Week in Review

Mar/19/2015 - 5:45pm

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For the last couple of weeks, the home printer/scanner simply refused to communicate with the laptop. I’ve been trying to deal with some travel receipts, and it has been a real headache. A few days ago, I got a popup message on the laptop noting that the driver wasn’t compatible with the …

Mar/19/2015 - 5:39pm

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Northwood University's campus, located at 2600 Military Trail in West Palm Beach, will become Keiser University's second West Palm Beach location and first residential campus in Florida. This agreement ensures that the students at the West Palm Beach campus can complete their education in an effective and seamless manner.

Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor …

Mar/18/2015 - 8:48pm

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Student loans are presumably a good thing: you take a loan, get an education you want and use the newly acquired qualifications to earn money in order to repay it. However, the representatives of “the Corinthian 15″ like Mallory Heiney think differently. For them student loans turned into a veritable debt trap.

Ms. …

Mar/18/2015 - 8:41pm

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When Yale announced it last week that it would offer its first fully online degree, the backlash was almost immediate. Students and alumni of of the physician assistant program that Yale will offer online vocally opposed the move, urging the university to reverse the decision and stoking a letter-writing campaign. At a …

Mar/18/2015 - 8:35pm

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Kicking off what will likely be months of contentious budget battles, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday released a 2016 funding blueprint that calls for freezing the maximum Pell Grant award.

The proposal, which was spearheaded by the House budget committee chairman, Representative Tom Price of Georgia, would keep the …

Mar/18/2015 - 8:30pm

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The closure of a college often leaves students in limbo. Without being able to finish a degree, students must scramble to transfer and to figure out how to deal with the debt they have racked up.

The shutting down of Mid-Continent University last year created an additional headache for its former students. The …

Mar/17/2015 - 11:34pm

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It's no secret that remediation is a major concern in education today. According to research out of Columbia University's Teachers College, an estimated 60% of community college students require it, and around $4 billion in state and federal funds are spent on it each year. The need for remedial learning is likely …

Mar/17/2015 - 11:15pm

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My most recent blog entries have been focused on the CFPB’s new mortgage servicing rules and the Flagstar Bank enforcement case.  I’m going to switch gears for a moment and take a look at the Corinthian Colleges case. 

A couple of quick points regarding student loans in general are in order:  It is …

Mar/17/2015 - 10:55pm

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The American Honors Network, a transfer consortium that links community colleges with four-year institutions, has expanded to include more than 50 partner colleges.

The for-profit company creates a pathway for students to enroll in a rigorous honors program at host community colleges in five states, where they receive additional academic support, such as …

Mar/17/2015 - 10:49pm

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The rising cost of secondary education is on the forefront of debate in U.S. Congress this year, and Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia (R) is supporting an act that could help relieve students of some of their financial burden.

The act, according to a press release, would repeal several federal higher education regulations …

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