Ashley A. Smith

Ashley A. Smith, Reporter, covers community colleges, for-profit schools and non-traditional students for Inside Higher Ed. She joined the publication in 2015 after covering government and K-12 education for the Fort Myers News-Press in Florida for three years. Ashley also covered K-12 and higher education for three years at the Marshfield News-Herald in Wisconsin. She has interned with The Flint Journal, USA Today and the Detroit Free Press. Ashley grew up in Detroit and is a 2008 graduate of Michigan State University. 

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February 4, 2016
Three Maryland community colleges plan to close a jointly run health education center because of enrollment changes.
February 2, 2016
Two proprietary institutions lose federal financial aid after a series of investigations by the U.S. Department of Education.
January 29, 2016
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society announced earlier this week that Lynn Tincher-Ladner will serve as president and chief executive officer of the organization. PTK primarily serves community college students. Tincher-Ladner will become the honor society's third CEO. She's been with the honor society since 2012, when she worked as the chief information and research officer. She'll officially begin her new role Feb. 1, at an annual salary of $195,000.
January 29, 2016
Denver-based Westwood College announced Wednesday it will shut down in March, according to a CBS affiliate.
January 28, 2016
Federal Trade Commission alleges the for-profit university misled students about their employment and income prospects, and Education Department seeks to stop DeVry from making deceptive advertisements.
January 27, 2016
Community colleges continue to face severe shortages, so much so that some students must wait six years to enroll in nursing.
January 22, 2016
New report from Complete College America gives a first look at how pairing additional resources with introductory college courses can help students who need remediation.
January 19, 2016
Rufus Glasper is retiring after 30 years as an administrator at Arizona's Maricopa Community College. He spoke about the evolution of two-year colleges, challenges in Arizona and Maricopa's future.
January 15, 2016
The New York City Independent Budget Office released a report this week detailing how much the city could spend on offering free tuition at its seven City University of New York community colleges.
January 14, 2016
City College of San Francisco for years has been facing an accreditation crisis linked to its finances, and the accreditation woes may have contributed to a new fiscal management problem.

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