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

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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.

Working paper finds little return on investment from online education

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New paper casting doubt about the merits of online education raises concerns, but also questions from researchers who say it is "seriously flawed."

Experts offer questions they hope to see asked of Trump's education secretary pick

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Policy experts, academics, advocates and college administrators ask questions they hope to see answered in today's confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, the Trump administration’s education secretary nominee.

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.

Virginia Foxx weighs in on the GOP's higher education priorities

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The likely next chair of the U.S. House education committee weighs in on GOP higher education priorities a week after Republicans captured the White House and retained both chambers of Congress.

Optics may be part of holdup in Education Department review of Apollo's sale

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Investors fret that the Education Department's lengthy scrutiny of the U of Phoenix's proposed sale means the deal might be nixed. Politics and optics might be reasons for the delay.

For-profits favor Republicans with campaign money but donations are down

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Campaign contributions from for-profit colleges continue to tilt heavily to Republicans. But the struggling sector's political giving is down since peaking in 2012.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plays outsize role as regulator of for-profits and loan servicers

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As second longtime target collapses and enforcement actions pile up, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau becomes key regulator of student loan industry and for-profit higher ed.

ITT Tech Shuts Down All Campuses

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Following a series of federal sanctions, ITT Tech on Tuesday shut down its 130 campuses, forcing a scramble for many of the for-profit's 43,000 students.

Nassirian and LeBlanc debate new federal experiment on noncollege job training

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Two experts -- Barmak Nassirian and Paul LeBlanc -- discuss federal experiment to open up student aid to eight noncollege job training programs.

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