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PHILLY.COM: A failure at a for-profit college

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DEAR HARRY:

I guess I'm the kid everyone knows who came from the hood, never got into any real trouble, tried hard to get a good education, but couldn't get into college.

I'm a two-time loser, because neither my grades nor my entrance exams were good enough. The result was that I let myself …

RENO GAZETTE: Hillary Clinton lays out her ‘four fights’ to Reno vets

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laid out her four top campaign priorities Thursday in Reno at a town-hall meeting about veterans issues at the historic VFW Post 9211.

It was Clinton's second Nevada stop of the day. Earlier, Clinton spoke on the Las Vegas Strip at the National Association of Latino Elected and …

TIME: Clinton: Stop For-Profit Colleges From Targeting Veterans

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Hillary Clinton announced on Thursday a new plan intended to stop for-profit colleges from fleecing veterans who use federal G.I. Bill funds to attend school.

Speaking before a roundtable with veterans in Reno, Nevada, Clinton focused her remarks on the so-called 90-10 rule. The rule requires for-profit colleges to accept at least 10% …

DIVERSE EDUCATION: Senate Committee Taking Closer Look at Education Accreditation Process

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For its most recent hearing on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee delved into accreditation ? what it is and how it might be improved. A number of accrediting bodies in the United States have come under scrutiny in the past …

CONSUMERIST: Congress Takes Another Stab At Undercutting Gainful Employment Rules Two Weeks Before Implementation

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The Department of Education’s long-awaited gainful employment rules – aimed at reining in the for-profit college industry – go into effect on July 1. But just because there are only 14 days before implementation, doesn’t mean those opposed to the regulations are giving up their fight.

The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday released …

TIME: 5 Things I Learned From Writing Other People’s College Essays for Money

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The year 2009 was a year of big changes for me. I graduated with my M.A. in Professional Writing. My husband and I moved across the country from Georgia to California. And the economy fell off a cliff.

I know what you’re thinking. Someone with a degree in “Professional Writing” should probably expect …

WASHINGTON POST: The toughest for-profit college rules in years are here. And lawmakers are still fighting over them.

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A spending plan released by a House committee Tuesday would prevent the Obama administration from moving forward with new regulations limiting the amount of debt students can carry in career-training programs, two weeks before the rules take effect.

For nearly six years, administration officials have fought to institute regulations to protect students from …

FORBES: Do Big Endowments Lower Education Costs to Students?

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Universities have large development or “advancement” departments to raise money, a significant portion of which at most schools goes into an endowment fund. The latest numbers from the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) show American universities have over $516 billion in endowments, or more than $25,000 for every …

HUFFINGTON POST: Elizabeth Warren: The Tuition Is Too Damn High

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took on the student debt crisis in a wide-ranging interview with The Huffington Post, calling for a federal response to sky-high tuition rates that would allow anyone to attend a public university without taking on debt.

"Keep in mind that three out of four college students today are in …

CLEVELAND.COM: With taxpayer money, for-profit colleges spend massively on marketing; Sherrod Brown wants to ban the practice

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 The practices of for-profit career colleges — and claims that some rip off students and taxpayers — are coming before Congress again, this time with a threat that could cost the colleges money.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants to make it impossible for any college to use federal money for marketing, advertising or …

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