themselves in an overwhelming amount of debt, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has made it a priority to bring more transparency to college costs. In... Read more >


Education-Spending Bill Advances in the Senate

06/15/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - June 14, 2012 - by Kelly Field The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a spending bill on Thursday that would increase the maximum Pell Grant by $85 in the 2013 fiscal year and give $100-million more in funds t... Read more >


Rare Union Win in For-Profit Sector

06/15/2012

Inside Higher Ed - June 15, 2012 - by Scott Jaschik Faculty unions have struggled to make inroads in for-profit higher education. Organizing drives have been few and far between. One of the last major efforts was by the American Federation of Teacher... Read more >


Is Perestroika Coming In California?

06/14/2012

Forbes - June 11, 2012 - by Joel Kotkin When Jerry Brown was elected governor for a third time in 2010, there was widespread hope that he would repair the state’s crumbling and dysfunctional political edifice. But instead of becoming a Californian ... Read more >


Many Foreign Students Are Friendless in the U.S., Study Finds

06/14/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - June 14, 2012 - by Karin Fischer More than one in three foreign students in a new survey say they have no close U.S. friends, and many say they wish they had more, and more-meaningful, relationships with Americans... Read more >


The Most Important Challenge For Colleges Isn't Price—It's Attention

06/14/2012

The Atlantic - June 13, 2012 - by Kara Miller This is one of my favorite anecdotes: Last year, the University of Phoenix enlisted renowned Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen to record a lecture. The university reserved a harbor-vie... Read more >


In California, a for-profit college battles for tax dollars

06/14/2012

The American Independent - June 13, 2012 - by Sarah Pavlus The nation’s largest for-profit college is aggressively lobbying against a proposal in California that would disqualify it and other proprietary schools from a key state financial aid progr... Read more >


VA scrambles as education pact deadline looms

06/13/2012

Marine Corps Times - June 13, 2012 - by Cid Standifer The Veterans Affairs Department is still unsure about the ramifications of President Obama’s “Principles of Excellence,” VA’s director of education services told Congress on Wednesday, ev... Read more >


States Asked to Discuss Private Student-Loans

06/13/2012

Bloomberg Businessweek - June 13, 2012 - by Janet Lorin The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is asking state attorneys general, schools and advocacy groups to share information about complaints over private student loans. The federal agency has b... Read more >


Expanding the role of community colleges in adult school programs

06/13/2012

EdSource - June 12, 2012 - by Susan Frey As school districts throughout California make major cuts or consider abandoning their adult schools, advocates for adult education programs are searching for ways to prevent their demise, including a possible... Read more >


2013 Budget Takes Step in Senate

06/13/2012

Inside Higher Ed - June 13, 2012 - by Libby A. Nelson A Senate subcommittee approved a $68.5 billion budget for the Education Department for fiscal year 2013 on Tuesday, funding that would increase the maximum Pell Grant but falls short of the Obama ... Read more >


In the Wake of the Great Recession, Wealthy Families Bounce Back, While Middle-Income Families Fall Further Behind

06/13/2012

California Budget Project - June 12, 2012 - by Sam Sellers Recently released data from the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) illustrate that the wealthiest Californians started to recover from the Great Recession in 2010, while middle-income Californians con... Read more >


The Wall Street Journal Editorial on Gainful Employment

06/13/2012

Wall Street Journal - June 12, 2012 Student Loans and Double Standards President Obama likes to say that everyone in America should "play by the same rules." Okay, so then why does the Administration's new student-loan rule apply to for-profit colleg... Read more >


Accreditor Threatens 10 Colleges Owned by Career Education Corp.

