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Job Placement Technologies on the March in California

06/12/2014

Fox & Hounds. June 12, 2014. The technologies of job placement continue in 2014 to rapidly evolve. Hundreds of technology entrepreneurs are introducing new products and approaches to knock off firms that have dominated the job placement industry... Read more >


Donald Graham Comments to Proposed Gainful Employment Rule

06/12/2014

May 27, 2014. Read the comments from Graham Holdings regarding the proposed gainful employment rules.... Read more >


Senate Republicans Block Bill to Allow Student-Loan Refinancing

06/12/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 11, 2014. To the disappointment of Democrats but the surprise of few, Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill that would have let borrowers refinance their student-loan debt. In a procedural vote, Demo... Read more >


Sallie Mae spin-off registers to lobby

06/12/2014

The Hill. June 10, 2014. A controversial company vying for a billion-dollar Department of Education contract has registered to lobby, according to recently filed disclosure forms.Navient Solutions recently spun off from the student loan company Sall... Read more >


Obama: States prioritize prisons over colleges

06/12/2014

The Hill. June 10, 2014. President Obama said Tuesday that skyrocketing college tuitions can be blamed on state legislatures who have instead opted to prioritize spending on "less productive" projects — including prisons. "The main reason that tu... Read more >


Obama Defends College Ratings

06/12/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 11, 2014. A bipartisan pair of Congressional lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives opposing the Obama administration’s college ratings system. The president, meanwhile, defended the p... Read more >


Is this the end of teacher tenure in California?

06/12/2014

SFGate. June 11, 2014. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge threw out California's teacher tenure laws Tuesday, calling them unconstitutional and declaring in a landmark ruling that public school students and their teachers are cheated by the state's ... Read more >


Only Yes Means Yes

06/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 9, 2014. A bill that's passed the California Senate with the backing of a powerful lawmaker would require many of California's 2.3 million college students to make sure they have a "yes" -- not just not a "no" -- before they h... Read more >


Obama Expands IBR, Pushes Refinancing

06/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 10, 2014. Amid growing concern that outstanding student debt is hurting the economy, President Obama on Monday directed his administration to make an additional 5 million existing student loan borrowers eligible for the fede... Read more >


The University of the Future: The Laureate/Zogby Global Students Poll

06/10/2014

Forbes. June 9, 2014. Numerous authors and scholars point to a deep crisis facing universities and their stakeholders, and countless summits have been held both in the United States and worldwide on how best to deal with unsustainable models of high... Read more >


Obama's Loan-Debt Relief Might Not Reach the Neediest Borrowers

06/10/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 10, 2014. At a White House event on Monday, President Obama announced plans to expand the federal government’s most generous income-based student-loan-repayment program to an additional five million borrowe... Read more >


White House Doesn’t Know How Much Expanding Loan Program Will Cost

06/10/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 10, 2014. White House officials aren’t sure how much President Obama’s plan to expand the most generous income-based repayment program will cost, but they’re confident the proposal will be worth it. ... Read more >


Beyond the Rhetoric: ‘Gainful Employment’ Attacks Education Opportunities

06/10/2014

Black Press USA. June 9, 2014. On March 17, Obama administration took aim at career colleges and schools across the country with a new raft of regulations that would displace millions of minority students, strain local economies and reduce overall a... Read more >


Biden: Job Training Key for a Strong Middle-Class

06/10/2014

U.S. News & World Report. June 9, 2014. U.S. policymakers, educators and business leaders are “at the cusp of tremendous opportunity” when it comes to training workers with the necessary skills employers need, Vice President Joe Biden said a... Read more >


Disunited Front

06/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 5, 2014. Hardly anybody in higher education seems to like the Obama administration's proposed ratings system. But college leaders are certainly not united in their views about the appropriate role for the federal government in... Read more >


Separating the policy and the politics from Obama’s student-loan agenda

06/10/2014

The Wall Street Journal. June 9, 2014. Rising student debt gets its turn in the political spotlight this week, with President Barack Obama unveiling an executive action on Monday and also throwing his weight behind a bill letting borrowers refinance... Read more >


No gain from 'gainful employment' regs

06/10/2014

The Hill. June 6, 2014. Over the years, as I have worked to reform education in the K-12 arena, I have become convinced that the more quality options available, the better for our kids. Especially since our most vulnerable citizens generally have fe... Read more >


