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What You Need to Know About This Week’s Student-Loan Default Rates

09/24/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 24, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education is scheduled to release this week its annual cohort default rates, which describe what percentage of borrowers are defaulting on their student loans. The data we... Read more >


10 best-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree

09/24/2014

MarketWatch. September 23, 2014. As the cost of attending college increases each year, some high school graduates may wonder how well they could do without a college degree. While occupations that only require a high school diploma are often low-pay... Read more >


Reprieve on Default Rates

09/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 24, 2014. Colleges with large populations of low-income students have for months worried that their former students' high rates of default on student loans would eliminate their access to student aid under stricter federa... Read more >


Real cost of Obama’s war against for-profit colleges

09/23/2014

The Hill. September 22, 2014. Until recently Corinthian Colleges Inc. was one of the largest providers of postsecondary education in the country. As recently as 2010 it enrolled around 112,000 students; even after a relentless campaign by poli... Read more >


Radio Higher Ed releases Gainful Employment: Hearing All Sides

09/23/2014

Radio Higher Ed. We welcome you to join us for our most recent podcast, which has been produced in a new format, “From All Sides.”  This format provides listeners with contrasting views on a timely topic.  For this podcast, we invited four hig... Read more >


Gainful Employment Denies Students The Value Of Education

09/23/2014

 Higher Education for All. September 22, 2014. By APSCU Communications In early 2011, Pres. Obama told the TechBoston academy that “[t]here’s no better economic policy than one that produces more graduates…” He was commenting on the ... Read more >


Education Dept. Imposes Financial Restrictions on ITT

09/22/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 19, 2014. The U.S. Education Department has placed financial restrictions on ITT Educational Services Inc., citing the company’s failure to submit financial statements by a mandatory deadline. The for-... Read more >


Celebrity Support Dominates Kickoff of White House Sexual-Assault Campaign

09/22/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 19, 2014. The White House unveiled its “It’s On Us” sexual-assault awareness campaign on Friday morning, calling on all college students—and especially men—to do their part to stop rapes on ca... Read more >


Flake, McCain Introduce Bill to Increase Transparency in Gainful Employment Regs

09/22/2014

Jeff Flake, U.S. Senator, Arizona. September 18, 2014. U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and John McCain (R-AZ) today introduced S. 2863, the Transparency in Education Act as a Senate companion bill to legislationoriginally introduced by Reps. Matt Salmo... Read more >


Struggling ITT Educational receives Wells notice from SEC

09/22/2014

The Wall Street Journal. September 19, 2014. U.S. regulators warned ITT Educational Services Inc. that the struggling for-profit educator faces potential civil enforcement action, while the company’s finances were placed under more scrutiny. Th... Read more >


Corinthian Colleges Sued for Predatory Lending

09/18/2014

ABC News. September 16, 2014. Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a "predatory lending scheme." The CFPB is seeking more than $500 million for borrowers who used the for-profit edu... Read more >


New Online Services Aim to Democratize Admissions Counseling

09/18/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 17, 2014. Websites offering online college-admission counseling have proliferated in the past few years, with services whose prices range from free to thousands of dollars. This week saw the launch of two... Read more >


'Undermining Pell'

09/18/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 17, 2014. Hundreds of colleges charge low-income students tuition that is half or more of their household’s entire yearly income, according to a report released today by the New America Foundation that seeks t... Read more >


Higher-Ed Leaders Worry Most About Declining Enrollment, Survey Finds

09/18/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 17, 2014. Report: “Industry Outlook Survey—Higher Education” Organization: KPMG Summary: The accounting firm released its annual survey of 120 senior executives, mostly chief financial officers, c... Read more >


For-profit colleges can help GIs, vets advance

09/18/2014

Stars & Stripes. September 9, 2014. A recent op-ed in Military Times (“‘Not recommended’ list of schools draws criticism, by George Altman), struck a chord in that all of the schools were of the “for profit” variety. Similarly, educati... Read more >


4 Key Questions Experts Are Asking About Obama’s College-Ratings Plan

09/15/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 15, 2014. President Obama’s proposed federal college-ratings system is set to be released in time for the 2015 academic year, but if the comments from administrators and researchers at a hearing on Frid... Read more >


Pajamas and Online Assessments

09/15/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 15, 2014. Colleges still pay companies to be matchmakers for them with potential students -- so-called “lead generators.” The sometimes-controversial practice remains a big business, despite scrutiny from Wa... Read more >