06/13/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - June 13, 2012 The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges has demanded that 10 institutions operated by the Career Education Corporation “show cause”—i.e., justify—why their accreditation sho... Read more >


APSCU Response to the May 29 Attorneys General Letter

06/13/2012

Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities On May 29, 2012, 22 Attorneys General cosigned a letter led by Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway. APSCU believes several points in the letter are inaccurate and misleading. The following is ... Read more >


For-Profit Institutions Are Tops for Awarding Bachelor's Degrees to Minorities

06/13/2012

National Journal - June 12, 2012 - by Doris Nhan The University of Phoenix awarded the most bachelor's degrees to minorities in the 2010-11 school year, according to a new report. The ranking reflects an important trend: A growing number of minoritie... Read more >


In 2nd Year of Rankings, Education Dept. Lists Cheapest and Costliest Colleges

06/13/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - June 12, 2012 - by Kelly Field The Education Department released Round 2 of its college-cost data on Tuesday, publishing lists of the most- and least-expensive colleges, by sector. The lists, which Congress ordere... Read more >


APSCU Issues New Oversight Tenets For Veteran Success

06/12/2012

Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities - June 11, 2012 Career Colleges & Universities Establish Principles & Offer Insight For Upcoming Senate Hearing (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Univ... Read more >


Adult schools targeted as school districts find ways to trim budgets

06/11/2012

San Gabriel Valley Tribune - June 9, 2012 - by Maritza Velazquez Their stories may be different, but the goal of many students attending local adult schools is the same - getting a shot at a better life. But with local school districts slashing adult... Read more >


New Course in College Costs

06/11/2012

The Wall Street Journal - June 10, 2012 - by Josh Mitchell Rising student debt levels and fresh academic research have brought greater scrutiny to the question of whether the federal government's expanding student-aid programs are driving up college ... Read more >


Military Agencies Irk Campus Officials Seeking Clarity on Education Benefits

06/08/2012

Inside Higher Ed - June 8, 2012 Veterans' affairs and financial aid officers hoping for a clearer understanding of the requirements of an Obama administration executive order on recruiting of veterans and service members were left wanting (and f... Read more >


Streamlining Management at California's Community Colleges

06/08/2012

Inside Higher Ed - June 8, 2012 California's community colleges need a stronger central office, more authority for local governing boards and less decision-making power for academic senates, according to new report by a council of business and civic ... Read more >


APSCU on Appellate Court Ruling

06/08/2012

Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities - June 8, 2012 As you know, earlier this week we won an important victory in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.  This ruling makes clear that the Department of Education must op... Read more >


Obama: 'Congress can't just sit on their hands'

06/07/2012

USA Today - June 7, 2012 - by David Jackson President Obama sought today to place some of the blame for a struggling economy on Congress, saying its refusal to act on parts of his jobs bill has helped keep unemployment high. "Congress can't just sit ... Read more >


GOP: Obama exploiting student-loan deadline

06/07/2012

The Washington Post- June 7, 2012 - by Dave Boyer The White House has been mum on new Republican offers to break an impasse on student loans, and President Obama’s schedule on Thursday offered a reason for the stall: It gave Mr. Obama another chanc... Read more >


Education Dept. to Ease Applications for Income-Based Loan Repayment

06/07/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - June 6, 2012 - by Michael Stratford Student-loan borrowers applying to the federal government's Income-Based Repayment program will soon be able to provide their tax information with the click of a button, the Obam... Read more >


Technical schools called gateway to college degree

06/07/2012

EnidNews.com - June 7, 2012 - by Phyllis Zorn Attending a technical school can result in a bigger payoff than getting a bachelor’s degree, according to a new study released by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. The stu... Read more >


McConnell continues to criticize Obama on student loans

06/07/2012

The Hill - June 5, 2012 - by Daniel Strauss Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) continued to accuse President Obama of failing to work with Republicans on extending student loan interest rates. McConnell's criticism came the same day that ... Read more >


A No-Cost Interest Rate Fix

06/07/2012

Inside Higher Ed - June 7, 2012 - by Jason Delisle A no-cost solution to the impasse on extending the 3.4 percent interest rate on some federal student loans is hiding in plain sight. Lawmakers can cut interest rates and lower student debt burde... Read more >