Research Agenda for For-Profits

06/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 9, 2014. The University of Southern California's Pullias Center for Higher Education on Friday released a proposed research agenda on the for-profit sector. The five-page document grew out of a meeting the center hosted in A... Read more >


Obama Set to Expand Income-Based Repayment Program

06/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 9, 2014. President Obama will announce Monday that he plans to expand an income-based repayment program for federal student loan borrowers, The New York Times reported. The administration plans to broaden eligibility for it... Read more >


As Congress Bickers, Obama Takes Executive Action on Student Loans

06/10/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 9, 2014. On the eve of a Senate fight over student-loan refinancing, President Obama is taking executive action to ease students' debt burdens. At a White House event on Monday, Mr. Obama will announce that h... Read more >


Judge Orders Case Western to Grant Diploma to Medical Student

06/05/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 5, 2014. A federal judge in Ohio has ordered Case Western Reserve University to award a diploma to a medical student whom it had sought to expel after determining that he lacked professionalism, The Plain Dea... Read more >


The Presentation Withheld From a Senator

06/05/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 4, 2014. Over the objections of Senator Claire McCaskill, the American Council on Education has been keeping secret the advice it gave members about complying with the lawmaker’s sexual assault survey.   But after rebuffin... Read more >


The Next Big Bailout: Student Loans

06/05/2014

Fox News. June 3, 2014. As tuition costs continue to rise and students take on more debt, some policy experts say another taxpayer bailout of a teetering government-subsidized program -- the massive student loan industry -- is all but certain. The ... Read more >


CREW Seeks Records Related to Former Education Official Robert Shireman

06/05/2014

CREW. June 2, 2014. Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the Department of Education for records related to former Education official Robert Shireman and two organiz... Read more >


Identifying the Online Student

06/05/2014

Inside Higher Ed. June 3, 2014. In 2012, most students preferred to do their online study at an institution in their home state. Undergraduate students at historically black colleges and universities were more likely to complete part of their educat... Read more >


Don't Dismiss For-Profit Colleges

06/05/2014

Los Angeles Daily Journal. May 14, 2014. Op-ed by Keith Zakarin, CAPPS General Counsel and Chair of Duane Morris LLP's Education Practice Group and a partner in its San Diego office. Read the article.  ... Read more >


Big brother: Meet the parents — New Mexico standing firm on new teacher evaluations — WIOA explained: Part 2

06/05/2014

POLITICO. June 5, 2014. BIG BROTHER, MEET THE PARENTS: The parental privacy lobby is gaining momentum and catching big data advocates off guard. The movement is raking in support from the left and right, from the ACLU to ALEC. They’ve already won... Read more >


ACICS Letter to the Editor: U.S. News and World Report On-Line

06/03/2014

ACICS. May 30, 2014 Dear Editor: Among issues raised by Rory O’Sullivan in his commentary (May 29, “Selling more debt…”), the participation by top executives of colleges and schools accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Coll... Read more >


California State U. Plans to Add 700 Full-Time Faculty Jobs Next Year

06/03/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 2, 2014. California State University plans to add 700 full-time positions to the faculty next year, after years of cuts in the system, the Los Angeles Times reports. Comprising 23 campuses, California State... Read more >


The ‘Legalization’ of Student Affairs

06/03/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 3, 2014. The evolution of student-affairs divisions across the country as de facto legal arms of colleges and universities is happening at an alarming pace. Student-affairs professionals are battling to balanc... Read more >


Obama weighs crackdown on for-profit college industry

06/03/2014

The Hill. June 1, 2014. It's decision time for the Obama administration on a major rule designed to crack down on colleges that saddle students with a mountain of debt without preparing them for the job market. The Education Department is under int... Read more >


OPPOSITION TO GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT CONTINUES TO GROW IN BOTH CHAMBERS AND BOTH PARTIES

06/03/2014

Higher Education for All. May 30, 2014. Two letters were sent from groups of Congressmen to Sec. Arne Duncan regarding the flawed gainful employment regulation. First, a bi-partisan group of 40 House members (16 Democrats and 24 Republicans) wro... Read more >


Politico Spins Education Debate, Underestimates Grassroots Opposition

06/03/2014

NewsBusters. May 30, 2014. It is easy to spin the truth when you use blatantly incorrect data. The Department of Education concluded its public comment period on May 28 to consider increased regulations on for-profit education. That morning, Polit... Read more >