Obama's gainful employment rule

09/15/2014

The Hill. September 12, 2014. Earlier this year, the Obama administration revived an effort to target for-profit colleges through a proposed rule on "gainful employment." If implemented, this ill-conceived regulation will prove a huge blow for low-i... Read more >


Police Investigate 23 at California Community College for ‘Pell Running’

09/15/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 12, 2014. Police officers at a community college in California are investigating 23 people on suspicion of “Pell running,” or posing as college students in order to illegally pocket Pell Grant refunds... Read more >


Where to go to college if you want the highest starting salary

09/12/2014

The Washington Post. September 11, 2014. If starting salaries were the sole measure of elite universities, U.S. News's most recent college rankings would look very different. Princeton, Harvard, Yale, and Columbia, the country's top four universi... Read more >


Private Sector Institutions’ Graduation Rates Head And Shoulders Above Community Colleges

09/12/2014

Higher Education for All. September 11, 2014. According to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), in the 2010-2011 school year, private sector colleges and universities conferred over 868,000 degrees between two and four year ... Read more >


Senior (Citizen) Student Debt Rising

09/12/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 11, 2014. The number of Americans who are nearing or past retirement age and still have student loan debt has ballooned in recent years, as has the amount of money the government is seizing from their Social Security chec... Read more >


When you can max out student loans — and not have to pay it all back

09/11/2014

The Washington Post. September 10, 2014. Programs that set student loan payments based on a person’s income and offer loan forgiveness after a certain number of payments are meant to encourage people with college debt to choose jobs based on th... Read more >


Warren Blasts Education Dept. on Loan Servicing Contracts

09/11/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 11, 2014. Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat who has been a leading critic of how the U.S. Department of Education oversees the companies it hires to service federal student loans, indicated We... Read more >


What Explains the Decline in Entrepreneurship in California

09/11/2014

Fox & Hounds. September 11, 2014. The decision last week by Tesla Motors to locate its battery factory in Nevada attracted the most media attention among economics stories, and generated a new wave of articles about California’s economic comp... Read more >


The Department of Education can’t even count

09/11/2014

Watchdog.org. September 9, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education doesn’t know for sure how many comments the public submitted to it nearly four months ago about the controversial “gainful employment” rule. Experts say the “witch-hunt” li... Read more >


Could Cal State System Admit Only Transfer Students?

09/11/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 10, 2014. Trustees of the California State University System warned Tuesday that, if the system doesn't get enough state funds, it could be forced to admit only transfer students, The Los Angles Times reported. As more st... Read more >


Bryman College owner with San Jose, Hayward schools files for bankruptcy

09/11/2014

San Jose Mercury News. The owner of California's Bryman College chain -- with campuses in San Jose, Hayward, San Francisco and Los Angeles -- is in financial trouble and could close. San Jose-based BioHealth College, Inc., filed for bankruptcy Frid... Read more >


What Happens When You Apply Gainful Employment Metrics To All Of Higher Education?

09/10/2014

Higher Education for All. September 9, 2014. Of the many issues that exist with the U.S. Department of Education’s “gainful employment” regulation, one that stands out with the greatest hypocrisy is that only certain programs, mostly at priv... Read more >


GAO Urges Pentagon to Better Evaluate Colleges

09/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 10, 2014. The U.S. Department of Defense has not done enough to guide the work of the contractor it used to evaluate the quality of colleges where service members enrolled using federal military education funds, the Gover... Read more >


Credential Creep Confirmed

09/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 9, 2014. The broad public policy push for more Americans to get a higher education leans heavily on the idea that those without a college degree are up a creek, because so many jobs in today’s technology and i... Read more >


Obama Rule Unfairly Targets Disadvantaged Students

09/10/2014

U.S. News & World Report. September 9, 2014. Back to school season isn't just for elementary schoolers or 18-year-olds excitedly heading off for college life. Millions of adults will also enroll in school this fall to continue their education. W... Read more >


The Pulse: The Future of 'Flipping'

09/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 9, 2014. This month's edition of The Pulse podcast looks at what the future holds for efforts to use technology to "flip" the classroom. The podcast is the second of a two-part series on the 2014 Horizon Report... Read more >


Feds Suspect More FAFSA Errors, Will Again Reprocess Forms

09/08/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 5, 2014. For the second time this year, the U.S. Department of Education will reprocess tens of thousands of federal student aid applications because of a decimal place error, officials announced Thursday.The de... Read more >


