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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September 12, 2014
Robert G. Templin Jr., the longtime president of Northern Virginia Community College and one of the nation's most prominent two-year chiefs, has announced that he will retire from college in February 2015. After stepping down Templin will work part-time as a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute's College Excellence Program.
September 11, 2014
ACE continues online experimentation with proposed pool of general education courses from colleges and providers like StraighterLine.
September 10, 2014
Competency-based education is hot, which keeps accreditors busy trying to ensure quality control without stifling innovation.
September 9, 2014
Virginia releases the first detailed look at mid-career earnings of college graduates, but the report warns against broad, oversimplified conclusions about the data.
September 5, 2014
Purdue University on Thursday announced a plan to create a new cross-disciplinary bachelor's degree. The Purdue Polytechnic Institute, which is a recently launched "transformational engine" housed in the College of Technology, will design the degree program.
September 5, 2014
Community college instructors across disciplines can teach reading comprehension, thanks to an expanding training program that is winning believers.
September 4, 2014
The Aspen Institute today announced the 10 finalists for the 2015 installment of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.
September 4, 2014
Lottery-based scholarships are popular and bring benefits, but often accompany other budget cuts and can fail to benefit students who most need funds, new report finds.
September 3, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education last week granted approval to a self-paced, competency-based program from two institutions in the University of Wisconsin System, the system announced Tuesday. The associate of arts and science degree track is a form of competency-based education called direct assessment, which does not rely on the credit-hour standard.
August 28, 2014
Education Management Corporation, a large, publicly traded for-profit chain, announced on Wednesday that it had brokered a financial restructuring agreement with creditors that own 80 percent of the company's debt. In a written statement the company said the restructuring would reduce its funded debt by an estimated $1.1 billion.

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