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More Changes to FAFSA List


Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education is planning to further restrict how it shares information about students’ college preferences, but some state officials are concerned the changes will make it more difficult for them to award fund... Read more >

More colleges under federal oversight for student aid disbursements


UPI. Dozens of colleges and universities have been added to the growing list of institutions subject to increased financial oversight by the federal government, putting a damper on the schools' ability to dole out federal aid. Records from the U.S.... Read more >

Kaplan spins off a “sister company” focused on cybersecurity education


The Washington Post. Education giant Kaplan said Wednesday it has split off a 12-person unit to form a separate “sister company” called Cybervista, to produce web-based cybersecurity courses.  The new company remains under the ownership of Kap... Read more >

Education Department Tightens Reins on More Colleges


Inside Higher Ed. U.S. Department of Education officials are more closely monitoring a greater number of colleges and universities over concerns about their management of federal funds, according to newly released government data. As of Dec. 1, 54... Read more >

For-Profit Group's Entreaty to John King


Inside Higher Ed. The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities on Monday wrote to John King, the acting U.S. secretary of education, to request a "constructive collaboration" between the for-profit sector and the department during t... Read more >

Spending by CC of San Francisco Officials Questioned


Inside Higher Ed. Administrators at City College of San Francisco, where cuts to academic programs remain controversial, have been spending significant sums on travel and other expenses without documentation about the purpose of such spending, the ... Read more >

Loan Guarantor to Ask Supreme Court for Relief


Inside Higher Ed. The loan guarantor USA Funds plans to file a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court today seeking to overturn a federal appeals court ruling that barred the agency from collecting fees from a borrower who had defaulted on her stude... Read more >

'Not Blacklisted,' but 'Not Reputed'


Inside Higher Ed. The story broke just before Christmas. The Times of India reported that Air India was refusing to fly international students with visas to attend two California institutions, Northwestern Polytechnic and Silicon Valley Universit... Read more >

How U.S. Fares Globally on Higher Ed Measures


Inside Higher Ed. The United States spends more money per student on higher education than any of the other developed countries in the Group of 20, while its performance on many attainment measures does not lead the pack, a new report from the Nat... Read more >

Boost From a Budget Deal


Inside Higher Ed. Congress did more on Friday than just avoid a government shutdown -- the omnibus spending and tax bills it passed ignored the mandatory cuts in discretionary spending that were due to take effect, resulting in significant increases... Read more >

What legacy?


The Hill. During the negotiations around the omnibus appropriations bill, the Obama administration made crystal clear their hostility to private sector education – when they informed Congressional leaders that any language in the bill delaying the... Read more >

Tighter Reins on Accreditor


Inside Higher Ed. The fate of California's community college accreditor remains in doubt after a federal panel on Thursday recommended limiting the accreditor's power and extending its existing authority for only a short period of time. Members of ... Read more >

California’s Community Colleges Can’t Live With Accreditor, Can’t Live Without It


The Chronicle of Higher Education. A handful of California’s community colleges may have a problem offering new bachelor’s-degree programs, as planned, by 2017. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, one of the nation’s... Read more >

The famed Le Cordon Bleu cooking school -- which taught Julia Child -- is closing its U.S. campuses


Los Angeles Times. Le Cordon Bleu is shutting down in the U.S. The cooking school's 16 campuses in the country, including one in Pasadena, will stop enrolling students after Jan. 4. The first Cordon Bleu opened its doors in Paris in 1895, and is pr... Read more >

California Employment Careens into 2016…Though the Handwringing Continues


Fox & Hounds. The California economy careens into 2016. November state employment numbers will be released this Friday, and should follow the job gain trends of the past few years. In the most recent job numbers through October 2015,  Californ... Read more >

Career Ed Closing Down Le Cordon Bleu Operations


Inside Higher Ed. Career Education Corporation announced yesterday that it will stop enrolling new students at the Le Cordon Bleu Colleges of Culinary Art after Jan. 4, 2016, and wind down operations.  The for-profit company attempted to sell ... Read more >

What this for-profit university did to boost enrollment (and why it didn't work)


