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Veterans Deserve The Choice Of Quality Higher Education, Including For-Profit AMU

10/08/2014

The Daily Caller, October 6, 2014. Historically, Democrats have been politically vulnerable on military issues. The recent missteps President Barack Obama has made in dealing with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and the situation in Syri... Read more >


Lessons From a For-Profit: The Big Secret

10/08/2014

The Evolllution. October 7, 2014. In 2006, after 15 years at a public institution in Michigan where I went from assistant professor to dean, I decided it was time to move on. Maybe a bit disillusioned with the traditional institution, I wanted to ex... Read more >


Obama Is Deploying 'Gainful Employment' Regulations To Threaten For-Profit Colleges

10/08/2014

Forbes. October 6, 2014. The Obama administration claims its latest college crusade will help students. On the contrary, its “gainful employment” regulations amount to a hostile takeover attempt by government of the fastest growing higher educat... Read more >


In Defense of For-Profit Colleges

10/08/2014

National Review Online. October 7, 2014. Unless you follow education policy closely, you probably don’t know who Representative John Kline is. But just a few weeks ago, lefty talk-show host and comedian Bill Maher declared the district of th... Read more >


Kaplan U. Starts 'Open College' to Serve Adult Students

10/06/2014

Inside Higher Ed. October 6, 2014. Kaplan University is today unveiling a new "Open College" that is designed to let adult students earn a bachelor of science in professional studies by combining credits they've previously accumulated through prior ... Read more >


For-Profit Giant Starts Competency-Based ‘Open College’

10/06/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. October 3, 2014. One of the biggest for-profit college companies in the country is creating an "Open College" aimed at adults who may already have skills and experience that could qualify for college credits. The ... Read more >


Court Victory for For-Profits on Recruiter Bonus Ban

10/06/2014

Inside Higher Ed. October 3, 2014. A federal court on Thursday ruled that the Obama administration had again failed to adequately justify its ban on colleges paying recruiters bonuses that are tied to students' graduation. The court also ... Read more >


U. of Calif. to Study Whether Campuses Enroll Too Many Out-of-State Students

10/01/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. October 1, 2014. The number of students from other states and from overseas who are admitted to the University of California has steadily risen in recent years as the institution—like other public higher-educatio... Read more >


Five Education Trends to Watch as Mid-Term Elections Approach; The View Many Candidates Have of College is Totally Outdated

10/01/2014

Yahoo! Finance. September 30, 2014. As the 2014 mid-term elections approach, the view many candidates have of higher education in America is outdated. Some of the old buildings remain from when they were in school, but who college serves now and how... Read more >


Education Dept. Has Lax Oversight of Third-Party Security, Audit Finds

10/01/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 30, 2014. Report: “Review of Federal Student Aid’s Oversight and Monitoring of Private Collection Agency and Guaranty Agency Security Controls” Organization: Education Department’s inspector gene... Read more >


New Laws in Calif. Will Allow 4-Year Degrees at 2-Year Colleges and More ‘Dream’ Aid

10/01/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 30, 2014. Gov. Jerry Brown of California acted on Sunday on several bills that affect higher education, including signing into law measures that will allow some of the state’s community colleges to gran... Read more >


What You Need to Know About Companies That Run Online Programs for Colleges

10/01/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 30, 2014. "Publish or perish" is an old saw that, like so many things in higher education, has been updated to reflect modern wisdom. The revised version of the phrase offers advice not to professors but ... Read more >


Student Debt Is About More Than Default Rates

10/01/2014

National Journal. September 29, 2014. "We finance education with student debt in this country. That's how we do it," says Paul Combe, president of the student advocacy group American Student Assistance. Combe has spent years trying to explain stude... Read more >


Apples To Apples, Public Institutions Cost Taxpayers More Than Private Sector Institutions

10/01/2014

Higher Education for All. September 26, 2014. One often cited “reason” for using the “gainful employment” regulation to shut down private sector institutions and deny access to postsecondary education for millions of students is that the reg... Read more >


For-profit schools sue Coakley over regulations they allege are unconstitutional

10/01/2014

Boston Business Journal. September 26, 2014. A membership organization representing for-profit and career schools in Massachusetts has sued Attorney General Martha Coakley in federal court, alleging that regulations enacted this summer targeting for... Read more >


