State's push to rein in for-profit colleges with strict performance standards goes nowhere, but Milwaukee passes a unique ordinance aimed at the industry.
For-Profit Higher Ed
Jane Oates, formerly a top Labor Department official and Ted Kennedy aide, joins University of Phoenix parent company to oversee employer relations for the for-profit giant.
Mitch Daniels says for-profit colleges are needed, at least ones that offer a quality, cost-effective product -- a standard he applies to the rest of higher education.
Nonprofit colleges and universities are using a new breed of corporate entities to take their academic programs online. The institutions may be giving away too much money and control, Paul LeBlanc warns.
Historically black colleges urge Education Department to reconsider changes to some student loan criteria, and for-profit colleges and student advocates gear up for rewrite of "gainful employment" regulation.
The Institute for College Access and Success is fighting federal investigators on their request for e-mail transcripts relating to for-profit regulations.
Last week's proposal out of California would give for-profit higher ed legitimacy it has long sought, and undercut the role of accreditation and the authority of public universities to control the quality of their programs, writes Tressie McMillan Cottom.
For-profit university's accreditation troubles deepen with probation recommendation based on alleged lack of autonomy from its corporate parent.
An unaccredited California institution lacks approval by the state to operate, but is allowed to enroll international students -- some of whom say the education is seriously substandard.
Wisconsin heats up as a for-profit regulation battleground, as its largest city turns against sector amid controversial Everest College campus's collapse.
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