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Debt Relief for Some Former Corinthian Students

12/04/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that it has granted the requests for debt forgiveness made by more than 1,300 federal student loan borrowers who attended Heald College, a subsidiary of the now-defunct for-prof... Read more >


Accreditor Fight With CFPB Moves to Federal Court

12/04/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The battle between a national accrediting organization overseeing many for-profit colleges and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now making its way through federal court. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges ... Read more >


Discriminatory Racial Preferences in College Admissions Return to the Supreme Court: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

12/04/2015

The Heritage Foundation. This term, the U.S. Supreme Court is reconsidering whether it is constitutional for the University of Texas at Austin to use race in its undergraduate admissions decisions, to the detriment of some students and the benefit o... Read more >


The Coddling of the American Mind

12/04/2015

The Atlantic. Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offen... Read more >


Learning, Not Wages

12/03/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The many current critics of higher education accreditation tend to fall into a few categories. Some -- let's call them the Marco Rubio types -- believe that the existing quality assurance system, through "cartel"-like behavior t... Read more >


Trigger Warning Skepticism

12/02/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Much of the debate thus far over trigger warnings -- the flagging of specific course content that might offend or otherwise upset students -- has centered on anecdotes, some of them obviously controversial. At Oberlin College, for ... Read more >


Department of education OKs graduation-based incentive comp, prohibits diversity enrollment-based comp

12/02/2015

Lexology. Reversing its earlier position, the U.S. Department of Education announced on Friday, Nov. 27 that it will no longer ban colleges and universities from compensating recruiters based on students’ graduation from, or completion of, educa... Read more >


Taking a Stand for Free Speech

12/01/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Several dozen Yale University faculty members on Monday issued an open letter defending the right of free speech, and offering support for Erika and Nicholas Christakis, whom some students want ousted from their positions leading... Read more >


Gainful Employment: An Unfair Rule With Bad Consequences

12/01/2015

The John William Pope Center for Higher Education. Recently, the U.S. Department of Education unveiled its controversial College Scorecard website and accompanying data. This was the first time that student salary and debt information was made ava... Read more >


Education Department's Regulatory Gimmicks Can't Change Reality: Many Students Aren't Interested

11/30/2015

Forbes. America’s national obsession with raising our “educational attainment” level leads politicians and bureaucrats to focus on the silliest of things. Lately, that has been college accreditation. On November 6, the U.S. Department of Educ... Read more >


Reversal on Recruiter Bonus Pay

11/30/2015

Inside Higher Ed. After two lawsuits by for-profit colleges, the Obama administration is backing down from its ban on colleges paying recruiters bonuses based on graduation rates. The Education Department formally announced Friday that it had re... Read more >


John McCain, Senate leaders spar over U. of Phoenix, for-profit schools

11/30/2015

AZCentral. WASHINGTON – Several Senate leaders, including Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., are squaring off with each other and the Obama administration over the conduct of University of Phoenix and other for-profit ... Read more >


On Recruiter Pay, For-Profit Colleges Win One, Lose One

11/25/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Education Department is backing down from its ban on bonuses for recruiters based on graduation rates, but standing by a prohibition on commissions tied to minority enrollments, a year after a federal judge ord... Read more >


Another Department Departure

11/25/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Jamienne S. Studley, who with Under Secretary Ted Mitchell engineered the Obama administration's surprisingly ambitious second-term higher education agenda, will leave her job this month, the department said Tuesday. Studley said ... Read more >


The Missing Low-Income Students

11/25/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Since 2008, student aid from federal and institutional sources has increased. Political and foundation leaders have also focused on the importance of a postsecondary education, and the need to increase college attainment. But in t... Read more >


Discount Much?