Phoenix Business Journal. Universal Technical Institute Inc.'s (NYSE: UTI) enrollment has been declining over the past several years, which led management of the Scottsdale-based technical education company to look for ways to cut costs and operate... Read more >

Downward Spiral on Enrollments


Inside Higher Ed. The several-year decline in enrollment in American colleges and universities continued and arguably intensified this fall, driven by sharp dips in numbers of students at for-profit colleges, full-time students at community colleges... Read more >

Stateside Alert


California **CA Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education final emergency regulation effective 2/1/2015, 7/31/2015 and final rule 11/23/2015: Amendments to the Rules Addressing Degree Granting Institutions Issue:... Read more >

University of Phoenix parent pays $105M for school in Germany


Phoenix Business Journal. Apollo Education Group Inc.'s (Nasdaq: APOL) wholly-owned subsidiary Apollo Global Inc. is making its debut in Germany with a $105 million acquisition of Career Partner GmbH. Apollo Global now operates nine schools, where... Read more >

CA Board of Behavioral Sciences final regulation effective 1/1/2016: Amendments to the Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapists Rules


California **CA Board of Behavioral Sciences final regulation effective 1/1/2016: Amendments to the Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapists Rules Issue: Professional Board Requirements Subissue: Selected Professions ... Read more >

California Accreditor Under Fire


Inside Higher Ed. The embattled accrediting organization that oversees California’s community colleges should lose some of its existing authority and not be allowed to expand its jurisdiction, the U.S. Department of Education’s accreditation u... Read more >

Rubio's Take on Higher Ed


Inside Higher Ed. Senator Marco Rubio is the only Republican presidential candidate talking in detail about higher education so far. And he’s not treading lightly. American higher education is “outdated,” “too expensive,” “broken” an... Read more >

This Week The Labor Dept. Unveils The Future Of Work


Fox & Hounds. This Thursday, December 10, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is hosting a forum on the “Future of Work”. It is widely promoting this forum as an all-day session bringing together business leaders, academics, workers and advoc... Read more >

Cal State Faculty Object to New Background Check Policy


Inside Higher Ed. A growing number of institutions are seeking to require background checks for employees, but a policy for the California State University System has the faculty asking to put it on hold, according to the Los Angeles Times. Th... Read more >

ED Issues New Incentive Compensation Guidance


Cooley LLP. Compensation based on student completions now permissible, while compensation based on diversity recruitment still not allowed At the end of November, the US Department of Education ("ED") issued important new guidance regarding its inc... Read more >

Marco Rubio wants to expand for-profit schools' role in higher education


USA Today. On the presidential campaign trail, Marco Rubio likes to poke fun at a higher education system that he says churns out droves of liberal arts majors saddled with student loan debt and dim job prospects. The Florida senator and Republican... Read more >

Shortage of Skills Part One: Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics


 APSCU. This month the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 7.9 million Americans are unemployed, while at the same time 5.5 million jobs remain unfilled in America. This crisis exists because employers demand “job ready” employees and pro... Read more >

Debt Relief for Some Former Corinthian Students


Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that it has granted the requests for debt forgiveness made by more than 1,300 federal student loan borrowers who attended Heald College, a subsidiary of the now-defunct for-prof... Read more >

Accreditor Fight With CFPB Moves to Federal Court


Inside Higher Ed. The battle between a national accrediting organization overseeing many for-profit colleges and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now making its way through federal court. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges ... Read more >

Discriminatory Racial Preferences in College Admissions Return to the Supreme Court: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin


The Heritage Foundation. This term, the U.S. Supreme Court is reconsidering whether it is constitutional for the University of Texas at Austin to use race in its undergraduate admissions decisions, to the detriment of some students and the benefit o... Read more >

The Coddling of the American Mind


The Atlantic. Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offen... Read more >

Learning, Not Wages


Inside Higher Ed. The many current critics of higher education accreditation tend to fall into a few categories. Some -- let's call them the Marco Rubio types -- believe that the existing quality assurance system, through "cartel"-like behavior t... Read more >

Trigger Warning Skepticism


Inside Higher Ed. Much of the debate thus far over trigger warnings -- the flagging of specific course content that might offend or otherwise upset students -- has centered on anecdotes, some of them obviously controversial. At Oberlin College, for ... Read more >

