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Recession Hit 2008 Grads Hard

03/07/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Mar 7, 2014. Americans who received bachelor's degrees in 2008 were roughly twice as likely to be unemployed after a year than were their peers who graduated in 1993 and 2000, the Education Department's National Center for Educatio... Read more >


Obama’s new FAFSA push – The ed tech boom at SXSWedu – For-profits make their case

03/07/2014

POLITICO.  Mar 7, 2014 OBAMA TO ANNOUNCE NEW FAFSA PUSH: The president and first lady travel to Coral Reef High School in Miami today to announce a new effort to get more students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid — includ... Read more >


Progressive Push on Debt

03/07/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Mar 7, 2014. A coalition of progressive groups on Thursday formally began a new campaign aimed at curbing rising student debt and reducing the price of college. The group of think tanks, student organizations, consumer advocates... Read more >


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

03/07/2014

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


The Pitfalls of Comparing Colleges Based on Postgraduate Earnings

03/06/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Mar 5, 2014. This is the third in a series of posts about the data that are likely to appear in the Obama administration’s proposed college-ratings system. The first post looked at graduation rates. The secon... Read more >


Cash Is Still King

03/06/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Mar 5, 2014. The 2013-14 academic year marks a half-decade since the economic recession hit, but concerns about the costs of attending college are influencing incoming freshmen more than ever, a new survey shows. While more than t... Read more >


What Does Obama's Budget Say About Education?

03/06/2014

The Atlantic. Mar 5, 2014. President Obama released a relatively unambitious, largely partisan proposal for funding the federal government for fiscal year 2015, which begins on October 1, 2014. In recent years, the president’s budget request has i... Read more >


Obama's Budget Proposes Incentives for Student Success

03/06/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Mar 5, 2014. The maximum Pell Grant would increase by $100, and states and colleges would get billions of dollars in incentive grants under President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal, released on Tuesday. The spendi... Read more >


California Job Seekers Per Job Opening in 2014

03/06/2014

Fox & Hounds. Mar 5, 2014. As we note from time to time, the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) provides rich material to understand the current and emerging job world in the United States and Calif... Read more >


The 2015 Budget, Real and Illusory

03/06/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Mar 5, 2014. President Obama on Tuesday sent Congress a budget request that would keep most student aid and basic research programs level-funded; the 2015 plan also included several ambitious new higher education proposals. But ... Read more >


Obama budget would spend big on job training

03/06/2014

Reuters.  March 4, 2014. President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress both believe the United States' job-training system is in need of an overhaul. That's where the consensus ends. In his budget request for the coming fiscal year, Obama p... Read more >


20 Colleges Are Picked for Effort on Competency-Based Education

03/06/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 5, 2014. The Competency-Based Education Network, an effort financed by the Lumina Foundation that is seeking to provide leadership on the development of competency-based degree programs, on Wednesday announc... Read more >


California S.B. 1069 - Governance & State Oversight

03/05/2014

Sponsor: Senator Norma Torres (D) Summary: Makes nonsubstantive change to the provisions relating to refunds by institutions not participating in federal student financial aid programs. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_1051-1100/sb... Read more >


California A.B. 1976 - State Financial Aid

03/05/2014

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


California A.B. 1927 - Governance & State Oversight

03/05/2014

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


California S.B. 1028 - State Financial Aid

03/05/2014

CALIFORNIA S.B. 1028 - State Financial Aid Sponsor: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) Summary: Requires the number of awards made each year through the Cal Grant C program to be at least the same number of awards made for the 2000–01 fiscal year.... Read more >


Apollo Education Group Starts Nontraditional Course Catalog

03/04/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Mar 4, 2014. The Apollo Education Group, the parent company of the University of Phoenix, is starting a website to help people find courses that teach skills they need to land specific jobs in the technology indu... Read more >


Can This Online Course Get Me a Job?

