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Presidents of public universities criticized for joining boards of for-profit university

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In California and Arizona, two college presidents joined the board of for-profit education company. After widespread criticism, one quit and another is facing demands that she do the same.

Accreditor blocks Grand Canyon U's attempt to become a nonprofit

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Grand Canyon U's leaders criticize decision by its accreditor to block the company's attempt to go nonprofit, raising questions about the broad use of outsourcing in higher education.

What does Trump University show about state regulation of for-profit schools?

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State regulators, not the federal government, were in the best position to crack down on Donald Trump's now-defunct educational venture, which has become a hot campaign issue.

Senate education panel seems poised to confirm Obama education secretary nominee

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In a confirmation hearing, the Senate education committee seemed confident that John B. King Jr. would be approved as education secretary.

The U of Phoenix looks to rise again with new advertising campaign

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The beleaguered U of Phoenix fires back with new advertising campaign that challenges criticism of the for-profit institution.

Apollo's new owners to seek fresh start for beleaguered company

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U of Phoenix's new owners could be looking to make major changes as the for-profit eyes transition to being a privately held company.

FTC and Education Department take action against DeVry University

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Federal Trade Commission alleges the for-profit university misled students about their employment and income prospects, and Education Department seeks to stop DeVry from making deceptive advertisements.

U.S. Department of Education says additional Corinthian campuses misled students

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The Education Department says additional campuses at the defunct for-profit chain exaggerated job placement rates, making another 85,000 students eligible for debt relief.

Obama administration, states reach major settlements with Education Management Corporation

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Obama administration and state attorneys general settle cases against EDMC. Could these be a blueprint for others?

Study finds for-profit colleges drove spike in student loan defaults

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Analysis says default problems in higher ed are largely due to surge in borrowing in that sector, with community colleges also playing a role.

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