CEO skips Senate hearing examining the fast-growing for-profit online college company, but lawmakers put accreditors in the hot seat.
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Career colleges shoot down plan to cut awards to their students, but new restriction would limit funds going to institutions with high loan default rates.
New GAO report recommends further oversight of Defense Department's Tuition Assistance Program.
House budget legislation, which would cut Pell Grants and restrict regulation of for-profit colleges, shows how federal political environment has shifted.
Leaders of dozens of regionally accredited career colleges meet -- not to plot strategy, but to talk about educating students.
New data from the Education Department show booming enrollments (with for-profit colleges leading the pack) and steady graduation rates.
Leading Democrat blasts for-profit colleges; U.S. affirms $5,500 maximum Pell Grant; no earmarks in 2011 and 2012.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The assistant U.S. secretary of education for postsecondary education has been meeting with higher education associations to encourage them to find a way to speak with "one voice" and reshape public understanding of the role of colleges.
At accreditation meeting, Education Dept. official says rules on how vocational programs prepare students for "gainful employment" will change "significantly."
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