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California A.B. 1544 - Governance & State Oversight (Regulatory Structure)

04/04/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Travis Allen (R) Summary: Increases the membership of the Student Aid Commission to 16 by adding an additional representative from public, proprietary or nonprofit postsecondary schools located in California. Amendment #1 ... Read more >


California A.B. 1590 - Governance & State Oversight (Data Collection)

04/04/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D) Summary: Amends the date the Student Aid Commission needs to certify a qualifying institution's latest three-year cohort default rate and graduation rate to November 1. Defines the graduation rate of a qua... Read more >


California A.B. 1538 - State Financial Aid

04/04/2014

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 >


Grants vs. Loans

04/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed. April 4, 2014. Much of the debate about encouraging college completion has focused on academic requirements, advising or the curriculum. Many experts commonly say that completion rates are about much more than money. But a study ... Read more >


Mass. Accuses Corinthian Colleges of Misleading Students to Increase Profits

04/04/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. April 3, 2014. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts on Thursday sued Corinthian Colleges Inc., accusing the for-profit higher-education company of misrepresenting job-placement rates and using deceptive marketing prac... Read more >


ALFORD: 'Gainful Employment' Rule Throws Black Students for a Loss

04/04/2014

The Washington Informer. April 2, 2014. Last week, the Obama Administration declared war on 1 million underserved students pursuing higher education throughout the United States. While the president and first lady launched their campaign to make it ... Read more >


Oates's Successor at Labor Department Approved

04/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed. April 3, 2014. The U.S. Senate's Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) on Wednesday announced that it had approved Portia Wu as assistant secretary of labor for employment and training. Wu is a lawyer who pr... Read more >


New Federal Oversight Proposed for For-Profit Colleges

04/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed. April 3, 2014. Three Congressional lawmakers are pushing for a new federal committee that would coordinate the government’s oversight of for-profit colleges. Senators Dick Durbin of Illinois and Tom Harkin of Iowa, both Democrats... Read more >


Default Data on Parent PLUS Loans

04/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed. April 3, 2014. The national default rate for Parent PLUS loans has nearly tripled in recent years, but it remains well below the default rates for other federal student loans, according to data released for the first time last week... Read more >


California S.B. 1028 - State Financial Aid

04/03/2014

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 >


California S.B. 1264 - State Financial Aid

04/03/2014

  Sponsor: Senator Fran Pavley (D) Summary: Establishes the Educator Excellence Program under the administration of the Student Aid Commission. Provides that in the academic years in which the study is completed by the Commission on Teacher Crede... Read more >


California A.B. 1538 - State Financial Aid

04/03/2014

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 >


Collateral Damage

04/03/2014

Inside Higher Ed. April 2, 2014. Students at a community college in rural Texas may lose access to federal aid because of a student-loan default measure Congress expanded mostly to keep an eye on for-profit institutions. Frank Phillips College is a... Read more >


Consensus on Campus Safety Rules

04/03/2014

Inside Higher Ed. April 2, 2014. Colleges would be required to expand their reporting of campus crimes, publish more robust information about how disciplinary hearings work, and maintain sexual assault prevention programs under a proposal endorsed T... Read more >


Cengage Surfaces

04/03/2014

Inside Higher Ed. April 2, 2014. Cengage Learning emerged from bankruptcy on Tuesday, returning to the textbook market with less debt and more funding, but also with the same challenges facing the academic publishing industry. Saddled with $5.8 bil... Read more >


House Republicans Propose Freezing Pell Grants, Ending Support for Endowments

04/03/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. April 1, 2014. House Republicans offered their alternative to President Obama’s fiscal-2015 budget on Tuesday, proposing deep cuts in nondefense programs, including many of interest to higher education. The ... Read more >


Apollo Falls as Education Department Demands Marketing Records

04/03/2014

Bloomberg BusinessWeek. April 1. 2014. Apollo Education Group Inc. (APOL:US), owner of the University of Phoenix, fell in late trading after disclosing it received a subpoena from the Education Department for certain marketing and recruitment recor... Read more >


How One University Is Increasing Its International Enrollment

04/03/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. April 2, 2014. International students have long come to North Carolina State University for its graduate programs, where they account for about a third of the enrollment. At the undergraduate level, however, they h... Read more >


