Week in Review

Jan/28/2015 - 12:28am

Career College Central Summary:

In his State of the Union address on January 20, President Barack Obama announced more details of his plan to make two-year community college free for all qualified students. Under the proposal, the federal government would cover 75 percent of the cost of community college with an additional 25 percent borne by …

Jan/28/2015 - 12:20am

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There’s no denying that a college degree is expensive, but ultimately, you’re in control of just how lucrative that degree is or isn’t. While there are always exceptions to the rule, such as English majors who go on to found SEO agencies, or art majors who open successful galleries, many students play …

Jan/26/2015 - 10:59pm

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Educause has named John O'Brien as its next president and CEO, beginning June 1. O'Brien succeeds Diana Oblinger, who is retiring in May after leading the higher education technology association for 10 years (first as a vice president, then as president).

"I am honored to join Educause as president and CEO," said O'Brien …

Jan/26/2015 - 10:50pm

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The Obama administration will soon propose raising taxes on middle-income families struggling to save for college–at a time when college costs are higher than they’ve ever been.

For years, families have been using 529 college savings accounts. Once you invest after-tax dollars in these accounts, the money grows tax-free and you can withdraw …

Jan/26/2015 - 5:13pm

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NewSchools Venture Fund (NSVF) is not coy about its role in reforming education, starting with championing the charter school cause. “The charter school movement might look different today had it not been for NewSchools supporting these entrepreneurs,” says chief executive, Stacey Childress.

Since 1999, the Oakland, CA-based organization has directed over $150 million …

Jan/26/2015 - 5:07pm

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On a biting day in December, 11 activists marched into the headquarters of Educational Credit Management Corp. in Oakdale, Minn., and asked to see David Hawn, the chief executive officer. ECMC, an agency that once quietly worked on behalf of the U.S. government to collect and service student loans, was catapulted into …

Jan/25/2015 - 8:37am

Career College Central Summary:

President Obama this month gave the best State of the Union address of his presidency but it was largely written in disappearing ink. Like the vast majority of presidential speeches, little of it lingers.

But one proposal in the speech could prove historic. While Obama’s $60 billion plan for two free years of …

Jan/25/2015 - 8:29am

Career College Central Summary:

From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa stated she had no purpose to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a reputable American college exactly where she could pursue a master’s degree. Its site featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a leafy campus in a San Francisco Bay suburb.

Months …

Jan/25/2015 - 8:21am

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When the expected 184 million viewers tune in to Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, they'll see more than just the Seattle Seahawks face off against the New England Patriots—they'll see one of the newest, most technically advanced stadiums in the United States. And just below that stadium's retractable roof, bolted to …

Jan/25/2015 - 8:13am

Career College Central Summary:

President Obama’s plan to offer universal free community college “to those who are willing to work for it” is essentially a scheme to have taxpayers foot the bill for two extra years of high school.

This is not to say that all community colleges are glorified high schools. Many are comparable in rigor …

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