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As Education Department defends Corinthian collapse, Democrats turn up pressure

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The implosion of Corinthian Colleges came to an end Monday as the for-profit chain closed its doors for good -- but the political fallout for the Education Department remains. 

AAUP: Full-time faculty salaries up 2.2 percent this year

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Faculty pay is up 2.2. percent, or 1.4 percent adjusted for inflation, new A.A.U.P. survey finds. Despite modest gains, association says professor pay can't be blamed for tuition hikes. Searchable database by institution available exclusively here.

Political pressure builds for a new accreditation and aid pathway for upstart providers

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Senate Republicans echo the Obama administration by proposing alternative pathways to accreditation and, possibly, federal aid for noninstitutional providers like Udacity, General Assembly and edX.

Free community college has different meanings in different places

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As community colleges and some states consider ways to take care of community college tuition, some focus on the best students, some on the lowest income, and some cast a wide net.

U.S. proposes easier default rate appeals for community colleges

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The Obama administration is eyeing a plan that would make it easier for community colleges to appeal high loan default rates because relatively few of their students take out loans.

Education Department meets with ex-Corinthian students who refuse to repay federal loans

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The number of students refusing to repay the loans they took out to attend a for-profit college swells to 100 -- and meeting with U.S. officials gives them a boost.

Education Department names most of the colleges facing heightened scrutiny from federal officials

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Education Department releases most of the names of colleges that have had access to federal student aid curtailed over concerns about financial viability, administrative capacity or other issues.

Education Department will release list of colleges found to be risky for students, taxpayers

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The Education Department plans to release list of colleges whose federal aid is restricted because of concerns they pose risks to students and taxpayers. In recent years most on list have been for-profit colleges. 

Education Dept. keeps secret the names of colleges found to be risky for students, taxpayers

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U.S. government declines to identify dozens of institutions whose federal funding it has restricted because of concerns about their risk to students and taxpayers.

Alexander weighing new accountability tools, better data in Higher Ed Act rewrite

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The leading Senate Republican, working to rewrite the law, outlines possible new ways to hold colleges accountable for student outcomes and to improve federal higher education data.

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