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Rep. John Kline says he is in favor of loan forgiveness for Corinthian students

06/01/2015

StarTribune. Amid mounting national pressure on the Obama administration to forgive billions of dollars of federal loans owed by former students of the now defunct Corinthian Colleges, the most powerful man on the education committee in the U.S. Hou... Read more >


The Future Of An Illusion: The Higher-Ed 'Funding Cuts' Myth

06/01/2015

Forbes. For years now, students, parents, and taxpayers have worried over college-tuition hyperinflation and its concomitant, massive student-loan debt. And for good reason. Over the past quarter-century, average tuition prices have increased 440 pe... Read more >


CALCULATING THE TRUE COSTS OF COLLEGE

06/01/2015

Higher Education For All. It costs taxpayers more to educate students at public institutions than private sector institutions. While this may be a surprise for many, it is a fact. The cost per full-time student at public institutions exceeds that ... Read more >


Texas Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Guns on Campus

06/01/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The Texas Legislature gave final approval Sunday to a bill that would let Texans carry licensed concealed weapons on college campuses, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The legislation is on its way to Governor Greg Abbott, ... Read more >


Tighter Oversight of ITT

06/01/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education increased its monitoring of ITT Educational Services last month after the Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil fraud charges against the for-profit college giant and two executives, the ... Read more >


California A.B. 25 - State Financial Aid

05/29/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Mike Gipson (D) Summary: Current 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 sat... Read more >


California A.B. 509 - Governance & State Oversight

05/29/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Henry Perea (D) Summary: Current version (4/23/2015): Exempts from the provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 a bona fide organization, association, or council that offers preapprenticeship ... Read more >


California A.B. 721 - State Financial Aid

05/29/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jose Medina (D) Summary: Current version (5/28/2015):  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 specified stude... Read more >


California A.B. 1541 - Privacy (Student Data)

05/29/2015

Sponsor: Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection Summary: Current version (4/29/2015): Requires a business that owns, licenses, or maintains personal information about a California resident to implement and maintain reasonable securit... Read more >


California A.B. 573 - State Financial Aid

05/29/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jose Medina (D) Summary: Current version (5/11/2015): Requires the board of governors, until July 1, 2018, to waive the fee for students who were enrolled at a California campus of a Corinthian Colleges, Inc., institution,... Read more >


Service Members to Receive Navient Settlement Money

05/29/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Nearly 78,000 members of the military who federal prosecutors said were overcharged on their student loans will begin to receive a total of $60 million in compensation next month, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. Na... Read more >


In Defense of For-Profit Colleges

05/29/2015

Forbes. For-profit colleges have been targeted by government officials, including President Obama and California Attorney General Kamala Harris HRS -0.24%, who claim these schools take advantage of low-income students, burdening them with studen... Read more >


Judge Upholds ‘Gainful’ Rule

05/28/2015

Inside Higher Ed. A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the U.S. Department of Education’s rewritten “gainful employment” rule, handing a victory to the Obama administration in its longstanding regulatory battle with... Read more >


Barriers for Black Students in California

05/28/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Only 23 percent of working-age black adults in California hold bachelor's degrees, according to a new report from the Campaign for College Opportunity, compared to 42 percent of their white counterparts. And one-third of black ad... Read more >


FTC Tangles With For-Profits

05/27/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have in recent years joined with states' attorneys general in cracking down on the for-profit college industry. Now the Federal Trade Commission is the l... Read more >


Loan Servicers Cleared

05/27/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education said Tuesday that its four main federal student loan servicers, including Navient, have mostly followed the law in granting special interest-rate benefits to members of the military. Department off... Read more >


LBCC Figures Show "Unacceptable" Six-Year Path to Transfer

05/27/2015

Long Beach Post. An update to the transfer success of students attending Long Beach City College delivered at Tuesday night’s board of trustees meeting showed that it still takes a long time to matriculate toward graduation or transfer. In fact, i... Read more >


California A.B. 967 - Student Complaints and Arbitration

05/26/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Das Williams (D) Summary: Current version (4/23/2015): Requires, in order to receive state funds for student financial assistance, the governing board of each community college district, the Trustees of the California State... Read more >