Is a Degree Still Worth It? Yes, Researchers Say, and the Payoff Is Getting Better

09/08/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 5, 2014. One could be excused for thinking the value of a college degree is in a downward spiral. With overall student-loan debt topping $1-trillion and tuition racing upward, to college graduates facing ... Read more >


Department of Education criticized for how it pays debt collectors to chase student loan dollars

09/08/2014

The Washington Post. September 4, 2014. The Department of Education is not doing enough to crack down on debt collection agencies that are too aggressive about seeking payments from student loan borrowers, a consumer group said Wednesday. A rep... Read more >


The Course is Dead. Long Live the Course.

09/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 4, 2014. With the start of the academic year upon us, it may be surreal to suggest that the college course is going the way of the dinosaur. Twenty million postsecondary students are streaming back onto college campuses, ... Read more >


Emotional battlefield: Why college can be tough for military veterans

09/04/2014

Las Vegas Sun. September 4, 2014. She could hear the low-pitched whispering of a nearby classmate as her history professor lectured about John Locke and 17th century Britain. The constant murmur threatened to distract her as she tried to focus on t... Read more >


Ken Coon: Gainful Employment Regulations Threaten Career Training Options

09/04/2014

Talk Business & Politics. September 3, 2014. As the former director of the Arkansas Employment Security Division (now the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services), and a professor of human resources development for Webster University, I have l... Read more >


THE “GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT” REGULATION WILL COST TAXPAYERS OVER $1.7 BILLION

09/04/2014

Higher Education for All. September 3, 2014. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has acknowledged that private sector institutions are “helping us meet the explosive demand for skills that public institutions cannot always meet.” However, the U.S.... Read more >


Education Dept. Tells Ratings Skeptics Their Concerns Are Valid

09/04/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 2, 2014. A key Education Department official said on Tuesday that she shared education researchers’ concerns about the potential unintended consequences of a federal college-ratings system. Responding... Read more >


Presumed Guilty

09/04/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 1, 2014. Caleb Warner drives a delivery truck and may never finish college. Joshua Strange moved home and enrolled at a branch campus of the University of South Carolina after he was kicked out of Auburn ... Read more >


Consumer Group Criticizes U.S. Student Debt Collection

09/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 3, 2014. The federal government’s system for collecting debt from students who have defaulted on their federal student loans is poorly overseen and rife with perverse incentives for debt collection companies that harm c... Read more >


Education Dept. Tells Ratings Skeptics Their Concerns Are Valid

09/02/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 2, 2014. A key Education Department official said on Tuesday that she shared education researchers’ concerns about the potential unintended consequences of a federal college-ratings system. Responding... Read more >


Panel Will Guide Expansion of Education Dept.’s Debt-Relief Program

09/02/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 2, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education announced plans on Tuesday to establish a negotiated rule-making panel charged with hashing out how to expand the income-based student-loan repayment program. In... Read more >


Higher Ed Groups Respond to Harkin’s Draft Proposal

09/02/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 2, 2014. Dozens of higher education interest groups submitted comments last week on Senator Tom Harkin’s draft proposal to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. The American Council on Education submitted a consensu... Read more >


Feds Overhaul Servicing Contracts

09/02/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 2, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education on Friday announced changes to how it pays the companies that manage student loan payments, responding to growing criticism that its oversight of those companies is inadequate. O... Read more >


The Accreditation Conundrum

09/02/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 2, 2014. Are accrediting bodies toothless jellyfish, or jackbooted thugs?  Reading these two articles next to each other, it’s easy to be confused. The first, by Andrew Kelly, suggests that accreditation agencies ... Read more >


It’s Not Fair to Lump All For-Profit Schools into One Bucket

09/02/2014

CNN iReport. August 29, 2014. While the ongoing investigation into Corinthian College is exposing poor management and improper practices of that particular school, the findings are not indicative of all for-profit schools. Take, for example, America... Read more >


California lawmakers approve stripped-down reform for GI Bill funding

09/02/2014

The Center for Investigative Reporting. August 29, 2014. California lawmakers unanimously approved legislation designed to prevent for-profit schools from preying on veterans at taxpayer expense as the session drew to a close this week – but not b... Read more >


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

09/02/2014

Sponsor: Senator Ted Lieu (D) Summary: Current version (8/22/2014): Extends the operation of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, which provides for the regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions by the Bure... Read more >


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

09/02/2014

Sponsor: Senator Ted Lieu (D) Summary: Current version (8/22/2014): Extends the operation of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, which provides for the regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions by the Bure... Read more >


Higher-Ed Lobby Is Concerned About Red Tape in Democrats’ Reauthorization Bill

08/29/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. August 29, 2014. The American Council on Education and 20 other higher-education interest groups wrotea letter to Sen. Tom Harkin on Friday expressing concerns about additional regulation proposed in Senate Democ... Read more >


Business Is a Big Draw for International Students in the U.S.

