Education Department

Feds mull experiment on aid and accreditation for alternative providers

Education Department moves closer to experimenting with federal aid and accreditation for alternative providers like boot camps and MOOCs, while White House books meeting on expanding space.

For-profit association's challenges and changes mirror that of sector

Big changes for APSCU, the for-profit trade group, which has lost most of its large-chain members and plans to focus again on career education.

Corinthian bankruptcy suit includes call for repayment freeze and asset sales

Corinthian case moves through bankruptcy court, as feds try to spread word about debt relief to thousands of former students and Corinthian tries to sell assets ranging from campuses to typewriters.

Federal rule-making panel OKs plan to expand income-based repayment program

Carrying out Obama directive to boost income-based repayment, Education Department panel endorses plan that will be available to all direct loan borrowers, regardless of when they incurred the debt. 

Colleges and the Education Department scramble to help former Corinthian students amid largest college shutdown

Education Department and community colleges try to help Corinthian students transfer, but Senate Democrats and consumer groups complain about for-profits as a transfer option.

Feds take down a for-profit over job-placement rates as gainful-employment rules loom

Education Department turns up heat on for-profits with job-placement-rate scrutiny, three months before gainful-employment rules kick in. But lack of federal standards for placement rates causes confusion.

Audit: Education Dept. hasn't enforced incentive compensation rules well

Education Department's inspector general concludes that agency has not sufficiently adapted policies and procedures to enforce 2010 rules restricting pay to recruiters based on enrollment.

Southern New Hampshire U. president takes temporary post at Education Department

Education Department brings in Southern New Hampshire president, a prominent voice on competency-based education, to pursue its goals on innovation.

Senate-sponsored report calls for simplified, and fewer, regulations on colleges

A Senate-sponsored task force releases blueprint for Congress to scale back federal requirements that higher education leaders have long said are overly burdensome. 

Guaranty agency buys half of Corinthian Colleges and forgives $480 million in student debt

ECMC closes deal to buy 53 Corinthian campuses, earning praise from federal agencies and some consumer groups for deal to forgive $480 million in students' private loans.

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