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Investor Sues Over Education Management Stock Drop

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An investor has filed a class-action lawsuit against Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp. seeking to recoup losses resulting from the for-profit college company's run-ins with federal regulators.

The lawsuit contends the investor and others have lost money since August 2012 because the company has come under Justice Department scrutiny for the way it recruited …

Employees Upset After For-Profit-College Anthem Education Closes

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For 12 years, Michael Schwam worked throughout Florida for Anthem Education, a for-profit college.

But this spring, he knew "something was wrong, big-time."

Students on campus were telling the regional vice president there were no books available for their classes.

A student complained about taking a hair-coloring class where there was no supplies to color …

Indiana University Northwest Administrator Notes For-Profit Degrees are “Just as Good”

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As student demand for online courses and degrees continues to grow, local schools are working hard to recruit students.

Janet Schutte, director of marketing for Indiana Tech, said the school offers about 30 online degrees ranging from associates to masters.

Offering online degrees significantly helps with recruiting students, she said.

Most of the school’s online …

Report: Higher Ed Leaving Poor Students In The Dust

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A New America analysis of the net price of colleges — tuition and fees minus grants and scholarships — shows that hundreds of schools expect the families of low-income students to pay half of their yearly earnings to send their child to college.

The U.S. News & World Report college rankings are really …

Owensboro-Based Daymar Seeks to Close Louisville Classroms

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The Courier-Journal reports Daymar has submitted a closure plan to its accrediting body that would lead to the shuttering of its classrooms, and transfer most of its 89 Louisville-area students to other schools, or Daymar’s online program.

Daymar runs more than a dozen campuses in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio, with around 2,000 students.

Daymar …

Texas’ Missing Hispanic Students

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Hispanic students may have been kept away from Texas’ public research universities after the Legislature allowed state colleges to set their own tuition prices, according to a study published this month in The Annals, a journal of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

The study comes as Texas officials appear hard-pressed …

President of the Hispanic Leadership Fund Commentary: Obama’s Gainful Employment Rule

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Assessing schools based on the amount of debt the average student incurs compared to their income, rather than the quality of the education they provide, their accreditation or graduation rate, for example, is just not a fair measure of a program's worth.

The amount of debt students undertake is not an issue colleges …

Former Anthem Sudents Left in Limbo

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A deal to allow students of one bankrupt college to finish their studies at another college is going sour.

That bombshell was dropped Monday on what would have been the first day of classes.

Three woman affected by the changes had hoped to one day help you at the doctor's office, but now these …

Today: Career College Central Presents – Leading Through Strategic Partnerships

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Leading Through Innovation Webinar Series Session 5: “Leading Through Strategic Partnerships”

TODAY at 11AM Pacific/2PM Eastern

Velocify is proud to sponsor Career College Central’s six-part leadership webinar series, Leading Through Innovation.

The fifth webinar of the series will explore the value of strategic partnerships.

Competition for prospective students is heating up just as the number of school-age students decreases. …

For-Profit Education Stock Rising

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Strayer Education shares have soared 75% this year. The company offers accredited certificate, associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs at 100 campuses across the country and online.

DeVry Education Group is up over 20% while Capella, which mostly specializes in online graduate education, has rallied 13% in the past three months. This performance …

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