Department of education OKs graduation-based incentive comp, prohibits diversity enrollment-based comp


Lexology. Reversing its earlier position, the U.S. Department of Education announced on Friday, Nov. 27 that it will no longer ban colleges and universities from compensating recruiters based on students’ graduation from, or completion of, educa... Read more >

Taking a Stand for Free Speech


Inside Higher Ed. Several dozen Yale University faculty members on Monday issued an open letter defending the right of free speech, and offering support for Erika and Nicholas Christakis, whom some students want ousted from their positions leading... Read more >

Gainful Employment: An Unfair Rule With Bad Consequences


The John William Pope Center for Higher Education. Recently, the U.S. Department of Education unveiled its controversial College Scorecard website and accompanying data. This was the first time that student salary and debt information was made ava... Read more >

Education Department's Regulatory Gimmicks Can't Change Reality: Many Students Aren't Interested


Forbes. America’s national obsession with raising our “educational attainment” level leads politicians and bureaucrats to focus on the silliest of things. Lately, that has been college accreditation. On November 6, the U.S. Department of Educ... Read more >

Reversal on Recruiter Bonus Pay


Inside Higher Ed. After two lawsuits by for-profit colleges, the Obama administration is backing down from its ban on colleges paying recruiters bonuses based on graduation rates. The Education Department formally announced Friday that it had re... Read more >

John McCain, Senate leaders spar over U. of Phoenix, for-profit schools


AZCentral. WASHINGTON – Several Senate leaders, including Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., are squaring off with each other and the Obama administration over the conduct of University of Phoenix and other for-profit ... Read more >

On Recruiter Pay, For-Profit Colleges Win One, Lose One


The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Education Department is backing down from its ban on bonuses for recruiters based on graduation rates, but standing by a prohibition on commissions tied to minority enrollments, a year after a federal judge ord... Read more >

Another Department Departure


Inside Higher Ed. Jamienne S. Studley, who with Under Secretary Ted Mitchell engineered the Obama administration's surprisingly ambitious second-term higher education agenda, will leave her job this month, the department said Tuesday. Studley said ... Read more >

The Missing Low-Income Students


Inside Higher Ed. Since 2008, student aid from federal and institutional sources has increased. Political and foundation leaders have also focused on the importance of a postsecondary education, and the need to increase college attainment. But in t... Read more >

Discount Much?


Inside Higher Ed. Is a high discount rate a guaranteed trouble sign for colleges? Not necessarily, experts say -- sometimes colleges can leverage discounts to increase revenue, at least if they are increasing enrollment. But maintaining very high di... Read more >

Jefferson Is Next Target


Inside Higher Ed. In the last week, Princeton University students who object to having Woodrow Wilson's name on an academic unit and a residential college occupied the president's office and left only when promised that the university would revi... Read more >

Republicans Question White House Panel on For-Profits


Inside Higher Ed. Senator John McCain and Senator Lamar Alexander, both Republicans, last week wrote to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to seek information about what they called the "unfair targeting" of the University of Phoenix and other f... Read more >

Ed Dept. in the Hot Seat


Inside Higher Ed. A top Education Department official was on the defensive Wednesday, responding to a wide range of criticisms from congressional lawmakers and government watchdogs about the department’s management of the federal student aid syste... Read more >

Challenges of an Accreditor Crackdown


Inside Higher Ed. In announcing a set of new college accreditation measures earlier this month, Education Secretary Arne Duncan reiterated his criticism that accreditors are the "watchdogs that don't bite." But will the department itself have more ... Read more >

Zero Sum Priorities


Inside Higher Ed. Many professors say that their administrations create and fund new, vocationally oriented programs at the expense of key academic fields, without asking for any faculty input. Not so at Montana State University, where the Faculty S... Read more >

More Findings Against Corinthian


Inside Higher Ed. U.S. Department of Education officials have determined that a slew of additional campuses owned by Corinthian Colleges misrepresented job placement rates, a finding that could help some 85,000 former students have their federal loa... Read more >