Fixing the Online Plumbing

05/26/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Columbia University’s engineering school is experiencing a surge of interest in its online programs after partnering with a start-up that promises to find universities the online students they should be enrolling in the first pla... Read more >


How Not to Lose Control of a Class

05/26/2015

Inside Higher Ed. It might be every professor’s worst nightmare: losing control of a class with no hope of getting it back on track. That appears to be what happened this semester at Texas A&M University at Galveston, where a management inst... Read more >


California A.B. 1361 - State Financial Aid

05/22/2015

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


Students Feel Unprepared for Job Market

05/22/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Only one in five college students say they feel "very prepared" to join the workforce, according to the results of McGraw-Hill Education's annual student workforce readiness survey. While 45 percent of the roughly 1,000 responden... Read more >


Widening Wealth Gap

05/21/2015

Inside Higher Ed. When Harvard University’s endowment fell by more than $10 billion during the 2008 financial crisis, it was a blow to the institution. But a lot of college presidents across the country considered the loss -- and the remaining $26... Read more >


EDUCATION GAPS POSE LOOMING CRISIS FOR U.S. ECONOMY

05/21/2015

National Journal.   Fewer working-age African-Americans than whites hold four-year college degrees in all but one of the nation's 150 largest metropolitan areas, according to a new Next America analysis of data from the massive National Equity Atl... Read more >


Risk Sharing, Yes. But How?

05/21/2015

Inside Higher Ed. A congressional hearing here Wednesday was the latest illustration of what has, in recent years, become a bedrock reality of the politics of higher education at the federal level: lawmakers across the political spectrum want to hol... Read more >


Who Will Listen?

05/21/2015

Inside Higher Ed. For some students, Twitter isn't just a space to vent. Students frustrated with the slow pace of administrative responses to issues on campus are taking more drastic measures, going public on social media or sharing their stories ... Read more >


Free tuition would be nice, but is it what community college students really need?

05/21/2015

The Washington Post. President Obama’s proposal to make community college tuition free got a warm hug from Gene D. Block, chancellor of the 42,000-student University of California, Los Angeles. He called it “the most encouraging idea for higher ... Read more >


How Public Universities Shortchange Poor And Minority Students

05/20/2015

BuzzFeed News. In the pursuit of prestige, revenue, and rankings, more public universities have turned to dangling merit-based scholarships to attract more out-of-state students, according to a report by the New America Foundation released earlier... Read more >


Lawmakers push to let veterans use GI benefits for business, not college

05/20/2015

The Hill. Members of Congress plan to put forward legislation that would allow veterans to use their benefits under the GI Bill to start businesses instead of attending college. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.), a member of the Appropriations Subcomm... Read more >


Federal Error Rates Criticized

05/20/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education last fall switched its approach to estimating how much it improperly paid out in Pell Grants and student loans after officials learned their initial methodology would have shown large jumps in erron... Read more >


U.S. Delays Requirement on Tuition Breaks for Veterans

05/19/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced last week that it was pushing back the deadline for states to comply with a law that requires public colleges to charge veterans lower in-state tuition rates, regar... Read more >


Education Dept. Proposes Reining In Deals Between Colleges and Banks

05/18/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The U.S. Education Department on Friday proposed new regulations aimed at reining in agreements between colleges and banks that want to market their products to students. The proposed rules, scheduled for publica... Read more >


Which Vocational Degrees Pay Off?

05/18/2015

U.S News & World Report. A four-year college degree isn't for everyone. Especially for students who never liked school. The conventional advice for these folks is to master a technical skill in order to have a career more rewarding than serving ... Read more >


Enrollments Fall

05/14/2015

Inside Higher Ed. College enrollment numbers tend to be cyclical. A poor economy forces many adult learners into the classroom to retrain or hone their skills, but when it improves, enrollments decrease as they return to the workforce. That's the c... Read more >


California A.B. 573 - State Financial Aid

05/14/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jose Medina (D) Summary: Current version (5/11/2015): Requires the board of governors, until July 1, 2018, to waive the fee for students who were enrolled at a California campus of a Corinthian Colleges, Inc., institution,... Read more >


California S.B. 690 - Privacy (Student Data)

