For-profit colleges

Corinthian's failure could cost the federal government $1.2 billion

Corinthian Colleges and the feds have a day to decide how to dismantle the huge for-profit, with the fate of students, employees and $1.2 billion in loans hanging in the balance.

Corinthian's failure (and U.S. role in it) fuels for-profit critics

The Education Department improvised in helping to shut down Corinthian Colleges, raising questions about a similar approach with other large for-profits.

For-profit chain works with feds on phase-out plan

Corinthian Colleges and the Education Department strike a deal to keep the for-profit chain afloat long enough to sell or "teach out" its 107 campuses.

Major for-profit chain faces bankruptcy as feds turn up heat

Corinthian Colleges Inc. teeters on the brink as the Education Department delays payments, raising worries about what will happen to the for-profit's 72,000 students.

For-profits lead the way as adaptive learning becomes more popular

Experiments with adaptive learning spread, particularly at large for-profits, as technology takes a wide range of sometimes overlapping forms.

Public comments flood U.S. Department of Education on 'gainful employment' proposal

As public comment period ends for the administration's "gainful employment" proposal, for-profit colleges and supporters blast the rules as an overreach; critics of the industry say proposal doesn't go far enough.

Gainful employment will hit for-profits and their students hard, industry study finds

Gainful employment will leave fewer options for underserved students, finds a study the for-profit industry commissioned. It also gives hints about a possible legal challenge.

Paper argues that for-profit colleges operate and should be treated differently

Architect of Obama administration's "gainful employment" rules offers philosophical justification for why corporate-backed colleges need a tougher form of regulation.

CEO of global for-profit on its expansion, accreditation and for-profit debate

Laureate Education's CEO, Douglas Becker, talks about how the huge for-profit higher-ed company works across 30 countries, where it has hit snags, and what comes next.

Senate Democrats join push for stronger gainful employment rules

Sen. Harkin joins consumer groups in call for stronger gainful employment rules, and the retiring senator points to other Democrats who will continue the fight.


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