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MOOC’s Could Hurt Smaller and For-Profit Colleges, Moody’s Report Says

09/13/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 12, 2012 The rise of massive open online courses, or MOOC’s, could improve the financial prospects of leading universities while posing financial challenges to lesser-known institutions and for-profit c... Read more >


Skills Gap? Employers and Colleges Point Fingers at Each Other

09/13/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 12, 2012 For much of the first decade of the new millennium, Samuel J. Palmisano and A.G. Lafley led two of the biggest names in American business: IBM and Procter & Gamble. By the time they were name... Read more >


CCSF risks bankruptcy, chancellor warns

09/12/2012

San Francisco Chronicle - September 11, 2012 As dozens of students and other protesters surrounded them and shouted for their heads, City College of San Francisco trustees voted Tuesday night to invite a special trustee from the state to oversee fi... Read more >


New Stolen Valor Act tops list of vet-related bills before Congress

09/12/2012

Stars and Stripes - September 11, 2012 Veterans advocates are optimistic that Congress will have enough time left this year to pass several meaningful initiatives for their members, starting this week with a law to replace the Stolen Valor Act. The o... Read more >


Are For-Profit Colleges the Answer for Black Students?

09/12/2012

Color Lines - September 10, 2012 Not all college educations are created equal. And as long as a university’s prestige has been associated with its exclusivity, the rungs of higher education have been racially stratified. Nowhere is this reality mor... Read more >


Education Dept. Catalogs Ideas for Improving Students' Success in College

09/12/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 11, 2012 Apparently there is no shortage of "promising and practical" ideas to help students get into, get through, and graduate from college. The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday published descri... Read more >


Financial Protection Bureau Corrects Student Loan Statistics

09/12/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 11, 2012 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced a series of amendments to its July report on private student loans, including two statistics the bureau now says were incorrect. The report, which called... Read more >


Community colleges: No room for lingerers

09/12/2012

San Francisco Chronicle - September 10, 2012 The historically wide-open doors of California's community college system will be merely ajar beginning in 2014, when enrollment priority will go to students with clear academic or vocational goals. By co... Read more >


Academy of Art sues state agency over Cal Grant eligibility

09/12/2012

California Watch - September 11, 2012 The Academy of Art University has sued the California Student Aid Commission, arguing the state agency should not have ruled the San Francisco college's students ineligible for Cal Grants in the 2012-13 academic ... Read more >


Skills gap is hampering labor market

09/10/2012

The Hill - September 9, 2012 Two recent reports underscore the complexities of the flagging labor market and provide backing for more action by policymakers to help narrow the skills gap in the workforce. A survey from the National Federation of In... Read more >


Governor signs bill allowing training benefits for laid-off teachers

09/10/2012

The Cabinet Report - September 10, 2012 Laid-off teachers will soon be able to collect unemployment benefits even while participating in specialized training under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday. SB 1291 by Sen. Noreen Evans, D-... Read more >


The Number of Indian Students Abroad Soars 256 Percent in 9 Years

09/10/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 10, 2012 The number of Indians going abroad for higher education increased 256 percent from 2000 to 2009, according to a study by one of India’s top business schools, reports The Economic Times, a new... Read more >


U.S. House Scrutinizes NLRB Over Recent Actions on Higher Education

09/10/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 10, 2012 The Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives is scrutinizing the National Labor Relations Board for its recent actions on labor organizing in higher education. The House’s Subcommitte... Read more >


How Not to Blow It With Financial Aid

09/10/2012

The Wall Street Journal - September 10, 2012 What do last year's bonus, your kids' straight As and the money grandma socked away for their education have in common? They can all hurt your chances of landing financial aid. After handing out lots of f... Read more >


Judge Orders Diploma-Mill Operator to Pay $22.7-Million in Class-Action Lawsuit

09/10/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 7, 2012 A federal judge has ordered a Pakistani man and two of his companies, Belford High School and Belford University, to pay $22.7-million in a class-action lawsuit originally filed by a Michigan woma... Read more >


Boom Times for Student Loan Debt Collection Industry

09/10/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 10, 2012 The debt collection industry is benefiting from the large numbers of people in default on their student loans, The New York Times reported. In the last fiscal year, the U.S. Education Department paid collection... Read more >