11/25/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Is a high discount rate a guaranteed trouble sign for colleges? Not necessarily, experts say -- sometimes colleges can leverage discounts to increase revenue, at least if they are increasing enrollment. But maintaining very high di... Read more >


Jefferson Is Next Target

11/23/2015

Inside Higher Ed. In the last week, Princeton University students who object to having Woodrow Wilson's name on an academic unit and a residential college occupied the president's office and left only when promised that the university would revi... Read more >


Republicans Question White House Panel on For-Profits

11/23/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Senator John McCain and Senator Lamar Alexander, both Republicans, last week wrote to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to seek information about what they called the "unfair targeting" of the University of Phoenix and other f... Read more >


Ed Dept. in the Hot Seat

11/19/2015

Inside Higher Ed. A top Education Department official was on the defensive Wednesday, responding to a wide range of criticisms from congressional lawmakers and government watchdogs about the department’s management of the federal student aid syste... Read more >


Challenges of an Accreditor Crackdown

11/19/2015

Inside Higher Ed. In announcing a set of new college accreditation measures earlier this month, Education Secretary Arne Duncan reiterated his criticism that accreditors are the "watchdogs that don't bite." But will the department itself have more ... Read more >


Zero Sum Priorities

11/18/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Many professors say that their administrations create and fund new, vocationally oriented programs at the expense of key academic fields, without asking for any faculty input. Not so at Montana State University, where the Faculty S... Read more >


More Findings Against Corinthian

11/18/2015

Inside Higher Ed. U.S. Department of Education officials have determined that a slew of additional campuses owned by Corinthian Colleges misrepresented job placement rates, a finding that could help some 85,000 former students have their federal loa... Read more >


College Completion Rates Decline More Rapidly

11/17/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Fewer students are earning a college credential within six years of first enrolling in college, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The nonprofit clearinghouse is able to track 96 percen... Read more >


College accrediting commission for California ousted

11/16/2015

SFGate. In a major shift for California community colleges, the system’s Board of Governors voted Monday to oust the controversial accrediting commission that has overseen campus quality for half a century and is threatening to shut down City Coll... Read more >


Education Management Corp. Will Pay $95.5 Million to Settle Whistle-Blower Lawsuit

11/16/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Education Management Corporation will pay $95.5 million to settle a 2007 lawsuit asserting that it illegally received federal student aid by paying admissions recruiters on the basis of how many students they e... Read more >


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DATA SHOWS PRIVATE SECTOR INSTITUTIONS REDUCED EDUCATION COSTS

11/13/2015

Higher Education for All. Today, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released datashowing that over the past two academic years, the private sector is the only sector in which average tuition and req... Read more >


Why veterans and servicemembers struggle with student loan debt, despite a generous GI Bill

11/11/2015

MarketWatch. Whether they are serving our country abroad or adjusting to life back home after tours of duty, many of our nation’s veterans and servicemembers are battling a more private foe: Student loan debt. Despite the most generous veterans e... Read more >


White House Push on Veterans' Education

11/11/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The Obama administration this week announced several new efforts it said would help veterans of the U.S. military get more out of their college educations. The White House said it was unveiling a redesigned version of a federal... Read more >


Score One for For-Profit Colleges This Veterans Day

11/11/2015

Cato Institute. There is nothing easier or seemingly more popular in higher education than bashing openly for-profit colleges. (I use “openly,” by the way, for a reason.) If you burrow into the demographic and funding weeds, however, you’... Read more >


White House Readies Accreditor for Computer Boot Camps

11/09/2015

The Wall Street Journal. The Obama administration on Friday demanded more transparency from a century-old system of higher-education accreditation. Next year, it will empower a new watchdog altogether—one that it is designing from the ground up. ... Read more >


Shaming Accreditors

11/06/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The Obama administration is trying to ratchet up already growing pressure on accrediting agencies to focus more intently on whether colleges are graduating students with the skills they need to get jobs and repay their loans. Offi... Read more >


U.S. to Put New Requirements on Accreditors

11/06/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The U.S. Department of Education plans to announce on Friday a narrow set of new requirements for the nation’s higher-education accreditors, the private, nonprofit organizations that serve as the gatekeepers to b... Read more >


EMPIRE COLLEGE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECEIVES JEFFERSON AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

11/06/2015

Empire College. The Empire College Board of Directors has been selected as a Sonoma County recipient of the 2015 Jefferson Award for “Excellence in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement” and will be honored, along with four other recipients,... Read more >


For-Profit College Operator ITT Educational Services Sees Enrollment, Revenue Drop In Third Quarter

11/05/2015

International Business Times. The owner of the for-profit college chain ITT Technical Institutes saw decreases in revenue and new student enrollment in the third quarter compared to last year, an earnings report released Thursday showed. ITT Educ... Read more >


