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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 >



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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 >



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


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


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


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


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


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 >

Administration’s July 2015 “Regulatory Review” Adds $14.7 Billion in Costs


American Action Forum President Obama signed executive orders (13,563 and 13,610) as part of an effort to “eliminate red tape.” Federal agencies were told to “modify, streamline expand, or repeal” existing regulations. The recent “retros... Read more >

How the attempt to fix student loans got bogged down by the middlemen


The Washington Post. The Education Department has grown into one of the biggest money lenders in the country, overseeing a $1.2 trillion portfolio of student debt rivaling the entire loan business of JPMorgan Chase with a staff roughly the size of t... Read more >

Feds Search for Corinthian Funds


Inside Higher Ed. Even as the Department of Education was closely monitoring Corinthian Colleges, the for-profit education company apparently mishandled federal funds earlier this year, lawyers for the U.S. government said in a court filing last w... Read more >

The Hidden Force in For-Profit Closures


Inside Higher Ed. The messy unwinding of Corinthian Colleges was an unprecedented dance among various actors: the U.S. Department of Education, state attorneys general, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and buyers like ECMC’s Zenith Group -... Read more >

Californians pay for state’s public colleges but increasingly can’t get in


PBS Newshour. They were once the envy of the world for the access they offered to high-quality education for all students at a low price. But California’s public colleges and universities delivered something different to Andrew Hotchkiss when he a... Read more >

Questioning Loans


Inside Higher Ed. Another federal agency is launching an investigation into how a for-profit institution provided private student loans. California-based Bridgepoint Education and its subsidiary, Ashford University, received a "civil investigative ... Read more >

Pencils down: More U.S. colleges drop standardized tests


Reuters. Hey, high schoolers, scared of bombing on the SATs and not getting into college? Don't worry, a growing number of U.S. schools are scrapping standardized test scores as part of admission.  Washington, D.C.'s George Washington University l... Read more >

California measure fails to create green jobs


The Union Democrat. Three years after California voters passed a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean energy jobs by funding energy-efficiency projects in schools, barely one-tenth of the promised jobs have been created, ... Read more >

‘Machine Teaching’ Is Seen as Way to Develop Personalized Curricula


The Chronicle of Higher Education. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison say they are getting closer to designing a system to deliver the ideal lesson plan for each student, through a process they call “machine teaching.” If th... Read more >



Higher Education For All.   The New York Times is right: a college education is a basic requirement for many middle-class jobs. But the main barrier for Americans looking to attain higher education is not borrowing, which enables them to finance ... Read more >

A Key Question for Clinton’s College-Affordability Plan: Will States Buy In?


The Chronicle of Higher Education. The pillar of Hillary Clinton’s higher-education proposal that has attracted the most attention could also be a tough sell to state lawmakers. Mrs. Clinton’s proposal, which she announced on Monday at a camp... Read more >

Clinton's Big Plan for Higher Ed


Inside Higher Ed. Hillary Clinton will today unveil a massive plan to make higher education more affordable, student loan debt less burdensome and states accountable for supporting their public colleges. The plan -- which would cost $350 billion ove... Read more >

California Attorney General Investigates U of Phoenix


Inside Higher Ed. Apollo Education Group said Friday that it is being investigated by California's attorney general, Kamala Harris. The inquiry relates to the University of Phoenix, which Apollo owns, and students who are veterans or members of the ... Read more >

Universal Technical Institute continues decline in enrollment, revenue, income


Phoenix Business Journal. Universal Technical Institute Inc. (NYSE: UTI) experienced another quarter of declining enrollment, revenue and income as the Scottsdale-based automotive technical training provider looks for new ways to attract students. ... Read more >

Apollo’s University of Phoenix faces California probe over military recruiting


The Arizona Republic. California’s attorney general has opened an investigation of the University of Phoenix tied to its recruiting of members of the military, its parent company disclosed Friday. The request, which seeks records since 2010, is s... Read more >

Summer remedial courses now required for nearly half of CSU freshmen


EdSource. In a recent quiz for her class of incoming Cal State Fullerton freshmen – who had all failed an algebra placement exam – Cherlyn Converse asked the students to solve a polynomial equation by factoring its properties. The 35 students h... Read more >

