As community colleges are celebrated at White House summit, for-profit colleges go on the offensive.
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October 5, 2010
October 1, 2010
Partisan divide in for-profit debate intensifies as Tom Harkin's committee examines student outcomes and profit margins.
September 30, 2010
Students and employees gather in Washington to speak out against "gainful employment" regulations and Congressional action.
September 29, 2010
Sector turns to ads, rallies and big Washington names to fight Congress and the Obama administration.
September 27, 2010
Without clarity from the Obama administration, campus officials are unsure of whether or how their insurance offerings will survive.
September 24, 2010
(Update: Education Department officials announced Friday afternoon that they would delay until early 2011 publication of final rules aimed at ensuring that vocational programs prepare students for "gainful employment." Department officials said the move would not delay the ultimate implementation of the gainful employment proposals past their current July 2012 date, and characterized the decision as an opportunity to hold public hearings and other meetings to give the many people who've weighed in on the rules more time to "clarify the comments they’ve submitted and respond to questions
September 23, 2010
A House panel questions the Pentagon's oversight of distance education -- particularly that offered by for-profit colleges -- for active duty service members.
September 20, 2010
While nonprofit colleges are forthcoming with their faculty lists, for-profit institutions are more reluctant -- irking some academic leaders.
September 14, 2010
Education Department data show growing numbers of borrowers are unable to repay their federal loans -- especially at for-profit colleges.
September 13, 2010
WASHINGTON – After more than a year of wrangling, the last chance for colleges, associations and individuals to weigh in on the U.S. Department of Education’s “gainful employment" rules came to a close last week with the end of the public comment period on the department’s proposed regulations.