The Power of the Personal

10/01/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 29, 2014. Daphanie Johnson is one of two former students a U.S. Senate committee cited in a July staff report that made a case against for-profit colleges for taking advantage of military veterans. Yet Johnson f... Read more >


What California’s New Sexual-Consent Law Means for Its Colleges

10/01/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 29, 2014. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sunday making California the first state to set uniform definitions and standards for both private and public colleges to deal with sexual assaults. The law's ... Read more >


The problem with the administration's 'good intentions' in education

10/01/2014

The Hill. October 1, 2014. I imagine many Americans will have taken a trip to the cinema in recent years to be wowed by the amazing developments that have occurred in the last decade alone in the audio and visual industry. One only need sit fo... Read more >


NY Fed: Majority Of Private Sector Students Study In High Return Fields

10/01/2014

Higher Education For All. September 30, 2014. The benefits of obtaining a college degree have been extolled by a countless number of economists, policymakers, and experts in recent years. According to the University of Georgetown Center on Educati... Read more >


Enacted Legislation Effective Jan. 1, 2015 - CA SB 1247 - Governance & State Oversight ,Governance & State Oversight (Regulatory Structure) ,State Financial Aid

10/01/2014

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


Enacted Legislation Effective Jan. 1, 2015 - CA SB 1247 - Governance & State Oversight ,Governance & State Oversight (Regulatory Structure) ,State Financial Aid

10/01/2014

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


Enacted Legislation Effective Jan. 1, 2015 - CA SB 1028 - State Financial Aid

10/01/2014

Sponsor: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) Summary: Final version (8/22/2014): Authorizes an award to be expended for a student’s living expenses. Requires the Student Aid Commission, in consultation with specified entities, for purposes of the Cal... Read more >


Enacted Legislation Effective Jan. 1, 2015 - CA AB 2377 - State Financial Aid

10/01/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember John Perez (D) Summary: Final version (8/20/2014): Establishes the California Student Loan Refinancing Program under the administration of the California Educational Facilities Authority with the goal of helping eligible col... Read more >


Vetoed Legislation - CA AB 1927 - Governance & State Oversight

10/01/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D) Summary: Final version (8/19/2014): Requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, the Trustees of the California State Universities, and the Regents of the University of California, an... Read more >


The Obama administration is building a Consumer Reports for colleges

10/01/2014

Vox. October 1, 2014. The Education Department is working on a project that will make it the Consumer Reports of higher education: a system that rates colleges based on quality. The Obama administration sees college students as consumers in an ex... Read more >


Enacted Legislation Effective Jan. 1, 2015 - CA AB 1976 State Financial Aid

10/01/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D) Summary: Final version (5/23/2014): Authorizes the Student Aid Commission to use data from the three award years immediately preceding an award year in order to estimate the maximum number of award off... Read more >


Enacted Legislation Effective Jan. 1, 2015 - CA AB 2099 State Financial Aid

10/01/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D) Summary: Final version (8/22/2014): Deems a public or private postsecondary educational institution that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education eligible... Read more >


Enacted Legislation Effective Jan. 1, 2015 - CA AB 2350 Governance & State Oversight

10/01/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D) Summary: Final version (8/18/2014): Provides that the Donahoe Higher Education Act, known as the Equity in Higher Education Act, declares that it is the policy of the State of California that all persons, r... Read more >


San Jose State U. Failed to Report Fiscal Improprieties, Audit Says

09/29/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 25, 2014. A special audit by the California State University system has found fiscal improprieties at San Jose State University and says campus leaders knew about the problems but failed to report them to... Read more >


As Default Rates Drop, So Does Confidence in How the Education Dept. Counts Them

09/29/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 25, 2014. The official federal student-loan default rate fell a percentage point this year, with the largest dip occurring in the for-profit sector, data released on Wednesday by the U.S. Department of E... Read more >


Ensure opportunity for military and veterans to attend top-tier for-profit schools

09/29/2014

The Hill. September 25, 2014. As Congress gets ready to leave Washington until the Lame Duck session, on top of the agenda for both Capitol Hill and the White House will be what our options are to deal with the growing threat of the Islamic State o... Read more >


