Week in Review

Feb/05/2015 - 7:32pm

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This past Sunday — and for the second time in seven years — the Super Bowl was played at a stadium carrying the University of Phoenix name. The for-profit online school paid more than $150 million to slap its brand on the stadium, with much of that money coming from taxpayers. Some …

Feb/05/2015 - 7:27pm

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The Obama administration has included a provision in its 2016 budget that would close the loophole in a law that bars for-profit colleges from getting more than 90% of their revenue from the federal government and end what for-profit critics have called predatory marketing and lending practices aimed at military veterans and …

Feb/05/2015 - 7:24pm

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Online education enrollment was up 3.7 percent in 2014, but that's the slowest growth rate in 13 years, according to a survey conducted by Babson. Has online education stalled?

The 2014 Survey of Online Learning, conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson, details how Internet education programs are seeing slowing enrollment …

Feb/05/2015 - 7:03pm

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A state board that oversees for-profit colleges would be disbanded, allowing colleges that have come under sharp criticism nationally and in Wisconsin to operate more freely in the state under a proposal in Gov. Scott Walker’s next two-year budget.

The item pales in scope compared to the other higher education news in the …

Feb/05/2015 - 12:15am

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Notwithstanding the accident that left him blind in his right eye and with four broken ribs, Minority Leader Harry Reid labored hard to show he was still in command during his month’s forced absence from the Senate. Aides claimed he worked the phones from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., making as many …

Feb/05/2015 - 12:10am

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The president’s fiscal year 2016 budget out this week is projecting fantastic economic growth over the next decade, but one piece of the puzzle refuses to fit — student loan defaults.

The Department of Education’s budget documents project that 25.3 percent of undergraduate Stafford loans (measured by dollars, not numbers of loans) issued …

Feb/04/2015 - 11:41pm

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As the economy continues to recover, economists are seeing stark differences between people with high school and college degrees. The unemployment rate is nearly twice as high for Americans with a high school diploma as for those with a four-year college degree or more.

But economists say that doesn't mean everybody needs a …

Feb/04/2015 - 11:25pm

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President Barack Obama’s free community college plan stole the education spotlight, but his $4 trillion budget for next year contained another proposal that could alter higher education for many Americans.

The President proposed closing a loophole that allows for-profit colleges’ to cash in on veterans’ GI Bill benefits.

As it stands now, for-profit colleges …

Feb/03/2015 - 11:03pm

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced on Tuesday that the new owner of more than 50 campuses formerly owned by the for-profit Corinthian Colleges will pay at least $480-million in debt relief to current and former Corinthian students. The new owner, the ECMC Group, has also agreed not to offer a private …

Feb/03/2015 - 10:57pm

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Student debt collector ECMC Group on Monday completed its controversial purchase of more than half the campuses of Corinthian Colleges, the embattled for-profit education company that was once one of the biggest in the country.

The $24 million sale has been met with resistance from lawmakers and student advocates since it was first …

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