05/14/2015

Sponsor: Senator Jeff Stone (R) Summary: Current version (4/6/2015): Expands the misdemeanor charge of misdemeanor electronic tracking to include using an electronic tracking device to determine the location or movement of an object as well as a pe... Read more >


ENGAGING EMPLOYERS AS CUST OMERS

05/14/2015

Jobs For The Future. Despite national economic growth, far too many Americans are stuck in low-wage jobs or unable to find work at all. Millions of people are struggling to gain the skills and credentials they need to land middle-skill jobs that can... Read more >


California S.B. 665 - Public Safety & Health

05/14/2015

Sponsor: Senator Marty Block (D) Summary: Current version (4/29/2015): Mandates the Attorney General to establish a statewide Title IX Oversight Office, which would, among other things, serve as a point of contact for students who are dissatisfie... Read more >


It’s about to get cheaper to borrow for college

05/13/2015

The Washington Post. It will cost students and parents less to borrow money from the government to pay for college in the fall as interest rates on federal loans are set to drop. Interest rates on federal student loans will be reduced by more than... Read more >


Problems Deepen for ITT

05/13/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Federal regulators stepped up their scrutiny of ITT Educational Services on Tuesday, charging the large for-profit chain and its two top executives with fraud for allegedly concealing massive losses in two student loan programs the... Read more >


5 Assertions on For-Profit Education

05/12/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Lots of news lately about the struggles of the for-profit higher ed industry.  Here are my views on the for-profit higher ed industry, in the form of 5 assertions: Assertion #1 - There Is Nothing Inherently Wrong With For-Prof... Read more >


With New Regulations Looming, More For-Profit Career Colleges Shut Down

05/12/2015

BuzzFeed News. Two major for-profit college companies announced Wednesday that they were slashing their career colleges, a likely sign of what will come in the industry as it faces declining enrollment and a regulatory crackdown on its two-year and ... Read more >


How U.S. companies can fill the skills gap

05/12/2015

Fortune. The jobs the nation has been creating in the past two years are very different in nature from the ones that were lost following the 2008 financial crisis. Our intuition about the world of work needs to be reset. In the United States, labor... Read more >


Giant For-Profit Educator and Executives Are Charged With Lying to Investors

05/12/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. [Updated (5/12/2015, 12:51 p.m.) with further details, the company's response, and comment from a call the SEC held with reporters.] ITT Educational Services Inc., its chief executive, and its chief financial offi... Read more >


California A.B. 181 - Governance & State Oversight (Cosmetology)

05/11/2015

Sponsor: CA Assembly Business and Professions Committee Summary: Current version (4/23/2015): Extends provisions providing for the licensure and regulation of barbers and cosmetologists by the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology in the Depart... Read more >


California A.B. 573 - State Financial Aid

05/11/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jose Medina (D) Summary: Current version (5/7/2015): Authorizes the board of governors to waive the fee for students who were enrolled in a private postsecondary educational institution that provided educational services in ... Read more >


Debt-Free Catches On

05/11/2015

Inside Higher Ed. After a concerted push over the past several months from liberals and progressive groups, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign appears to be on the cusp of embracing a debt-free college plan. The Democratic front-runner’s c... Read more >


California A.B. 1541 - Privacy (Student Data)

05/07/2015

Sponsor: Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection Summary: Current version (4/29/2015): Requires a business that owns, licenses, or maintains personal information about a California resident to implement and maintain reasonable securit... Read more >


California A.B. 573 - State Financial Aid

05/07/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jose Medina (D) Summary: Current version (5/4/2015): Authorizes the board of governors to waive the fee for students who were enrolled in a private postsecondary educational institution that provided educational services in ... Read more >


California A.B. 509 - Governance & State Oversight

05/07/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Henry Perea (D) Summary: Current version (4/23/2015): Exempts from the provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 a bona fide organization, association, or council that offers preapprenticeship ... Read more >


College Majors Figure Big in Earnings

05/07/2015

The Wall Street Journal. Want to make a good living? Go to college. Just be careful what you major in. On average, college graduates earn about $1 million more in their lifetimes than do adults who only completed high school. But long-term earnings... Read more >


3 Key Findings About College Admissions

05/07/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. If your vice president for enrollment looks haggard these days, maybe it’s because the percentage of accepted applicants who enroll keeps going down, complicating those all-important revenue projections. Or maybe... Read more >