The Community College Pipeline

09/10/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 10, 2012 The notion that community colleges are key to putting students on a path to a four-year degree is not a new one; large numbers of Americans begin their postsecondary studies at two-year colleges, and transfer is ... Read more >


Private Sector Role Is at Heart of Campaigns’ Split on College Costs

09/10/2012

The New York Times - September 7, 2012 Ballots cast in November will help decide how the federal government confronts the costs of college and what role the private sector plays in higher education. Both President Obama and Mitt Romney tell st... Read more >


APSCU Responds to August Jobs Report

09/07/2012

APSCU - September 7, 2012 Washington, D.C. – Former Congressman Steve Gunderson, the president and chief executive officer of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) today released the following statement in response to... Read more >


For-profit colleges go under the microscope

09/07/2012

New Hampshire Business Review - September 7, 2012 The for-profit education industry -- the target of congressional hearings and Doonesbury cartoons -- recently has come up for some intense criticism, but the problems exposed nationally are a far cry ... Read more >


Obama Sets Goal of Slowing Tuition Hikes

09/07/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 7, 2012 In a speech accepting his nomination for re-election Thursday night, President Obama laid out an ambitious higher education goal for his second term: he said he’d “work with colleges and universities” to slo... Read more >


Pell Spending Levels Off

09/07/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 7, 2012 Pell Grants might not be such an appealing target to federal budget cutters after all, because the program’s total cost decreased last year, surprising many. The federal government spent $2.2 billion less on Pel... Read more >


Steve Gunderson: For-profit schools are the right choice for some students

09/07/2012

The Cap Times - September 7, 2012 I would like to thank the Cap Times for your recent coverage of the role that private sector colleges and universities are playing in central Wisconsin. Todd Finkelmeyer’s story, “Do for-profit schools adequatel... Read more >


Into the Future With MOOC's

09/07/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 3, 2012 In the spring of my freshman year in college, I took "Principles of Microeconomics" in Lecture Hall 1, a 400-seat auditorium. The professor was an economist and thus possessed a certain perspectiv... Read more >


Student Aid Is a Recurring Theme as Obama Outlines Plans for a Second Term

09/07/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 7, 2012 In his 38-minute speech on Thursday night, Mr. Obama told an arena brimming to its legal capacity here that “no family should have to set aside a college acceptance letter because they don’t h... Read more >


Watchdog Agency Investigates Brain-Cancer Deaths at UC-Davis

09/06/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 6, 2012 A federal watchdog agency is investigating the case of two neurosurgeons at the University of California at Davis whose patients died while undergoing an experimental treatment for brain cancer, l... Read more >


Can Do for Community Colleges

09/06/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 6, 2012 In the spotlight more than ever before, community colleges are increasingly being asked to do more with less -- facing greater pressure to produce more college graduates at the same time that state funding is bein... Read more >


As Clinton Energizes Democrats at Convention, He Highlights a Loan-Repayment Program

09/06/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 6, 2012 Making an impassioned plea in a rock-concert-like atmosphere at the Democratic National Convention here on Wednesday night, former President Bill Clinton called on voters to give President Obama a... Read more >


Hour by Hour

09/05/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 5, 2012 A philanthropist, one of America’s wealthiest men, was worried about faculty pensions. The solution he successfully pushed, with the largesse of his foundation, led to the creation of the credit hour, which has ... Read more >


Aid for Students and Veterans Gets a Spotlight at Democrats’ Convention

09/05/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 5, 2012 On the first night of their national convention here, several Democrats highlighted the role that federal student aid and veterans’ education benefits had played in their own lives and reminded ... Read more >


The Obama Agenda

09/05/2012

Inside Higher Ed - September 4, 2012 The Democratic Party released its 2012 platform late Monday night, and, like the administration’s policy over the past four years, it focuses on higher education through two prisms: federal financial aid and the... Read more >


State Reciprocity Is Key to Fostering Online Programs, Policy Experts Say

08/30/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 30, 2012 State regulation of online programs has presented problems for both for-profit and nonprofit colleges seeking to enroll students across the country. The various standards and costs of licensing ... Read more >


In Scant References to Higher Ed, Ryan Digs at Obama

08/30/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 30, 2012 Rep. Paul Ryan accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for vice president of the United States on Wednesday night with a speech that contained only a few brief references to higher education. A... Read more >


Student-Loan Debt Rises To $914 Billion In 2nd Quarter

08/30/2012

Bloomberg - August 29, 2012 Debt from educational loans in the U.S. rose 1.1 percent to $914 billion in the second quarter, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Outstanding student debt increased from $904 billion three months earlier,... Read more >


College trap: Do for-profit schools adequately serve students?

