The government investigator releases a potentially damaging investigation of for-profits, but its impact may be lessened because of a flawed previous investigation.
For-Profit Higher Ed
Enrollments at for-profits decline steeply, but some of those cuts have been voluntary, and could be smart moves in the long run.
Ambitious online partnership between National Labor College and the Princeton Review ends, but big investment from the education company may help keep college viable.
American Public University System taps professors to write e-textbooks. The move could be a cost-saving innovation, but will raise hackles among publishers and some faculty members.
Attorney general Jack Conway has taken on for-profit colleges in a big way -- and some of their leaders are donating to his opponent. But will his multi-state investigation run out of steam?
A fire chief without a college education sparks disagreement about growing value of degrees for firefighters.
For-profits complain that U.S. News is trying to rank virtual programs by traditional standards that don't fit their student profiles.
The U.S. Senate is flirting with policies that could harm for-profit colleges' success with veterans and active-duty military students.
A trade group has created standards of conduct for the industry, and a foundation to enforce them. But will enough key players sign on?
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