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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 >


Whistle-Blower Suit Against Education Management Corp. to Proceed

05/08/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 7, 2014. A federal judge has ruled that a multibillion-dollar whistle-blower lawsuit against the Education Management Corporation can continue, according to reports by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Blo... Read more >


Proxy War on For-Profits

05/08/2014

Inside Higher Ed. March 4, 2014. A proxy war over the regulation of for-profit colleges is being waged in the editorial pages of The New York Times. In the last week the newspaper has published four opinion pieces that touch on federal oversight o... Read more >


A.B. 2566 - State Financial Aid

05/08/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D) Summary: Extends, commencing with the 2015–16 award year and continuing each award year thereafter, the period of eligibility under the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program by one year,... Read more >


A.B. 2350 - Governance & State Oversight

05/08/2014

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 >


A.B. 2247 - Governance & State Oversight

05/08/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Das Williams (D) Summary: Requires each campus or other unit of a private postsecondary educational institution that receives public funding through state or federal financial aid programs, is institutionally accredited by a... Read more >


S.B. 1028 - State Financial Aid

05/07/2014

Sponsor: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) Summary: Requires the number of awards made each year through the Cal Grant C program to be at least the same number of awards made for the 2000–01 fiscal year. Requires the amount awarded to be not less t... Read more >


S.B. 1069 - Governance & State Oversight

05/06/2014

Sponsor: Senator Norma Torres (D) Summary: Provides that a student who uses a Cal Grant or a Pell Grant to pay tuition at a qualifying institution is not thereby made ineligible to apply for payment from the Student Tuition Recovery Fund. Provides... Read more >


A.B. 2566 - State Financial Aid

05/06/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D) Summary: Extends, commencing with the 2015–16 award year and continuing each award year thereafter, the period of eligibility under the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program by one year,... Read more >


S.B. 1264 - State Financial Aid

05/06/2014

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 >


A.B. 2350 - Governance & State Oversight

05/06/2014

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. 1247 - Governance & State Oversight , Governance & State Oversight (Regulatory Structure) , State Financial Aid

05/06/2014

Sponsor: Senator Ted Lieu (D) Summary: Extends the operation of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, which provides for the regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary ... Read more >


A.B. 1927 - Governance & State Oversight

05/06/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D) Summary: Requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the Trustees of the California State Universities, and requests the Regents of the University of California and the governing ... Read more >


Corinthian Colleges Says It Breached Bank-Debt Covenants

05/06/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 6, 2014. The for-profit-college company said in a corporate filing on Tuesday that it was out of compliance with the terms of some bank-debt covenants and was expecting to receive a waiver from its lenders. C... Read more >


A Caring Professor May Be Key in How a Graduate Thrives

05/06/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 6, 2014. If you believe the new "Gallup-Purdue Index Report," a study of 30,000 graduates of American colleges on issues of employment, job engagement, and well-being, it all comes down to old-fashioned value... Read more >


Student-Mobility Rates Stabilized Last Year, Report Says

05/06/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 6, 2014. Just over 9 percent of college students attended more than one institution during the 2012-13 academic year, a rate that stabilized after increasing from 2010-11 to 2011-12, according to a new report... Read more >


Study Finds Lifetime Wage Gain From College Degree

05/06/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 6, 2014. While it is fashionable in some circles to question whether students gain economically from a four-year college degree, new data released Monday by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco suggest that the benefits ... Read more >


Student loans next on Dems’ ‘Fair Shot’ agenda

05/06/2014

POLITICO. May 5, 2014. Senate Democrats are lining up their next election-year agenda item: college affordability. And they are drafting one of their party’s highest-wattage stars, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, to play a central role in... Read more >


Are Students Turning Away From For-Profit Universities?

05/06/2014

National Journal. May 5, 2014. About one-quarter of Strayer University students enroll because their employers have partnered with the university. Many students pursue graduate-level degrees. Both facts may help explain why Strayer graduates tend ... Read more >


Who Profits?