08/30/2012

The Cap Times - August 29, 2012 Sarah Koran was excited about applying for entry into the veterinary technician program at Madison College in 2010 but her application was denied. That meant hopes of starting the popular associate degree program, wh... Read more >


Cost of Free Money

08/30/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 30, 2012 It takes a lot of money to make college inexpensive. Administrators at Long Island University, a private university in New York with multiple campuses, had to make budget cuts and are dealing with faculty pushback a... Read more >


Heard but Not Seen

08/30/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 30, 2012 Colleges and universities got plenty of attention in the Republican Party’s 2012 platform, even if most of it was negative. But higher education’s big-ticket policy issues, like student debt and regulation of f... Read more >


Ex-College Official in California Is Sentenced to 5 Years for Defrauding Students

08/30/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 29, 2012 A former director of a California college’s fire-technology program has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to repay some $443,000 to the college for overcharging students, accordin... Read more >


Survey of California Community Colleges Reveals Drastic Effects of Budget Cuts

08/30/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 29, 2012 More than 472,000 of the 2.4 million students in the California Community Colleges system were put on waiting lists for classes this fall, according to the results of a survey released on Wednesday ... Read more >


University revenues slow as students spend less on college

08/30/2012

The Strategic Sourceror - August 28, 2012 Sallie Mae recently released a survey of college students that revealed universities may see a decline in revenue from student tuition. Due to a struggling economy and the rising cost of college, students and... Read more >


Lonely Men on Campus: Student Veterans Struggle to Fit In

08/30/2012

The Atlantic - August 28, 2012 Josh Martell doesn't look like the popular kid anymore. His thick neck protrudes from a muscular body that once led the Preble Hornets of Green Bay to consecutive all-conference football titles. Tattoos now crawl up and... Read more >


U.S. colleges see opportunity as Brazil sends students abroad

08/30/2012

CNBC - August 28, 2012 U.S. colleges, holding onto a shrinking lead as the world's biggest educator of international students, are eyeing a promising new market in Brazil, an emerging economy with big hopes for the future but a shortage of skilled la... Read more >


More California community colleges stop offering federal loans

08/30/2012

The Bay Citizen - August 29, 2012 A small but growing number of California community colleges have stopped participating in the federal loan program, cutting off these borrowing options for students out of fear that rising student loan default rates ... Read more >


Helicopter App?

08/30/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 29, 2012 About half of the students who fail to graduate college in six years never even make it to their second year, according to Department of Education data. Now, a new app is aiming to help make that college transition ... Read more >


Huge Waiting Lists at California Community Colleges

08/30/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 29, 2012 About 470,000 students are on waiting lists for courses at community colleges in California, according to a survey due to be released today, The Los Angeles Times reported. The survey by the state's community coll... Read more >


California, Labor Day 2012: Why California Employers Remain Reluctant to Hire

08/30/2012

Fox&Hounds - August 29, 2012 As we head into Labor Day 2012, California is better off in several ways than it was the previous four Labor Days. Payroll job growth has continued steadily over the past year. The most recent monthly jobs report for ... Read more >


Trailer bill seeks shorter sanctions for Cal Grants eligibility

08/28/2012

California Watch - August 28, 2012 A controversial last-minute provision inserted last week into an education trailer bill could help the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a handful of other sanctioned schools regain eligibility for Cal ... Read more >


Veterans job training slots fill up quickly

08/28/2012

Army Times - August 27, 2012 The Veterans Affairs Department announced Monday it has filled 36,000 of the 45,000 job training openings available in 2012 for unemployed veterans ages 35 to 60, and it expects to have every slot filled by Sept. 30. An a... Read more >


Buyer Beware

08/28/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 28, 2012 Colleges that use agents to recruit international students should expect to attract applicants with weaker academic profiles. According to a research report released today by World Education Services, a credential... Read more >


Study Tracks 2-Year Degrees From For-Profits

08/28/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 28, 2012 Students who earn associate degrees from for-profit colleges see substantial earnings returns and, in some cases, outperform their peers who hold two-year degrees from community colleges, according to a new researc... Read more >


