12 mai 2015

Corinthian Colleges: The high cost of regulatory neglect

eCampus NewsBy Ben Miller. For years, private for-profit colleges were Wall Street darlings. Robust margins and a business model that does best when the economy does worst enabled these companies to add hundreds of thousands of students, all funded by billions of dollars in federal subsidies. More...

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Why Feds must improve higher-ed information sharing

eCampus NewsU.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on May 6 said that the government has done a better job of collecting information from colleges and universities than it has in sharing that information with students, and suggested that the federal government should enable its dissemination, rather than try to do it itself. More...

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Distance Traveled: A New Metric for Colleges and Universities

 

ForbesBy Ryan Craig. Prior to University Ventures, I created Wellspring, which ran scientifically-based weight loss summer camps and boarding schools – the first of their kind, and pejoratively called “fat schools” by the media. Working with children and their families over 5+ years, we changed thousands of lives and saved hundreds. I also experienced some unforgettable things. More...

By . Teens can start college in a supportive environment when they stay for a fifth year of high school.
Some teens are staying in high school for an extra year for 13th grade to earn associate degrees or substantial college credits for free or at a reduced cost. More...

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Chrysler to Offer Free College for All Dealership Employees

NBC NewsBy Ben Popken. Now your car salesman can be just as educated as your barista.
On Monday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that all 118,000 U.S. dealership employees at its U.S. dealerships will get the opportunity for free college tuition. More...

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13th Grade Offers Some Teens an Easier Transition to College

By . Teens can start college in a supportive environment when they stay for a fifth year of high school.
Some teens are staying in high school for an extra year for 13th grade to earn associate degrees or substantial college credits for free or at a reduced cost. More...

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11 mai 2015

New York to Adopt a Uniform Bar Exam Used in 15 Other States

New York TimesBy . New York State will begin using a standard bar examination given in 15 other states next summer, making it the largest state so far to adopt what amounts to a national credential for lawyers, the state’s chief judge, Jonathan Lippman, announced on Tuesday. Read more...

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For-Profit Colleges Face a Loan Revolt by Thousands Claiming Trickery

New York TimesBy Tamar Lewin. Brittany Prock of Merit, Tex., had a longstanding dream of becoming a detective. To pursue her ambition, she enrolled in the criminal justice program of Everest University Online, operated by Corinthian Colleges, one of the nation’s largest for-profit education companies. Read more...

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The Meltdown of a For-Profit College Behemoth

By . Corinthian Colleges, Inc., was once one of the largest for-profit higher-education companies in North America. The 20-year-old company owned well-known subsidiaries like Heald and Everest, institutions that pledged to provide affordable, efficient vocational training to nontraditional college students: single parents, military vets, high-school dropouts who wanted to get back on track. More...

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More for-profit colleges to resign the game

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. More for-profit colleges to resign the game
Bryan Alexander, 2015/05/11

The for-profit college market continues to slump with reports of additional closures this week. Bryan Alexander summarizes the reaction: "PBS wonders if we’re seeing a massive for-profit post-secondary “slump“. More...

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UWI working with China to establish campus in Beijing

By Andre Poyser. Even before officially taking office as the vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles has already inked an agreement to set up a campus outpost of the regional university in Beijing, China. More...

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