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Are universities prepared for state authorization?

As colleges and universities prepare to comply with upcoming state authorization rules, 75 percent of institutions recently surveyed by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies said they have decided to…

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Are new regulations lurking around the corner?

The U.S. Department of Education's Negotiated Rulemaking Committee is nearing the end of its reworking of federal online education regulations, also known as state authorization. The language for the new guidelines…

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States say ‘ENOUGH’ to for-profits

Bulldozed with horror stories, states are working to protect college students as consumers When Murray Hastie returned to New York in January 2006 after two tours of duty in Iraq,…

The business of ed-tech: Textbook shopping made easy

David Miller knows that when a college student pays $30 for a textbook they had seen available for $200, they'll never go back. That's the story of cash-saving deal students find…

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The shocking politics of online learning

Parties both support online learning, just different forms, and for different reasons A Republican governor and a Democratic governor in 1996 teamed up to convince the leaders of 17 states…

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This is the reason why higher-ed is dying

In perhaps one of the most eloquent discussions on the problems facing higher education today, Suzanne Mettler, professor of American Institutions at the Government Department at Cornell, argued that the…

Mentors help create a sustainable pipeline for women in STEM

Women make up about half of the workforce in America, but they only represent 24% of the workforce in STEM fields. Why should we care? First and foremost, this statistic calls…

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4 questions every institution needs to answer

According to a new report, there are basic questions institutions, with access to internal data, need to be able to answer—both for themselves and for prospective students and the community.…

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Is your institution being accurately compared?

According to a new brief, major considerations must be taken into account for the Obama Administration’s proposed college rating system, the Postsecondary Institution Ratings System, or PIRS, including students' socio-economic…

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How to battle the dark side of for-profit universities

When Hannah Benbow ran into problems with the for-profit college she attended, she turned to the federal government for help.

Benbow, 24, wrote to the U.S. Department of Education…

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