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Trump’s Surprise Victory Sends Shock Through Higher Ed

Trump’s Surprise Victory Sends Shock Through Higher Ed

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Donald J. Trump’s upset victory in the presidential race early Wednesday morning, after an acrimonious campaign that cast a harsh light on deep racial divisions across the United States, stunned higher-education leaders and left many questioning what his administration would mean for colleges. Mr. Trump’s […]

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Beginning a New Era

Beginning a New Era

Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU). Colleagues: Coming from rural Wisconsin, I’ve spent much of the summer and fall seeking to explain the anger and anxiety that is driving America’s politics today. As I watched the election returns Tuesday evening, I heard two comments that defined the election outcome: “This […]

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Rep. Virginia Foxx Will Seek to Lead House Education Committee

Rep. Virginia Foxx Will Seek to Lead House Education Committee

Education Week. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., said Wednesday that she will officially run to be chairwoman of the House education committee when the next session of Congress begins in 2017. Foxx has long been rumored to be one of the top candidates to replace the outgoing chairman, Rep. John Kline, […]

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Is The American Higher Education System ‘Rigged’?

Is The American Higher Education System ‘Rigged’?

Forbes. Despite a great deal of angst over Donald Trump’s statements that he might not accept the results of the election, we have a clear winner in the 2016 presidential race – even if most of us are beginning a lengthy process of acceptance. But the result indicates that the […]

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Trump’s win leaves Obama’s higher education reforms in doubt

Trump’s win leaves Obama’s higher education reforms in doubt

The Washington Post. Donald Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton in the election places eight years of higher-education reform under President Obama in doubt, raising questions about the direction of policies governing financial aid and for-profit colleges. The Obama administration has enacted sweeping changes to the way the federal government provides and collects student […]

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The New Congress and Higher Ed

The New Congress and Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed. Republicans maintained control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate in Tuesday’s election as Donald Trump was elected president — shocking Democrats who expected to win the presidency if not the upper chamber of Congress as well. However, leaders of both parties have said that […]

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ITT TECH CLOSES ALL CAMPUSES IN WAKE OF DOE SANCTIONS

ITT TECH CLOSES ALL CAMPUSES IN WAKE OF DOE SANCTIONS

The Heartland Institute. ITT Technical Institute (ITT Tech), a chain of for-profit schools of higher education, closed more than 130 campuses in 39 states after the Department of Education (DOE) imposed financial sanctions on the company. ITT Technical Institute (ITT Tech), a chain of for-profit schools of higher education, closed […]

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Court Reinstates False Claims Suit Against For-Profit College

Court Reinstates False Claims Suit Against For-Profit College

Inside Higher Ed. A federal appeals court on Wednesday overturned a lower court ruling that dismissed a False Claims Act lawsuit in which two former employees accused a for-profit college of falsifying grades to keep students eligible for federal financial aid. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth […]

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Education Dept. Backs Defunct For-Profit in Fight With Accreditor

Education Dept. Backs Defunct For-Profit in Fight With Accreditor

Inside Higher Ed. U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr. last week affirmed an administrative judge’s March ruling that relieved now-defunct Decker College of a $31.6 million repayment the Education Department demanded the for-profit institution make in 2005. The administrative judge had ruled that the department based its finding at that time on misinformation provided […]

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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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