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Education Department issues new regulations on accreditation and state authorization of online providers

Trump administration calls its final rules on accreditation and state approval of online providers a rightsizing of bureaucracy that protects students. Consumer advocates and Democrats see an unraveling of federal oversight.

Marketing firm breaks down personas of adult learners to help colleges recruit better

Marketing firm describes four personas of adult learners, arguing for more nuance in serving one of higher education's most sought-after populations.

Former Republican congressman served on ECA's board and criticized Trump administration over for-profit chain's collapse

John Kline, former Republican chair of the House education committee, served on ECA's board. He blames the Education Department for not doing enough to keep the for-profit chain afloat.

Leaders of journalism schools have condemned Trump's attacks on the press

After remaining fairly silent about Trump's repeated attacks on the press, journalism school leaders are starting to speak up.

Democratic House will trigger tougher oversight of DeVos

Democrats' takeover of the U.S. House promises tougher scrutiny of DeVos and the Education Department. Donna Shalala is among those elected to U.S. House.

Will politicians' latest try overhaul public higher ed governance in North Dakota work?

North Dakota governor moves toward revamping board of higher education, citing "powerful economic forces," but overhaul is a hard sell.

Baylor accused of planting 'mole' in sexual assault advocacy groups

A Baylor administrator misrepresented himself to student sexual-assault-prevention activists and fed information they shared with him back to other officials, anonymous sources allege.

Grand Canyon U succeeds in second bid to go nonprofit

Grand Canyon, a large, thriving Christian for-profit, will divide in two, with new nonprofit university giving for-profit company 60 percent of tuition in exchange for a broad range of support services.

Education Department staff down 13 percent since Trump administration began

Inside Higher Ed analysis of employee data shows the agency has shed more than 500 workers --
13 percent of its total staff -- since the start of the Trump administration. Former officials say that
means employees are stretched thin.

Public expresses more confidence in 'higher education' than in 'colleges or universities'

Gallup survey finds that Americans believe more in "higher education" than in "colleges and universities." Poll also drives home that skepticism is deepest among white men without degrees.

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