Week in Review

Jul/23/2015 - 9:06pm

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Former students of now-defunct for-profit education chain Corinthian Colleges continued their fight to recoup the money they spent on classes at the company’s Heald College, WyoTech or Everest University campuses, filing a $2.5 billion claim against the bankrupt educator.

The claim, which represents expenses, fees and lost wages for about 500,000 students, would …

Jul/23/2015 - 9:03pm

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To understand the failures of the modern American college system — from admissions marketing to graduation rates — you can begin with a notorious university football scandal.

In November 2006, Butch Davis, a high-profile coach with jobs in the N.F.L. and the University of Miami on his résumé, was hired to coach football …

Jul/23/2015 - 8:55pm

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A small group of activists stormed the offices of one of the top investors in a major for-profit college chain Thursday, asking them to divest from the company.

Protesters from Student Debt Action and Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, a housing counseling organization that has recently expanded its activism portfolio to include student …

Jul/23/2015 - 8:09pm

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Donald Trump, the celebrity billionaire whose bid for the Republican presidential nomination has been a source of mild to major annoyance for, well, most people, is hardly overseeing his first bid to educate the American public. To say so would be to forget Trump University, the virtual, for-profit “college” he started in …

Jul/22/2015 - 7:59pm

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In Amsterdam during 1624, the princely sum of 3,000 guilders was roughly equal to a year's salary for a wealthy merchant. It was also the going rate for a single Semper Augustus — a flower furiously traded by the Dutch during their infamous 17th century tulip craze. When the speculative fever broke, …

Jul/22/2015 - 7:54pm

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Cody Roderiques, a college senior, owes the federal government more than $100,000 for his student loans. He may not have to pay taxpayers back.

That’s because the New England Institute of Art is vanishing around him. On the campus of the for-profit college near Boston, studios were shuttered, teachers lost their jobs and …

Jul/22/2015 - 7:51pm

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The U.S. Department of Education is continuing to study how best to offer federal aid eligibility to alternative credentialing programs like coding bootcamps and MOOCs.

The department has requested input about how to judge quality, and in a recent blog post, Undersecretary of Education Ted Mitchell mentioned the idea of creating new quality …

Jul/22/2015 - 7:47pm

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Many consumers thinking of pursuing a higher education weigh the pros and the cons of a specific college: tuition, convenience, available areas of study. Last month, the Department of Education announced it would make the college shopping experience a little easier for prospective students by creating a consumer-facing online college comparison system. …

Jul/21/2015 - 7:01pm

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Jointly sponsored by Inside Higher Education and Gallup for the past five years, this survey offers insight into the challenges facing college and university presidents, whether public or private. It also seeks their perspectives on a wide range of "hot button" education issues.

To determine their findings, Gallup administered 647 web surveys from …

Jul/21/2015 - 6:55pm

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The U.S. Department of Education continues to work on its plan to grant experimental federal aid eligibility to partnerships between accredited colleges and alternative providers, such as job skills boot camps, coding academies and MOOCs.

A wide range of experts have been summoned to the White House for a meeting at the end …

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