Limbo for CCSF and Its Accreditor

06/03/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 30, 2014. City College of San Francisco’s accreditation crisis has turned into a highly politicized game of chicken. Neither side is backing down while the fate of the college, its 77,000 students and even a besieged accredi... Read more >


Senator Ups the Ante in Dispute With Higher Ed Group

06/03/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 30, 2014. Senator Claire McCaskill on Thursday stepped up pressure on a top higher education lobbying group to turn over copies of a presentation that advised colleges on how to respond to her survey on campus sexual violence. ... Read more >


Obama’s missed opportunity on higher ed

05/30/2014

The Boston Globe. May 29, 2014. The college ratings controversy is heating up. The Obama administration asserts that a rating system must be developed in the interests of ensuring the value of higher education for a public that supports $150 billion... Read more >


How For-Profits Lost Their Way

05/30/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 30, 2014. The court of public opinion has not been kind to the for-profit college sector over the last few years. In particular, the reputations of the 15 publicly traded companies that dominate the sector have been tarnished t... Read more >


Accreditor Tells Pelosi It Can’t Extend Deadline on City College of San Francisco

05/28/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 28, 2014. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges on Tuesday told U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi that it could not extend a July 31 deadline to revoke the City College of San Francisco’s accred... Read more >


Comments on Gainful Employment to The Honorable Arne Duncan

05/28/2014

 U.S. Chamber of Commerce. May 27, 2014. Download Letter Here... Read more >


New Education Department rules help elite college students at the expense of poor and minorities

05/28/2014

Washington Examiner. May 28, 2014. You have to hand it to President Obama: He sure does do a good job of socking it to the folks he claims to be helping. Tuesday marked the end of the comment period on the Education Department's proposed new “... Read more >


LANGER: ‘O’ is for Obama’s overregulation

05/28/2014

The Washington Times. May 27, 2014. It has always the intention of the Obama administration to remake the American economy, and, in doing so, remake American society at large. Nowhere has this been more evident than in its use of executive branch ... Read more >


For-Profit College Lobby Group Hits Back Against Proposed Regulations

05/28/2014

BuzzFeed Business. May 27, 2014. The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities submitted public comments today to the Department of Education calling gainful employment regulations “bad public policy.” With thousands of programs u... Read more >


Proposed rule would hurt poor students, for-profit U.S. colleges say

05/28/2014

Reuters. May 27, 2014. Nearly half of students attending for-profit colleges in the United States could lose federal aid if the Obamaadministration implements a new rule on public disclosure of the schools' performance and earnings, according to a ... Read more >


Anti-Student Gainful Employment Regulation To Displace 7.5 Million Students

05/28/2014

APSCU. May 27, 2014. At the conclusion of the U.S. Department of Education’s public comment period on the proposed gainful employment regulation, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) submitted comments to the Depar... Read more >


Many Comments, Few Surprises

05/28/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 28, 2014. As the public comment period for the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed “gainful employment” regulations ended last night, the department had received thousands of comments, most of which argued either that... Read more >


For New Graduates, Path to a Career Is Bumpy

05/27/2014

The Wall Street Journal. May 23, 2014. Bailey Kinney graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis a week ago with a bachelor's degree and a 3.9 grade-point average. She finished in three years, did unpaid internships over the summers and held... Read more >


BIPARTISAN OPPOSITION TO GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT GROWS

05/27/2014

Higher Education for All. May 23, 2014. In a rare act of bipartisanship, 18 Democrats and 18 Republicans have come together to oppose the current Department of Education gainful employment rule.  In letter to congressional leadership, the members s... Read more >


For-Profit Colleges Face Test From State, Federal Officials

05/27/2014

The Wall Street Journal. May 26, 2014. Federal and state officials are conducting probes into for-profit colleges over concerns that schools are marketing career-training programs that lack proper accreditation for students in certain fields, accord... Read more >


For-Profit Colleges Decry Gainful-Employment Rule as ‘Arbitrary and Biased’

05/27/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 27, 2014. The for-profit-college industry’s trade association, backed by a 100-page report by economists, is coming out swinging against the U.S. Department of Education’s draft "gainful employment" regulat... Read more >


Nowhere to Go

05/27/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 27, 2014. Up to 44 percent of students at for-profit colleges could lose access to federal financial aid under proposed “gainful employment” regulations, according to a new report from the sector’s trade group. And many o... Read more >


