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Feds respond to criticism of bid by ECMC to buy most of Corinthian

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Education Department defends sale of 56 Corinthian College campuses to ECMC, saying guarantee agency's purchase will help 40,000 students, many of whom are close to graduation.

Indian company's skills test for college graduates

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Interest in workplace-readiness tests grows, and some big U.S.-based companies make all applicants in India take an assessment from Aspiring Minds, an Indian firm. 

Emerging adaptive software puts faculty members in charge of course creation

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Arizona State University professor uses Smart Sparrow, an adaptive learning platform, to create an online science course with his personal vision.

LinkedIn, other data aggregators heighten presence in college-prep marketplace

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LinkedIn's new tool -- which allows users to see the careers that different majors lead to -- is one of several data-aggregation services seeking to inform students and parents about job outcomes.

Few for-profits have become nonprofits, despite regulatory environment

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For-profits are under fire, and a few have made the jump to become nonprofits. But the process is tricky and offers a mixed bag on regulatory benefits.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Work place 'flexibility stigma' affects non-parents, too, study suggests

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What do academic departments risk when they're not perceived as being "flexible" enough to accommodate work-family balance? A lot -- and not only parents feel the pinch, a new study suggests.

Community colleges go big with corporate college consortium

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Maricopa joins a growing number of community colleges in finding new revenue by selling job training to large corporations.

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