New For-Profit School Rules May Be Excessive

06/07/2012

Courthouse News Service - June 6, 2012 - by Dan McCue The D.C. Circuit handed a partial reprieve to for-profit colleges and universities that banded together against rules targeting their allegedly fraudulent practices. The Association of Private Sec... Read more >


More Accountable Accreditation

06/07/2012

Inside Higher Ed - June 7, 2012 - by Doug Lederman Two years ago, Molly Corbett Broad told a group of accreditors and campus administrators that as pressure mounted on colleges to keep prices down and productivity up, higher education leaders had bet... Read more >


Regulations Holding Back Students from Education

06/06/2012

Fox Business - June 6, 2012 APSCU CEO Steve Gunderson on the government tightening federal funding and adding stricter regulation for veterans, minority and older students at for-profit colleges.  Watch the video. ... Read more >


Administration’s Higher Education Act Rules Get Failing Grade from D.C. Circuit

06/06/2012

Judicial Review & Remedies - June 5, 2012 - by Leland E. Beck The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in a lengthy opinion today vacated or remanded significant parts of the Department of Education (DOE)’s signa... Read more >


Paying for Performance

06/06/2012

Inside Higher Ed - June 6, 2012 - by Steve Kolowich As more college students have found themselves adrift and in debt following graduation, colleges have found themselves under increasing pressure to prove their value to stingy legislators and cost-c... Read more >


Our View: Big changes in state's higher ed

06/06/2012

Merced Sun-Star - June 5, 2012 The largest community college system in the nation, 112 colleges serving 2.6 million students, is searching for a new system chancellor. Jack Scott announced his retirement in March. The largest state university system... Read more >


Schools cooperating with new order, VA says

06/06/2012

NavyTimes - June 5, 2012 - by Cid Standifer The Veterans Affairs Department has sent letters to dozens of schools explaining how it plans to administer President Obama’s recent executive order asking colleges to adhere to “principles of excellen... Read more >


Study examines vocational certificates' big rewards

06/06/2012

USA Today - June 6, 2012 - by Mary Beth Marklein Good news for new high school graduates who don't think college-level algebra or freshman English is their thing. A study released Wednesday finds that certificates awarded through short-term vocationa... Read more >


Certificates Rise to 22% of Postsecondary Credentials Awarded, Report Says

06/06/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - June 6, 2012 - by Jennifer González Certificates are the fastest growing form of postsecondary credentials in the nation, surpassing associate and master's degrees as the second most common award in higher educat... Read more >


McConnell continues to criticize Obama on student loans

06/06/2012

The Hill - June 5, 2012 - by Daniel Strauss Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) continued to accuse President Obama of failing to work with Republicans on extending student loan interest rates. McConnell's criticism came the same day that ... Read more >


White House skeptical of GOP student loan proposals

06/06/2012

The Washington Post - June 5, 2012 - by David Nakamura and Rosalind S. Helderman The Obama administration on Tuesday brushed off Republican proposals to pay for the $6 billion extension of the reduced-rate student-loan program, which expires July 1. ... Read more >


Education Secretary Targets Colleges With Low Graduation Rates

06/06/2012

The New York Times - June 5, 2012 - By Tanya Caldwell and Jacques Steinberg The Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said on Tuesday morning that the Obama administration has not done nearly enough to address the steep dropout rate among college studen... Read more >


U.S. appeals court seeks more details on college rules

06/06/2012

Reuters - June 5, 2012 A federal appeals court asked the U.S. Education Department to provide more information on a rule that prevents for-profit colleges from compensating recruiters based on the number of students they enroll. The department had no... Read more >


Appellate Court Sides With For-Profit Colleges on Tossing Out a Controversial Rule

06/06/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - June 5, 20121 - by Kelly Field For-profit colleges are celebrating a federal appeals court decision that tosses out portions of the U.S. Department of Education's controversial "program integrity" rules. In a unan... Read more >