Have Job, Will Enroll

05/23/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 23, 2014. A growing number of startups want to play the matchmaker role between community colleges and employers. One of them, WorkAmerica, makes an unusual offer as part of their pitch: students get a legally binding job offer... Read more >


Study Links Debt to Black Graduation Rates

05/23/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 23, 2014. New research from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana finds that family debt can be a negative factor in determining whether students will graduate. But the study -- by Min Zhan, a social work professor, a... Read more >


Lawmakers Seek to Block Gainful Employment Rules

05/23/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 23, 2014. A bipartisan group of Congressional lawmakers on Thursday called on their colleagues to insert a provision in the upcoming budget that would block the Obama administration’s efforts to more tightly regulate for-prof... Read more >


Tech jobs good fit for veterans

05/23/2014

The Hill. May 22, 2014. As veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan return to the workforce, budding initiatives are standing ready to help them find jobs in the technology industry. Katherine Webster, founder of an initiative called Vets in Te... Read more >


State lawmakers urging CCSF accreditor to extend deadline

05/23/2014

SFGate. May 22, 2014. State lawmakers have introduced a pair of resolutions urging the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges to give City College of San Franciscomore time to fix problems and avoid closure. The state Senate ... Read more >


11 Years Late, Key Job-Training Legislation Finally Heads Toward Passage

05/23/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 22, 2014. After many false starts, members of Congress have reached agreement on a bill to reauthorize federal job-training programs. The compromise bill, which could come to the Senate floor as early as nex... Read more >


For-Profit Status Is Not the Problem

05/23/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 22, 20114. The debate on the Department of Education’s proposed “Gainful Employment” rule has fixed attention on the failure by both sides to resolve one of the nation’s most important problems: How to effectively serve... Read more >


For-Profits' Fundamental Difference

05/23/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 22, 2014. Let's stipulate up front that Bob Shireman is anything but an objective observer of for-profit higher education. For much of President Obama's first term, he made life a living hell for colleges in the sector through ... Read more >


Napolitano's Perplexing Letter

05/23/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 22, 2014. University of California officials on Wednesday sought to clarify recent comments by President Janet Napolitano that some critics of for-profit colleges interpreted as urging her former Obama administration colleagu... Read more >


Apollo Enters Africa

05/23/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 21, 2014. Apollo Education Group is expanding into Africa. The for-profit education company, which owns the University of Phoenix, announced on Tuesday that its wholly owned subsidiary, Apollo Global, had purchased an 81 perc... Read more >


No Consensus On Debit Cards, State Authorization

05/23/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 21, 2014. The Obama administration is now free to move ahead with plans to more tightly regulate campus debit cards and require more aggressive state oversight of online education programs after a federal panel on Tuesday faile... Read more >


Meet a Senator With Six Figures Banked—Who Still Has Student Debt

05/21/2014

National Journal. May 19. 2014. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut likes to talk about his student debt. He brings it up when Congress debates student loans, as it did last summer. He brings it up now, as Senate Democrats push legislation to address... Read more >


Applying for Aid May Be a Barrier for Returning Students, Too

05/21/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 20, 2014. Researchers have known for years that applying for financial aid is a hurdle on the path to college. So there’s been a big push to get more high-school seniors to file the Free Application for Feder... Read more >


Many Internships Require Significant Technical Skills

05/21/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 20, 2014. Internships are meant to be a steppingstone to potential full-time jobs -- but intern positions in many fields require significant technical skills that would-be applicants may lack, a new analysis finds. The study ... Read more >


Consumer Group Sues Education Dept. for Debt Collection Records

05/21/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 20, 2014. A consumer advocacy group on Monday sued the U.S. Department of Education over the agency’s refusal to release documents showing how the federal government awards bonuses to debt collection companies it hires to rec... Read more >


Laureate Looks Forward

05/21/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 20, 2014. In the 15 years since its creation, Laureate Education has become one of the biggest global players in higher education. While the privately held for-profit has faced a few regulatory setbacks in recent months, L... Read more >


Student Debt Grows Faster at Universities With Highest-Paid Leaders, Study Finds

05/21/2014

The New York Times. May 18, 2014. At the 25 public universities with the highest-paid presidents, both student debt and the use of part-time adjunct faculty grew far faster than at the average state university from 2005 to 2012, according to a new ... Read more >


What the 6 Types of Prospective College Students Are Looking For

05/21/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 19, 2014. To maintain or increase enrollment amid overall national declines, a new report by the Parthenon Group tells colleges to go beyond students’ demographics and focus on their motivations. Instituti... Read more >


Think College Costs Too Much? Thank the Government.

