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2018 May 24 - 04:20 pm

Legislation Contains Major Changes in Student Aid Programs

The bill, known as the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act, would also make more money and regulatory flexibility available to for-profit colleges, many of which have been cited for high costs, low graduation rates and a history of taking advantage of lowincome students and military veterans.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Earnings of For-Profit College Graduates Lag Behind

“College is the best investment a person can make in their long-term future,” Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said as the report was released. The earnings information “is an important thing for students to pay attention to as they decide what programs to pursue and where to pursue them.
2015 October 8 - 05:38 pm

Scaled-Back Website Falls Short of Promised Ratings System

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama debuted a redesigned online tool with college-specific information about student costs, loans and potential earning power, scaling back a planned ratings system that critics derided as too subjective and unworkable.
2015 September 27 - 12:19 am

President Names Second Lady To Head New Advisory Board

In an eight-minute speech, Biden confessed that she’d been grading college essays aboard Air Force One en route to Michigan, took on a new role as chair of an advisory board promoting the idea of free community college and delivered the requisite introduction of the president as “an incredible leader who recognizes the value of community college.
2015 September 27 - 12:19 am

With Congress Balking, President Takes His Case to the People

Obama said six states and communities have created programs similar to what he proposed during his State of the Union address earlier this year, including one recently announced by Milwaukee. Lawmakers in more than 10 other states have introduced legislation providing for free community college, he said.
2015 August 11 - 02:52 pm

GOP Opposes Effort To Make Some Prisoners Eligible for Pell Grants

“America is a nation of second chances,” Duncan said. “Giving people who have made mistakes in their lives a chance to get back on track and become contributing members of society is fundamental to who we are. It can also be a cost-saver for taxpayers.”.
2015 July 28 - 11:25 pm

Students Urged To Get Education Beyond High School

Obama said. “Whether you do it through one of these fabulous CTE programs or whether you go on to a community college, four-year college — whatever you do — you have to finish your education.’’ Mrs. Obama spoke at a White House event celebrating educators, students and innovators in career and technical education programs.
2015 July 28 - 11:25 pm

Unified Opposition, Shoddy Data Lead to Demise of Proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from colleges, universities, lawmakers and bureaucrats in Obama’s own administration.
2015 July 28 - 11:25 pm

Career Schools Enroll 11 Percent of Students but Account for 47 Percent of Federal Student Loan Defaults

In the two decades since trade schools started popping up on U.S. stock exchanges to maximize profits, allegations of misconduct have been rampant. Earlier this month, new rules went into effect for any school with a career-training program.
2015 June 26 - 04:55 pm

Collapse of Corinthian Colleges Leaves Taxpayers on Hook for Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

At the very least, the government is looking at footing the bill for hundreds of millions of dollars in student debt in what has become a major consumer bailout. Some advocates say the government should have done more sooner to intervene, while others are questioning the latest approach.
2014 August 20 - 02:28 pm

FAA Said To Curtail Ability of Researchers To Fly Remote Aircraft

In a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration, 30 professors said a clarification the agency issued last month on rules for model aircraft hobbyists would eliminate the ability of researchers to use small, unmanned aircraft on low-altitude flights over private property.
2014 July 22 - 09:55 am

Corinthian Colleges Seeking Buyers for 85 Campuses and Will Close 12 Others

Corinthian owns Everest College, Heald College and WyoTech schools. It serves about 72,000 students in 26 states and Ontario, Canada, and receives about $1.4 billion in federal financial student aid annually. The highest concentrations of students are in California, Florida and Texas.

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