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Career Education Settles With NY AG Over Job Placement Accusations

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According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Career Education has agreed to pay $9 million to about 5,000 former students who were residents of New York and took either online or in-person classes in the state, plus another $1 million in legal fees.

The brick-and-mortar schools owned by Career Education operate …

Bridging The Gap

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Data suggests that an initiative designed to smooth the path from high school to college can succeed in raising college enrollment — especially among African-American and Latino students — largely by reorganizing existing services and coordinating the work of other college access programs.

In the three regions that participated in the program — …

Master’s Degree Is New Frontier Of Study Online

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Next year, the Georgia Institute of Technology plans to offer a master’s degree in computer science through massive open online courses for a fraction of the on-campus cost, a first for an elite institution. The New York Times writes that if it approaches its goal of drawing thousands of students, it could …

STEM Grads Critical To U.S. Military Mission

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The Army and America both need more scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technology specialists, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now doing something about that, said its commander.

As part of an effort to turn young students on to science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, career choices, the U.S. Army Corps …

Career College Central’s Video Interview With Jeffrey Cropsey

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During the 2013 Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities Convention and Exposition, Career College Central Editor Kevin Kuzma visited with a number of sector leaders at the magazine's booth space. He was joined by Jeffrey Cropsey, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Grantham University.

In this interview, Cropsey discusses Grantham's focus on military students.

Envisioning A ‘Post-MOOC’ Era

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According to Harvard Professor Robert Lue, we're "already in a post-MOOC era." The early edX adopter and keynote speaker at Scientific American's "Learning in the Digital Age" Summit laid out a compelling case for why massive open online courses don't need to be massive, open, or even courses — at least not …

Feds Cite Faults With CCSF Accreditation Panel

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The commission that revoked City College of San Francisco's accreditation next year did not adhere to several federal regulations when it investigated the school system, the Department of Education said in a letter to the body this week.

It is not immediately clear what impact the federal letter will have, if any, on …

Competency-Based Transcripts

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At Northern Arizona University, students who enroll in a new competency-based program will earn a second transcript, which will describe their proficiency in the online bachelor degree’s required concepts. The university will also teach students how to share their “competency report” transcripts with potential employers.

The university shared a sample version of a …

Obama Signs Student Loan Deal To Change Interest Rates

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President Barack Obama signed a rare bipartisan compromise Friday, ending a frenzied summer of negotiations to restore lower interest rates before millions of college students moved back into the dorms. About 11 million students this year are expected to have lower interest rates, saving the average undergraduate $1,500 on interest charges on …

Universities Warn National Leaders Against Cutting Funds

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University leaders from each state banded together last week to dissuade the nation's political leaders from cutting federal funding.

About 165 university presidents and chancellors signed a letter to President Obama and Congress warning against cutting higher education funding and investments in research while other nations are pouring money into these areas — …

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