03/04/2014

The Wall Street Journal.  Mar 4, 2014. As rapid developments in online learning shake up higher education, students face a dizzying array of course, degree and certification options with little sense of which path will lead to a job. Now, efforts ... Read more >


Private Sector Colleges and Universities Create Multi-Billion Dollar Education and Workforce Economy, Generate Jobs and Provide Tax Revenues

03/04/2014

APSCU.  Mar 4, 2014. Private sector colleges and universities account for nearly 250,000 jobs in the United States with a total economic impact of over $47 billion, according to an economic analysis prepared by John Dunham & Associates and r... Read more >


For-Profit Colleges Add $20-Billion to Economy, Trade Group Says

03/04/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Mar 4, 2014. The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities has released an analysis that says for-profit colleges have a direct impact of about $20-billion on the United States economy. The analys... Read more >


Tax Breaks for Students

03/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Mar 4, 2014. President Obama’s budget for the 2015 fiscal year will call for extending a tuition tax credit and providing tax relief to student loan borrowers whose debt is forgiven under income-based repayment plans. The Whit... Read more >


Proxy War on For-Profits

03/04/2014

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


Drowning in student debt? Maybe you can refinance

03/04/2014

USA TODAY.  Mar 1, 2014. Millions of Americans could put more money in their pockets each month by refinancing their student loans. It's always been possible to refinance private student loans, but few financial institutions offered this service. ... Read more >


Government Investigations and Suits Against For-Profit Colleges: the Grid

03/04/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 28, 2014. With the announcement on Wednesday by New Mexico’s attorney general, Gary King, thathis office was suing ITT Educational Services over alleged misrepresentations to nursing students, a total of 2... Read more >


After Lawsuit, Senator Calls for Ed. Dept. Review of ITT

03/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Mar 3, 2014. On the heels of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement last week that it was suing for-profit education giant ITT Educational Services for engaging in predatory lending practices, one Democratic ... Read more >


Ratings Strategy With a Cost?

03/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Mar 3, 2014. Of all the criticism leveled at the Obama administration’s plan to rate colleges, perhaps the most widespread critique is that a ratings system will harm disadvantaged students' access to higher education. It’s ... Read more >


Agreement on Accreditation System for Graduate Medical Education

03/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Feb 27, 2014. The associations that represent allopathic and osteopathic medical schools announced Wednesday that they had agreed to a common system for accrediting U.S. providers of graduate medical education. The Accreditatio... Read more >


CFPB vs. ITT

03/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Feb 27, 2014. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against ITT Educational Services, accusing the large for-profit higher education company of engaging in predatory lending and other abusive pract... Read more >


College-Enrollment Growth Will Slow Through 2022, Report Projects

03/04/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 27, 2014. The number of students enrolled in college will grow by 14 percent from the fall of 2011 to the fall of 2022, but that rate of growth will be considerably smaller than the 45-percent increase during... Read more >


The Bane and the Boon of For-Profit Colleges

03/04/2014

The New York Times.  Feb 25, 2014. Marc Jerome, the executive vice president of Monroe College, says his business is being unfairly targeted as corrupt. The graduation rate at Monroe’s two New York campuses, in the Bronx and New Rochelle, is m... Read more >


Minority Male Students Face Challenge to Achieve at Community Colleges

03/04/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 26, 2014. Although black and Latino male students enter community colleges with higher aspirations than those of their white peers, white men are six times as likely to graduate in three years with a certific... Read more >


Ready or Not

03/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Feb 26, 2014. If provosts could grade themselves on how well they’re preparing students for success in the work force, they’d give themselves an A+. They did, sort of, in Inside Higher Ed's 2014 survey of chief academic of... Read more >


Risk Management

03/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Feb 26, 2014. The U.S. Education Department needs to do more to ensure the billions of dollars it offers in financial aid aren’t wasted on students who fraudulently enroll in distance education programs, the department's Office... Read more >