Worries for students in vet tech program continue

08/28/2012

Visalia Times-Delta - August 24, 2012 A would be degree-granting program that was halted earlier this week by officials at the College of the Sequoias has students saying that the college misled them. Five students this week and another back in Feb... Read more >


Obama, Romney Spar Over Private Sector's Role In Education

08/28/2012

The Huffington Post - August 26, 2012 On the campaign trail during the past week, President Barack Obama talked a lot about education. Making a bid for young voters and their parents, Obama accused Republican rival Mitt Romney of planning to slash ai... Read more >


Online Colleges Becoming More Popular for Returning College Students

08/28/2012

TellMeNews - August 24, 2012 No longer are online colleges and universities solely an option for busy parents with day jobs, looking to further career and make a better living by continuing where they left off.  Even conventional college students ... Read more >


Law of Averages

08/28/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 27, 2012 Most public high school graduates from Chicago who attend the city’s community colleges increase their odds of eventually earning a bachelor’s degree, according to a study that challenges a fairly common belie... Read more >


Don't Panic ... Yet

08/28/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 27, 2012 College administrators are justifiably worried about whether they're going to be able to balance their budgets in a changing economic landscape, and a survey released by Sallie Mae last month didn't do much to p... Read more >


Niall Ferguson: College Becoming the New Caste System

08/28/2012

The Daily Beast - August 27, 2012 School is in the air. It is the time of year when millions of apprehensive young people are crammed into their parents’ cars along with all their worldly gadgets and driven off to college. The rest of the world l... Read more >


Watch What You Tweet

08/28/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 27, 2012 California legislators last week sent a bill to the governor’s desk that would prohibit colleges from requiring students to hand over access to their social media accounts, raising the re-emerging question of ho... Read more >


Morris Brown College Files for Bankruptcy Protection

08/28/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 27, 2012 Morris Brown College has filed for federal bankruptcy protection in an effort to prevent foreclosure and to stop the college’s properties from being sold at an auction, according to The Atlanta... Read more >


Los Angeles Community Colleges Will Restart $6-Billion Construction Program

08/28/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 27, 2012 The Los Angeles Community College District will restart its $6-billion construction effort, after a long moratorium following questions about the district’s construction contracts and spending, r... Read more >


Private-sector colleges’ useful role

08/27/2012

The News & Observer - August 25, 2012 Private-sector colleges and universities have become an easy target for people like U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and others who blame them for overspending and for the nation’s lack of an educated job force. The rea... Read more >


It's skills taught at school, not profit status, that should determine attendance

08/24/2012

News Sentinel - August 24, 2012 Greg Gavin, owner of the Minnesota School of Piano Technology in St. Paul, sent me an email last month reminding me of an article I wrote about his program more than a decade ago. He trains piano tuners in 12-week ses... Read more >


California Research Assistants Closer to Union Rights

08/24/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 24, 2012 The California Senate has sent to Governor Jerry Brown legislation that would allow research assistants at the University of California and California State University systems to unionize, the Associated Press rep... Read more >


'Getting to Graduation'

08/24/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 24, 2012 The “completion agenda” has succeeded in its goal of creating urgency around the production of college credentials, and that awareness among policy makers and higher education’s big thinkers is momentum in its... Read more >


Can Brown win tax vote with doomsday talk?

08/23/2012

News10/KXTV - August 23, 2012 There's no mystery about the conventional path to getting voters to say yes to a ballot initiative: sell them on all the good things the measure does. Which is what makes Gov. Jerry Brown's still nascent campaign for his... Read more >


Foreign Grad Admissions Up 9%

08/23/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 23, 2012 For the second year in a row, graduate schools have increased the number of admissions offers they make to international graduate students by 9 percent, according to data released today by the Council of Graduate ... Read more >


Community college districts' bonds inflate taxpayers' repayments

08/23/2012

CaliforniaWatch - August 22, 2012 Several California community college districts have sold bonds that allow them to put off payments for up to 40 years, causing the total repayment to cost taxpayers from five to nine times the principal. Poway Unifie... Read more >


California’s For-Profit Two-Year Schools Are Kicking Community Colleges’ Asses

08/23/2012

Reason.com - August 23, 2012 There is a two-year college in California with a graduation rate of 72 percent. That’s a remarkable number. California’s community college graduation rate is a horrifyingly awful 25.3 percent. Pacific College, though,... Read more >


Why go to college if I can’t get a job?