College Completion Rates Decline More Rapidly


Inside Higher Ed. Fewer students are earning a college credential within six years of first enrolling in college, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The nonprofit clearinghouse is able to track 96 percen... Read more >

College accrediting commission for California ousted


SFGate. In a major shift for California community colleges, the system’s Board of Governors voted Monday to oust the controversial accrediting commission that has overseen campus quality for half a century and is threatening to shut down City Coll... Read more >

Education Management Corp. Will Pay $95.5 Million to Settle Whistle-Blower Lawsuit


The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Education Management Corporation will pay $95.5 million to settle a 2007 lawsuit asserting that it illegally received federal student aid by paying admissions recruiters on the basis of how many students they e... Read more >



Higher Education for All. Today, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released datashowing that over the past two academic years, the private sector is the only sector in which average tuition and req... Read more >

Why veterans and servicemembers struggle with student loan debt, despite a generous GI Bill


MarketWatch. Whether they are serving our country abroad or adjusting to life back home after tours of duty, many of our nation’s veterans and servicemembers are battling a more private foe: Student loan debt. Despite the most generous veterans e... Read more >

White House Push on Veterans' Education


Inside Higher Ed. The Obama administration this week announced several new efforts it said would help veterans of the U.S. military get more out of their college educations. The White House said it was unveiling a redesigned version of a federal... Read more >

Score One for For-Profit Colleges This Veterans Day


Cato Institute. There is nothing easier or seemingly more popular in higher education than bashing openly for-profit colleges. (I use “openly,” by the way, for a reason.) If you burrow into the demographic and funding weeds, however, you’... Read more >

White House Readies Accreditor for Computer Boot Camps


The Wall Street Journal. The Obama administration on Friday demanded more transparency from a century-old system of higher-education accreditation. Next year, it will empower a new watchdog altogether—one that it is designing from the ground up. ... Read more >

Shaming Accreditors


Inside Higher Ed. The Obama administration is trying to ratchet up already growing pressure on accrediting agencies to focus more intently on whether colleges are graduating students with the skills they need to get jobs and repay their loans. Offi... Read more >

U.S. to Put New Requirements on Accreditors


The Chronicle of Higher Education. The U.S. Department of Education plans to announce on Friday a narrow set of new requirements for the nation’s higher-education accreditors, the private, nonprofit organizations that serve as the gatekeepers to b... Read more >



Empire College. The Empire College Board of Directors has been selected as a Sonoma County recipient of the 2015 Jefferson Award for “Excellence in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement” and will be honored, along with four other recipients,... Read more >

For-Profit College Operator ITT Educational Services Sees Enrollment, Revenue Drop In Third Quarter


International Business Times. The owner of the for-profit college chain ITT Technical Institutes saw decreases in revenue and new student enrollment in the third quarter compared to last year, an earnings report released Thursday showed. ITT Educ... Read more >

California State U Faculty Authorizes Possible Strike


Inside Higher Ed. The union representing professors at the California State University System have voted to authorize a strike if faculty and administrative leaders cannot reach agreement on a pay raise. The tactic is intended to increase pressure... Read more >

Broad Coalition's Goals for the Higher Education Act


Inside Higher Ed. A coalition of 12 organizations, including New America, the Business Roundtable, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Center for Law and Social Policy, on Wednesday released a set of shared principles for policy makers to conside... Read more >

Tuition and Fees, 1998-99 Through 2015-16


The Chronicle of Higher Education. This table shows the "sticker prices"—published tuition and required fees—at more than 3,100 colleges and universities for the 2015-16 academic year. Click the institutions' names to see historical data back to... Read more >

Recession-Era Woes Subside


Inside Higher Ed. Though far from ideal, student debt levels and tuition pricing continue to level out since the recession. During the recession, college prices increased steeply while borrowing rose rapidly. Loan defaults increased, too. Now borro... Read more >

Brown consistent with legislation he signs and vetoes


EdSource. In the education bills that he vetoed last month, Gov. Jerry Brown made his “don’t” priorities clear to legislators: Don’t tamper with the Local Control Funding Formula; don’t mess with charter schools; don’t create new state ... Read more >

