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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May 20, 2014
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.
May 19, 2014
The Young Invicibles held a media event on Capitol Hill last week during which the student advocacy group and four Democratic Senators called for stronger regulation of the for-profit sector. Dymond Blackmon, a former student, spoke at the event.
May 19, 2014
Bridgepoint Education on Friday announced in a corporate filing that it would pay $7.25 million to Iowa's attorney general for consumer restitution and fees related to an investigation of Ashford University, which the for-profit chain owns. The office of the attorney general, Tom Miller, had been investigating whether Ashford had violated the state's consumer protection laws.
May 16, 2014
Sen. Harkin joins consumer groups in call for stronger gainful employment rules, and the retiring senator points to other Democrats who will continue the fight.
May 15, 2014
Online course enrollment at California's community colleges has grown rapidly during the last decade, according to a new report from the Public Policy Institute of California, a nonpartisan research group. However, student success rates in online courses are lower for all types of students, across a wide set of subjects and across almost all of the state's two-year colleges.
May 15, 2014
National enrollment slide slows, but community colleges and for-profits continue to lose students, with differences among age groups.
May 9, 2014
Two groups want to create new bodies that would review the academic quality of individual online courses or non-college providers.
May 8, 2014
Low-income community college students who transfer to highly selective four-year institutions can succeed academically if they receive adequate financial aid, according to an analysis by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative. The foundation has funded transfer support efforts at 14 selective institutions during the past eight years.
May 7, 2014
Troubles mount for Corinthian Colleges, a slumping for-profit, which this week signaled it was open to a sale or merger.
May 6, 2014
Southern New Hampshire University's College for America rolls out competency-based bachelor's degrees students can earn for $10,000 or less.

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