California State U Faculty Authorizes Possible Strike

11/05/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The union representing professors at the California State University System have voted to authorize a strike if faculty and administrative leaders cannot reach agreement on a pay raise. The tactic is intended to increase pressure... Read more >


Broad Coalition's Goals for the Higher Education Act

11/04/2015

Inside Higher Ed. A coalition of 12 organizations, including New America, the Business Roundtable, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Center for Law and Social Policy, on Wednesday released a set of shared principles for policy makers to conside... Read more >


Tuition and Fees, 1998-99 Through 2015-16

11/04/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. This table shows the "sticker prices"—published tuition and required fees—at more than 3,100 colleges and universities for the 2015-16 academic year. Click the institutions' names to see historical data back to... Read more >


Recession-Era Woes Subside

11/04/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Though far from ideal, student debt levels and tuition pricing continue to level out since the recession. During the recession, college prices increased steeply while borrowing rose rapidly. Loan defaults increased, too. Now borro... Read more >


Brown consistent with legislation he signs and vetoes

11/02/2015

EdSource. In the education bills that he vetoed last month, Gov. Jerry Brown made his “don’t” priorities clear to legislators: Don’t tamper with the Local Control Funding Formula; don’t mess with charter schools; don’t create new state ... Read more >


Pell Grants in High School

11/02/2015

Inside Higher Ed. When low-income students take credit-bearing college courses while still in high school, research has shown they are more likely to graduate from high school, enroll in college and then stick with it. So-called dual enrollment p... Read more >


It’s costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars to pay the school fees for veterans who have dropped out

11/02/2015

The Washington Post. The Department of Veterans Affairs is overpaying hundreds of millions of dollars to schools and veterans under the post-9/11 GI Bill when students drop a class or leave school, letting $416 million go uncollected in fiscal 201... Read more >


CFPB Accuses Student Financial Aid Company of Scam

10/30/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday filed suit against a student financial aid company that it accused of running a nationwide scam. The CFPB sued Global Financial Support -- which operates Student Financial Res... Read more >


U.S. Wins Predatory Lending Lawsuit Against Corinthian

10/29/2015

Inside Higher Ed. A federal judge this week ruled that Corinthian Colleges engaged in “unfair” and “deceptive” practices in its private student lending program and ordered the company to pay more than $500 million in restitution to students.... Read more >


The 10 Ed-Tech Companies That Are Raising the Most Money

10/28/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Investment in education technology is at a new high. In the first half of 2015, venture-capital funding in ed tech totaled well over $1 billion. CB Insights, which tracks investments in private companies, puts the... Read more >


Republican Lawmakers Blast CFPB for Investigation Involving Accreditor

10/23/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Two prominent Republican lawmakers have ripped into the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, calling its investigation involving an accrediting agency “an unprecedented overreach.” In a letter to the bureau... Read more >


Senate Republicans Question Probation of U of Phoenix by Pentagon

10/23/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Three Senate Republicans on Thursday wrote to the U.S. Department of Defense to question its recent decision to temporarily suspend the University of Phoenix's eligibility for military tuition benefits. The Pentagon's sanction... Read more >


U. of Phoenix Faces Another Federal Investigation

10/22/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The University of Phoenix is facing another investigation by a federal agency. In the annual financial report on Thursday of the huge university’s parent company, the Apollo Education Group, the company disclo... Read more >


U of California Plans to Admit More In-State Students

10/22/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California system, said Wednesday that she will soon release a plan to significantly increase the number of California residents admitted to UC campuses, The Los Angeles Times repo... Read more >


New Lender for a New Market

10/21/2015

Inside Higher Ed. A new company is seeking to be both a private lender and an alternative accreditor for the fast-growing boot camp sector. The Texas-based Skills Fund is up and running with financial backing from Iowa Student Loan, a nonprofit l... Read more >


Upping the Pressure on Accreditors

10/20/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The Obama administration is planning new executive action on higher education accreditation in the coming weeks, as part of a push to make accreditors focus more heavily on student outcomes when judging colleges and universities, o... Read more >