Education Management Corp. Lays Off 200 and Sells a Building

04/03/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. April 2, 2014. The Education Management Corporation has disclosed the layoffs of about 200 employees nationwide and the sale of its Art Institute of Pittsburgh building, in the latest round of cuts to affect the ... Read more >


California A.B. 1976 - State Financial Aid

04/02/2014

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

04/02/2014

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 A.B. 1538 - State Financial Aid

04/02/2014

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 >


Ed Dept. Defends Loan Servicing

04/01/2014

Inside Higher Ed. March 28, 2014. By Michael Stratford A top Education Department official on Thursday faced tough questions from several Senate Democrats over how the department oversees the companies it hires to manage the payments of student... Read more >


Policy Feature Issue: Gainful Employment Standards

04/01/2014

GOP.gov. March 28, 2014. The growing burden of student loan debt coupled with a stagnant economy remains a roadblock to the economic well-being of millions of young Americans.  At the end of 2013, collective student loan debt topped $1.08 trillion.... Read more >


Forget Gainful Employment. For-Profits Should Restructure Instead.

04/01/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 31, 2014. By Eric Best and Joel Best Problems with for-profit colleges are receiving a great deal of attention in education news, and most of the conversation revolves around increasingly modest federal "gain... Read more >


Irregularities cited in student vet study

04/01/2014

Airforce Times. March 28, 2014. A study released by Student Veterans of America promised to bring much-needed clarity to veterans’ college graduation rates, but irregularities in how the research was done may cast doubt on its findings. While the... Read more >


Back in Business

04/01/2014

Inside Higher Ed. April 1, 2014. By Paul Fain Arizona covers less than 1 percent of the budget for the Maricopa Community College District. The 10-college system, which enrolls 265,000 students, now receives an annual state contribution of $8 m... Read more >


3 Cheers for Associate Degrees

04/01/2014

Inside Higher Ed. April 1, 2014. By Stephen Joel Trachtenberg The story has Biblical overtones. Twin brothers grow up in a typical middle-class household. Brother A reads Charlotte’s Web and Chronicles of Narnia; Brother B swirls a basket... Read more >


New Data Shed Light on Use of PLUS Loans and Controversial Loan Denials

03/27/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 27, 2014. By Goldie Blumenstyk. Colleges that have complained that the U.S. Department of Education has been too strict in denying PLUS loans to their students now have a little better picture of the reaso... Read more >


The Awful New Rules on 'Gainful Employment'

03/27/2014

Minding the Campus. March 25, 2014. By Richard Vedder. The Gettysburg Address is just over 300 words long, while the Declaration of Independence is 1,137 and entire U.S. Constitution is 4,400 words. But the Obama Administration's new rules pertain... Read more >


Why Wait to Do the Right Things?

03/27/2014

The Wall Street Journal. March 26, 2014. One other point about the "gainful employment" regulation that wasn't covered in your editorial "Education's ObamaCare" (March 22): The Education Department holds private-sector colleges to a standard that ... Read more >


Audit Criticizes California Regulator of For-Profit and Career Colleges

03/27/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 19, 2014. The California state agency charged with regulating more than 1,000 private postsecondary institutions, such as for-profit colleges and vocational schools, has “consistently failed to meet its res... Read more >


Why are community college students defaulting at such high rates?

03/27/2014

Community College Daily. March 24, 2014. By Brittany Hackett. Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from an article in the February/March edition of the Community College Journal, the bimonthly magazine of the American Association of Community Coll... Read more >


Rethinking California's Master Plan

03/27/2014

Inside Higher Ed. March 26, 2014. California's storied Master Plan has led to a structure and financing of public higher education that is out of sync with the needs of students and the state, according to a new report from the Institute for Highe... Read more >


Fight on State Authorization

03/27/2014

Inside Higher Ed. March 26, 2014. By Michael Stratford. WASHINGTON -- The Education Department’s first draft of new regulations for online programs operating across state lines is concerning some state regulators, who say the propo... Read more >


How to trigger penalties under the latest proposed gainful-employment rule

03/27/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 24, 2014. Click here to view the graphic.... Read more >