05/06/2014

The Weekly Standard. May 5, 2014. A raft of new Education Department regulations has been bobbing among the roiling waters of American higher education for nearly a month now, and perhaps the most sensible reaction to the controversy comes from Sen.... Read more >


Tightening rules on for-profit colleges

05/06/2014

The Washington Post. April 27, 2014. RISING STUDENT debt poses a serious problem, as do colleges that mislead students, take advantage of taxpayer-funded student aid or do a poor job of preparing students for work. But as much as we would like to be... Read more >


A.B. 1433 - Public Safety & Health

05/05/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D) Summary: Current version (4/21/2014): Requires any report of a Part 1 violent crime, sexual assault or hate crime, received by a campus law enforcement agency to be immediately, or as soon as practicably possi... Read more >


A.B. 2183 - Nursing Credentialing Issues

05/05/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D) Summary: Current version (4/22/2014): Stipulates that the Board of Registered Nursing is to adopt specific criteria for determining the equivalency of course instruction when assessing the qualifications o... Read more >


A.B. 2062 - Allied Health Credentialing Issues

05/05/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Roger Hernandez (D) Summary: This measure was amended into your issue scope May 1. Current version (5/1/2014): Stipulates that a surgical technologist must complete either of the following: (i) A surgical technology educat... Read more >


Business Leaders See U.S. Colleges as Lagging in Readying Students for Jobs

05/05/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. April 29, 2014. Fifty-four percent of business leaders believe the American higher-education system is falling behind developing and emerging countries in preparing students for the work force, according to a poll... Read more >


Gainful Employment Rule Strips Students of Opportunity

05/05/2014

U.S. Chamber of Commerce. April 29, 2014. The recent editorial in The Washington Post fairly expressed concern about the Education Department’s proposed rule on gainful employment, which conspicuously targets the for-profit sector. The U.S. Cha... Read more >


Durbin, DeVry Spar on Senator's Letter to High Schools

05/05/2014

Inside Higher Ed. April 30, 2014. U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois sent high school principals in his state a letter Tuesday urging them to shield their students from the "often irresistible lure" of for-profit colleges -- drawing a pointed r... Read more >


Duncan in the Hot Seat

05/05/2014

Inside Higher Ed. April 30, 2014. Congressional Republicans lobbed criticism at the Obama administration’s regulatory approach to higher education Tuesday, with tough questions for Education Secretary Arne Duncan about the proposed college ratings... Read more >


Aggressive Push on Sex Assault

05/05/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 1, 2014. As the White House pushes its campus sexual assault prevention efforts this week, colleges and universities once again find themselves in the crosshairs of an administration that has sought time and again to hold insti... Read more >


Lawmakers form group to focus on education costs

05/05/2014

Chron. May 1, 2014. Two California congressmen, Democratic Rep. Ami Bera and Republican Rep. Jeff Denham, said Thursday that they have formed a bipartisan caucus to advocate for the state's public universities and students. Bera and Denham annou... Read more >


Is the $1 trillion student loan debt really a crisis?

05/05/2014

The Washington Post. May 1, 2014. When you read about the more than $1 trillion student loan debt in the United States, the word “crisis” invariably appears. But is it? Donald E. Heller, dean of the College of Education at Michigan State Univ... Read more >


ITT Moves to Block Consumer Bureau Claim

05/05/2014

Inside Higher Ed. May 2, 2014. ITT Educational Services has filed a court motion to dismiss a complaint the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) lodged against the for-profit chain in February. In its first enforcement action against the ... Read more >


A.B. 2247 - Governance & State Oversight

05/02/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Das Williams (D) Summary: Requires each campus or other unit of a private postsecondary educational institution that receives public funding through state or federal financial aid programs, is institutionally accredited by a... Read more >


S.B. 1247 - Governance & State Oversight , Governance & State Oversight (Regulatory Structure) , State Financial Aid

05/01/2014

Sponsor: Senator Ted Lieu (D) Summary: Extends the operation of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, which provides for the regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary ... Read more >


A.B. 1976 - State Financial Aid

05/01/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D) Summary: Increases to 50,000 the number of Competitive Cal Grant A and B awards that may be granted in an academic year, commencing with the 2015–16 academic year. Authorizes the Student Aid Commissi... Read more >


S.B. 1028 - State Financial Aid

05/01/2014

Sponsor: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) Summary: Requires the number of awards made each year through the Cal Grant C program to be at least the same number of awards made for the 2000–01 fiscal year. Requires the amount awarded to be not less ... Read more >


S.B. 845 - Governance & State Oversight

05/01/2014

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 >


S.B. 1459 - Credentialing Issues - Financial

05/01/2014

Sponsor: CA Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions Summary: Current version (4/21/2014): Requires an applicant for a mortgage loan originator license to complete two hours of approved education related to relevant state law and regu... Read more >


A.B. 2566 - State Financial Aid

04/30/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D) Summary: Extends, commencing with the 2015–16 award year and continuing each award year thereafter, the period of eligibility under the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program by one year,... Read more >


