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Blog Post: No Consensus … No Wonder

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By Kevin Kuzma, Editor

Those of you who are no strangers to business travel understand how being on the road amplifies your sense of time – and time wasted.

For example, during a five-hour layover in, say, Detroit, when you’re away from your family, it's hard to avoid a prolonged sense of waiting and wasted time when …

No Consensus On ‘Gainful Employment’

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Last week, the Department of Education’s rulemaking session on “gainful employment” regulations ended in a stalemate. The panel of department-appointed negotiators was unable to reach consensus on the proposed standards for vocational programs at for-profit institutions and community colleges. Dissent came from representatives of both the for-profit and consumer-group camps.

The feds will …

No Consensus Reached By The Department Of Education’s Negotiating Committee On Gainful Employment

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The third and final session of the Department of Education's gainful employment negotiated rulemaking committee ended Friday without reaching consensus. There was not an officially recorded vote of supporters and opponents, rather it was noted that consensus was not reached. Some negotiators left before the vote was called. It was obvious that …

Department Of Education Targets For-Profit Colleges

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As many as 20% of programs at for-profit colleges would lose revenue from student aid under a draft proposal the Obama administration is developing to rein in tuitions. The plan, which the Education Department has spent months drafting, targets for-profit schools whose students end up deep in debt or default on their …

Six Ways Government Could Impact Education In 2014

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A number of policy measures stand to impact education at all levels in the coming year. The No Child Left Behind Act, for example, was passed in 2002 and continues to have bureaucratic impact in Washington and across the country. Meanwhile, Obama's college rating system has been a hot topic since the …

Changes In Higher Education Might Be Overblown For Top-Tier Universities

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Over the last few years, people who study and report on higher education have spent much time talking about the wave of revolution coming for colleges and universities. From MOOCs to student debt to reduced state funding, most people seem to agree that the structure of higher education is unsustainable. But University …

Obama Administration Moves Forward With College Affordability Plans

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As higher education expenses at schools such as Boston University reach record highs, U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration is pushing for initiatives such as competency-based education to increase the value of a college education while decreasing costs, officials said.

In to a notice released by the U.S. Department of Education last week, U.S. …

Department Of Education Launches Financial Aid Toolkit Website

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The U.S. Department of Education announced the launch of a new website that will support college advisers and guidance counselors in selecting the best course of access and affordability for prospective students. The Financial Aid Toolkit combines the vast scope of financial aid resources and other related materials into a large, searchable …

Higher Ed Inquiry Volume Lower in Q3 2013, Reports CUnet

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Although typically a strong quarter for inquiry volume, the third quarter of 2013 was the second consecutive quarter of year-over-year declines, according to CUnet, a performance marketing agency focused on higher education. “It appears that schools are scaling back their inquiry generation marketing spend due to disappointing conversion rates,” explained Elizabeth Dye, …

Jobs Gap Between College, High School Graduates Widens

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College graduates claimed the bulk of last month’s job gains, while high-chool grads with no college lost jobs, highlighting a persistent divide in the recovery. The net number of jobs held by Americans age 25 and older with at least a bachelor’s degree rose by a seasonally adjusted 754,000 in November.

Jobs held …

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