What do we know -- and what should we try to learn -- about this spring's remote instruction?

What should we try to find out? And how might what we learn influence how colleges educate their students this fall and beyond?

Western accreditor will consider approving colleges outside its region

Freed by new U.S. rules, the accrediting agency for California, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands will review colleges outside its region -- the first regional accreditor to make such a move.

For-profit programs not the only ones that would fail gainful-employment test

Data in a new online tool raise questions about how well public and nonprofit colleges and universities are doing in helping students earn enough to repay their debt.

Private colleges convinced company to scuttle release of list of projected college closures

A college advising company planned to release a list projecting when specific private colleges could run out of money and close, but pushback from the sector convinced the company to scuttle its plan.

Education Department issues new regulations on accreditation and state authorization of online providers

Trump administration calls its final rules on accreditation and state approval of online providers a rightsizing of bureaucracy that protects students. Consumer advocates and Democrats see an unraveling of federal oversight.

Alexander blocks HBCU funding bill, proposes broader package of legislation

Tennessee Republican ties funding for minority-serving institutions to larger package of higher ed bills. But few observers expect deal to come together.

Author talks about how paying for college defines middle class

A New York University anthropologist argues in a new book that the middle class is increasingly defined by dilemmas over how to pay for college costs.

DeVos imposes tougher debt relief standards for student borrowers alleging fraud

The Trump administration's final borrower-defense regulations -- a key part of new approach to college accountability -- cut billions in potential loan relief for students who allege they were defrauded.

Students with some college and no credential still benefit in the labor market

Students who attended college but didn't earn a credential were more likely to hold a job and earned more than their peers who stopped at high school, new research finds.

New data track graduates of six popular majors through their first three jobs

New data on the first three jobs held by graduates of six popular majors show career pathways are a swirl rather than a straight line, and that college degrees typically do create a foundation for entering the workforce.


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