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POLITICO: Colleges in the 2016 crosshairs

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Presidential candidates from both parties are tapping into Americans’ growing angst over paying for college, placing an unprecedented bright glare on higher education this election. For Democrats, the solution is making college cheaper, or free. Republicans want more innovation and efficiency.

The surge in candidates’ collective interest in the issue isn’t a coincidence: Nearly half the students …

CAREER COLLEGE CENTRAL: Online Learning = Distracted Learning (Part 2 of 2)

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Students have a lot of distractions. While much is self-inflicted, the Internet has introduced a new level of distraction. EdTech companies SHOULD be creating products that lessen distractions, however between poor UX, bad design and feature-creep, technology has become an impediment to the learning process.

But there is a way the EdTech community can help to …

BLOOMBERG: Millennial and Gen X Minorities Regret Student Debt the Most

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Black and Hispanic Americans regret their student loan debt more than their white counterparts, a new Pew Charitable Trusts report finds. When you dig into their education and labor market outcomes, that makes a lot of sense.

About 51 percent of black and 52 percent of Hispanic millennial and Generation X student-loan borrowers …

WASHINGTON POST: Slick for-profit college marketing is starting to backfire

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With endless TV commercials, radio ads, mailings and billboards, the country's largest for-profit universities have made themselves household names. But the marketing often doesn't end there.

Schools have been known to bombard people with calls, drive by their homes or even try to recruit them in the hospital. They promise flexible schedules, affordable …

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER ED: 2 For-Profit Colleges Will Pay Former Students $2.3 Million in Settlement

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Kaplan Career Institute and Lincoln Technical Institute will pay a combined $2.3 million to former students to settle claims by the Massachusetts attorney general, Maura Healey, that the two colleges intentionally misled students. Specifically, Ms. Healey says the colleges advertised job-placement rates of more than 70 percent, when in reality they were …

2015 APSCU Conference Rewind: Ryan Busch Interviews Steve Gundersen & Noah Black from APSCU

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Career College Central Publisher Ryan Busch interviewed Steve Gundersen & Noah Black from APSCU at the 2015 APSCU Conference and Exhibition in Denver, Colorado.

Career College Central would like to thank Pearson Learning Solutions and Plattform for making this series possible. Please visit these organizations to show your appreciation for their support of our …

2015 APSCU Conference Rewind: Ryan Busch Interviews Jim Sigman from Pearson

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Career College Central Publisher Ryan Busch interviewed Jim Sigman from Pearson at the 2015 APSCU Conference and Exhibition in Denver, Colorado.

Career College Central would like to thank Pearson Learning Solutions and Plattform for making this series possible. Please visit these organizations to show your appreciation for their support of our sector.

CAREER COLLEGE CENTRAL: Online Learning = Distracted Learning (Part 1 of 2)

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More students than ever are taking online classes for college credit. However, many of them are also dropping those classes at an alarming rate. If you were to scan websites and marketing materials from companies in the space you’d think the problems didn’t exist or have already been solved. Not quite. Many platforms and tools …

PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL: University of Phoenix parent under FTC investigation, stock drops

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Just when things were starting to look up for University of Phoenix parent Apollo Education Group Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), the Phoenix-based company is being investigated by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Yesterday, the FTC issued Apollo a “Civil Investigative Demand” regarding potential deceptive advertising, sale or marketing of its services to students, according …

2015 APSCU Conference Rewind: Ryan Busch Interviews Charlie Wonderlic & Amanda Opperman from Wonderlic

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Career College Central Publisher Ryan Busch interviewed Charlie Wonderlic & Amanda Opperman from Wonderlic at the 2015 APSCU Conference and Exhibition in Denver, Colorado.

Career College Central would like to thank Pearson Learning Solutions and Plattform for making this series possible. Please visit these organizations to show your appreciation for their support of our …

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