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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Most Recent Articles

June 23, 2017
Education Department offers glimpse at its efforts to ease burden of federal rules and asks for suggestions of which to end.
June 22, 2017
Last year Achieving the Dream began a $9.8-million project to use open educational resources (OER) to create degree programs at 38 community colleges.
June 22, 2017
Hickey College, a small for-profit career institution located in St. Louis, will shut down due to low enrollment, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
June 20, 2017
Prices for graduate and professional programs of study have risen in all sectors in recent years, except for the relatively small for-profit one, according to a new report from the Urban Institute and AccessLex Institute. However, the overall rate of increase at graduate programs is smaller than in the past.
June 19, 2017
The Competency-Based Education Network, a grant-funded group of 30 institutions with competency-based programs, has become a free-standing nonprofit association and is opening up its membership.
June 16, 2017
A new executive order from the White House seeks to expand apprenticeships and open the door to a larger role for industry groups and alternative education providers.
June 15, 2017
Entangled Solutions, a company that focuses on innovation in higher education, this week released new third-party quality assurance standards. While the firm said it hopes a broad range of institutions will use the standards, they were designed in part for nontraditional ones like boot camps and online course providers.
June 14, 2017
Trump administration’s apprenticeship push will include call for up to $200 million in new funding, a less balky federal registration process and more participation by noncollege education providers.
June 12, 2017
A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week would create a demonstration project for competency-based education programs. The project would grant statutory and regulatory flexibility to participants, such as in the application of federal financial aid rules, while also creating new requirements aimed at accountability and transparency.


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