Pell Grants in High School


Inside Higher Ed. When low-income students take credit-bearing college courses while still in high school, research has shown they are more likely to graduate from high school, enroll in college and then stick with it. So-called dual enrollment p... Read more >

It’s costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars to pay the school fees for veterans who have dropped out


The Washington Post. The Department of Veterans Affairs is overpaying hundreds of millions of dollars to schools and veterans under the post-9/11 GI Bill when students drop a class or leave school, letting $416 million go uncollected in fiscal 201... Read more >

CFPB Accuses Student Financial Aid Company of Scam


Inside Higher Ed. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday filed suit against a student financial aid company that it accused of running a nationwide scam. The CFPB sued Global Financial Support -- which operates Student Financial Res... Read more >

U.S. Wins Predatory Lending Lawsuit Against Corinthian


Inside Higher Ed. A federal judge this week ruled that Corinthian Colleges engaged in “unfair” and “deceptive” practices in its private student lending program and ordered the company to pay more than $500 million in restitution to students.... Read more >

The 10 Ed-Tech Companies That Are Raising the Most Money


The Chronicle of Higher Education. Investment in education technology is at a new high. In the first half of 2015, venture-capital funding in ed tech totaled well over $1 billion. CB Insights, which tracks investments in private companies, puts the... Read more >

Republican Lawmakers Blast CFPB for Investigation Involving Accreditor


The Chronicle of Higher Education. Two prominent Republican lawmakers have ripped into the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, calling its investigation involving an accrediting agency “an unprecedented overreach.” In a letter to the bureau... Read more >

Senate Republicans Question Probation of U of Phoenix by Pentagon


Inside Higher Ed. Three Senate Republicans on Thursday wrote to the U.S. Department of Defense to question its recent decision to temporarily suspend the University of Phoenix's eligibility for military tuition benefits. The Pentagon's sanction... Read more >

U. of Phoenix Faces Another Federal Investigation


The Chronicle of Higher Education. The University of Phoenix is facing another investigation by a federal agency. In the annual financial report on Thursday of the huge university’s parent company, the Apollo Education Group, the company disclo... Read more >

U of California Plans to Admit More In-State Students


Inside Higher Ed. Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California system, said Wednesday that she will soon release a plan to significantly increase the number of California residents admitted to UC campuses, The Los Angeles Times repo... Read more >

New Lender for a New Market


Inside Higher Ed. A new company is seeking to be both a private lender and an alternative accreditor for the fast-growing boot camp sector. The Texas-based Skills Fund is up and running with financial backing from Iowa Student Loan, a nonprofit l... Read more >

Upping the Pressure on Accreditors


Inside Higher Ed. The Obama administration is planning new executive action on higher education accreditation in the coming weeks, as part of a push to make accreditors focus more heavily on student outcomes when judging colleges and universities, o... Read more >

Closer Watch on ITT


Inside Higher Ed. Troubles are deepening for ITT Educational Services, with the U.S. Department of Education on Monday announcing stricter financial oversight and reporting requirements on the embattled for-profit chain. In a letter to the company... Read more >

ITT Tech Suspends Enrollment at Several Campuses


Inside Higher Ed. ITT Educational Services will suspend new student enrollment at several of its 135 campus locations, including campuses in Wichita, Kans., and South Bend, Ind. The embattled for-profit chain, which is facing financial and legal ... Read more >

Cal State U System Expands E-Portfolio Option


Inside Higher Ed. The California State University System will make electronic portfolios -- e-portfolios -- available to all its students and graduates, via a three-year agreement the system has signed with Portfolium, a cloud-based platform. The t... Read more >

Federal Watchdog Eyes Accreditor


Inside Higher Ed. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking information from a national accreditor about the for-profit colleges it oversees, which include several controversial chains. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and... Read more >

CALIFORNIA A.B. 25 - State Financial Aid


Sponsor: Assemblymember Mike Gipson (D) Summary: Final version (4/8/2015): Requires the California Student Aid Commission to establish an appeal process, as part of the Cal Grant Program, for an otherwise qualifying institution that fails to sati... Read more >