Sallie Mae Splits In Two, Names New Loan Servicing Unit 'Navient'

03/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 26, 2014. Sallie Mae’s loan servicing operations will soon be housed in a separate business entity called Navient, the company announced Tuesday. As it first disclosed last year, Sallie Mae--formally known as SLM Corp.-- is ... Read more >


California A.B. 2099 - State Financial Aid

03/04/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D) Summary: Deems an institution ineligible for initial and renewable Title 38 awards if the institution has a 3 year cohort default rate equal to or greater than 15.5% or a graduation rate of 30% or less for st... Read more >


California S.B. 1069 - Governance & State Oversight

02/27/2014

Sponsor: Senator Norma Torres (D) Summary: Makes nonsubstantive change to the provisions relating to refunds by institutions not participating in federal student financial aid programs. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_1051-1100/sb... Read more >


California S.B. 845 - Governance & State Oversight

02/26/2014

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


Associate Degrees for Students in 4-Year Programs

02/25/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 25, 2014. Kent State University plans to start awarding associate degrees to students in bachelor's programs who complete 60 credits, The Plain Dealer reported. The idea is that those who drop out will have a credential, whil... Read more >


College-Rating Systems: One Size Cannot Fit All

02/25/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 24, 2014. If you have followed the Obama administration’s new higher-education rating system, you’ve read that its stated purpose is to "measure college performance … so students and families have the inf... Read more >


How Average Net Price Fails to Capture the ‘Best Bang’ for Your Buck

02/25/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 21, 2014. This is the second in a series of posts about the data that are likely to appear in the Obama administration’s proposed college-ratings system. For the first post, about graduation rates, click her... Read more >


California S.B. 1264 - State Financial Aid

02/25/2014

Sponsor: Senator Fran Pavley (D) Summary: Expands the definition of "eligible school" established under the Assumption Program of Loans for Education by excluding the requirements that a school must serve a large population of pupils from low-incom... Read more >


California A.B. 2566 - State Financial Aid

02/24/2014

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


California A.B. 2548 - State Financial Aid

02/24/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Phil Ting (D) Summary: Declares the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would encourage more students to pursue higher education. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_2501-2550/ab_2548_bill_20140... Read more >


California A.B. 2527 - State Financial Aid

02/24/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D) Summary: Declares the intent of the Legislature to enact subsequent legislation that would provide incentives to encourage women to pursue postsecondary education in the fields of science, technology, engineeri... Read more >


California A.B. 2377 - State Financial Aid

02/24/2014

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


California A.B. 2350 - Governance & State Oversight

02/24/2014

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


California A.B. 2247 - Governance & State Oversight

02/24/2014

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


California S.B. 1247 - State Financial Aid

02/24/2014

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


California A.B. 2099 - State Financial Aid

02/24/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D) Summary: Deems an institution ineligible for initial and renewable Title 38 awards if the institution has a 3 year cohort default rate equal to or greater than 15.5% or a graduation rate of 30% or less for st... Read more >


California A.B. 1976 - State Financial Aid

02/21/2014

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


California A.B. 1927 - Governance & State Oversight

02/21/2014

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


Special Report: Beating the Odds

02/21/2014

YourCentralValley.com.  Feb 20, 2014. Some people who live in the Central Valley are doing extraordinary things and beating the odds.        These residents have overcome adversities despite setbacks.        From the outside looking in,... Read more >


Taking the Direct Path

02/21/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Feb 21, 2014. Scores of colleges are gearing up to offer new competency-based degrees. But some college leaders are confused about whether the U.S. Department of Education remains supportive of a new form of competency-based educ... Read more >


Sallie Mae Servicing Practices Probed by Illinois’ Madigan

02/21/2014

BloombergBusinessweek.  Feb 21, 2014. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan opened an investigation of loan servicing complaints against SLM Corp. (SLM:US), the student lender known as Sallie Mae, amid growing scrutiny of education debt, her spo... Read more >


C is for college rating system

02/21/2014

Determining what makes a good chocolate chip cookie and what makes a good college education might have more in common than you think. POLITICO.  Feb 21, 2014. Analogies (and advice) abound for the Obama administration’s forthcoming college ratin... Read more >


Integrating International Students

02/20/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 20, 2014. A theme at this year’s Association of International Education Administrators conference was the need to do a better job of integrating international students on American campuses in order to maximize the potential f... Read more >


Higher Ed Friend or Foe?

