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March 18, 2011

WASHINGTON — A surprisingly bipartisan House of Representatives approved an amendment to the continuing budget resolution last month that would block the Education Department from carrying out its proposed regulation requiring that for-profit colleges and other vocational programs ensure that their students are prepared for “gainful employment.” Since t

March 11, 2011
CEO skips Senate hearing examining the fast-growing for-profit online college company, but lawmakers put accreditors in the hot seat.
March 8, 2011
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.
March 2, 2011
New GAO report recommends further oversight of Defense Department's Tuition Assistance Program.
February 21, 2011
House budget legislation, which would cut Pell Grants and restrict regulation of for-profit colleges, shows how federal political environment has shifted.
February 11, 2011
Leaders of dozens of regionally accredited career colleges meet -- not to plot strategy, but to talk about educating students.
February 3, 2011

New data from the Education Department show booming enrollments (with for-profit colleges leading the pack) and steady graduation rates.

February 2, 2011
Leading Democrat blasts for-profit colleges; U.S. affirms $5,500 maximum Pell Grant; no earmarks in 2011 and 2012.
January 31, 2011

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.

January 26, 2011
At accreditation meeting, Education Dept. official says rules on how vocational programs prepare students for "gainful employment" will change "significantly."

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