05/21/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 19, 2014. I am not going to argue that a four-year college education isn’t expensive. It is. I won’t argue that its return on investment makes it worthwhile, although it surely does. I also cannot argue tha... Read more >


More Detail on Indebted For-Profit Student

05/21/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 19, 2014. The Young Invicibles held a media event on Capitol Hill last week during which the student advocacy group and four Democratic Senators called for stronger regulation of the for-profit sector. Dymond Blackmon, a fo... Read more >


Bridgepoint and Ashford U. Settle With Iowa Over Enrollment Tactics

05/16/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 16, 2014. Bridgepoint Education Inc. and its Ashford University have reached a $7.25-million settlement with the Iowa attorney general over allegations that the university misled and pressured students to enrol... Read more >


For-Profit Schools Not the Problem

05/16/2014

TownHall.com. May 16, 2014. Give the Obama administration credit for consistency if nothing else when it comes to targeting the for-profit education sector. In March, the Department of Education proposed new rules (whose public comment period ends M... Read more >


State Authorization Initiative Adds Five Members

05/16/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 16, 2014. The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements added five new members on Thursday: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Washington. The states, which join Indiana and North Dakota, sign on to an... Read more >


Passing the Baton

05/16/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 16, 2014. For-profit colleges won’t need to worry about one of their most persistent and powerful critics after next year, when Sen. Tom Harkin retires. But as the Iowa Democrat said Thursday, there are other Democrats in ... Read more >


Are graduates from public universities gainfully employed? Analyzing student loan debt and gainful employment

05/16/2014

American Enterprise Institute. May 14, 2014. Key points: US student loan debt now exceeds $1 trillion and is second in the nation only to mortgage debt. Nearly 70 percent of bachelor’s degree holders have taken out student loans, with an averag... Read more >


THE REGULATORY AND MONETARY COST OF “GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT”

05/16/2014

Higher Education For All. May 14, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education has claimed that the “gainful employment” regulation is about saving taxpayers money, but the magnitude of the burden that the Department has imposed through it belies that... Read more >


For-profit colleges, student advocates lobby Obama

05/16/2014

USA TODAY. May 14, 2014. As the Obama administration prepares to establish new rules governing for-profit colleges later this year, student advocates and the career college industry are waging a fierce battle to shape the coming regulations. Stakeh... Read more >


U.S. Is Ranked as Top Higher-Education System in the World

05/16/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 14, 2014. In a new ranking of higher-education systems in 50 countries, the United States tops the list but falls drastically when its level of economic development is factored in. The annual ranking, by U... Read more >


Calif. Community-College Students Fare Less Well in Online Courses

05/16/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 15, 2014. While the use of online courses is increasingly widespread in California’s community colleges, the success rate of students in the courses lags behind that of their peers taking in-person courses, a... Read more >


Nearing the Bottom

05/16/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 15, 2014. The decline in overall college enrollment has slowed this spring, according to new data the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center released today. And some details are emerging about the groups of students ... Read more >


Pearson's Global Education Index Ranks U.S. 14th in Learning and Skill Attainment

05/16/2014

Education Week. May 13, 2014. The United States ranks 14th in the world in cognitive skills and educational attainment, while Pacific Asian countries and regions dominate the top rankings, according to a report commissioned by Pearson, the multinat... Read more >


Sallie Mae to Pay Millions to Settle Claims It Overcharged Military Borrowers

05/16/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 14, 2014. Sallie Mae has agreed to pay almost $100-million to settle claims that the student-loan giant failed to provide members of the military with an interest-rate reduction and imposed unfair late fees on ... Read more >


Advocates for a Tougher ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule Step Into the Fray

05/16/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 14, 2014. Student groups, veterans organizations, and others who want the federal government to put more teeth into its newest proposed“gainful employment” regulation are launching a visible lobbying and ... Read more >


GAO: U.S. Must Improve Counseling for Veterans on Higher Ed Options

05/16/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 14, 2014. Given the many ways that colleges market to and communicate with potential students, the Department of Veterans Affairs needs to improve the counseling it provides to veterans seeking to use their education benefits, ... Read more >


