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

August 8, 2017
Among community college graduates who hold no previous degrees or certificates, 41 percent earn a bachelor's degree during the next six years.
August 7, 2017
McDonald’s brings a flexible approach and free career and college advising to its tuition assistance program, which is aimed in part at keeping employees on the job longer.
August 1, 2017
A $20 million project from National U seeks to combine adaptive courseware, predictive analytics and competency-based learning with a goal of better serving adult students.
July 31, 2017
For two decades Qatar has been developing its Education City, which now includes six U.S. university partners.
July 27, 2017
A new report seeks to describe the landscape of non-degree postsecondary training, with a focus on five categories: certificate programs, work-based training (such as apprenticeships), skills-based short programs (coding boot camps), massive open online courses and other online microcredentials, and competency-based education programs.
July 27, 2017
In the latest development in an eventful saga, Ashford University on Wednesday announced that it is closer to preserving access to Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.  The online university enrolls roughly 5,000 student veterans. But last year Iowa's state approval agency attempted to strip the university's GI Bill eligibility, citing a previous decision by Ashford to close its physical location in the state.
July 27, 2017
Minnesota's Supreme Court ruled this week that Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business issued illegal loans to students, that carried interest rates of up to 18 percent and were not properly licensed, the Pioneer Press reported.
July 26, 2017
Associate and four-year degrees lead to a growing share of well-paying jobs, study finds, as struggles increase for workers with only a high school credential.
July 21, 2017
Research for Action has released the results of a two-year examination of three states' performance-based funding formulas for public colleges.
July 21, 2017
The Iron Yard, a coding boot camp, announced this week that it would cease all operations after teaching-out its summer programs. The news follows a similar announcement last week from Dev Bootcamp, another early player in the coding skills training space. An industry expert said last week that more closures and consolidations would follow.


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