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October 30, 2014

In the Final ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule, a Key Measure Vanishes

The Education Department will release on Thursday the final version of its “gainful employment” rule—the subject of years of intense debate,revision, and litigation. When it does so, it will add […]
October 29, 2014

No, There Won’t Be A Millennial ‘Lost Generation,’ Analysts Say

“Yes, the student-loan burden is hurting millennials. But talk of a ‘lost generation’ is overblown,” MarketWatch reports. “At least that’s the view expressed in a new Merrill Lynch […]
October 28, 2014

New Structure for EDMC

One of the nation’s largest publicly traded for-profits, Education Management Corporation, is about to get less public. Reported by Inside Higher Ed Last week EDMC announced plans to […]
October 21, 2014

Public-College Leaders Rail Against Education Dept.’s ‘Regulatory Culture’

Ted Mitchell, under secretary of education, began his speech to a roomful of higher-education leaders on Monday with a conciliatory tone, stressing that the U.S. Department […]
October 20, 2014

Identifying The Worst Colleges In America

“For years, Washington Monthly has been rating and ranking the nation’s colleges. But for its 2014 edition, the magazine has done something new,” NPR reports. “It has put […]
October 20, 2014

Ed Department To Colleges: Read The Instructions

“The U.S. Department of Education has a response to colleges and universities confused by how they are supposed to count students enrolled in distance education courses: […]