08/29/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. August 29, 2014. Previous research has shown that international students at American colleges and universities tend to be concentrated in specific areas, such as business and engineering. Now a new report from th... Read more >


Bill allowing community colleges to grant 4-year bachelor’s degrees goes to governor

08/29/2014

The Daily Californian. August 28, 2014. A bill that would allow California’s community colleges to grant four-year bachelor’s degrees now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature after passing through the state Senate. The legislation, Senate Bi... Read more >


Anthem Bows Out

08/29/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 29, 2014. After years of enrollment losses, Anthem Education, a for-profit chain of colleges and career institutes, filed for bankruptcy Monday. The company has abruptly shut down a number of its campuses, leaving state age... Read more >


Job Skills Expectations Unmet

08/29/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 28, 2014. College presidents want to help graduates find jobs but believe their institutions are struggling to do so, according to a recent survey by Gallup and Inside Higher Ed. Nearly nine in 10 presidents said an emphas... Read more >


Education Management Lenders Get Control in Debt Swap

08/29/2014

Bloomberg. August 27, 2014. Education Management Corp. (EDMC), the for-profit college operator partly owned by Goldman Sachs Group Inc., clinched a deal with creditors that would effectively cede control to them in exchange for reducing debt. The ... Read more >


Community colleges aim to boost grad rates

08/28/2014

EdSource. August 27, 2014. California’s community colleges intend to increase graduation and transfer rates by nearly a quarter of a million students over the next decade, officials said Wednesday in announcing an “ambitious goal” to boost stu... Read more >


Less Prescriptive in California

08/28/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 28, 2014. California's two most powerful state politicians have taken a gentler approach in their push for public institutions to get creative with inexpensive and efficient degree offerings. Gov. Jerry Brown and State Sen.... Read more >


Labor Day 2014: 3 Truths and a Lie

08/28/2014

Fox & Hounds. August 28, 2014. As we come to Labor Day 2014, it is time to consider where we have come since last year’s Labor Day and where we might be going. Here are three truths and a lie about the job market in California. Truth 1- Calif... Read more >


Obama Wants To Wreck For-Profit Education and the Mainstream Media Want To Help

08/28/2014

The Blaze. August 26, 2014. Government isn’t good at innovation. The Federal Aviation Administration grounds the fledgling drone industry. State governments try tocrush Uber and back powerful taxi interests instead. Even Internet gaming ran in... Read more >


Cottage Industry on Preventing Sexual Assault

08/28/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 27, 2014. A quick search for terms like "campus safety" and "sexual assault" on the Apple App Store reveals dozens of applications marketed toward worried college students. Circle of 6 allows users to send text message... Read more >


Obama to announce new measures for veterans

08/28/2014

The Hill. August 26, 2014. President Obama will announce a series of new executive actions designed to help veterans better access mental health services during a speech at the American Legion’s annual convention Tuesday in North Carolina. The pr... Read more >


EDMC quiet on report of debt deal

08/28/2014

TribLive. August 26, 2014. Education Management Corp. stayed mum on Monday about a report that its creditors hope to take ownership of the Downtown-based company as part of a debt restructuring deal. The for-profit education company has been negoti... Read more >


Major Papers 15-1 against For-Profit Education

08/28/2014

MRC.org. August 25, 2014. The Obama administration continues its push to regulate for-profit colleges and national media outlets have joined in and overwhelmingly taken the side of bigger government. Three top newspapers – The New York Times, the... Read more >


Another survey finds manufacturers less willing to hire due to Obamacare

08/26/2014

The Wall Street Journal. August 25, 2014. Fresh off a Philadelphia Fed survey of manufacturers finding that the Affordable Care Act is acting as a drag on hiring and increasing part-time employment, a Dallas Fed survey finds the much same thing.... Read more >


