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Laureate's growing global network of institutions

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Laureate Education has quietly become an 800,000-student behemoth and a major player in global higher education. So what is the company, exactly?

UniversityNow's unique approach to accreditation and federal financial aid

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UniversityNow signs up more than 1,000 students for low-cost, competency-based degree programs without the lure of federal financial aid. 

Gainful employment negotatiors face long odds of reaching consensus

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Gainful employment rewrite kicks off with rule-making session, but consensus appears unlikely as negotiators are far apart on day one.

New gainful employment proposal would affect more programs with fewer rules

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As Education Department begins new round of deliberations over "gainful employment," its draft language is both simpler and stricter.

Altius releases documents on Ivy Bridge College accreditation fight

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Amid news of a federal investigation, previously unreleased documents offer glimpse into accreditor's scrutiny of an online partnership between a for-profit company and a nonprofit university.

Obama speaks directly on for-profit higher education, noting concerns on sector

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President, in direct remarks on the sector, notes concerns that some institutions "make out like a bandit," but calls for more scrutiny of colleges across the board.

Tiffin U. drops Ivy Bridge College partnership with Altius over accreditor's concerns

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Accreditor shuts down Ivy Bridge College, raising questions about where to draw the line in online partnerships between colleges and technology companies.

Pac-12 blackballs teams from Grand Canyon and questions for-profits in Division I

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The Pac-12 won't play teams from Grand Canyon University and asks NCAA to keep for-profits out of Division I. Grand Canyon and some observers call foul.

Ashford earns accreditation with Western Association on second try

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Ashford University earns approval from the Western accreditor on its second try, after making a wide range of changes, some of them painful.

New online learning portal from for-profit veteran

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Michael Clifford has launched a new online course provider, this time a nonprofit. And the site's 27 courses have all earned ACE credit recommendations.

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