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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November 4, 2013
Adult students aren't using College Scorecard and other consumer websites as they consider college, and they aren't interested in performance metrics like graduation rates and debt levels.
November 1, 2013
Congress starts getting specific about higher education policy changes, with calls for deregulation and the expansion of competency-based education.
October 30, 2013
The final results of the Institute for Higher Education Policy's three-year Project Win-Win are in. According to a newly-released report from the institute, the degree audit by 60 institutions in nine states tracked down 6,700 former students who had either earned enough credits to receive a degree or were within striking distance of one.
October 29, 2013
Complete College America talks up peformance-based funding at its annual meeting, releasing a report that rates the 16 states that have tried it so far.
October 25, 2013
Community college students still can't get need-based aid from the state, while students at for-profits and other institutions are once again eligible.
October 25, 2013
Career Education Corporation, a major for-profit higher education chain, on Thursday announced the sale of its European education properties to a private equity firm. The company said it expects to receive $277 million in cash for the deal, which includes all of the for-profit's international schools division. Career Education's share price shot up 51 percent after it announced the news.
October 24, 2013
City College of San Francisco scrambles to make hundreds of accreditor-ordered fixes while lawsuits fly and the feds crack down on the college's accreditor.
October 22, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education has rescheduled the second session of its negotiations over possible new regulations to ensure that vocational programs are preparing students for gainful employment, according to a letter a department official sent to participants. The rule making session was postponed during the government shutdown. It is now scheduled for Nov. 18-20.
October 21, 2013
Accelerated remediation starts to catch on at California community colleges, but might be slowed down by public university transfer policies.
October 17, 2013
Community colleges are trying proven completion strategies, but typically with only a limited number of students.

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