CALIFORNIA A.B. 573 - State Financial Aid


Sponsor: Assemblymember Jose Medina (D) Summary: Current version (9/4/2015): Authorizes state agencies that provide certification, registration or licensure necessary to promote the safety and protection of the public to, on a case-by-case basis, ... Read more >

CALIFORNIA A.B. 636 - Student Complaints and Arbitration


Sponsor: Assemblymember Jose Medina (D) Summary: Final version (4/29/2015): Authorizes the identification of an alleged assailant, even if the victim does not consent to being identified, if the institution determines both that the alleged assail... Read more >

CALIFORNIA A.B. 721 - State Financial Aid


Sponsor: Assemblymember Jose Medina (D) Summary: Final version (7/8/2015): Requires a public, private or independent institution to make available to the public upon request and in a prominent location on its Internet Web site within 12 months o... Read more >

CALIFORNIA A.B. 798 - Governance & State Oversight


Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D) Summary: Final version (9/9/2015): Establishes the College Textbook Affordability Act of 2015 to reduce costs for college students by encouraging faculty to accelerate the adoption of lower cost, high-qua... Read more >

CALIFORNIA A.B. 509 - Governance & State Oversight


Sponsor: Assemblymember Henry Perea (D) Summary: Final version (6/23/2015): Exempts from the provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 a bona fide organization, association, or council that offers preapprenticeship t... Read more >

CALIFORNIA A.B. 967 - Student Complaints and Arbitration


Sponsor: Assemblymember Das Williams (D) Summary: Current version (7/14/2015): Requires, in order to receive state funds for student financial assistance, the governing board of each community college district, the Trustees of the California Sta... Read more >

CALIFORNIA A.B. 509 - Governance & State Oversight


Sponsor: Assemblymember Henry Perea (D) Summary: Final version (6/23/2015): Exempts from the provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 a bona fide organization, association, or council that offers preapprenticeship t... Read more >

CALIFORNIA A.B. 1361 - State Financial Aid


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

University-Run Boot Camps Offer Students Marketable Skills — but Not Course Credit


The Chronicle of Higher Education. Level, a venture that offers students courses in data analytics, has a motto of sorts. It’s written in large letters across the program’s website: “Real skills. Real experience. Two months.” The motto so... Read more >

Working for Free College


Inside Higher Ed. "Free" has been the higher education buzzword of the year, as Democrats have proposed a range of plans to infuse billions of federal dollars into public institutions to lower tuition to zero or close to zero. But as politicians pi... Read more >

3 Changes to the FAFSA for College Students to Understand


U.S. News and World Report. Some important changes are coming to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid next year, but Joseph Orsolini, a college financial aid adviser in the Chicago area, hasn't fielded many questions from parents.  "It's... Read more >

Report: California faces 1.1 million shortage of educated workers


Long Beach Press Telegram. The state faces a shortage of roughly 1.1 million college-educated workers by 2030, according to a report released Monday by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California.  While 38 percent of all jobs in Califo... Read more >

California Bill on Sex Assault Punishments Vetoed


Inside Higher Ed. California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed legislation that would have required colleges and universities in the state to have minimum punishments for those found by the institutions to have engaged in rape or forcible sex ac... Read more >

Research Raises Questions About Colleges That Shift From For-Profit to Nonprofit


The Chronicle of Higher Education. Several for-profit colleges have recently restructured as nonprofit entities. But a new report argues that some of them now act like "covert for-profits" and that their backers profit in ways that are not standard ... Read more >

Laureate Education to Become Publicly Traded


Inside Higher Ed. Laureate Education on Friday announced plans to once again become a publicly traded company. Laureate is the largest U.S.-based for-profit college chain, with over one million students at 88 institutions in 28 countries. The pri... Read more >

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Will Step Down in December


The Chronicle of Higher Education. Arne Duncan will step down as U.S. secretary of education in December, an Education Department official confirmed on Friday. The news was first reportedby the Associated Press. Mr. Duncan has been a mainstay of P... Read more >

Perkins Loan Program, a Federal Stalwart Since 1958, Meets Its Demise


The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Federal Perkins Loan Program died on Wednesday, the victim of a senator who has made it his mission to simplify student aid. Perkins was the oldest federal student-loan program on the books: Created in 1958... Read more >