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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 »

More Pressure on Accreditors in Changing Higher Ed Landscape – Inside Higher Ed

The role of college oversight bodies is in the spotlight as more large for-profit institutions look to reclassify as nonprofits. Grand Canyon University enrolls nearly 20,000 students at its Phoenix campus, has among the fastest growing online enrollments in recent years and this past spring qualified for the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s men’s basketball tournament More Info »

Omarosa: DeVos said black college students lack the ‘capacity to understand’ her agenda – Politico

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos allegedly said the students who booed her May 2017 commencement speech at a historically black college didn’t have the “capacity to understand” what she wants to accomplish, according to the tell-all book by former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman. Manigault Newman describes DeVos’ comments during a conversation with her after More Info »

Gainful Employment regulations will protect students and taxpayers. Don’t change them. – Brookings

In the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of American student-loan borrowers leaving college with high debt and low earnings. The resulting unsustainable debt burdens impose substantial costs on students and on federal taxpayers. When student loan borrowers default—as nearly 1.2 million direct-loan borrowers did in 2016—the consequences are particularly More Info »

Drivers of the Rising Price of a College Education

KEY INSIGHTS This brief explores the forces that have affected college tuition over the postwar period. College costs, general subsidies, and changes in the national distribution of income have all affected the trajectory of college tuition over time. Rising college cost is driven substantially by three economy-wide forces: (1) Lagging productivity growth is endemic to More Info »

America’s Education ‘Deserts’ Show Limits of Relaxing Regulations on Colleges – The New York Times

The market for higher education is strongly local, with sparse options for many potential students, so merely giving them more information may not work. The Trump administration is moving to replace punishment of underperforming colleges with “market-based accountability” in which students will get more information about their range of enrollment choices. This is part of More Info »