Ashley A. Smith

Ashley A. Smith, Reporter, covers community colleges, for-profit schools and non-traditional students for Inside Higher Ed. She joined the publication in 2015 after covering government and K-12 education for the Fort Myers News-Press in Florida for three years. Ashley also covered K-12 and higher education for three years at the Marshfield News-Herald in Wisconsin. She has interned with The Flint Journal, USA Today and the Detroit Free Press. Ashley grew up in Detroit and is a 2008 graduate of Michigan State University. 

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December 11, 2018
A new paper examining tuition-free programs targeted at high-achieving low-income high school students found increases in students applying to and enrolling in college.
December 10, 2018
Converting for-profit colleges to nonprofits may not be the solution to saving failing campuses.
December 7, 2018
Nevada educators are finding strong links to success for students who take college-level math and more than 15 credits per semester.
December 6, 2018
Arizona Western College, a two-year institution in Yuma, announced Wednesday that its football program would be eliminated after the 2018 season.
November 30, 2018
Two of the state's largest community college districts dropped a total of five football teams, creating tough decisions for Arizona's remaining two-year college football programs.
November 29, 2018
A federal judge approved a settlement Wednesday that erases more than $500 million in student debt held by former ITT Technical Institute students. The settlement also returns $3 million that was paid by students since the company filed for bankruptcy in 2016.
November 21, 2018
Joint degree programs between private and public colleges are being embraced as a way to meet growing demand for nurses with bachelor's degrees -- in less time.
November 15, 2018
An investigation into a Texas community college found that administrators improperly changed nursing students' grades from failing to passing.
November 15, 2018
A report released Wednesday by the Federal R
November 14, 2018
A report released Tuesday by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce is warning that admission practices and inequality in state education funding are creating two separate and unequal tracks to public colleges and universities.

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