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States, Federal Government Cracking Down On Career Colleges

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Attorneys general from across the country are investigating career colleges accused of leaving students with heavy loan debt and without marketable job skills. At least 32 states are working together to investigate the schools, while several more are working independently on similar cases. California Attorney General Kamala Harris filed suit against Corinthian …

Debt Management Disarray

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Congressional investigators have found “serious weaknesses” in how the Education Department manages a program meant to help defaulted borrowers get their loans back on track, a Government Accountability Office official said on Wednesday. Melissa Emrey-Arras, who oversees education issues at the GAO, told a House panel that the department’s failure to properly …

The Sky Isn’t Falling

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Education technology can help higher education up its game. But adaptive learning, digital badges and free online courses don’t spell doom for colleges. And plenty of yeomanlike work needs to be done before those innovations can reach their potential. Those were common messages at two recent higher ed conferences: the annual meeting …

The Rise Of Mobile Technology In Higher Education

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According to numerous industry reports, mobile technology is booming in higher education. But do students still prefer laptops to tablets? What affect do tablets have on campus websites? How can universities create a killer app? Thanks to recent statistics, higher education can get a better handle on the influence of mobile technology.

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Bucking The Branch Campus

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George Washington University was, like many American universities, contemplating a campus in China. Under the leadership of Doug Guthrie, the former dean of the business school and the vice president for China operations, George Washington was in discussions about possibly developing a campus in partnership with the University of International Business and …

Imagine America Foundation Releases Civic Engagement Study

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While providing skilled workers to the U.S. labor force is a top priority for America’s career colleges, those institutions are doing more far more for their communities than supplying skilled labor. The very concept of a career college is to work in partnership with local businesses to determine the needs of the …

Online Ed Disconnect

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The most independent and self-motivated students entering college are more likely to expect they will take a fully online course as undergraduates, a new survey says, but the vast majority of students still connect higher education with the traditional residential experience.

The 2013 Freshman Survey, conducted by the University of California at Los …

Imagine America Foundation’s Fact Book Presents A Data-Supported Look At Accomplishments Of Career Colleges

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The Imagine America Foundation has announced the release of the 2014 Fact Book to offer a data-supported look at the impressive accomplishments of the career college sector of higher education. For close to two decades, the Imagine America Foundation has funded the research of numerous studies to show how career training-oriented colleges …

Career Colleges Add $20-Billion To Economy

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The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities has released an analysis that says for-profit colleges have a direct impact of about $20-billion on the United States economy. The analysis was released as some 200 officials of for-profit colleges, students, and employers of the colleges’ graduates are gathering here for a three-day …

Proxy War On Career Colleges

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A proxy war over the regulation of for-profit colleges is being waged in the editorial pages of The New York Times. In the last week the newspaper has published four opinion pieces that touch on federal oversight of the industry — two in favor of tightening the screws and two (by the …

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