‘Gainful Employment’ Rule Stifles Opportunity

05/16/2014

U.S. Chamber of Commerce. May 12, 2014. Understanding that education and training can be a big competitive advantage in a tough job market, many laid-off workers and young adults have taken steps to skill up. Widely accessible institutions that equ... Read more >


Sallie Mae Spin-Off Expects $103 Million Hit From Probes

05/16/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 12, 2014. Navient, the loan-servicing company formerly known as Sallie Mae, disclosed to investors Friday that it expects to pay an additional $103 million to settle two federal investigations, on top of the $70 million it al... Read more >


A.B. 2350 - Governance & State Oversight

05/09/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D) Summary: Provides that the Donahoe Higher Education Act, known as the Equity in Higher Education Act, declares that it is the policy of the State of California that all persons, regardless of their sex, sho... Read more >


S.B. 1264 - State Financial Aid

05/09/2014

Sponsor: Senator Fran Pavley (D) Summary: Establishes the Educator Excellence Program under the administration of the Student Aid Commission. Requires the Student Aid Commission to develop procedures for the evaluation and selection of qualified ap... Read more >


A.B. 2099 - State Financial Aid

05/09/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D) Summary: Deems a public or private postsecondary educational institution that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education eligible for initial and renewable ... Read more >


S.B. 845 - Governance & State Oversight

05/09/2014

Sponsor: Senator Lou Correa (D) Summary: Requests each governing body of an accredited private postsecondary education institution to develop a model contract governing the disbursement of financial aid, scholarships, campus-based aid or school ref... Read more >


A.B. 2374 - Allied Health Credentialing Issues

05/09/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Allan Mansoor (R) Summary: Current version (4/22/2014): Prohibits the Department of Health Care Services from approving an organization for those purposes that does not prior to registering or certifying a counselor, consul... Read more >


S.B. 1264 - State Financial Aid

05/09/2014

Sponsor: Senator Fran Pavley (D) Summary: Establishes the Educator Excellence Program under the administration of the Student Aid Commission. Requires the Student Aid Commission, in coordination with the Superintendent, to develop procedures for th... Read more >


Accreditor for Upstarts

05/09/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 9, 2014. Some details are emerging on two bids for new accrediting bodies for non-college providers of higher education, such as online course creators or issuers of digital badges. The Council for Higher Education Accredita... Read more >


This Year’s Graduates Are Optimistic, Perhaps Overly So, About Job Prospects

05/08/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 8, 2014. Report: “Great Expectations: Insights From the Accenture 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey” Authors: David Smith, Katherine LaVelle, Anthony Abbatiello Organization: Accenture Summary:... Read more >


Another Bite At The For-Profit Education Apple

05/08/2014

TownHall.com. May 8, 2014. President Obama is passionate about education, especially for underprivileged kids … or so he says. An ardent opponent of school choice, except when it comes to his own kids, one of his first acts was to try to kill the ... Read more >


Backed Into a Corner

05/08/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 7, 2014. As the Obama administration weighs public comment on its second proposal to more tightly regulate for-profit colleges, the industry is once again fighting in earnest to fend off the regulations. But this time the deba... Read more >


Wicker: ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule Discriminates Vocational Schools, Community Colleges

05/08/2014

Roger Wicker, R-Miss. Press Release. May 6, 2014. U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today told Secretary of Education Arne Duncan that the agency’s proposed “gainful employment” regulation unfairly discriminates against for-profit and voca... Read more >


Interest Rates on New Federal Student Loans Will Rise for 2014-15

05/08/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 7, 2014. Interest rates on new federal student loans will rise for the 2014-15 academic year, with the rate on undergraduate Stafford loans increasing to 4.66 percent, Bloomberg reported. Congress voted las... Read more >


Yes, the Skills Gap Is Real

05/08/2014

National Review Online. May 6, 2014. Some American workers lack the skills necessary to compete in the modern economy, some firms can’t find workers with the skills they need, and that’s hurting the labor market, right? This seems like a relativ... Read more >


You Can Get Student Loans Forgiven in Bankruptcy, but It’s Far From Easy

05/08/2014

BloombergBusinessweek. May 6, 2014. Conventional wisdom once held that it was almost impossible for debtors to get off the hook for student loans, even after they declared bankruptcy. That thinking was challenged by a 2012 paper in the American Ban... Read more >