For-profit colleges

Feds and Corinthian agree to a plan for the for-profit's closure, but questions remain

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Education Department and for-profit college company agree to a phasing out plan, with 85 U.S. campuses on the block and a dozen to close.

Corinthian's failure could cost the federal government $1.2 billion

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Corinthian Colleges and the feds have a day to decide how to dismantle the huge for-profit, with the fate of students, employees and $1.2 billion in loans hanging in the balance.

Corinthian's failure (and U.S. role in it) fuels for-profit critics

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The Education Department improvised in helping to shut down Corinthian Colleges, raising questions about a similar approach with other large for-profits.

For-profit chain works with feds on phase-out plan

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Corinthian Colleges and the Education Department strike a deal to keep the for-profit chain afloat long enough to sell or "teach out" its 107 campuses.

Major for-profit chain faces bankruptcy as feds turn up heat

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Corinthian Colleges Inc. teeters on the brink as the Education Department delays payments, raising worries about what will happen to the for-profit's 72,000 students.

For-profits lead the way as adaptive learning becomes more popular

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Experiments with adaptive learning spread, particularly at large for-profits, as technology takes a wide range of sometimes overlapping forms.

Public comments flood U.S. Department of Education on 'gainful employment' proposal

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As public comment period ends for the administration's "gainful employment" proposal, for-profit colleges and supporters blast the rules as an overreach; critics of the industry say proposal doesn't go far enough.

Gainful employment will hit for-profits and their students hard, industry study finds

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Gainful employment will leave fewer options for underserved students, finds a study the for-profit industry commissioned. It also gives hints about a possible legal challenge.

Paper argues that for-profit colleges operate and should be treated differently

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Architect of Obama administration's "gainful employment" rules offers philosophical justification for why corporate-backed colleges need a tougher form of regulation.

CEO of global for-profit on its expansion, accreditation and for-profit debate

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Laureate Education's CEO, Douglas Becker, talks about how the huge for-profit higher-ed company works across 30 countries, where it has hit snags, and what comes next.

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