2 For-Profit Higher-Education Companies Will Close Campuses

05/06/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Education Management Corporation, a for-profit higher-education company beset by layoffs and debt, will shut down 15 of its Art Institute campuses, the company disclosed on Wednesday. The closures are the l... Read more >


U.S. Eyes New Path to Debt Relief

05/06/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The unprecedented collapse and now bankruptcy of Corinthian Colleges has left in its wake a large political battle over student debt relief. At the center of the storm is the U.S. Department of Education, which is now deciding ho... Read more >


Profit and Competency

05/05/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Kaplan University will now offer personalized “competency reports” to its 45,000 students. The announcement is the for-profit institution’s biggest move into competency-based education so far, adding momentum and, perhaps, ri... Read more >


Debt Relief Battle Continues

05/05/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Corinthian Colleges’ declaration of bankruptcy on Monday finalizes the for-profit college’s unprecedented collapse that has morphed into a political firestorm for the Obama administration -- which U.S. Department of Education o... Read more >


PRIVATE SECTOR INSTITUTIONS SET UP THEIR STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS

05/04/2015

Higher Education For All. Experts agree: individuals who decide to further their educations by attending postsecondary institutions are making worthwhile investments that pay off in the long-run. Research shows that individuals who obtain a bache... Read more >


Corinthian Colleges Files for Bankruptcy

05/04/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Corinthian Colleges, the defunct for-profit chain that fell into financial straits last summer, has filed for bankruptcy, The Wall Street Journal reports. The company’s filing for Chapter 11 protection on Mo... Read more >


Abandoned students lash back at Kamala Harris over Heald College shut down

05/04/2015

KRON 4. Attorney General Kamala Harris is celebrating a victory following the abrupt closures of Corinthian College, the for-profit chain of colleges she is accusing of preying “on the educational dreams of vulnerable people.” The college may b... Read more >


For-profit colleges’ success ignored

05/04/2015

Miami Herald Op-Ed. I have spent decades at the top of two businesses that were juxtaposed on your front page last week: journalism and for-profit education. I had the honor of being publisher of The Washington Post for more than 20 years and the CE... Read more >


A college ranking where Harvard doesn’t make the top of the list

05/02/2015

MarketWatch. As many students and families zero in on their college decisions this week, they may want to do some research beyond the typical school rankings. That’s the argument of a new report from the Brookings Institution, aptly titled “Bey... Read more >


CORINTHIAN COLLEGE SHUTDOWN – THE TIP OF A VERY DIFFERENT ICEBERG

04/30/2015

Higher Education For All. This week’s forced closing of 28 campuses run by Corinthian Colleges, including the regionally accredited Heald College, should not come as a surprise to anyone. California Attorney General Kamala Harris refused to coop... Read more >


How Corinthian’s Student Body Measured Up Against Other For-Profits: 4 Takeaways

04/30/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Corinthian Colleges Inc. made waves in higher education this week when it announced it would abruptly close its remaining campuses, displacing 16,000 students. The campuses — operated by the Corinthian subsid... Read more >


Judge Nullifies Ex-President's $400,000 Buyout

04/30/2015

Inside Higher Ed. A California judge on Wednesday nullified a $400,000 exit package that Pasadena City College's board last year provided to Mark W. Rocha as he was leaving the presidency there, The Los Angeles Times reported. The judge ruled that... Read more >


After the Collapse

04/29/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Amid the fallout of more than 16,000 students shut outby Corinthian Colleges' closure, institutions from California to New York are teaming up with the U.S. Department of Education to help keep those students on track toward comp... Read more >


Money Talk

04/29/2015

Inside Higher Ed. As colleges across the country attempt to navigate tough economic times and respond to calls to change their business models, conflicts abound. They are about not only the substance of various strategies, but about the ways ... Read more >


Fallout From Corinthian Collapse

04/28/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The implosion of Corinthian Colleges over the past 10 months was an unprecedented challenge for the U.S. Department of Education. But navigating the politics left in the wake of the company’s collapse may prove even trickier. ... Read more >


