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Commit every college to full transparency – USA Today

It’s good that Department of Education is seeking to replace faulty Gainful Employment metric: Opposing view Imagine defining the academic quality of a doctor’s or minister’s education by the ratio of his debt to income in his third year of work. That metric would condemn their college academics to a garbage bin. But that was More Info »

Betsy DeVos wants to fail students at for-profit colleges – USA Today

Education secretary proposes dumping ‘gainful employment’ rule that holds career training programs accountable: Our view Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is about to make life a lot easier for predatory for-profit colleges and a lot tougher for students lured by overblown promises of jobs that never materialize. For years, some for-profit colleges have left devastated students More Info »

Rasmussen College Nursing Programs in Bloomington, Mankato and St. Cloud Earn ACEN Accreditation

Accreditation highlights the College’s commitment to meeting and exceeding Nursing education standards Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced its Bloomington, Mankato and St. Cloud, Minnesota campuses have earned programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).1,2 Accreditation highlights the College’s commitment to meeting rigorous education standards for its Practical More Info »

Idaho’s first medical school welcomes students – Meridian Press

On Wednesday morning, Tracy Farnsworth welcomed the first class of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, or ICOM, to the campus in Meridian. “Many people in the medical profession … will judge this school based on you,” Farnsworth, president of ICOM, said. “We invite you to step up, rise up and become the most capable More Info »

What’s in Store for Ed Tech? An Annual Report for Leaders Lays It Out – The Chronicle of Higher Education

When it comes to education technology, it can be hard for higher-education leaders to separate fads from paradigm shifts: MOOCs rose and fell, but learning analytics are now a part of campus life. Each year the “NMC Horizon Report,” a blend of prognostication and analysis by a panel of experts, tries to sort it all More Info »

House Democrats’ HEA Reauthorization Bill’s Impact on Student Loans – NASFAA

Editor’s Note: This article is the fourth in a series that delves into Title IV-related issues contained in the House Democrats’ bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the Aim Higher Act. This article details the proposed changes in the Aim Higher Act affecting federal student loan programs. The House Democrats’ Higher Education Act (HEA) More Info »

NASCAR Technical Institute Graduates Drive Success for Team Penske

Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano Recognize Contributions of Highly Trained Technicians Team Penske drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano stopped by the Team Penske race shop in Mooresville, N.C., Monday, following top-10 finishes at Michigan International Speedway over the weekend, in part to thank the NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech) graduates who help drive their More Info »

Student Spending on Course Materials Plummets – Inside Higher Ed

In the last decade, average student spending on required course materials has decreased by more than 30 percent, according to the National Association of College Stores. A decade ago, students spent an average of $701 per year on required course materials. Now, according to the latest data from the National Association of College Stores, they More Info »

Enough ‘Do More With Less.’ It’s Time for Colleges to Find Actual Efficiencies. – The Chronicle of Higher Education

If controlling costs were a baseball game for colleges, what inning would it be? Panelists at a recent conference suggested the seventh inning (almost there) and the fifth (a ways to go). Rick Staisloff said the game hadn’t even begun: “We’re warming up the band to start singing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner.'” Staisloff, who spent many More Info »

Can This Tiny Career College Really Become ‘America’s Work-Force Partner’? – The Chronicle of Higher Education

I’m Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education covering innovation in and around academe. For more than two years, I’ve been curating the weekly Re:Learning newsletter. Now I’ll be using it to share my observations on the people and ideas reshaping the higher-education landscape. Subscribe here. Here’s what’s on my mind More Info »