Paul Fain

Paul Fain, Senior Reporter, came to Inside Higher Ed in September 2011, after a six-year stint covering leadership and finance for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Paul has also worked in higher-ed P.R., with Widmeyer Communications, but couldn't stay away from reporting. A former staff writer for C-VILLE Weekly, a newspaper in Charlottesville, Va., Paul has written for The New York Times, Washington City Paper and Mother Jones. He's won a few journalism awards, including one for beat reporting from the Education Writers Association and the Dick Schaap Excellence in Sports Journalism Award. Paul got hooked on journalism while working too many hours at The Review, the student newspaper at the University of Delaware, where he earned a degree in political science in 1996. A native of Dayton, Ohio, and a long-suffering fan of the Cincinnati Bengals, Fain plays guitar in a band with more possible names than polished songs.

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January 28, 2014
Several holding companies of major for-profit chains announced Monday that they have received letters of inquiry from attorneys general in a group of states, usually a dozen or so. The investigations center on business practices, such as the recruitment of students, graduate placement statistics and student lending activities, according to corporate filings.
January 28, 2014
Community college students who transfer to for-profit institutions earn less than do peers who transfer to public or private colleges, study finds.
January 23, 2014
Liberal education group wants to redesign general education around competencies, and gets $2.3 million from the Gates Foundation for the project.
January 22, 2014
Rasmussen College on Tuesday announced it had changed its corporate status to that of a Public Benefit Corporation, which essentially means the for-profit chain will donate more employee and facility usage time to its local communities. The college will not have a different tax status, however.
January 21, 2014
Use of e-transcripts catches on, opening the door to new uses for the student record.
January 17, 2014
U.S. Census Bureau's first-of-its-kind report on the 25 percent of adults who hold a non-degree credential could influence policy and how college completion is viewed.
January 14, 2014
By 2016 California community college students will need to maintain certain academic performance standards to remain eligible for fee waivers, according to a policy approved this week by the community college system's Board of Governors. The fee waivers eliminate the relatively affordable tuition of $46 per credit that the system's 112 colleges charge.
January 9, 2014
A multistate transfer agreement is based on proficiency rather than course credits, which might open the door further for models that do not rely on seat time.
January 9, 2014
A new report from MDRC, a nonprofit social policy research organization, describes promising efforts to help the 39 million adult Americans who lack a high-school credential successfully transition to college.
January 7, 2014
Maryland goes big with a college completion law, and some community college leaders say they like its comprehensiveness.

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