PRIVATE SECTOR INSTITUTIONS ARE EQUIPPED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF NEW TRADITIONAL STUDENTS

04/27/2015

Higher Education For All. Private sector institutions play a critical role in providing opportunities for new traditional students who have been largely overlooked and underserved by traditional institutions of higher education. New traditional stud... Read more >


PRIVATE SECTOR INSTITUTIONS PREPARE THE HIGH-DEMAND PROFESSIONALS OF TOMORROW

04/27/2015

Private sector institutions prepare students and provide them with relevant skills in high demand career fields. Since 2001, the number of credentials awarded to students attending private sector institutions increased by 165 percent. This means that... Read more >


Corinthian’s Last Rites

04/27/2015

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Corinthian Announces Cessation of Effectively All Operations

04/26/2015

Corinthian Colleges, Inc. Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (Nasdaq: COCO) today announced that the Company has ceased substantially all operations and discontinued instruction at its remaining 28 ground campuses. The company is working with other schools t... Read more >


Don’t Gloat When the Canary Dies

04/26/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Robert Kelchen won Twitter yesterday with his observation that Corinthian Colleges’ move to close all of its remaining campuses will strand 16,000 students, in contrast to the closing of Sweet Briar College, which will strand a... Read more >


The Value of Private Sector Institutions

04/25/2015

APSCU. Critics of private sector institutions continue to rely on dated anecdotes to portray our institutions in a negative light. These reports overlook the fact that private sector institutions are opening doors of opportunity for traditionally un... Read more >


Accreditation Under Fire

04/24/2015

Inside Higher Ed. First they chopped off our hands. Figuratively, of course. The U.S. Department of Education, over the past decade, has made it clear that it expects accrediting agencies seeking recognition to judge student learning and institution... Read more >


14 Locations of DeVry U. Will Close, Parent Company Announces

04/24/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The DeVry Education Group will close 14 campuses of its namesake DeVry University by the end of the year, the company said on Thursday as it announced declines in enrollments and earnings for the fiscal quarter end... Read more >


Education Dept. Issues New Guidance on Campus Sexual Assault

04/24/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The U.S. Department of Education has released new guidance reminding colleges that they must designate Title IX coordinators. In the new documents, the department’s Office for Civil Rights describes colleges’ r... Read more >


World's Biggest For-Profit College Chain Plans $1 Billion IPO

04/23/2015

Bloomberg Business. Laureate Education Inc., the largest for-profit college network in the world, is interviewing banks for a $1 billion initial public offering in the U.S., people with knowledge of the matter said. The company, whose honorary chan... Read more >


For Those Without One, College Degrees Are Seen as Important but Too Expensive

04/21/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. In the eyes of Americans without college degrees, higher education seems necessary but too expensive. That is one of the main takeaways in a report released on Monday by the American Enterprise Institute, "High ... Read more >


The Increasingly Digital Community College

04/21/2015

 Inside Higher Ed. Distance education at community colleges continues to increase even as overall enrollment at two-year institutions falls.  A study released Monday found distance education enrollments account for nearly all recent student gr... Read more >


Emergency order forces Corinthian Colleges to stop enrolling new students

04/21/2015

The Orange County Register. Two Orange County campuses and 11 others in the state owned by embattled for-profit education giant Corinthian Colleges must stop enrolling new students this week under an emergency order from California consumer protecti... Read more >


MARKETING HIGHER EDUCATION

04/20/2015

Higher Education For All. The NCAA men’s basketball final between Duke and Wisconsin averaged 28.3 million viewers. Similarly, January’s NCAA football championship between Ohio State and Oregon averaged 33.4 million. A recent reportfound that 6... Read more >


Cost of College Ratings? For Education Dept., at Least $4 Million

04/20/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The U.S. Education Department has budgeted more than $4 million to build its controversial college-ratings system, Inside Higher Ed reports. The department’s contractwith RTI International shows that it has al... Read more >


Online Penalty

04/20/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Many politicians and educators see online education as key to expanding access to higher education. But a large study of online education used by students at California's massive community college system cautions that student succe... Read more >


Rubio's Opening Salvo

04/20/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Presidential candidates already are expounding on higher education, which is shaping up to be a campaign issue. We'll help you keep score for the next 19 months -- yes, 19 months -- with a new feature called "On the Stump." Check b... Read more >