Closer Watch on ITT

10/20/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Troubles are deepening for ITT Educational Services, with the U.S. Department of Education on Monday announcing stricter financial oversight and reporting requirements on the embattled for-profit chain. In a letter to the company... Read more >


ITT Tech Suspends Enrollment at Several Campuses

10/19/2015

Inside Higher Ed. ITT Educational Services will suspend new student enrollment at several of its 135 campus locations, including campuses in Wichita, Kans., and South Bend, Ind. The embattled for-profit chain, which is facing financial and legal ... Read more >


Cal State U System Expands E-Portfolio Option

10/19/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The California State University System will make electronic portfolios -- e-portfolios -- available to all its students and graduates, via a three-year agreement the system has signed with Portfolium, a cloud-based platform. The t... Read more >


Federal Watchdog Eyes Accreditor

10/15/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking information from a national accreditor about the for-profit colleges it oversees, which include several controversial chains. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and... Read more >


CALIFORNIA A.B. 25 - State Financial Aid

10/14/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Mike Gipson (D) Summary: Final version (4/8/2015): Requires the California Student Aid Commission to establish an appeal process, as part of the Cal Grant Program, for an otherwise qualifying institution that fails to sati... Read more >


CALIFORNIA A.B. 573 - State Financial Aid

10/14/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jose Medina (D) Summary: Current version (9/4/2015): Authorizes state agencies that provide certification, registration or licensure necessary to promote the safety and protection of the public to, on a case-by-case basis, ... Read more >


CALIFORNIA A.B. 636 - Student Complaints and Arbitration

10/14/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jose Medina (D) Summary: Final version (4/29/2015): Authorizes the identification of an alleged assailant, even if the victim does not consent to being identified, if the institution determines both that the alleged assail... Read more >


CALIFORNIA A.B. 721 - State Financial Aid

10/14/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jose Medina (D) Summary: Final version (7/8/2015): Requires a public, private or independent institution to make available to the public upon request and in a prominent location on its Internet Web site within 12 months o... Read more >


CALIFORNIA A.B. 798 - Governance & State Oversight

10/14/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D) Summary: Final version (9/9/2015): Establishes the College Textbook Affordability Act of 2015 to reduce costs for college students by encouraging faculty to accelerate the adoption of lower cost, high-qua... Read more >


CALIFORNIA A.B. 509 - Governance & State Oversight

10/14/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Henry Perea (D) Summary: Final version (6/23/2015): Exempts from the provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 a bona fide organization, association, or council that offers preapprenticeship t... Read more >


CALIFORNIA A.B. 967 - Student Complaints and Arbitration

10/14/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Das Williams (D) Summary: Current version (7/14/2015): Requires, in order to receive state funds for student financial assistance, the governing board of each community college district, the Trustees of the California Sta... Read more >


CALIFORNIA A.B. 509 - Governance & State Oversight

10/14/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Henry Perea (D) Summary: Final version (6/23/2015): Exempts from the provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 a bona fide organization, association, or council that offers preapprenticeship t... Read more >


CALIFORNIA A.B. 1361 - State Financial Aid

10/14/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Autumn Burke (D) Summary: Current version (5/20/2015): Specifies that the requirement that a student not be 28 years or older by December 31 of the student financial aid award year would not apply to a current or former me... Read more >


University-Run Boot Camps Offer Students Marketable Skills — but Not Course Credit

10/13/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Level, a venture that offers students courses in data analytics, has a motto of sorts. It’s written in large letters across the program’s website: “Real skills. Real experience. Two months.” The motto so... Read more >


Working for Free College

10/13/2015

Inside Higher Ed. "Free" has been the higher education buzzword of the year, as Democrats have proposed a range of plans to infuse billions of federal dollars into public institutions to lower tuition to zero or close to zero. But as politicians pi... Read more >


3 Changes to the FAFSA for College Students to Understand

10/13/2015

U.S. News and World Report. Some important changes are coming to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid next year, but Joseph Orsolini, a college financial aid adviser in the Chicago area, hasn't fielded many questions from parents.  "It's... Read more >


Report: California faces 1.1 million shortage of educated workers

10/12/2015

Long Beach Press Telegram. The state faces a shortage of roughly 1.1 million college-educated workers by 2030, according to a report released Monday by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California.  While 38 percent of all jobs in Califo... Read more >


