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Ed Department Officials Say Their Focus is on Better College Data, Less Regulation

Ed Department Officials Say Their Focus is on Better College Data, Less Regulation

Education Dive Dive Brief: Two senior U.S. Education Department officials told journalists Monday at an event in Las Vegas that the federal agency under Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to make more and better data available to students considering college, while continuing to prioritize the kind of deregulation that has characterized the current […]

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ITT Trustee Sues Ed Department, Lenders to Help Pay $1.5B in Claims

ITT Trustee Sues Ed Department, Lenders to Help Pay $1.5B in Claims

Education Dive Dive Brief A trustee responsible for resolving the bankruptcy of ITT Educational Services is suing the federal government and the financial institutions that backed a loan program connected to the for-profit college, according to The Wall Street Journal. She is seeking funds to pay for about $1.5 billion in […]

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New York AG Sues Debt-Relief Companies

New York AG Sues Debt-Relief Companies

Inside Higher Ed by Andrew Kreighbaum Telemarketers from several student loan relief companies falsely represented themselves as employees of the federal government and told borrowers they could not enroll in debt-relief programs like income-based repayment on their own, the New York attorney general alleged in a lawsuit filed in New York Supreme […]

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Average Loan Debt for Graduates of Four-Year Colleges: $28,650

Average Loan Debt for Graduates of Four-Year Colleges: $28,650

Inside Higher Ed By Paul Fein The average student loan debt last year for graduates of four-year colleges who took out loans was $28,650, according to the latest version of an annual report from the Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS). The average amount was up $300, or 1 percent, from 2016. […]

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Summer Probations Raise the Question of When an Accreditor Should Disclose a College’s Status

Summer Probations Raise the Question of When an Accreditor Should Disclose a College’s Status

Inside Higher Ed by Rick Seltzer On Aug. 23, the regional accreditor for New England announced that Lincoln College of New England had been placed on probation because it did not meet seven standards. The college in Southington, Conn., had decided to stop enrolling new students, its interim president said in the […]

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The Book That Truly Shows Culture Does Indeed Eat Strategy for Lunch!

The Book That Truly Shows Culture Does Indeed Eat Strategy for Lunch!

Fardad Fateri and James E. York of International Education Corporation (IEC) have released a new book, available through various retail outlets worldwide. The new book, “A Culture of Excellence: The Art, Discipline, and Practice of Breakthrough Leadership” is published by HARVARD SHUSTER. This book is about leadership and organizational culture written […]

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Court Weighs Next Steps in Borrower Defense Lawsuit

Court Weighs Next Steps in Borrower Defense Lawsuit

Inside Higher Ed By Andrew Kreighbaum After ruling that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos unlawfully delayed an Obama administration loan rule designed to protect defrauded student borrowers, a federal district court judge is still weighing what, if any, provisions of the rule should go into effect. The case is unfolding as the Education Department […]

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