A N.Y. success: for-profit colleges

04/20/2015

NY Daily News. Across the country, for-profit colleges have prominent critics, President Obama included. For some good reasons: National data show that students at such schools default on their loans at high rates. And they’ve racked up complaint... Read more >


A College’s High Ranking Often Means Less Time With Professors

04/20/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Report: “Revisiting the Relationship Between Institutional Rank and Student Engagement” Authors: John D. Zilvinskis, research project associate, and Louis Rocconi, assistant scientist, both at Indiana Univer... Read more >


Free Community College, Structured Pathways: Survey of 2-Year-College Leaders

04/17/2015

Inside Higher Ed. For all the talk about the prospect of free community college, most two-year-college leaders are skeptical about the feasibility that the concept will come to pass in their states. Even with the federal support that President Obam... Read more >


Regulating Job Placement

04/17/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The federal government's gainful-employment standards for vocational programs at colleges kick into effect in three months, assuming two lawsuits filed by the for-profit sector don't block the new rules. This is the Obama adminis... Read more >


ACT's New Model of College and Career Readiness

04/16/2015

Inside Higher Ed. ACT on Wednesday released a paper that seeks to define workplace readiness. The nonprofit testing firm also called for a new model of college and career readiness that argues that the skills needed in those two areas, while overl... Read more >


Education Dept. Approves Two More Direct-Assessment Programs

04/15/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education has granted federal aid eligibility to two new academic programs that do not rely on the credit hour -- a form of competency-based education called direct assessment. So far six institutions have ... Read more >


Clinton Criticizes For-Profits, Talks College Costs

04/15/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Hillary Clinton, on her first trip to Iowa after declaring her presidential candidacy, criticized for-profit colleges and talked about college costs in a discussion at Kirkwood Community College. She said it was important to look ... Read more >


Debt Collector Suit Fails

04/15/2015

Inside Higher Ed. A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education by four student loan debt collection companies that claim the department arbitrarily cut ties with them earlier this year. The decision by U... Read more >


Corinthian Dismantling Continues

04/15/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday fined Corinthian Colleges nearly $30 million for misrepresenting job placement rates at its Heald College chain, which officials said the troubled for-profit education company must now... Read more >


FOR-PROFIT EDUCATION AND NEW HIGHER ED MODELS

04/13/2015

Solutions at Work. This week, Solutions at Work LIVE is hosting employer discussions about work/life insights and innovative approaches to employee assistance. Follow along at #SAWLIVE and check back next week for all the news from this Bright Hor... Read more >


Public Colleges' Revenue Shift

04/13/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Tuition dollars made up roughly 47 percent of revenues for public higher education for the third straight year in 2014, cementing a trend in which tuition revenue now rivals state appropriations as the main funder of public colleg... Read more >


Rule by ‘Dear Colleague’ Letter: The Department of Education’s Stealth Regulation

04/13/2015

Cato Institute. We’ve noted repeatedly how the U.S. Department of Education, using authority it claims under Title IX and other federal laws, has arm-twisted the nation’s colleges and universities into stripping away procedural protections f... Read more >


Corinthian vs. California

04/10/2015

Inside Higher Ed Corinthian Colleges, the embattled for-profit education company, is going on the offensive in California as it looks to sell its remaining campuses that continue to enroll thousands of students.  The company has accused state Atto... Read more >


New Offering From Noodle Will Help Colleges Build Online Programs

04/09/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education The education site Noodle is putting a new twist on helping colleges create online degree and certificate programs with its creation of Noodle Partners, announced on Wednesday. Noodle Partners, the brainchild of t... Read more >


Emerging Path to Federal Aid

04/09/2015

Inside Higher Ed A scenario in which a student can use a Pell Grant to help pay for a bundle of edX courses no longer seems so far-fetched. Political support is building for a system to encourage and oversee higher education upstarts that... Read more >


Facing closure, Heald College accuses Kamala Harris of hampering sale

04/08/2015

Capitol Alert Facing deadlines with creditors and potential closure in the coming weeks, the president of Heald College released an open letter to Attorney General Kamala Harris on Wednesday, asking for leniency as the school attempts to secure a bu... Read more >