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Major Papers 15-1 against For-Profit Education

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The Obama administration continues its push to regulate for-profit colleges and national media outlets have joined in and overwhelmingly taken the side of bigger government.

Three top newspapers – The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and USA Today – portrayed for-profit education negatively by a factor of 15-1 in roughly three …

White House Announces Second Summit on College Access

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According to a White House statement, the aim of the second summit will be to “build on the work” of the first one, “while launching initiatives in new areas.”

“This year’s summit will focus on building sustainable collaborations in communities with strong K-12 and higher education partnerships to encourage college going, and supporting …

Education Department Launches Review of the University of Phoenix

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Public interest in the for-profit industry has grown as more Americans have pursued nontraditional paths to a college education. As enrollment has grown, state and federal investigators have examined recruiting and marketing practices as well as academic activities at a number of for-profit schools. In 2012, a U.S. Senate investigation found widespread …

Viewpoint: Proposed federal rules would limit education opportunities

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A view of the situation: Rep. Joanne Blyton is the Vice Chair of the Montana House Education Committee. She represents House District 59 in Carbon County and surrounding areas.–America’s higher education system truly is the envy of the world, but it isn’t without its challenges. We’ve seen accelerating costs to attend college …

St. George’s University Lands $750M Investment Deal

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St. George’s University in Grenada has landed a $750 million investment from a group led by Canadian private-equity firm Altas Partners LP and a fund advised by Baring Private Equity Asia, according to a person familiar with the deal.

The money will help St. George’s, which has programs in medicine and veterinary medicine, …

For-Profits Role in Intercollegiate Athletics Explained

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The Grand Canyon Antelopes have entered the Division I ranks with no shortage of controversy.

There was the overarching debate of a for-profit institution's participation in the NCAA, as well as the firing of successful coach Russ Pennell for Jerry Colangelo's buddy "Thunder" Dan Majerle.

Last year the Pac 12 decided not to play …

Finding a Way to Operationalize Credit for MOOCs

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When the University System of Georgia announced a partnership with Coursera last year, officials at Kennesaw State saw it as an opportunity to give more learners a pathway to higher education as well as drive enrollment for the university.

To establish a process that would operationalize credit awards for MOOC participants, in March …

California Considering Rights Bill for Student Veterans at For-Profit Colleges

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State veteran’s groups estimate roughly two-thirds of California vets use their GI-Bill benefits to pay fees at for-profit colleges.

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel and veterans’ advocate, Pete Conaty says some schools have even promised job placement and other services to veterans, and then failed to deliver.

“So then the veteran who uses his …

ITT Educational Scrutiny From U.S. Regulators Joined by Lenders

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For-profit college ITT Educational Services Inc. (ESI:US), already under pressure from the U.S. Education Department, is facing stricter terms from lenders that could put its operations at risk.

Last week, ITT Educational disclosed an agreement with creditors that would push its loans into default should the government delay access to student-aid funds, the …

Smash the System?

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Ask liberals why college is getting so expensive, and they’ll probably tell you it’s a case of government neglect. States have cut education funding. Federal Pell Grants for low-income students haven’t kept up with the cost of tuition. Regulators have failed to crack down on predatory for-profit schools that charge high prices …

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