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Delay by DeVos means reprieve for poor-performing programs

Seizing on a narrow court order affecting cosmetology programs, education secretary delayed key provisions of gainful-employment regulations. But the suspended provisions will affect a broad range of vocational programs with questionable outcomes.

Education Department announces new delays for gainful employment

Shift on gainful-employment rule is latest move by Trump administration that pleases for-profit sector but dismays its critics.

Bipartisan bill would overturn federal ban on student unit record database

Bipartisan group of senators wants to end ban on collecting data many say would help students and the public judge colleges. Opponents appear unmoved, citing privacy concerns.

Accreditor's rules about faculty members spark debate at Wayne State College and among philosophers

Accreditor’s new rules are forcing a professor who has taught philosophy for 50 years to stop doing so, because her Ph.D. is in English. Many object.

ABA cracks down on low-performing law schools in wake of criticism by feds

In the wake of federal criticism of its accreditation standards, the American Bar Association sanctions another for-profit law school.

American Public U's new competency-based degrees do not rely on credit-hour standard

Big for-profit American Public now offers competency-based undergraduate degrees that don’t rely on the credit-hour standard, but federal aid isn’t part of the mix, for now.

Rich students flock to elite colleges, study finds, but graduating college levels playing field

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Access to certain colleges has a lot to do with income, new study finds, but graduating college levels the playing field for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds.

Study of online ratings of professors suggest scores vary with instructor's gender and perceived rigor

Study of millions of online ratings of professors suggests scores vary with an instructor’s gender, discipline and perceived “easiness.”

Experts talk about the college completion push and what comes next

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The college completion agenda reaches an inflection point as the Obama administration ends and the nation increasingly focuses on jobs and college value. Experts assess shifts in the completion push and what comes next.

Study: Higher ed accountability should be based on multiple metrics, not one

Focus on any single labor market metric to judge colleges’ outcomes will create flawed policy, but a mix of such measures can help evaluate institutions’ performance, scholarly study finds.

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