Paul Fain

Paul Fain, News Editor, came to Inside Higher Ed in September 2011, after a six-year stint covering leadership and finance for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Paul has also worked in higher ed P.R., with Widmeyer Communications, but couldn't stay away from reporting. A former staff writer for C-VILLE Weekly, a newspaper in Charlottesville, Va., Paul has written for The New York Times, Washington City Paper and Mother Jones. He's won a few journalism awards, including one for beat reporting from the Education Writers Association and the Dick Schaap Excellence in Sports Journalism Award. Paul got hooked on journalism while working too many hours at The Review, the student newspaper at the University of Delaware, where he earned a degree in political science in 1996. A native of Dayton, Ohio, and a long-suffering fan of the Cincinnati Bengals, Fain plays guitar in a band with more possible names than polished songs.

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July 21, 2017
The Iron Yard, a coding boot camp, announced this week that it would cease all operations after teaching-out its summer programs. The news follows a similar announcement last week from Dev Bootcamp, another early player in the coding skills training space. An industry expert said last week that more closures and consolidations would follow.
July 20, 2017
Ted Mitchell brings a wide-ranging background to the American Council on Education, including work on reforms the higher education lobby group has opposed.
July 19, 2017
Zenith Education Group, a nonprofit career college chain, today announced a plan to rebrand the Everest campuses it purchased in 2015 from Corinthian Colleges, a controversial for-profit that collapsed after a nudge from U.S. Department of Education. The remaining 21 Everest locations will carry the name Altierus. Zenith made the decision to change names last fall, according to Peter Taylor, its president and CEO.
July 19, 2017
A new report from Third Way, a centrist think tank, attempts to measure higher education's performance across sectors and types of institutions. The group used federal data on completion, students' earnings six years after enrollment and loan repayment rates.
July 19, 2017
A new analysis from the American Council on Education found higher graduation rates at minority-serving institutions than federal data suggests. The report from ACE, which is higher education's umbrella group, was based on data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which can give more detail than is often found in federal data sets.
July 19, 2017
Students and parents are borrowing more to pay for college, according to the latest installment of a survey by Sallie Mae, which the large student lender has conducted for a decade.
July 18, 2017
A new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that rising student debt levels are a substantial contributor to the decline in home ownership among young Americans. Annual public college tuition on average rose $3,843, or 81 percent, between 2001 and 2009, according to the study. Rising tuition in turn accounted for $1,628 of the increase in average student debt per capita among 24-year-olds during that time period.
July 14, 2017
     
July 14, 2017
Dev Bootcamp, an early skills-training provider for software developers, struggled to find a viable business model. Experts predict other boot-camp closures or consolidations.
July 12, 2017
A new study from the Urban Institute found limited interest among prospective college students about graduates' labor market outcomes, despite the data's appeal to policy makers and researchers.

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