Mixed Decision on Integrity Rules

06/06/2012

Inside Higher Ed - June 6, 2012 - by Paul Fain The primary for-profit-college trade group notched a minor court victory Tuesday in its legal challenge to aspects of the U.S. Education Department’s recently strengthened “program integrity” ... Read more >


US District Court Decision: APSCU V Secretary of Education Duncan

06/05/2012

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Civil Action No. 11-0138 (RMC) CAREER COLLEGE ASSOCIATION d/b/a ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE SECTOR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, Plaintiff, v. ARNE DUNCAN, Secretary, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, et ... Read more >


APSCU Responds To DC Appeals Court Ruling

06/05/2012

Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities - June 5, 2012 Former Congressman Steve Gunderson, the president and chief executive officer of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) today released the following s... Read more >


Future not so bright for best and brightest

06/05/2012

Capitol Weekly - June 4, 2012 - by Richard Chang For those graduating next month, the picture couldn’t be bleaker. A sour job market compounded by heavy student loan debt makes graduating from college a nightmare. “It’s like updating my Faceboo... Read more >


Investigators probe company marketing for-profit colleges to veterans

06/05/2012

The Sacramento Bee - June 5, 2012 Attorneys general in 15 states are investigating QuinStreet, a Foster City-based Internet marketing company that connects its for-profit college clients with service members and veterans looking to spend their milita... Read more >


Republicans Offer Bipartisan Solutions on Student Loan Rates

06/04/2012

Press Release - June 4, 2012 U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Monday regarding the need for the President to work with Republicans on a serious solution to rising student loan rates: “I’... Read more >


Online Classes See Cheating Go High-Tech

06/04/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - June 3, 2012 - by Jeffrey R. Young Easy A's may be even easier to score these days, with the growing popularity of online courses. Tech-savvy students are finding ways to cheat that let them ace online courses with... Read more >


Editorial: Big moment of change for higher ed in California

06/04/2012

The Sacramento Bee - June 4, 2012 The largest community college system in the nation, 112 colleges serving 2.6 million students, is searching for a new system chancellor. Jack Scott announced his retirement in March. The largest state university syst... Read more >


California Cuts Threaten the Status of Universities

06/04/2012

The New York Times - June 1, 2012 - by Jennifer Medina Class sizes have increased, courses have been cut and tuition has been raised — repeatedly. Fewer colleges are offering summer classes. Administrators rely increasingly on higher tuition from o... Read more >


Student Loan Bubble: Not as Bad as It Looks

06/04/2012

Daily Finance - June 1, 2012 - by Morgan Housel Here's a scary headline from yesterday: "Student loans soar 275% over past decade." It's true. Total student loans outstanding were $241 billion in 2002. Today, it's $904 billion, and it shows no sign o... Read more >


Unemployment up for post-2001 veterans

06/01/2012

Air Force Times - June 1, 2012 - by Rick Maze Amid announcements that the federal government is launching new initiatives to help veterans find jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the unemployment rate for Iraq- and Afghanistan-era veterans... Read more >


State Dept. Draws Criticism Over Policy on Paid Recruiters of Foreign Students

06/01/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - June 1, 2012 - by Karin Fischer The U.S. Department of State has overstepped its authority in issuing a policy against the use of paid recruiters for overseas students. That was the charge made during a panel discu... Read more >


U.S. Officials Fail to Allay Concerns Over Accreditation Rules for Language Programs

06/01/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - May 31, 2012 - by Karin Fischer U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials, speaking at an international-education conference here, did little on Thursday to clarify the confusion surrounding new requirements f... Read more >


Tomorrow’s Workforce

06/01/2012

National Journal - May 31, 2012 - by Fawn Johnson Preparing the future workforce will be arguably the next president’s most far-reaching task, as the United States adapts to a competitive global economy and a fast-evolving employment market. Over t... Read more >