A.B. 2377 - State Financial Aid

04/30/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember John Perez (D) Summary: Establishes the California Student Loan Refinancing Program within the California Educational Facilities Authority and provides for its administration by the Treasurer’s office, with the goals of he... Read more >


A.B. 2377 - State Financial Aid

04/30/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember John Perez (D) Summary: Establishes the California Student Loan Refinancing Program within the California Educational Facilities Authority and provides for its administration by the Treasurer’s office, with the goals of he... Read more >


A.B. 2377 - State Financial Aid

04/30/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember John Perez (D) Summary: Establishes the California Student Loan Refinancing Program within the California Educational Facilities Authority and provides for its administration by the Treasurer’s office, with the goals of he... Read more >


A.B. 1976 - State Financial Aid

04/29/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D) Summary: Increases to 50,000 the number of Competitive Cal Grant A and B awards that may be granted in an academic year, commencing with the 2015–16 academic year. Authorizes the Student Aid Commissi... Read more >


A.B. 1927 - Governance & State Oversight

04/29/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D) Summary: Requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the Trustees of the California State Universities, and requests the Regents of the University of California and the governing ... Read more >


S.B. 1069 - Governance & State Oversight

04/29/2014

Sponsor: Senator Norma Torres (D) Summary: Provides that a student who utilizes a Cal Grant or a Pell Grant to pay tuition at a qualifying institution is not thereby made ineligible to apply for payment from the Student Tuition Recovery Fund.  A... Read more >


S.B. 1247 - Governance & State Oversight , Governance & State Oversight (Regulatory Structure) , State Financial Aid

04/29/2014

Sponsor: Senator Ted Lieu (D) Summary: Extends the operation of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, which provides for the regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary ... Read more >


S.B. 1247 - Governance & State Oversight , Governance & State Oversight (Regulatory Structure) , State Financial Aid

04/29/2014

Sponsor: Senator Ted Lieu (D) Summary: Extends the operation of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, which provides for the regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary ... Read more >


Go West?

04/25/2014

Inside Higher Ed. April 25, 2014. Westminster College's westward expansion lasted less than a year. Lured by city officials in Mesa, Arizona, the Missouri private liberal arts college opened a branch campus there last fall, expecting a freshman cla... Read more >


College is not a losing investment

04/25/2014

The Washington Post. April 24, 2014. A Labor Department report released this week finds that the share of young people enrolled in college by the October after they graduate from high school has tumbled in the past few years. From a high of 70.1... Read more >


The Next Massive Bailout: Student Loans

04/25/2014

TIME. April 24, 2014. A few years ago, I began interviewing adults at least 10 years out of college and who had never managed to pay off their student debt. Some were past the age of 50 and headed slowly but surely for personal bankruptcy. Sadly, th... Read more >


Which states have the highest levels of student debt?

04/25/2014

The Washington Post. April 23, 2014. Graduating with a few thousand dollars of debt has become so commonplace that it's now a standard feature of attending college, sort of like bad dorm food. But just how much debt are students saddled with on ave... Read more >


U. of California at Riverside Will Hire 300 New Professors Over 5 Years

04/25/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. April 25, 2014. The University of California at Riverside, which in recent years made its share of budget cuts in response to shrinking state appropriations, plans to hire 300 new faculty members over the next five... Read more >


A.B. 1972 - Allied Health Credentialing Issues

04/25/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Brian Jones (R) Summary: Current version (3/28/2014): Stipulates that any person applying for licensure who provides evidence that he or she passed the National Board for Respiratory Care’s certified respiratory therapist ... Read more >


A.B. 2350 - Governance & State Oversight

04/25/2014

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 >


A.B. 2213 - Allied Health Credentialing Issues

04/25/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Eggman (D) Summary: Current version (3/28/2014): Provides that the Board of Behavioral Sciences shall consider hours of experience obtained outside of California during the six-year period immediately preceding the dat... Read more >


A.B. 2247 - Governance & State Oversight

04/25/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Das Williams (D) Summary: Requires each campus or other unit of a private postsecondary educational institution that receives public funding through state or federal financial aid programs, is  institutionally  accredited ... Read more >


S.B. 1247 - Governance & State Oversight , Governance & State Oversight (Regulatory Structure) , State Financial Aid

04/25/2014

Sponsor: Senator Ted Lieu (D) Summary: Extends the operation of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, which provides for the regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary ... Read more >


S.B. 1069 - Governance & State Oversight

04/25/2014

Sponsor: Senator Norma Torres (D) Summary: Provides that a student who utilizes a Cal Grant or a Pell Grant to pay tuition at a qualifying institution is not thereby made ineligible to apply for payment from the Student Tuition Recovery Fund.  A... Read more >


