Week in Review

Feb/02/2015 - 8:32pm

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President Obama released his fiscal year 2016 budget request to congress this week. The Education Policy Program at New America has reviewed the president’s budget and generated a list of key questions that policymakers, the media, stakeholder groups, and the public should ask about the proposals. These are divided into three categories. …

Feb/02/2015 - 8:29pm

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Student loan debt stands at $1.2 trillion, and the effects aren’t just in American pocket books, but also weighing heavily on the minds of those in debt and chasing away prospective students.  In a study released by the Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare written by Min Zhan, the dramatic rise in …

Feb/02/2015 - 8:25pm

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Beyond the spectacle of the Super Bowl is the little-known naming rights deal hiding in plain sight on the side of the building where the game was played. In 2006 the University of Phoenix, a for-profit college owned by the Apollo Group Inc., paid $154.5 for the naming-rights to the stadium in …

Feb/02/2015 - 8:20pm

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In 2001, when Walden University was purchased by what would soon become the world’s largest for-profit college company, the small Minnesota college had just over 2,000 students. By 2010, it had swelled to some 50,000 students across the globe.

The company that took over Walden — and guided it through growth of 2,400% …

Feb/01/2015 - 10:30pm

Six steps to a default management plan for your campus

By Rob Davenport, senior writer at TG’s HigherEDGE®

Here’s a February Valentine most schools don’t want to receive: draft cohort default rates. If you’re not familiar with them, cohort default rates, or CDRs, tell schools how many of their …

Feb/01/2015 - 5:02pm

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UNESCO’s section for higher education will seek approval this year for a plan to move forward on a global convention or pact that would acknowledge the dramatic changes taking place in the sector today and promote cross-border cooperation beyond the regional level, a top UNESCO official said last Thursday. 

“The world is moving …

Feb/01/2015 - 4:59pm

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By Rep. Paul Mark

The inability to afford a college education should never stand in the way of a promising student’s success.

I remember it like it was yesterday, I had made the decision not to return to college in the fall, and I was wondering where my life would end up. I was …

Feb/01/2015 - 4:54pm

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New York governor Andrew Cuomo, not content with President Obama’s proposal to make junior colleges free, recently introduced his own plan for New York to essentially waive the first two years of student debt payments for college graduates living in the state.

As such plans go, this is par for the course — …

Jan/29/2015 - 6:19pm

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As it drew to a close, student loan observers were saying 2014 would go down as the year of regulation. The White House, the Senate HELP Committee, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and activist state attorneys general went after loan servicers and for-profit colleges that abused borrowers, the pawns that this …

Jan/29/2015 - 6:15pm

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College wasn’t right for Daniel Gamez when he first tried it as a recent high school graduate nearly two decades ago. The Texas economy was booming; he was in a hurry to start working. He couldn’t see how the things he was learning in college would help him get a job, and …

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