California Bill on Sex Assault Punishments Vetoed

10/12/2015

Inside Higher Ed. California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed legislation that would have required colleges and universities in the state to have minimum punishments for those found by the institutions to have engaged in rape or forcible sex ac... Read more >


Research Raises Questions About Colleges That Shift From For-Profit to Nonprofit

10/06/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Several for-profit colleges have recently restructured as nonprofit entities. But a new report argues that some of them now act like "covert for-profits" and that their backers profit in ways that are not standard ... Read more >


Laureate Education to Become Publicly Traded

10/05/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Laureate Education on Friday announced plans to once again become a publicly traded company. Laureate is the largest U.S.-based for-profit college chain, with over one million students at 88 institutions in 28 countries. The pri... Read more >


Education Secretary Arne Duncan Will Step Down in December

10/02/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Arne Duncan will step down as U.S. secretary of education in December, an Education Department official confirmed on Friday. The news was first reportedby the Associated Press. Mr. Duncan has been a mainstay of P... Read more >


Perkins Loan Program, a Federal Stalwart Since 1958, Meets Its Demise

10/01/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Federal Perkins Loan Program died on Wednesday, the victim of a senator who has made it his mission to simplify student aid. Perkins was the oldest federal student-loan program on the books: Created in 1958... Read more >


Pressure From All Sides: The 2015 Survey of Admissions Directors

10/01/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The challenges facing college admissions leaders just keep growing. As has been the case in recent years, many colleges struggle to fill their classes, according to the 2015 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admis... Read more >


Obama administration deserves an ‘F’ for its new college scorecard system

09/30/2015

The Hill. A highly publicized part of President Barack Obama’s new education plan is the College Scorecard, which was recently revamped to include new features to help students pick a quality college. The Department of Education launched the Col... Read more >


More Degree Stacking

09/30/2015

Inside Higher Ed. For a second consecutive year, the number of students receiving their first college credential fell, even as the number of students earning a second or third undergraduate credential continued to increase. That's according to a r... Read more >


DEFAULTS DROP THE MOST AMONG STUDENTS FROM PRIVATE SECTOR INSTITUTIONS

09/30/2015

Higher Education For All. Today, the U.S. Department of Education released its three year cohort default rates. The data showed the overall decline in default rates was driven by private sector institutions. Additionally, when compared to community... Read more >


Should Congress Simplify Regulation of Higher Education?

09/29/2015

Penn Program on Regulation. A Senate report issued earlier this year calls on the U.S. Department of Education to scale back regulatory oversight of colleges and universities receiving federal funds. The federal government spends over $75 ... Read more >


U.S. consumer agency slams student loan servicers, eyes reforms

09/29/2015

Reuters. The U.S. consumer watchdog reported widespread failures in the servicing of student loans on Tuesday and urged new rules to protect borrowers. Among the problems cited by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: inaccurate loan statements... Read more >


Small Loans, Big Problem

09/28/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Community colleges are relatively affordable, and their students tend to borrow less than those who attend other types of institutions. Yet the debt students rack up at community colleges is troubling. The reason is that students ... Read more >


Arne Duncan's Wars

09/25/2015

POLITICO. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is a mild-mannered, even-tempered, introverted kind of guy, but he’s spent much of his six and a half years in Washington in combat. He’s fought with school choice activists, student debt activists, gun ... Read more >


Applying for Financial Aid Is About to Get Easier

09/24/2015

The New York Times. Choosing a college and applying for aid is complicated — so much so that many smart, low-income students don’t make it past the initial hurdles. But last week, the federal government streamlined and simplified the Fafsa (the ... Read more >


A Tougher Test for Colleges

09/23/2015

Inside Higher Ed. For decades, the federal government’s main yardstick for judging how colleges perform with federal aid dollars has been the default rate on student loans. Each year the U.S. Department of Education tallies up how many borrowers f... Read more >


Student Borrowers Are Missing Out on the Best Repayment Plan

09/21/2015

U.S. News & World Report Student loan repayment plans pegged to borrowers' incomes significantly reduce the risk of default, but only a fraction of those that qualify for such plans take advantage of them, according to a new report from the Gove... Read more >