When Education Means Business

06/01/2012

Georgia Trend - June 1, 2012 - by Jerry Grillo Roman Coley Davis never realized how quickly fishing could get old until it was all he had to do. So he concocted another game plan. Davis had been medically retired from the Army, with a traumatic brain... Read more >


Big Data For Higher Ed: With $4.1M From First Round, Floodgate, Former Kaplan Exec Launches Civitas Learning

06/01/2012

TechCrunch.com - May 31, 2012 - by Rip Empson As colleges and universities strain their resources to accommodate an ever-growing, diverse student body, it becomes increasingly difficult to track the progress of individual students and figure out what... Read more >


S.F. City College can't afford all its campuses

06/01/2012

San Francisco Chronicle - June 1, 2012 - by Nanette Asimov City College of San Francisco may be forced to close or combine some campuses - it has 12 of them - to help stave off a financial crisis and retain full accreditation, The Chronicle has learn... Read more >


Hill GOP leaders make new offer to Obama in fight over student loans as clock ticks away

05/31/2012

The Washington Post - May 31, 2012 Top congressional Republicans made a new offer to President Barack Obama on Thursday in their fight over heading off a doubling of interest rates on federal college loans for 7.4 million students, proposing fresh wa... Read more >


U.S. Officials Fail to Allay Concerns Over Accreditation Rules for Language Programs

05/31/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - May 31, 2012 - by Karin Fischer U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials, speaking at an international-education conference here, did little on Thursday to clarify the confusion surrounding new requirements f... Read more >


California Bills Would Put Free Textbooks Online

05/31/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - May 30, 2012 Two bills requiring online, open-source material for the top 50 college courses in California have been overwhelmingly approved by the State Senate, according to the Associated Press. The material wou... Read more >


A Gap in College Graduates Leaves Some Cities Behind

05/31/2012

The New York Times - May 30, 2012 - by Sabrina Tavernise As cities like this one try to reinvent themselves after losing large swaths of their manufacturing sectors, they are discovering that one of the most critical ingredients for a successful tran... Read more >


Revenge of the Nerds: Tech Firms Scour College Campuses for Talent

05/31/2012

The Wall Street Journal - May 31, 2012 - by Spencer E. Ante For Maxwell Hawkins, a computer science and art major at Carnegie Mellon University, the moment came in March. A technology recruiting firm sent him a letter by FedEx urging him to drop out ... Read more >


APSCU Response To Attorneys General

05/29/2012

Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities - May 29, 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 re... Read more >


Attorneys General Urge Congress to Close Military 'Loophole' at For-Profit Colleges

05/29/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - May 29, 2012 - by Goldie Blumenstyk Attorneys general for 21 states have called on Congress to close an "apparent loophole" that they say encourages for-profit colleges to use "high-pressure recruiting tactics" on... Read more >


Facing Facts

05/29/2012

Inside Higher Ed - May 29, 2012 - by Paul Fain The college “completion agenda” has helped community colleges face facts about where they fall short. But if the focus on completion gets too singular, two-year colleges run the risk of neglecting st... Read more >


Back of the Line

05/29/2012

Inside Higher Ed - May 29, 2012 - by Paul Fain Lines at San Diego Miramar College's academic counseling center are often 25 students long, with wait times stretching to two hours or more. On busy days, the center begins turning students away at ... Read more >


As He Prepares to Retire, California State's Leader Stands Up for His Decisions

05/29/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - May 28, 2012 - by Eric Kelderman Charles B. Reed, chancellor of the California State University system is retiring, but he's not backing down to his critics. "In this business, in California, you've got to be a wa... Read more >


It’s time to drop the college-for-all crusade

05/29/2012

The Washington Post - May 27, 2012 - by Robert J. Samuelson The college-for-all crusade has outlived its usefulness. Time to ditch it. Like the crusade to make all Americans homeowners, it’s now doing more harm than good. It looms as the largest mi... Read more >


