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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December 15, 2017
Kaplan Professional Education recently signed an agreement with Apollo Education Group to purchase the College for Financial Planning for an undisclosed amount. CFFP offers financial education and training to students interested in becoming certified financial planners. Kaplan Professional Education is owned by Kaplan Inc.
December 7, 2017
Faculty and student groups pushed against proposal from Oakland Athletics to build new ballpark on college property. And their board listened.
December 6, 2017
Once a large for-profit institution, DeVry is now being handed over to a company that runs a small college with 600 students. Experts see the move as a sign of the times.
December 5, 2017
Adtalem Global Education, the company that owns DeVry University, announced Monday that ownership of the for-profit institution would transfer to Cogswell Education LLC. The transfer deal also includes Keller Graduate School of Management. The agreement would still need federal and accreditor approval before being finalized.
December 1, 2017
A new report from the College Board identifies four factors to create strong college credit in high school programs.
December 1, 2017
New research indicates more job opportunities would be available if apprenticeships were expanded across more fields.
November 30, 2017
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday announced a lawsuit against for-profit Ashford University and its parent company, Bridgepoint Education. 
November 27, 2017
States and institutions are still working out incentives and programs to get dual-credit instructors qualified to meet a change in accreditation standards.
November 21, 2017
Jimmie Williamson, the former president of North Carolina's Community College System, is asserting he was forced out of the position this summer as part of a power struggle between a local college board and the state board.  Williamson resigned from the position at the end of September after a little more than a year from taking on the role. He claims he didn't have any formal or informal reprimands before the board asked for his resignation. 
November 20, 2017
With nearly 50 different local tuition-free initiatives, California colleges contemplate how they may merge existing programs with a new statewide plan.

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