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Tighter Regulations for For-Profits?

The Department of Education begins the process of writing new regulations limiting what for-profit institutions can count as nonfederal sources of revenue with two public hearings this week.

Improving Closed-College Discharges

While Democrats agreed with the Biden administration’s proposed approach to closed-college loan discharge reform during a hearing, Republicans were interested in pursuing other solutions.

For-Profit Accreditor Scrapes by Advisory Committee

Some members of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity wanted to renew the accrediting agency for as little as one year, but a lack of accreditor criteria on student outcomes let ACCSC off the hook -- for now.

Aggressive Collections for Students but Not Institutions?

A report by the National Student Legal Defense Network highlights how the Department of Education seeks to collect debt from student borrowers while appearing to not put the same energy into collecting debt from hundreds of institutions.

Let’s Make This the ‘Year of Stackability’

To educate adult learners successfully, short-term credentials must build toward degrees, Paul Freedman and Paul LeBlanc argue.

A Case Against Lambda School

Lambda School advertised a job placement rate of 80 percent or higher for its coding boot camps. Three students say the for-profit company knew that was false. They are demanding arbitration.

Achieving the Endless Frontier

It is time for America to reinvest in science and recommit to the partnership between the federal government, universities and private industry, writes Austin DeMarco.

ACICS on the Ropes Again

Advisory group's recommendation last week puts troubled accreditor's federal recognition in jeopardy for a second time -- a possible death knell.