‘Gainful Employment’ Rule Throws Black Students for a Loss

03/27/2014

BlackPressUSA. March 24, 2014. By Harry C. Alford. Last week, the Obama Administration declared war on 1 million underserved students pursuing higher education throughout the United States. While the president and first lady launched their campaign ... Read more >


California A.B. 1976 - State Financial Aid

03/26/2014

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

03/26/2014

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 A.B. 1538 - State Financial Aid

03/26/2014

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 >


Hillary on Higher Ed

03/25/2014

Inside Higher Ed. March 25, 2014. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a likely presidential candidate in 2016, outlined here Monday a vision for higher education globally and in the United States that would focus more on the disadvantaged and those who need pos... Read more >


Report: Federal Aid Rules Stall Competency Education

03/25/2014

Inside Higher Ed. March 25, 2014. Federal student aid is not conducive to competency-based education, according to a new report, because the current system is designed to fund education that occurs within structured, discrete time periods. Masterin... Read more >


Founder of Defunct ‘Sham University’ in California Is Convicted of Fraud

03/25/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 25, 2014. A federal jury in California on Monday convicted the founder and former president of Tri-Valley University, a shuttered institution that the authorities once called a “sham university,” of doz... Read more >


Education Dept. Publishes New Rules on Gainful Employment

03/25/2014

Inside Higher Ed. March 25, 2014. The U.S. Education Department this morning formally published its proposed regulations requiring vocational programs at for-profit institutions and community colleges to show that they are preparing graduates for ... Read more >


If For-Profits Vanished

03/25/2014

Inside Higher Ed. March 18, 2014. A newly released study found that four states would need to spend $8.4 billion over five years to educate the 1.4 million students who attend for-profits in those states. The report, which was prepared by the Nexu... Read more >


Study: Recent veterans are succeeding in college

03/25/2014

USA TODAY. March 24, 2014. By Gregg Zoroya. Just over half of veterans who sought a higher education from 2002 through 2013 under the GI Bill completed schooling ranging from vocational training to post-graduate, according to an unprecedented review... Read more >


America needs an 'all of the above' strategy to expand educational opportunity

03/25/2014

Washington Examiner. March 21, 2014. By Bobby Jindal. President Obama has promised to make 2014 a “year of action” dedicated toward “opportunity for all.” Unfortunately, the actions his administration is taking are moving our country in ex... Read more >


Revised ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule Breaks Little New Ground

03/25/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 14, 2014. By Kelly Field. The Education Department released a revised "gainful employment" rule late Thursday, a little less than two years after a federal judge threw out the original measure, calling portio... Read more >


5 Things to Know About the Proposed Gainful-Employment Rule

03/25/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 14, 2014. By Goldie Blumenstyk. Why is the Department of Education proposing a new gainful-employment rule? Most of the original proposed rule was thrown out by a federal district court in June 2012, aft... Read more >


U.S. Department of Education Releases Highly Biased, Flawed and Arbitrary Regulation for Public Comment

03/25/2014

APSCU. March 14, 2014. BAD PUBLIC POLICY WILL DISPLACE MILLIONS OF STUDENTS OVER THE NEXT DECADE; INHIBIT EMPLOYER NEEDS FOR JOB-READY WORKFORCE Following the public release of the gainful employment regulation NPRM, Steve Gunderson, president and ... Read more >


Private schools: New regs to hurt minorities

03/25/2014

The Hill. March 14, 2014. By Tim Devaney. A group of private colleges and universities is blasting the Obama administration's effort to tackle burdensome student loan debt, because they say it would force them to turn away low-income students, and i... Read more >


White House: Government schools good, free-market schools bad

03/25/2014

Daily Caller. March 14, 2014. By Neil Munro. Failing private-sector schools will get the knife, but failing government schools will get billions of dollars in taxpayer funds under pending federal education regulations, education secretary Arne Du... Read more >


Building Walls to the Middle Class

03/25/2014

Inside Higher Ed. March 17, 2014. By Steve Gunderson. Last week, for the first time in the gainful employment regulatory process, the U.S. Department of Education revealed its true motivation and bias against private-sector education and the student... Read more >


Master’s degree debt jumped 70% since 2004

03/25/2014

The Wall Street Journal. March 25, 2014. Many students consider a graduate degree a necessity for scoring a plum job. But how is a student to know which degrees are worth the expense? Outstanding student loan debt hit $1.08 trillion at the end of l... Read more >


