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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August 8, 2016
Nathan Miller, who serves on the governing board of California's Riverside Community College District, is under fire for last week tweeting a picture of an executioner with a noose and the phrase "I'm ready for Hillary," The Press-Enterprise reported. Miller resigned from his post on a state taxation board but has not stepped down from the Riverside board, despite calls from faculty and students.
August 3, 2016
U.S. senators and state attorneys general were among the more than 10,000 individuals and groups to submit comments on the U.S. Department of Education's 530-page proposed rule for federal loan forgiveness for students whom colleges defrauded or misled.
August 2, 2016
Anthony Bieda is resigning as the leader of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, said the large, national accrediting agency, which is facing an existential threat. Bieda took over in April after the abrupt departure of the group's longtime president, Albert Gray. In addition to Bieda's resignation, roughly a quarter of the agency's staff has been laid off in recent days.
August 1, 2016
Technology think tank says standardized testing by outside groups and alternative forms of credentialing could create helpful competitive pressure on higher education and the traditional college degree.
July 28, 2016
Zenith Education gets a new CEO and $250 million from its guaranty agency owner, to continue effort to reinvent career education and recover from shedding 29 campuses and 23,000 students since buying the remains of failed for-profit.
July 28, 2016
St. Catharine College, a small Roman Catholic college located in Kentucky, is shutting down. The college's leaders blamed its closure on the U.S. Department of Education, claiming the feds unfairly sanctioned the college over its management of federal financial aid money.
July 27, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday said it was cutting off federal student aid eligibility at three Medtech College campuses, located in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
July 27, 2016
Competency-based education can expand opportunities and enhance learning for nontraditional students while also being a boon for workforce development, said a majority of leaders at 251 colleges that are active or interested in the emerging form of higher education delivery. But the pace of adoption of competency-based courses and programs remains gradual, said most respondents to the survey conducted by Ellucian, Eduventures and the American Council on Education.
July 25, 2016
General Assembly, the largest coding and skills boot-camp provider, has laid off 50 employees, which is roughly 7 percent of the New York City-based company's work force, The Wall Street Journal reported last week.
July 21, 2016
On the eve of his prime-time speech at the GOP convention, Liberty U president discusses political advocacy in higher education and how Donald Trump is seeking to encourage more of it.

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