UMUC Plans to Create a Company to Help Colleges Harness Big Data

09/21/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Maryland Board of Regents on Friday approved the University of Maryland University College’s request to create a for-profit business-intelligence company. The new company will offer data-analysis technology a... Read more >


New EDMC executive takes helm of struggling for-profit education company

09/21/2015

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette In describing his role in the future of Education Management Corp., Mark McEachen makes use of two sporting analogies. He wants to play the quarterback, he says, in allowing his management team to thrive while sometimes call... Read more >


When Regulation Pays

09/18/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Regulation stifles innovation, the complaint goes, protecting the status quo and existing institutions at the expense of alternative providers. But it's not always so. The biggest player in the rapidly expanding boot camp and codi... Read more >


Obama’s revamped college evaluation site ripped as ‘misleading,’ unnecessary

09/14/2015

Fox News. President Obama has launched a scaled-back college evaluation website that does not include what some in the higher-ed world had feared -- a government rating system of America’s roughly 7,000 colleges and universities. But the site s... Read more >


Republican Roundup

09/10/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The leading Democratic presidential hopefuls have unveiledcomplex -- and expensive -- proposals for making college more affordable. Their Republican counterparts, however, have largely avoided the wonkier side of higher education ... Read more >


Keeping Up With Competency

09/10/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Roughly 600 colleges are in the design phase for a new competency-based education program, are actively creating one or already have a program in place. That’s up from an estimated52 institutions last year. Amid this quick expa... Read more >


Purchase of Kaplan Campuses Finalized

09/08/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Graham Holdings Company, which controls Kaplan Inc., announced Friday that the sale of its Kaplan Higher Education campuses to Education Corporation of America was completed Thursday, according to a corporate filing. ECA is a for-... Read more >


79,000 Cal State Students’ Personal Data Is Exposed in Hack of Third-Party Vendor

09/08/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Roughly 79,000 students in the California State University system had personal information, including their relationship status and sexual identity, exposed in a hack, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reports. Acco... Read more >


3 Students Shot, 1 Fatally, at Sacramento City College

09/04/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Three students were shot Thursday afternoon at Sacramento City College, and one of them died. Of the other two students, one was hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds, and the other had only a grazing wound. The shootings came ... Read more >


Sally Stroup to Leave For-Profit College Group

09/03/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Sally Stroup will step down as executive vice president for government relations and legal counsel for the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU), which is the for-profit industry's primary trade group. A s... Read more >


U.S. Has Forgiven Loans of More Than 3,000 Ex-Corinthian Student

09/03/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. More than 3,000 borrowers who attended closed Corinthian campuses have had their student loans forgiven by the U.S. Department of Education to date, at a cost of $40 million to taxpayers, according to a report ... Read more >


BRIDGING THE SKILLS GAP FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AND NURSES

09/03/2015

Higher Education for All. Health care is one of the fastest growing sectors of the American economy, the Bureau of Labor Statisticsprojects that the sector will have the highest projected employment growth through 2022. Many of the industry’s hig... Read more >


No Love, But No Alternative

09/01/2015

Inside Higher Ed. As recently as three years ago, it seemed unlikely that the existing system of accreditation would survive the next renewal of the Higher Education Act in anything remotely resembling its current form. From across the political sp... Read more >


Trouble for an Accreditor

08/31/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The future looks murky for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. For three years the regional accreditor has sparred with supporters of City College of San Francisco, including faculty groups, San Francis... Read more >


Money for Debt Relief Fight

08/27/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Some of the student activists who are urging the U.S. Department of Education to grant more sweeping loan forgiveness for debt incurred at the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges campuses are set to receive $4 million to continue to pr... Read more >


The Unemployment-Enrollment Link

08/27/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Employment and unemployment rates, much more than the number of high school graduates or other population trends -- which are important over time but very slow moving -- are the biggest factors driving enrollment for community coll... Read more >


Dept. of Education Failed to Hold Loan-Management Company Accountable, Audit Finds

08/27/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Education Department failed to hold Xerox Education Solutions, a company it had contracted to track and service student loans, accountable for fixing persistent problemsin its student-debt-management system, t... Read more >