California college agency fails to protect public, audit says

03/24/2014

The Sacramento Bee. Mar 18, 2014. The department charged with regulating more than 1,000 vocational schools and other private postsecondary institutions has "placed the public at risk" through inadequate oversight, according to a new state audit. L... Read more >


Judge Compels TICAS Emails

03/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Mar 20, 2014. A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a college access advocacy group to turn over emails and other documents to government investigators, who are probing whether a former Education Department official violated eth... Read more >


Audit Criticizes Calif. Agency That Oversees Private Colleges

03/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Mar 20, 2014. California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education has "consistently failed to meet its responsibility to protect the public's interests," a state audit released Wednesday said. The report from the California S... Read more >


Transfer Degrees Catch on in California

03/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Mar 20, 2014. California's community colleges and campuses in the California State University System both have made progress in encouraging the use of a two-year degree aimed at transfer, according to a new report from the Public... Read more >


Deeper Completion Data, State by State

03/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Mar 20, 2014. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center today released state-by-state data on the various pathways students take on their way to earning degrees and certificates. The data builds on a national report fr... Read more >


California A.B. 2374 - Allied Health Credentialing Issues

03/20/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Allan Mansoor (R) Summary: Stipulates that the Department of Health Care Services is to require that the certifying organization consult with each of the other Department-approved nationally accredited certifying organizatio... Read more >


California A.B. 2350 - Governance & State Oversight

03/20/2014

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 >


Amendments to the Education Rules for Dental Hygienists

03/20/2014

CA Department of Consumer Affairs, Dental Hygiene Committee proposed rule : Amendments to the Education Rules for Dental Hygienists Issue: Professional Board Requirements Subissue: Allied Health Education Requirements First Reported: 02/11/2014 ... Read more >


State Auditor Report on BPPE

03/19/2014

The State Auditor Report on the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education was released March 19, 2014.  You can read the report here.... Read more >


California A.B. 1538 - State Financial Aid

03/19/2014

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 >


California A.B. 1590 - Governance & State Oversight (Data Collection)

03/14/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D) Summary: Amends the date the Student Aid Commission needs to certify a qualifying institution's latest three-year cohort default rate and graduation rate to November 1. Defines the graduation rate of a qua... Read more >


California S.B. 1028 - State Financial Aid

03/14/2014

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 >


California S.B. 1264 - State Financial Aid

03/14/2014

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

03/14/2014

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. 2247 - Governance & State Oversight

03/13/2014

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. 1264 - State Financial Aid

03/13/2014

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 S.B. 967 - Public Safety & Health

03/13/2014

Sponsor: Senator Kevin De Leon (D) Summary: Requires the governing board of each community college district, the Trustees of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California, and the governing board of independent postse... Read more >


Work in Progress

03/12/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Mar 10, 2014. A year after the Online Learning Summit was founded in Cambridge, Mass., attendees this weekend struggled to draw parallels to last year's event. The reason, they said, is that "everything has changed." Top-ranking u... Read more >


More employers spend to raise workers' skills

03/12/2014

USA TODAY. Mar 9, 2014. Employers say a skills gap that's keeping them from finding qualified job candidates is widening. But they finally may be doing something about it. About half of businesses say they plan to train new hires this year, up from... Read more >


Mixed Views of Higher Ed

03/12/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Mar 10, 2014. Americans with a college education are more likely than others to report a good or very good standard of living, according to a new poll of American adults. But while that's consistent with the views of college educat... Read more >


California A.B. 2377 - State Financial Aid

03/11/2014

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

03/11/2014

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 S.B. 845 - Governance & State Oversight

03/11/2014

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 >


California S.B. 967 - Public Safety & Health

03/10/2014

Sponsor: Senator Kevin De Leon (D) Summary: Requires the governing board of each community college district, the Trustees of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California, and the governing board of independent postse... Read more >


California A.B. 1433 - Public Safety & Health

03/10/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D) Summary: Requires any report of a Part 1 violent crime or hate crime, received by a campus law enforcement agency to be immediately reported to the appropriate local law enforcement agency if the victim consen... Read more >


California S.B. 845 - Governance & State Oversight

03/10/2014

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 >


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 >