02/20/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 20, 2014. Historically, many four-year colleges haven't focused extensively on the transition out of their institutions -- whether that's making sure students have all the skills they need to make it in the work place or helpin... Read more >


Lawsuit Against For-Profit Chain

02/20/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 20, 2014. An article in The New York Times explores the charges in a lawsuit against Premier Education Group, which operates for-profit colleges in 10 states. Officials of the colleges maintain that they are being sued unfair... Read more >


Let the Rule Making Begin

02/20/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 20, 2014. A 15-person panel appointed by the U.S. Education Department on Wednesday began a months-long negotiating process aimed at developing a package of regulations relating to student aid programs. Negotiators began to ta... Read more >


Battle raging at WH over for-profit college rules

02/20/2014

The Hill.  Feb 18, 2014. Education advocates and representatives of the for-profit college industry are flocking to the White House as the two sides spar over regulations meant to ensure schools are doing enough to prepare students for the job mark... Read more >


Recession Complicates Analysis of Loan-Limit Increases and College Costs

02/20/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 19, 2014. Because of the recession’s economic effects, it’s difficult to say how increases in the borrowing limits on federal Stafford Student Loans affected college costs, the Government Accounting Office ... Read more >


The Tectonic Plates Shifting Under the California Job Market in 2014

02/20/2014

Fox & Hounds. Feb 19, 2014. The tectonic plates continue to shift under the California job market in 2014. Full time employment with benefits is replaced by contingent and part time employment, the labor force participation rate continues to fal... Read more >


Education Management Corp. Lays Off 40 Employees

02/20/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 19, 2014. The for-profit provider of higher education on Tuesday laid off about 40 employees in Pittsburgh, where the company is based. An EDMC spokesman said most of the cuts did not involve faculty members. T... Read more >


Bachelor degrees from community colleges on California horizon

02/20/2014

San Jose Mercury News. Feb 19, 2014. California's community college students could soon stay put -- and pay a lot less -- to earn what they thought they would have to go elsewhere to get: a four-year bachelor's degree. As the demand for college gra... Read more >


Study: Link Between Loans and Tuition Is Murky

02/20/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Feb 19, 2014. Congressional investigators said in a report Tuesday that they could not determine whether students' increased access to federal loans in recent years has caused college prices to rise. The Government Accountabil... Read more >


California S.B. 1028 - State Financial Aid

02/19/2014

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


Tough Love for Accreditation

02/19/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 19, 2014. Everyone from politicians to provosts seems to have an opinion on how to “fix” accreditation these days. That’s because the wonky accreditor plays a big role in shaping emerging models of higher education and ... Read more >


San Diego Students Adjusting To New Expectations For GED

02/19/2014

KPBS.  Feb 17, 2014. Some of students in Trenton Watkin's adult education class look like they could still be in high school. Others look like they could have grandchildren in high school. But each of them is there to prepare to take the GED. For de... Read more >


Try, Try Again

02/19/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 18, 2014. Third time isn’t necessarily the charm for massive open online course instructors, but through a process of trial and error, some faculty members at Stanford University say their MOOCs are living up to (some of) the... Read more >


Accreditation and Autonomy

02/19/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 18, 2014. In the early spring of 1989, not long before the Tiananmen Square protests, my wife and I were visiting China on behalf of the U. S. Agency for International Development to consult with Chinese higher education offici... Read more >


Private Colleges' Turn to Cry

02/19/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 17, 2014 In recent years, budget cuts forced California public colleges to turn away hundreds of thousands of students. This year, it's the state’s private colleges that are now fretting about the public coffers. Private co... Read more >


An Innovation Stifler?

