U of Phoenix

Optics may be part of holdup in Education Department review of Apollo's sale

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Investors fret that the Education Department's lengthy scrutiny of the U of Phoenix's proposed sale means the deal might be nixed. Politics and optics might be reasons for the delay.

The U of Phoenix looks to rise again with new advertising campaign

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The beleaguered U of Phoenix fires back with new advertising campaign that challenges criticism of the for-profit institution.

Apollo's new owners to seek fresh start for beleaguered company

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U of Phoenix's new owners could be looking to make major changes as the for-profit eyes transition to being a privately held company.

Bipartisan support for bringing back federal aid for 'ability-to-benefit' students

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Community colleges gain traction in push to reinstate federal aid for students without a high school diploma, less so for bringing back "summer Pell."

Apollo hires Jane Oates, former Labor Department official

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Jane Oates, formerly a top Labor Department official and Ted Kennedy aide, joins University of Phoenix parent company to oversee employer relations for the for-profit giant. 

Accreditor's new standards raise bar for serving the public

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Higher Learning Commission puts "public good" into regional accreditation while considering probation of the University of Phoenix. Will more for-profits stumble?

University of Phoenix is down but not out

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The University of Phoenix is down after a tough year. But betting against Phoenix is risky, as the flagship for-profit doubles down on career services and its ties with employers.

Next Steps for Harkin and For-Profits

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Senator Harkin's two-year investigation of for-profit higher education ends, but the policy battle is far from over. What comes next?

Manufacturing industry taps colleges for help with alternative credential

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The manufacturing industry's alternative credentialing system goes forward, but leans on new higher education partners. The stackable credentials are a promising blend of competency and academics.

Education Department releases data on 'gainful employment' rule

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Education Department releases data showing how vocational programs performed in the first year of the "gainful employment" metric. Five percent of programs -- all at for-profit colleges -- fell short of the targets.

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