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Shopping for Transfers

Shopping for Transfers

Inside Higher Ed. Losing credits and pursuing a four-year degree can be daunting and expensive for some community college students. But a new public benefit corporation is hoping to ease the transfer process for community college students and drive four-year institutions to compete for these students. The Affordable College Public […]

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Push for Year-Round Pell

Push for Year-Round Pell

Inside Higher Ed. A large group of congressional Democrats last week joined a chorus of higher education associations and consumer advocates who have been pressuring appropriators to preserve funding for the Pell Grant program and restore year-round use of the federal grants. The Pell Grant is one of the rare […]

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Another for-profit college in bankruptcy after student aid cut

Another for-profit college in bankruptcy after student aid cut

Westlaw News. A Texas-based company behind Career Point College has filed for bankruptcy, marking the latest casualty in the for-profit higher education industry. On Monday, Dickinson of San Antonio Inc filed for Chapter 11 protection after the U.S. Department of Education cut off student aid. Much larger for-profit college operators […]

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A case mounts for vocational education

A case mounts for vocational education

Education DIVE. Dive Brief: The Atlantic asks “is college really necessary” for a generation of high school graduates who will face crushing student loan debt, low job prospects and growing opportunities in vocational training. Students can obtain skills and professional insight around jobs and trades that most fit their interests, […]

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Analysis: How new government regulations targeting for-profit schools could make Arizona’s teacher shortage worse

Analysis: How new government regulations targeting for-profit schools could make Arizona’s teacher shortage worse

Phoenix Business Journal. In an effort to tackle abuses in the for-profit education industry, the Obama Administration may make Arizona’s teacher shortage even worse. Over the past six years, the Obama Administration has been creating gainful employment regulations designed to penalize schools that don’t prepare students for “gainful employment in […]

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Judge Halts ITT Tech Lawsuits

Judge Halts ITT Tech Lawsuits

Inside Higher Ed. A bankruptcy judge on Wednesday temporarily barred regulators from continuing lawsuits against the defunct ITT Educational Services, according to The Wall Street Journal. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the state of New Mexico each have launched litigation against the for-profit parent […]

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Phoenix Sale Delayed, Not Dead

Phoenix Sale Delayed, Not Dead

Inside Higher Ed. Investors are getting jittery about whether the U.S. Department of Education will approve the proposed sale of the Apollo Education Group, owner of the University of Phoenix, to a group of three private equity firms. Nine months have passed since the Apollo Education Group announced the $1.14 billion deal to take […]

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Shortage of Skills: Aviation Technician & Mechanic Professionals

Shortage of Skills: Aviation Technician & Mechanic Professionals

Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) This month the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 7.8 million Americans are unemployed, while at the same time 5.4 million jobs remain unfilled in America. This crisis exists because employers demand “job-ready” employees and prospective employees are simply not able to bridge the skills gap […]

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