02/19/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 17, 2014. The view has been repeated so often that it has become an article of faith in many higher ed policy circles in recent years: Accreditation stifles innovation. To wit: "Accreditation is the primary barrier to innov... Read more >


What Experts on College-Ratings System Mean by ‘We Need Better Data’

02/14/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 14, 2014. If any consensus arose last week at the Education Department’s daylong symposium on the technical challenges facing the Obama administration’s college-ratings system, it was on the need for be... Read more >


U. of the People Announces That It Has Received Accreditation

02/14/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 14, 2014. The University of the People, a tuition-free online institution that aims to reach underserved students around the world, announced on Thursday that it had received accreditation from the Distance ... Read more >


QuickWire: Pearson Offers a Badge Platform

02/14/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 13, 2014. Pearson, the publishing heavyweight that now calls itself “the world’s leading learning company,” announced on Thursday that it would follow Mozilla’s creation last year of anopen standard f... Read more >


Kline, Foxx Question President's Higher Education Executive Actions

02/14/2014

Education & the Workforce Committee.  February 12, 2014 House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) today sent aletter to Pr... Read more >


In Calif., Janet Napolitano’s Vision: More Unity, Money, and Research

02/14/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 13, 2014. Janet Napolitano had zero experience leading a college before she became president of the University of California last year. Yet after just four months on the job, Ms. Napolitano, 56, has outlined... Read more >


What Non-Profit Universities Can Learn from the For-Profits

02/14/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 12, 2014. For-profit universities provoke fierce criticism. Among the charges: That these institutions deploy unscrupulous recruiting practices, leave students with crippling levels of debt, award worthless degrees, and inflat... Read more >


Kline, Foxx Take Aim at Obama’s Push on Higher Ed

02/14/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 13, 2014. Two key Republicans on the House education committee on Wednesday criticized the Obama administration for its recent executive actions on higher education, and for President Obama's promises of more. Representatives ... Read more >


A New Deregulatory Push

02/14/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 13, 2014. The last time the Higher Education Act came up for a vote in Congress in 2008, Senator Lamar Alexander trotted out a five-foot stack of cartons onto the Senate floor to show the enormity of existing regulations gove... Read more >


The 2014-15 Budget: Analysis of the Higher Education Budget

02/12/2014

Legislative Analyst's Office.  Feb 12, 2014. The 2014-15 Budget: Analysis of the Higher Education Budget This report analyzes the Governor’s 2014-15 higher education budget. We continue to have serious concerns with the Governor’s approach to ... Read more >


Old vs. young: Who’s dropping out of labor force and why

02/12/2014

The Wall Street Journal.  Feb 12, 2014. The declining number of Americans who hold a job or are looking for one has been a hot topic since the end of the recession. What’s more to blame: the weak recovery or unavoidable long-term trends such as t... Read more >


New Approaches Are Urged for Adult Education and Skills Training

02/12/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 12, 2014. Colleges should take new approaches to adult education in order to ensure that workers’ skills can keep pace with employers’ needs in a changing economy, according to a reportreleased on Wednesda... Read more >


House Bill's ‘Fair Value’ Accounting Could Misrepresent Financial-Aid Costs

02/12/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 12, 2014. The Budget Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Tuesday that supporters say could "fix the broken budget process in Washington," but a policy group that analyzed the ... Read more >


Community-College Leaders Give Obama’s Ratings System a Fresh Grilling

02/12/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 12, 2014. The Education Department faced more grilling on Tuesday from college leaders over President Obama’s planned college-ratings system, with trustees and presidents at the Community College National... Read more >


