Education Department

Strayer and Capella announce merger amid continuing shake-up of for-profit college sector

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Diversification bid from the two well-respected for-profits comes amid serious shake-up of the sector, which continues despite a more favorable regulatory climate.

New federal higher ed outcome measures count part-time, adult students

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A decade in the making, upgrade of the federal government’s main higher ed database enables tracking part-time and adult students and gauging graduation rates for Pell Grant recipients. Limits remain, though.

Education Dept. updates higher ed consumer tool, adds new comparison feature

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The Department of Education rolls out updated information on its college transparency tool, including a new comparison feature.

Increasing share of good-paying jobs go to college graduates

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Associate and four-year degrees lead to a growing share of well-paying jobs, study finds, as struggles increase for workers with only a high school credential.

American Public U's new competency-based degrees do not rely on credit-hour standard

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Big for-profit American Public now offers competency-based undergraduate degrees that don’t rely on the credit-hour standard, but federal aid isn’t part of the mix, for now.

Liberty and Bob Jones Universities may run afoul of Obama Title IX protections for LGBT students

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Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them.

Betsy DeVos's connection to The College Fix, a conservative higher education news site

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Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has family and likely financial connections to The College Fix, a conservative news site that often criticizes liberal bias in higher education.

Two GOP senators withhold full endorsement of education secretary nominee

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In committee vote on nomination of Betsy DeVos for education secretary, two Republican senators withhold full endorsement of the Michigan school choice activist, signaling possible trouble for her on the Senate floor.

Assessing President Obama's far-reaching impact on higher education

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Obama trumpeted importance of college-going and invested in students and institutions like no leader before him -- while demanding much in return and, sometimes, failing big, too.

DeVos grilled by Senate education committee

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Democrats on the Senate’s education panel grill Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, who generally avoids specific answers.

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