08/23/2012

MarketWatch - August 23, 2012 Late summer is when parents bring their children to college. As they drive to campus they’re worried about tuition increases, the burden of student debt and whether their children will find jobs when they graduate. Som... Read more >


California Cracks Down on Colleges' Social Media Monitoring

08/23/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 23, 2012 Colleges in the Golden State would be prohibited from requesting access to students’ social media accounts under legislation passed Tuesday by the California Senate. Gov. Jerry Brown has until Sept. 30 to sign the... Read more >


Cal State Goes Online, Slowly

08/23/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 22, 2012 The largest public university system in the United States is finally realizing a vision of a centralized online hub -- but is doing so in a relatively contained way, at least at the start. The California State Unive... Read more >


What a Tech Start-Up’s Data Say About What Works in Classroom Forums

08/23/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 21, 2012 There’s big talk these days about “big data” in education—looking for patterns of behavior as students click through online classrooms and using the insights to improve instruction. One sta... Read more >


What Community Colleges Can Do to Promote Responsible Borrowing

08/23/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 22, 2012 Making federal student loans available can be a mixed bag for community colleges. On the one hand, borrowing a reasonable amount can make it possible for students to pay for college without having t... Read more >


Support Remains Soft for California Ballot Measure Crucial to Public Colleges

08/23/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 22, 2012 A California ballot measure designed to avoid deep cuts in state spending on higher education, among other costs, currently enjoys the support of 55 percent of likely voters, according to the result... Read more >


Gov. Brown’s tax measure ahead in poll, but trouble looms

08/23/2012

San Francisco Chronicle - August 22, 2012 Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax-raising Proposition 30 is in positive but shaky territory while a rival tax measure, Proposition 38, is losing by a significant margin, according to a poll released Wednesday by the P... Read more >


Ready to Feel Old?

08/22/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 21, 2012 Beloit College marks the start of new academic years by releasing its annual "mindset list" -- helping academics understand what their newest students didn't experience (except maybe from reading on Wikipedia) that ... Read more >


Broken but Useful

08/22/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 21, 2012 Remedial courses fail to prepare students for college-level work, but the remedial track may serve other purposes, according to a study newly released by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The research foun... Read more >


TEXT-S&P says rough year for the U.S. for-profit education industry

08/22/2012

REUTERS - August 21, 2012 The U.S. for-profit education industry has been struggling for the past year because of regulatory changes, broad economic uncertainty, increased competition from online education, and significant bad press, said an article ... Read more >


Analysis: New studies weigh college value and cost

08/20/2012

Fox News - August 20, 2012 Two new studies offer emphatic answers to much-discussed questions about higher education: Yes, a college degree is worth it, but yes, it's the middle-class that's getting particularly squeezed with student debt in the purs... Read more >


Dan Walters: Job injuries war looms in Capitol

08/20/2012

The Sacramento Bee - August 20, 2012 Roughly once a decade, the Capitol's perpetual skirmishing over the system that compensates workers for job-related disabilities erupts into open war – and it's happening this month. There are five major stakeho... Read more >


Emory U. Intentionally Misreported Admissions Data, Investigation Finds

08/20/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 17, 2012 Emory University intentionally misreported its admissions data for more than a decade, with the knowledge and participation of the leadership of the admission and institutional-research offices, the... Read more >


A Q + A with Steve Gunderson

08/20/2012

The Star-Ledger - August 19, 2012 For-profit schools serve a population of adults who may be the first in their family to attend college and who need the flexibility that these institutions afford to work and raise children. Many did not thrive in a ... Read more >


Anger on Campuses Greets Cal State’s Plan to Admit Only Out-of-Staters

08/17/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 17, 2012: Faculty members and students on the campuses of California State University are upset over a plan to exempt out-of-state students from an admissions freeze next spring while still barring enrollmen... Read more >


Online learning funding system cited as key barrier as lawmakers respond

08/17/2012

Cabinet Report - August 17, 2012: On the same day a blue ribbon panel on education technology cited California’s strict school funding mechanism as a key barrier, lawmakers moved legislation aimed at adding flexibility to encourage online learning.... Read more >