Proposed federal rules could hurt educational chances

08/26/2014

Great Falls Tribune. August 23, 2014. America's higher education system truly is the envy of the world, but it isn't without its challenges. We've seen accelerating costs to attend college leading to increasing student debt loads. And even with mor... Read more >


Lenders to offer a lifeline to Art Institutes

08/26/2014

New York Post. August 22, 2014. Henry Kravis’ KKR and other lenders are expected to offer next week the owners of the country’s 50 Art Institutes a revised debt package that will transfer ownership of the for-profit college to the creditors, The... Read more >


Calif. Says Catholic Colleges’ Health Plans Must Include Abortion Coverage

08/26/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. August 25, 2014. California’s health department has reversed an earlier decision that had exempted two Roman Catholic universities from a state law that requires employee health-insurance plans to cover most abor... Read more >


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

08/25/2014

Sponsor: Senator Ted Lieu (D) Summary: Current version (8/22/2014): Extends the operation of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, which provides for the regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions by the Bure... Read more >


California Legislature Approves Bachelor's Degrees at Community Colleges

08/22/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 22, 2014. California's Legislature on Thursday approved legislation that would allow 15 of the state's community college districts to issue four-year degrees. Governor Jerry Brown now will consider the bill, which would ma... Read more >


OPINION Opinion: Kaplan CEO Defends For-Profit Colleges

08/22/2014

WSJ Live. August 21, 2014. Kaplan CEO Tom Leppert explains why a proposed Department of Education regulation to measure educational outcomes would harm low-income students. Photo credit: Associated Press. Watch Video.... Read more >


Study of Graduation Rates of Returning Students

08/22/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 21, 2014. A group of five higher education associations and other organizations are collaborating on a study of the retention and graduation rates of five million students who are not first-time college students. The America... Read more >


EDMC to cut costs, roll out new grant

08/22/2014

TribLive. August 21, 2014. Education Management Corp. is targeting its employee retirement program as part of ongoing expense cuts and is planning to boost financial assistance for students as the national operator of for-profit colleges tries to bo... Read more >


Commentary: Tech, vocational schools serve vital need

08/22/2014

Army Times. August 20, 2014. By early 2015, tens of thousands of troops will have returned stateside after more than a decade of military engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some will continue their careers in the armed forces, but many will r... Read more >


Watch Our New Video: Gainful Employment’s Failing Grade

08/22/2014

Association of Proprietary Colleges. August 15, 2014. National concerns about student debt and the value of higher education are real and concrete. Watch our latest video regarding the Gainful Employment rule. View video on YouTube   ... Read more >


The Energy and Creativity of the Internet Job Placement Sites

08/22/2014

Fox & Hounds. August 21, 2014. By Michael Bernick. This summer, Congress enacted the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) which governs the $3 billion or so spent each year by the federal government on job training. Secretary of Labo... Read more >


CALIFORNIA A.B. 2350 - Governance & State Oversight

08/21/2014

Summary: Current version (8/18/2014): 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, should enjoy freed... Read more >


It's Not a Skills Gap: U.S. Workers Are Overqualified, Undertrained

08/21/2014

Bloomberg BusinessWeek. August 19, 2014. By Matthew Philips. In the debate over why the U.S. has been so slow to emerge from the Great Recession, many have laid the blame on what’s become known as the skills gap: Despite an abundance of workers,... Read more >


Best Path for Transfer Credit

08/21/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 20, 2014. By Michael Stratford. Students are most likely to be successful in transferring academic credits when they have higher grade-point averages and move between community colleges and four-year instituti... Read more >


Preventing Another Corinthian

08/21/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 19, 2014. By Michael Stratford and Paul Fain With one sentence in a letter this summer, officials at the U.S. Department of Education brought one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges to the brink of insolvency. ... Read more >


'It Takes Time'

08/16/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 13, 2014. By Carl Straumsheim. The University of California System, after five years and millions of dollars spent, is asking for more time and money to get its systemwide online education initiative off the g... Read more >


Compilation of Articles on Educating Nontraditional Students

08/16/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 13, 2014.  Inside Higher Ed is today releasing a free compilation of articles-- in print-on-demand format -- about strategies for recruiting, retaining and graduating nontraditional students. The articles in... Read more >


The New Rankings?

