Week in Review

Mar/12/2015 - 11:13pm

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On college campuses across America this spring chipper tour guides will bustle high-school seniors and their parents around all the big sites: the dorms, high-tech classrooms, vast libraries, and the flashy new rec centers, with their now-standard lazy rivers and flat-screen TVs. This is closing season, when colleges try to turn “accepted” …

Mar/12/2015 - 11:08pm

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Lori Swanson, Attorney General of Minnesota:

For-profit colleges enrolled just 12 percent of students but accounted for 44 percent of student loan defaults in 2013 nationwide. The U.S. Department of Education determined that 72 percent of for-profit college graduates earn less than those who drop out of high school. Nearly 90 percent of …

Mar/11/2015 - 7:03pm

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In a packed Austin Convention Center conference hall Tuesday morning, Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden delivered a keynote on the importance of community colleges to open SXSWedu's Getting to College Graduation Summit.

The summit, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is focused on identifying the major trends …

Mar/11/2015 - 6:54pm

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Can shorter courses lead to better outcomes? A for-profit online university will soon find out when it adds an option for eight-week terms to its program offerings. Trident University International announced that it would be launching a "Fastrac" structure starting in May with the expectation that the dual offering will give its …

Mar/11/2015 - 6:38pm

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After spending roughly half a billion dollars on the college completion agenda during the last seven years, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is ready to be more assertive about what it thinks should happen in four key areas of higher education policy.

The foundation lays out what an official there calls its …

Mar/11/2015 - 6:33pm

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Microsoft will serve as the first corporate partner to offer MOOCs through EdX, the nonprofit MOOC collaboration between MIT and Harvard.

The free courses, which cover such programs as C#, SQL, TypeScript, Office 365, and Bootstrap, will start at the end of March, and enrollment is open now.

EdX expects millions of people around …

Mar/10/2015 - 6:59pm

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Yale University is creating a Web-based master of medical science degree for aspiring physician assistants, the latest sign that online learning is gaining acceptance from the nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher education.

The Ivy League school on Tuesday will announce it is joining with education technology company 2U Inc. to offer an …

Mar/10/2015 - 6:47pm

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President Obama on Tuesday signed what he called a “Student Aid Bill of Rights” that he said would help students deal with the growing burden of college loans.

With the memorandum, Mr. Obama directed federal agencies to take steps to make it easier for college students to finance their education, pay back their …

Mar/10/2015 - 6:36pm

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Latonya Suggs wanted a better life.

In 2012, she was 25 years old and working temp job after temp job in Cincinnati. Suggs desired a career, so she got in touch with recruiters from Everest College and discussed her options. The recruiters told her about a two-year associate's degree in criminal justice, one …

Mar/10/2015 - 6:27pm

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Community college enrollments are down – which may be more evidence that the economy is picking up, experts said.

A Western Piedmont Council of Government study shows a decline in 2013-14 enrollment numbers for the Unifour area community colleges – Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute, Catawba Valley Community College and Western Piedmont …

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