THIS MONTH'S NEWS

 

Laureate looks for almost $500 million from IPO

Laureate Education, a Baltimore-based company that owns and operates universities around the world, said Wednesday it hopes to raise almost $500 million in its previously announced public offering of its stock. The firm is selling 29 million shares in the initial public offering, with pricing expected to settle between $17 and $20, according to a More Info »

Harvard’s ART Institute suspends admissions

Harvard University’s ART Institute, a graduate program in theater, has suspended admissions after the US Department of Education gave the program a “failing” grade for burdening its graduates with unmanageable levels of student debt. In an announcement last week, the Education Department listed Harvard’s ART Institute among hundreds of college and university programs across the More Info »

Consumer protection bureau, two states sue student loan servicer Navient

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, joined by two state attorneys general, sued the nation’s largest student loan servicer, Navient. The lawsuit alleges that Navient, which was formerly part of Sallie Mae, “illegally failed borrowers at every stage of repayment.” The offices of the attorneys general in Illinois and Washington filed similar lawsuits against the student More Info »

January 25: Ecotech Institute and SolarCity to Host Special Career Event on Campus

Prospective students and community members are invited to attend Ecotech Institute’s special solar energy career event on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 12:00-2:00 P.M. Guests will receive a unique opportunity to tour Ecotech Institute’s state-of-the-art training facilities and learn more about career opportunities in the booming solar industry from a representative of America’s leading solar More Info »

College-Business Partnerships Can Solve The Higher Education Affordability Crisis

From Bernie Sanders’ free college proposal to our President-elect’s suggested crackdown on monster college endowments, so-called “college affordability” proposals are abound—and with good reason. Experts estimate that by 2020, 65% of jobs will require education or training beyond a high school diploma. But college tuition continues to grow. So at a time when a college More Info »