08/16/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 14, 2014 By Charlie Tyson. Who majored in Slovak language and literature? At least 14 IBM employees, according to LinkedIn. Late last month LinkedIn unveiled a “field of study explorer.” Enter a field o... Read more >


Disruption In Higher Ed Is Growing, But Not Instantaneous

08/16/2014

Forbes. August 14, 2014. By Michael Horn. Meg Evans, a former research assistant at the Clayton Christensen Institute and now the social innovation manager at Udemy, and I coauthored this piece. In 2009, Joe Marani, a resident of Marshfield, Mass.,... Read more >


Corinthian Legal Troubles Expand

08/16/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 14, 2014. By Michael Stratford. Federal prosecutors have ordered Corinthian Colleges to turn over a range of documents relating to job placement, graduation rates, advertising and marketing materials, and student loan de... Read more >


HOW TO TELL IF A METRIC IS ARBITRARY

08/16/2014

Higher Education for All. August 14, 2014. BY APSCU COMMUNICATIONS. The U.S. Department of Education’s proposed gainful employment regulation comes at a time when stakeholders all across higher education debate what the best measure ... Read more >


The Dues And Don'ts Of Obama's Attack On Career Colleges

08/16/2014

Forbes. August 13, 2014. GUEST POST WRITTEN BY Kerri Toloczko. Kerri Toloczko is a senior fellow at Frontiers of Freedom. In 2012, Federal Judge Rudolph Contreras slapped down onerous regulations promulgated by the Obama Administration’s Departm... Read more >


Proposed fed rules would limit education opportunities

08/16/2014

The Laurel Outlook. August 13, 2014. Guest Opinion By Joanne Blyton HD 59. America’s higher education system truly is the envy of the world, but it isn’t without its challenges. We’ve seen accelerating costs to attend college leading to ... Read more >


The Benefits of Multi-State Sharing

08/16/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 15, 2014. By Doug Lederman. The inadequacies of existing data about higher education outcomes has been much discussed in recent months, with "flawed data" at the core of arguments against President Obama's pr... Read more >


Higher education report card for the president

08/16/2014

The Hill. August 14, 2014. By John F. Ebersole, LPD, Jeanne Contardo, PhD and Lisa Daniels, PhD When President Obama took office in 2009, he proposed the U.S. regain its leadership in higher education by increasing college degree attainment from 40... Read more >


The administration's forced extinction of for-profit colleges

08/16/2014

The Hill. August 15, 2014. By Harry C. Alford. Imagine if the federal government decided to regulate hospitals and medical clinics by judging them strictly by their ability to achieve specific outcomes for their patients — as opposed to measur... Read more >


Skills Gap Remains A Concern Among Private Companies As Employment Outlook Creeps Up

08/13/2014

Forbes. August 11, 2014. Employers are definitely looking to hire over the next year or two, according to the quarterly Business Trendsetter Barometer survey from PwC on hiring outlook and strategy among private US-based companies. But their hir... Read more >


Viewpoint: Proposed federal rules would limit education opportunities

08/13/2014

Ravalli Republic. August 09, 2014. By Rep. Joanne Blyton. America’s higher education system truly is the envy of the world, but it isn’t without its challenges. We’ve seen accelerating costs to attend college leading to increasing student debt... Read more >


One chart that debunks the biggest myth about student loans

08/13/2014

Vox. August 13, 2014. If you read many news stories about student debt, you encounter a lot of people with loan balances well in excess of $50,000. If you read many policy briefs on student debt, you know those people are very rare. Hamilton Plac... Read more >


‘Gainful Employment’ Rule Stifles Opportunity

08/13/2014

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 equi... Read more >


This Way Up: Mobility in America

08/13/2014

The Wall Street Journal. July 22, 2014. Dakota Blazier had made a big decision. Friendly and fresh-faced, from a small town north of Indianapolis, he'd made up his mind: He wasn't going to college. "I discovered a long time ago," he explained, "I'm... Read more >


U.S. Public Schools Become Majority Minority

08/11/2014

Inside Higher Ed. August 11, 2014. This year, for the first time, a majority of students in the U.S. public schools will not be white, the Associated Press reported. The AP noted that projected enrollments from the National Center for Education St... Read more >


What People Are Saying About the O'Bannon Ruling

08/11/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. August 10, 2014. A federal judge on Friday dealt a powerful blow to the NCAA's amateurism model, finding that rules barring college athletes from earning money off of the use of their names, images, and likenesses... Read more >