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Business Leaders Unimpressed With College Grads’ Skills

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Business leaders are increasingly pessimistic about whether college students are being adequately prepared for careers, according to an annual survey. Nearly nine out of 10 of 500 executives polled said graduates lack the necessary skills to succeed. And more than half said the United States is lagging behind its economic rivals in …

Tightening Rules On Career Colleges

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The Washington Post featured an editorial about the "gainful employment" rule, taking opposition to the proposed regulations that target career colleges while largely letting the rest of higher education off the hook.

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What Do The People Want?

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Americans might take a more nuanced view of higher education than the agendas advanced by the politicians they elect, according to a report released today based on 115 forums conducted across the country. The survey – a joint project of Public Agenda, the Kettering Foundation, and the National Issues Forum – found …

On-The-Job Training Works Best

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President Obama and congressional Republican leaders both have highlighted on-the-job training as one of the best ways to give job-seekers the concrete skills to match a specific employer's needs. The key to success is involving the employer from the beginning.

Obama and Vice President Biden announced last week that $100 million will be …

Slow Progress On College Completion

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In 2012 the proportion of American adults who held a college degree crept up 0.7 percentage points, to 39.4 percent, according to the Lumina Foundation's fifth annual progress report on the national college completion agenda. The small jump was the largest of the last five years, the foundation said today, and the …

Australia’s For-Profit Fight

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An Australian government report has set off a war of words over the prospect of federal support of for-profit higher education providers. A report last week by the country's Labor government reviewing the demand-driven system that allocates university places said that the sector should be thrown open to the free market, allowing …

As High Schools Change, Technical Colleges Prepare To Expand

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Higher education officials largely stayed on the sidelines last year when the Texas Legislature debated and ultimately passed a bill that led to a significant overhaul of the state’s high school curriculum. Those colleges and universities are now trying to determine if and how they must adjust as the state prepares to …

Program Integrity Draft Language Drops

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The Department of Education has released draft proposals ahead of a negotiated rulemaking session  on program integrity and improvement. That language includes the definition of “adverse credit” for Direct PLUS Loan eligibility.

Proposed regulations would change the amount of time borrowers’ negative credit information on their credit report is considered from five years …

Obama And Biden Promote $550-Million In New Job-Training Funds

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The president and vice president made a rare joint appearance this week to tout new federal funds for community colleges and apprenticeship programs. In speeches at the Community College of Allegheny County’s West Hills Center, outside Pittsburgh, President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced $550-million in grants to prepare …

States Crack Down On Career Colleges, Student Loan Industry

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A number of states are working to protect college students as consumers, even as the federal government plays a more important role in regulating both career colleges and the student loan industry. Thirty-two states are now working together under the leadership of Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway to investigate potential abuses in …

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