Robert Shireman’s Continuing Efforts To Influence Education

09/29/2014

Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington. September 25, 2014. Robert Shireman, former Deputy Undersecretary of Education, left the government under a cloud, and still faces an Inspector General investigation into whether he violated et... Read more >


Student-Loan Defaults Decline in Latest Data, Education Dept. Says

09/24/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 24, 2014. The percentage of borrowers who defaulted on their student loans in the past three years has dropped across all higher-education sectors, according to data released on Wednesday by the U.S. Educ... Read more >


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

09/24/2014

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


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

09/24/2014

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


Reprieve on Default Rates

09/24/2014

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


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

09/23/2014

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


Radio Higher Ed releases Gainful Employment: Hearing All Sides

09/23/2014

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


Gainful Employment Denies Students The Value Of Education

09/23/2014

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


Education Dept. Imposes Financial Restrictions on ITT

09/22/2014

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


Celebrity Support Dominates Kickoff of White House Sexual-Assault Campaign

09/22/2014

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


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

09/22/2014

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


Struggling ITT Educational receives Wells notice from SEC

09/22/2014

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


Corinthian Colleges Sued for Predatory Lending

09/18/2014

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


New Online Services Aim to Democratize Admissions Counseling

09/18/2014

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


'Undermining Pell'

09/18/2014

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


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

09/18/2014

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


For-profit colleges can help GIs, vets advance

09/18/2014

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


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

09/15/2014

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


Pajamas and Online Assessments

09/15/2014

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


Obama's gainful employment rule

09/15/2014

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


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

09/15/2014

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


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

09/12/2014

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


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

09/12/2014

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


Senior (Citizen) Student Debt Rising

09/12/2014

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


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

09/11/2014

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


Warren Blasts Education Dept. on Loan Servicing Contracts

09/11/2014

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


What Explains the Decline in Entrepreneurship in California

09/11/2014

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


The Department of Education can’t even count

09/11/2014

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


Could Cal State System Admit Only Transfer Students?

09/11/2014

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


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

09/11/2014

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


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

09/10/2014

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


GAO Urges Pentagon to Better Evaluate Colleges

09/10/2014

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


Credential Creep Confirmed

09/10/2014

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


Obama Rule Unfairly Targets Disadvantaged Students

09/10/2014

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


The Pulse: The Future of 'Flipping'

09/10/2014

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


Feds Suspect More FAFSA Errors, Will Again Reprocess Forms

09/08/2014

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


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

09/08/2014

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


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

09/08/2014

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


The Course is Dead. Long Live the Course.

09/04/2014

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


Emotional battlefield: Why college can be tough for military veterans

09/04/2014

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


Ken Coon: Gainful Employment Regulations Threaten Career Training Options

09/04/2014

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


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

09/04/2014

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


Education Dept. Tells Ratings Skeptics Their Concerns Are Valid

09/04/2014

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


Presumed Guilty

09/04/2014

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


Consumer Group Criticizes U.S. Student Debt Collection

09/04/2014

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


Education Dept. Tells Ratings Skeptics Their Concerns Are Valid

09/02/2014

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


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

09/02/2014

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


Higher Ed Groups Respond to Harkin’s Draft Proposal

09/02/2014

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


Feds Overhaul Servicing Contracts

09/02/2014

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


The Accreditation Conundrum

09/02/2014

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


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

09/02/2014

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


California lawmakers approve stripped-down reform for GI Bill funding

09/02/2014

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


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

09/02/2014

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


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

09/02/2014

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


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

08/29/2014

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


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

08/29/2014

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


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

08/29/2014

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


Anthem Bows Out

08/29/2014

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


Job Skills Expectations Unmet

08/29/2014

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


Education Management Lenders Get Control in Debt Swap

08/29/2014

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


Community colleges aim to boost grad rates

08/28/2014

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


Less Prescriptive in California

08/28/2014

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


Labor Day 2014: 3 Truths and a Lie

08/28/2014

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


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

08/28/2014

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


Cottage Industry on Preventing Sexual Assault

08/28/2014

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


Obama to announce new measures for veterans

08/28/2014

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


EDMC quiet on report of debt deal

08/28/2014

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


Major Papers 15-1 against For-Profit Education

08/28/2014

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


Another survey finds manufacturers less willing to hire due to Obamacare

08/26/2014

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