THIS WEEK'S NEWS

 

18 Attorneys General Ask Education Secretary DeVos To Not Go Soft On For-Profit Colleges

A number of high-profile for-profit educators shut down or scaled back operations in recent years, among accusations of overcharging and under-educating students, and new rules intended to hold schools accountable. However, these companies’ fortunes began to turn after the election of Donald Trump and his naming of pro-industry Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. That’s why a More Info »

Trump Administration Rescinds Obama-Era Guidance on Transgender Students

The Trump administration withdrew Obama-era guidance late Wednesday on the rights of transgender students, to allow the Education and Justice Departments to “further and more completely consider” the controversial issue. In a “Dear Colleague” letter, the departments said they were dropping the earlier guidance, which cited Title IX as the basis for requiring public-school districts More Info »

Career Education Settles False Claims Suit

Career Education Corp. on Wednesday announced that it had settled a false claims lawsuit with private plaintiffs. The suit against the for-profit chain and its American InterContinental University was originally filed in 2008. The federal government declined to intervene in the case. However, Career Education said it would pay the United States $10 million under More Info »

‘Radio Times’ examines higher education policy in the age of Trump

Education policy in America could be transformed under President Trump and newly minted Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, including the government’s attitude toward for-profit colleges. On “Radio Times” Wednesday, host Marty Moss-Coane asked Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor of education and sociology at Temple University, about where for-profit colleges should fit within the broader landscape of More Info »

The Coded Language of For-Profit Colleges

The majority of for-profit colleges are small, but the largest and most notable bear familiar names: the University of Phoenix and ITT Technical Institute, to name two. Historically, for-profit colleges have been local, family-owned operations controlled privately, oftentimes by single proprietors. But in the 1990s, a new age of for-profit college expansion began: The Wall More Info »

Aligning Curriculums With Manufacturers’ Needs

Groups representing advanced manufacturers have teamed up with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) to create a committee of six educators who will try to identify how colleges can modify their curriculums and industry certifications to better meet manufacturers’ hiring needs. Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences More Info »

ACICS Denied Preliminary Injunction

ACICS Denied Preliminary Injunction from Federal District Court to Halt Implementation of Department of Education Decision (February 21, 2017) – Today, the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (“ACICS”) was denied its motion for a Preliminary Injunction to halt implementation of the December 12, 2016 decision by the Department of Education to withdraw ACICS’s More Info »