California A.B. 1538 - State Financial Aid

02/12/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Eggman (D) Summary: Stipulates that a qualifying institution with a three-year cohort default rate that is equal to or greater than 15.5 percent, as certified by the Student Aid Commission by October 1 of the prior aca... Read more >


Study Examines Characteristics of Student-Loan Borrowers Who Default

02/11/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 10, 2014. A study released on Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research examines the loan-repayment and default outcomes, 10 years after graduation, of students who earned baccalaureate degrees in ... Read more >


CA bill among many proposals to protect student data

02/11/2014

Cabinet Report. Feb 11, 2014. When a southern California school district hired a data-mining company last fall to monitor students’ public posts on social media, the move made national headlines and set warning bells off for one state lawmaker, wh... Read more >


Colleges Are Reminded of Federal Eye on Handling of Sexual-Assault Cases

02/11/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  February 11, 2014.   The U.S. Education Department's chief enforcer of civil-rights laws said on Monday that her office would be working “faster and better” to make sure colleges abide by federal law in thei... Read more >


Multimillion-dollar CCSF bailout proposed by Sen. Mark Leno

02/11/2014

SFGate.  Feb 11, 2014. As City College of San Francisco struggles to fix management problems and remain accredited, the school is also losing so many students that it faces a cut of at least $23 million in state funding next year if nothing is ... Read more >


For-Profit Colleges May Be Better at Meeting Some Student Needs, Report Says

02/11/2014

U.S News & World Report.  Feb 10, 2014. For-profit colleges may be doing a better job of serving the needs and desires of certain types of students than public and not-for-profit colleges, according to new research released Monday. In a su... Read more >


Earnings Disparity Grows Between Young Workers With and Without Degrees

02/11/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 11. 2014. The median annual earnings of today’s young workers are similar to what earlier generations made at the same age. But underneath those figures, the disparity between young workers with and without... Read more >


Politician-Public Divide

02/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Feb 10, 2014. Everywhere you look, politicians are asserting that the public and taxpayers are questioning the value of higher education – and that their disappointment stems primarily from the fact that increasingly pricey col... Read more >


Almost One-Third of All Foreign Students in U.S. Are From China

02/10/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 7, 2014. More than a quarter of a million Chinese students (287,260, to be exact) hold active U.S. student visas, which is more than the number of students from Europe, South America, Africa, Australia, and... Read more >


Accreditor Rejects City College of San Francisco’s Bid to Reverse Punishment

02/10/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 10, 2014. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges has turned down City College of San Francisco’s request to reverse its decision to strip the college of accreditation. City College of... Read more >


Alumni of For-Profit Colleges Have Mixed Views of Their Experience

02/10/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 10, 2014. Students and graduates of for-profit colleges give their institutions high marks for teaching quality and scheduling flexibility, but nearly a third of the alumni conclude that, given the colleges... Read more >


California A.B. 330 - Governance & State Oversight

02/07/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Ed Chau (D) Summary: Requires private postsecondary schools to provide prospective students with a School Performance Fact Sheet, which would include the institution's net price calculator and the average student loan debt o... Read more >


Rating (and Berating) the Ratings

02/07/2014

Inside Higher Ed, February 7, 2014. WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Thursday released hundreds of pages of formal comments on its proposed college rating system, documents that mostly underscore the deep reservations that many higher educat... Read more >


Bay Area Blues

02/07/2014

Inside Higher Ed, February 7, 2014. The president of Sofia University, facing the prospect of a campus forum that might make him look bad, shut down the Palo Alto college for a day in December and posted guards to keep out students and pro... Read more >


Corinthian Acknowledges Scrutiny of Placement Rates

02/07/2014

Inside Higher Ed, February 27, 2014. Corinthian Colleges, Inc., a chain of for-profit colleges, said in a federal filing Wednesday that the U.S. Education Department had rejected "many" of the company's requests for new programs because of concerns a... Read more >