A.B. 2099 - State Financial Aid

04/25/2014

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 renewabl... Read more >


A.B. 2099 - State Financial Aid

04/25/2014

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 renewabl... Read more >


A.B. 2099 - State Financial Aid

04/25/2014

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 renewabl... Read more >


S.B. 1459 - Credentialing Issues - Financial

04/24/2014

Sponsor: CA Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions Summary: Current version (4/21/2014): Requires an applicant for a mortgage loan originator license to complete two hours of approved education related to relevant state law and regu... Read more >


S.B. 1459 - Credentialing Issues - Financial

04/24/2014

Sponsor: CA Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions Summary: Current version (4/21/2014): Requires an applicant for a mortgage loan originator license to complete two hours of approved education related to relevant state law and regu... Read more >


S.B. 1459 - Credentialing Issues - Financial

04/24/2014

Sponsor: CA Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions Summary: Current version (4/21/2014): Requires an applicant for a mortgage loan originator license to complete two hours of approved education related to relevant state law and regu... Read more >


A.B. 2566 - State Financial Aid

04/24/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D) Summary: Extends, commencing with the 2015–16 award year and continuing each award year thereafter, the period of eligibility under the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program by one year,... Read more >


A.B. 2377 - State Financial Aid

04/24/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember John Perez (D) Summary: Establishes the California Student Loan Refinancing Program within the California Educational Facilities Authority and provides for its administration by the Treasurer’s office, with the goals of he... Read more >


S.B. 1028 - State Financial Aid

04/24/2014

Sponsor: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) Summary: Requires the number of awards made each year through the Cal Grant C program to be at least the same number of awards made for the 2000–01 fiscal year. Requires the amount awarded to be not less t... Read more >


Where the Jobs Are

04/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed. April 23, 2014. A new analysis of available jobs finds that the highest demand (among openings for college graduates) is for white-collar professional occupations (33 percent) and science and technology occupations (28 percent). Th... Read more >


Let's Make a Deal

04/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed. April 23, 2014. As the billion-dollar education technology industry holds what has become its primary gathering here this week, the onus is on vendors to show they can produce not only profits, but also improved outcomes. The rise... Read more >


Lawmakers reject Brown’s online learning proposal

04/24/2014

Cabinet Report. April 23, 2014. A key budget panel on Tuesday rejected Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest plan to give the K-12 independent study program a makeover and create more opportunities for students to use modern technology as part of their academ... Read more >


Panel Is Split on Distance-Education Rule

04/24/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. April 24, 2014. Debate over the Education Department’s proposed "state authorization" rule officially ended on Wednesday, with negotiators divided over how far the federal government should go in its effort to c... Read more >


Lawmakers Call on Education Dept. to Toughen Rules on College Debit Cards

04/24/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. April 24, 2014. In a move to protect college students from banking practices perceived to be unfair, 23 Democrats in Congress sent the U.S. Department of Education a letter on Wednesday urging it to revise its ru... Read more >


QuickWire: U. of Southern California and 2U Offer Online Doctoral Degree

04/24/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. April 23, 2014. The University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education is expanding its partnership with the online course provider 2U to offer the education school’s first online doctoral degree. ... Read more >


THE FACTS RELATED TO STUDENT FINANCIAL AID & STUDENT DEFAULTS

04/24/2014

Higher Education for All. April 22, 2014. In a debate about numbers, we must remember that there are real students behind each statistic. While the following three statements seem obvious, they are often forgotten during conversations concerning stu... Read more >


A.B. 2350 - Governance & State Oversight

04/23/2014

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 >


A.B. 2247 - Governance & State Oversight

04/23/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Das Williams (D) Summary: Requires each campus or other unit of a private postsecondary educational institution that receives public funding through state or federal financial aid programs, is accredited by an accrediting ag... Read more >


A.B. 2099 - State Financial Aid

04/23/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D) Summary: Deems a public or private postsecondary institution that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education eligible for initial and renewable Title 38 awa... Read more >


A.B. 1927 - Governance & State Oversight

04/23/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D) Summary: Requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the Trustees of the California State Universities, and requests the Regents of the University of California and the governing ... Read more >


Competencies Come to Campus

04/22/2014

Inside Higher Ed. April 22, 2014. Mart Sessler has gone far with his associate degree. He worked his way up to vice president of information systems at a large insurance provider. But after 25 years in his field, Sessler decided he wanted to become ... Read more >