College dropouts have debt but no degree

05/29/2012

The Washington Post - May 28, 2012 - by Ylan Q. Muiand Suzy Khimm As the nation amasses more than $1 trillion in student loans, education experts say a vexing new problem has emerged: A growing number of young people have a mountain of debt but no de... Read more >


For-profit school coalition retreating from K Street lobbying

05/29/2012

The Hill - May 27, 2012 - by Kevin Bogardus A prime player in the debate over for-profit schools has pulled back on its lobbying campaign. The Coalition for Educational Success, an alliance of several for-profit schools, has parted ways with a number... Read more >


Lessons from a Scandal

05/25/2012

Inside Higher Ed - May 25, 2012 - by Allie Grasgreen In the wake of the shocking child molestation scandal at Pennsylvania State University, that institution is leading the way in ensuring policies are in place to protect children on campus and ... Read more >


Berkeley Chancellor Opposes Out-of-State Limit

05/25/2012

Inside Higher Ed - May 25, 2012 Robert J. Birgeneau, the chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley, on Thursday issued a statement opposing a proposed state constitutional amendment that would limit out-of-state (including international)... Read more >


Comerica report says tech sector drives California gains

05/24/2012

The Sacramento Bee - May 23, 2012 - by Mark Glove Dallas-based Comerica Bank's California Economic Activity Index broke a streak of flat readings in March, rising nearly two points to 101. March's reading is 28 points, or 38 percent, above the index... Read more >


Approval of Gov. Jerry Brown slips in public opinion poll

05/24/2012

The Sacramento Bee - May 24, 2012 - by David Siders The honeymoon is ending for Gov. Jerry Brown. For the first time in a major California poll since Brown took office, a plurality of likely voters disapproves of the job he is doing, according to a P... Read more >


Reopening 'Yeshiva'?

05/24/2012

Inside Higher Ed - May 24, 2012 - by Scott Jaschik A divided National Labor Relations Board has requested that legal briefs be filedon whether faculty members at private colleges should be considered employees eligible for collective bargaining. Whil... Read more >


College as a Service (CaaS)

05/24/2012

Inside Higher Ed - May 24, 2012 - by Louis Soares and Amy Ostrom Henry Ford used to say that “they can have any color car they want as long as it is black.” This is industrial age, or goods-dominant, logic at work. Unfortunately, too many policy ... Read more >


Public-University Groups Form Panel on Distance-Education Regulation

05/24/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - May 23, 2012 The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the State Higher Education Executive Officers have organized a commission that will explore the regulation of postsecondary distance education.... Read more >


Romney Works to Balance Bain With General-Election Pitch

05/24/2012

Bloomberg Businessweek - May 24, 2012 - by Lisa Lerer and Julie Hirschfeld Davi Mitt Romney’s private-equity background is threatening to overshadow the policies he is pitching to voters, complicating the Republican’s efforts to present himself a... Read more >


Private Student Loans Are Becoming More Competitive

05/24/2012

Bloomberg Businessweek - May 23, 2012 - by Karen Weise Private student lenders are stepping up their game to compete directly with government loans. For several years, private lenders offered mostly variable-rate loans that students used as gap f... Read more >


Romney's Higher Ed Platform

05/24/2012

Inside Higher Ed - May 24, 2012 - by Libby A. Nelson The presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney pledged Wednesday that, if elected, he would reshape or do away with two major Obama administration higher education policy initiatives: the... Read more >


Senate revives student loan interest rate legislation

05/24/2012

The Hill - May 23, 2012 - by Daniel Strauss The Senate will vote Thursday on two competing bills that extend lower interest rates on federal student loans under a deal worked out by leaders of both parties. Neither the GOP nor Democratic bill is like... Read more >


Executive Order -- Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members

05/23/2012

The White House - Office of the Press Secretary - April 27, 2012 EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - ESTABLISHING PRINCIPLES OF EXCELLENCE FOR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS SERVING SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS, SPOUSES, AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS By the authority ve... Read more >