Education Department

Damaging Data on Loan Repayment

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In further justifying "gainful employment" rules, U.S. suggests that comparatively few borrowers at for-profit colleges repay loans -- an assertion the colleges dispute.

A New Leaf at Phoenix?

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For-profit giant -- under fire in Congress -- announces shifts in recruiting tactics.

Watching a Watchdog

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The Washington Post faces questions over its support for for-profit higher ed -- including visits to Congress by Don Graham on behalf of Kaplan.

Phoenix Pays to Tell Its Story

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For-profit college turns to events co-branded with media outlets to change minds and critics wonder about the journalistic ethics of providing positive PR.

Monitoring the For-Profits

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Education Department and accreditors say it's not their job to police colleges, and point to states. Wisconsin regulators are willing -- but not quite able -- to patrol the beat.

Duking It Out on 'Gainful Employment'

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WASHINGTON – After more than a year of wrangling, the last chance for colleges, associations and individuals to weigh in on the U.S. Department of Education’s “gainful employment" rules came to a close last week with the end of the public comment period on the department’s proposed regulations.

Defaults Edge Higher

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Education Department data show growing numbers of borrowers are unable to repay their federal loans -- especially at for-profit colleges.

Update: Timeline Shift for 'Gainful' Rules

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(Update: Education Department officials announced Friday afternoon that they would delay until early 2011 publication of final rules aimed at ensuring that vocational programs prepare students for "gainful employment." Department officials said the move would not delay the ultimate implementation of the gainful employment proposals past their current July 2012 date, and characterized the decision as an opportunity to hold public hearings and other meetings to give the many people who've weighed in on the rules more time to "clarify the comments they’ve submitted and respond to questions

For-Profits Battle on Many Fronts

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Sector turns to ads, rallies and big Washington names to fight Congress and the Obama administration.

Raining on the Parade

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As community colleges are celebrated at White House summit, for-profit colleges go on the offensive.


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