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Leaner and Meaner

As Education Department begins new round of deliberations over "gainful employment," its draft language is both simpler and stricter.
Opinion

Real Numbers, Real Goals

Ben Miller explains how the White House can lead the way in designing a meaningful college rating system.

A Restrained Response, For Now

In wake of president's ambitious college ratings proposal, higher ed groups -- despite concerns about potential impact of the amorphous plan -- generally take a wait-and-see approach.

What Happened to Ivy Bridge?

Amid news of a federal investigation, previously unreleased documents offer glimpse into accreditor's scrutiny of an online partnership between a for-profit company and a nonprofit university.
Opinion

More Work to Be Done

President Obama's endorsement of competency-based programs is welcome, writes Deb Bushway, but key federal policies need to change to promote this kind of education.

Performance Funding Goes Federal

Obama proposes expansive college rating system. Making it happen won't be easy, but higher education leaders said they'll play ball.
Opinion

Ratings Are Not So Easy

It's hard to argue with President Obama's analysis of higher education's problems, writes Karen Gross, but his proposed solution -- a system for rating colleges -- must be crafted very carefully.

Obama's Ratings for Higher Ed

President proposes new system to evaluate colleges -- and plan to offer greater Pell Grants and more favorable loans to those who attend institutions with the best rankings.