The Policy Debate

The Policy Debate
Nov 18, 2016
Graduates who earned certificates at public institutions have larger salaries, but there is wide variation between programs even at the same institutions.

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March 17, 2014

The Obama administration’s unveiling Friday of a proposed set of rules on for-profit colleges tees up several months of contentious debate and lively lobbying. 

March 14, 2014

The White House gives reporters a sneak peek at its final gainful employment proposal, but important details should be released today.

March 4, 2014

With the release of the final gainful employment proposal looming, for-profits and their critics duke it out in the commentary section of The New York Times.

December 16, 2013

The Education Department plans to release its own take after negotiators fail to agree, but feds promise to listen to suggestions.

November 14, 2013

The government's consumer watchdog -- the Federal Trade Commission -- tightens guidelines aimed at for-profits and tells student veterans to be cautious about the industry.

November 12, 2013

Education Department proposes perhaps its strictest proposed language on the rules so far, a week before negotiators get back to business.

September 9, 2013

A new book of essays looks at the role for-profit providers can play in higher education, particularly how they could help promote quality and cost effectiveness. 

August 1, 2013

Education Department taps negotiators for gainful employment rule-making. Broad set of viewpoints represented.

July 26, 2013

New federal report tracks where 1 million student veterans are going to college, and where the $11 billion in education benefits they receive is going.

March 26, 2013

The Institute for College Access and Success is fighting federal investigators on their request for e-mail transcripts relating to for-profit regulations.

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