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

March 20, 2013
Two community colleges share 2013 Aspen Prize, a feel-good event featuring serious data that might have legs.
March 19, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education encourages colleges and accreditors to move forward on competency-based education programs that don't rely on the credit hour.
March 15, 2013
The Mozilla Foundation on Thursday debuted its system of standards and verification for digital badges, which are online representations of skills. The Open Badges 1.0 project, which the foundation has jointly worked on with the MacArthur Foundation since 2011, features free software that will enable organizations to develop and issue badges. So far more than 600 groups have signed up.
March 15, 2013
Several colleges have created new scholarships to try to counter sequester-motivated suspension of tuition assistance from the U.S. Department of Defense for active-duty members of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard and Marine Corps.
March 14, 2013
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation this week announced new investments in adaptive learning, an increasingly popular approach in higher education that blends individualized instruction, peer tutoring and automated applications that adjust to a student's skill level.
March 14, 2013
Carnegie Foundation's remedial math redesign shows big gains but no simple answers to one of higher education's toughest challenges.
March 13, 2013
California lawmaker wants MOOCs and other online providers to help meet student demand, and will encourage -- and some fear force -- public colleges to accept those credits.
March 12, 2013
Higher Learning Commission puts "public good" into regional accreditation while considering probation of the University of Phoenix. Will more for-profits stumble?
March 6, 2013
The University of the Rockies has transferred a "substantial presence" of its personnel and operations to the domain of its regional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, according to a corporate filing from Bridgepoint Education Inc., which owns the uni
March 5, 2013
Western Governors U. and others continue to expand competency-based education amid excitement (and confusion) about President Obama's praise of the approach.


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