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Community college pilots course sections for African-American students

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Moraine Valley Community College limits enrollment in some sections of college success course to African-American students -- and raises eyebrows.

Leaders in both parties want colleges to have more skin in the game for student outcomes

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As bipartisan consensus emerges in Congress that colleges should share the burden of students who can't repay loans or find jobs, higher ed leaders consider how such a plan would work and whether it would discourage them from educating the disadvantaged.

UC conflict-of-interest rules raise questions

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U of California system will require top leaders to prove outside work benefits their institution -- a test not applied at most colleges. Is the policy too weak or too strong?

Federal appeals court revives Title IX suit by male student challenging sex assault finding

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Federal appeals court finds enough evidence of possible antimale bias to revive a lawsuit. Ruling could inspire more litigation.

Free-college campaigns attempt to remain above politics

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Advocates of free community college initiatives want to remain nonpartisan, and sometimes that means altering the rhetoric.

Zenith Education gets a new leader, $250 million as it seeks to turn around former Corinthian programs

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Zenith Education gets a new CEO and $250 million from its guaranty agency owner, to continue effort to reinvent career education and recover from shedding 29 campuses and 23,000 students since buying the remains of failed for-profit.

College debt, affordability on minds of Democrats at convention

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Speech after speech discusses student debt -- and praises the Clinton plan (based in part on Sanders plan) for college affordability.

The higher education record of Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's running mate

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Hillary Clinton's running mate has promoted career and technical education, worried about the impact of student debt, and taught for many years at the University of Richmond.

Academics fact-check pervasive idea that liberal academics indoctrinate their students

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Academics fact-check the persistent idea, promoted at GOP convention, that liberal professors politically indoctrinate their students.

Education Department releases latest draft of state authorization rule

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Education Department releases proposed rule on state approval of online programs, cutting a provision that would require states to review all out-of-state colleges.

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