Asking everyone’s rich uncle to pay for school


Bloomberg Business. Laura Strong, a 29-year-old in suburban Chicago, owes $245,000 on student loans for the psychology Ph.D. she finished in 2013. This year, she says she hopes to earn $35,000 working part-time jobs as a therapist and yoga teacher... Read more >

When California Eliminated Its Higher-Ed Commission, Little Was Lost, Speaker Says


The Chronicle of Higher Education. Ken O’Donnell, an administrator in the California State University system, says life without a statewide coordinating board "ain’t that bad." But that doesn’t mean some things aren’t lost without such an a... Read more >

ABA Tightens Rules on Employment Reporting


Inside Higher Ed. The employment data of several law schools will start to look very different after two American Bar Association decisions Friday. The ABA affirmed a decision from earlier this year that requires law schools, starting next year, to... Read more >

Laureate Paid Bill Clinton $16.5 Million


Inside Higher Ed. Laureate Education, a for-profit chain with a global reach, paid Bill Clinton $16.5 million between 2010 and 2014, Bloomberg reported last week. Clinton had served as an honorary chancellor for Laureate International Universiti... Read more >

Don't Just Blame For-Profit Colleges for Exploding Grad School Debt


Forbes. Last month the Center for American Progress (CAP ) reported that a short list of 20 graduate schools were responsible for 25 percent of all federal student loan borrowing. The list was dominated by for-profit colleges, with Walden Univers... Read more >

Obama administration is wrong on 'gainful employment'


The Hill. Recently, a chorus of critics of the for-profit education sector publicly began a written assault against those schools. Like most of the recent criticism, it was flush with words like "predatory," "crushing debt" and "useless degrees." I... Read more >

ITT's CEO staying, CFO leaving after disappointing quarter

07/30/2015 The CEO is staying longer than planned, but the chief financial officer is leaving earlier than expected after ITT Educational Services Inc. reported a second-quarter profit way below Wall Street's expectations. The Carmel-based operator of... Read more >

White House Summit on Short-Term Training Programs


Inside Higher Ed. The White House is hosting a meeting today on the growing boot camp and coding academy space, which offers short-term training programs to students. Other alternative providers, such as online course platforms, also are on the agen... Read more >

Two-Plus-Two in Temecula


Inside Higher Ed. With 110,000 residents, the city of Temecula is in one of California’s fastest growing regions. But the nearest public university is more than 30 miles away, an unusually large distance for densely populated Southern California. ... Read more >

Federal Trade Commission Opens Broad Investigation of U. of Phoenix


The Chronicle of Higher Education. The University of Phoenix is the subject of an extensive investigation by the Federal Trade Commission to determine whether it engaged in deceptive practices, according to a corporate filing on Wednesday by its p... Read more >

Pell for Prisoners Announcement Coming


Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education is moving closer to an official announcement of an experiment to allow some prisoners to receive Pell Grants. On Monday Arne Duncan, the education secretary, came close to dropping the details for a... Read more >

Rally for Recognition


Inside Higher Ed. Chants of "Students Over CEOs" and "ITT Is the Worst" echoed around the plaza near the hotel in this Washington, D.C., suburb Monday. About 20 student advocates against student debt organized the protest held brightly colored s... Read more >

Obama's Higher Ed Home Stretch


Inside Higher Ed. American higher education is failing “far too many of our students,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan was scheduled to say Monday, as he calls for colleges to be held more accountable for graduating students with high-quality ... Read more >

Ed Tech's Funding Frenzy


Inside Higher Ed. With $2.51 billion invested in educational-technology companies during the first half of 2015, investors continue to defy fears that interest in the sector is waning. Yet analysts say the staggering figure distracts from ... Read more >

Federal Accreditation Advisory Panel Seeks More Power


Inside Higher Ed. The federal panel charged with advising the U.S. Department of Education on accreditation is calling on policy makers to give it the final authority to decide which accrediting agencies deserve the federal government's re... Read more >

Kaplan CEO Steps Down


Inside Higher Ed. Kaplan's CEO, Thomas C. Leppert, will step down after two years on the job, the for-profit higher education company said on Thursday. Leppert will be replaced by Andrew S. Rosen, the executive vice president of Graham Hol... Read more >