Dan Walters: Legislature hesitates on scandals

08/17/2012

The Sacramento Bee - August 17, 2012: Given its record on other issues – such as the deficit-ridden budget – it's not surprising that the Legislature doesn't handle scandal very well. It almost always ignores internal scandal, including its membe... Read more >


Bill to limit gifts to California lawmakers dies a quiet death

08/17/2012

The Sacramento Bee - August 17, 2012: Legislation to restrict free tickets and other gifts to lawmakers died quietly Thursday without a public vote in an election year. The measure targeted freebies ranging from golf outings to spa treatments given... Read more >


The Case for the Private Sector in School Reform

08/17/2012

The Atlantic - August 16, 2012: Given the costly chasm between the educational performance of U.S. students and those in other countries—and the shameful gap between white students and their black and Latino counterparts here at home—you'd think ... Read more >


Riding the MOOC Wave

08/17/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 17, 2012: As mayor of Rancho Mirage, Calif., Scott Hines is in charge of a town of about 17,000 people in the Coachella Valley. As the chief operating officer of World Education University, a new company that says it “will... Read more >


Number of University of California workers earning $1 million quadruples in five years

08/17/2012

The Sacramento Bee - August 14, 2012: Amid budget cuts and rising tuition, 22 University of California employees earned more than $1 million last year, up from six earning that much in 2007. Seventeen of the million-dollar earners were medical doctor... Read more >


Private institutions are diversified and innovative

08/17/2012

The Miami Herald - August 15, 2012: U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin recently released a flawed and misleading report on America’s private sector colleges and universities. It appears he and some of his staff don’t fully understand the sector’s innovative ... Read more >


Discussing 'The College Advantage'

08/17/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 16, 2012: Anthony P. Carnevale and Jamie Merisotis don't buy all the handwringing suggesting that college credentials aren't a ticket to a better life anymore. As documented in "The College Advantage," a new report that Ca... Read more >


Cost Of College Degree In U.S. Soars 12 Fold: Chart Of The Day

08/17/2012

Bloomberg - August 15, 2012: The cost of obtaining a university education in the U.S. has soared 12 fold over the past three decades, a sign the educational system is in need of reform, according to lawmakers in both parties. The CHART OF THE DAY sho... Read more >


For-Profit Schools

08/17/2012

The New York Times - August 14, 2012: Your Aug. 4 editorial “Closer Scrutiny of For-Profit Schools” maligns a critical component of postsecondary education in the United States, private sector colleges and universities. Contrary to your intimatio... Read more >


Economic downturn spotlights college advantage

08/14/2012

The Hill - August 13, 2012: The Great Recession that began in December 2007 hit America hard and exposed many of the shortcomings of our nation’s workforce. Now, a new study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, co-f... Read more >


In defense of private sector colleges

08/14/2012

The Modesto Bee - August 13, 2012: I am writing to respond to your editorial, "For-profit college risk clear in report," (Aug. 5), which praises a biased report by Sen. Tom Harkin vilifying private sector colleges and universities. Projections sugges... Read more >


Net Price vs. Out-of-Pocket

08/14/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 14, 2012: Prospective students wanting to know how much a given college will cost them might end up putting their family income and grades into a net price calculator, meant to provide a personalized idea of about how much t... Read more >


What Paul Ryan's Nomination Could Mean for Higher Education

08/14/2012

U.S. News & World Report - August 13, 2012: Recently, Mitt Romney announced that Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin representative, will be his running mate. As Ryan could potentially become the next vice president of the U.S., The Chronicle of Higher Educa... Read more >


How Much Social Networking

08/14/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 14, 2012: Social networking tools are everywhere, and a new study documents which ones are being used (and how prominently they are displayed) on the websites of highly ranked colleges and universities. Facebook is by far th... Read more >


Rejected for Being In-State

08/14/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 13, 2012: In state after state, one of the ways public colleges and universities are balancing their budgets is by aiming to admit more students from out of state (who are charged much higher tuition rates). In theory, this ... Read more >


Ryan's Higher Ed Record

08/14/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 13, 2012: With the selection of Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate Saturday morning, presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney made federal spending -- including on higher education -- a major flash point of the comi... Read more >


Paul Ryan on education policy: vouchers, for-profit colleges, local control

08/14/2012

The Washington Post - August 11, 2012: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)talks a lot about scaling back the reach of the federal government, but back in 2001, he voted in favor of No Child Left Behind, the signature education program of the George W. Bush admin... Read more >