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Is For-Profit Higher Education on Its Last Legs? Key Podcast

Source: Inside Higher Ed
“Does the possible sale of the University of Phoenix to a public university system signal the demise of the for-profit higher education sector that Phoenix once epitomized? This week’s episode of The Key analyzes the implications of recent news that a nonprofit affiliated with the University of Arkansas system might buy the former giant among ...
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Policy Changes to Increase Access to Higher Ed

Source: Changing Higher Ed Podcast – Widen The Path
“Higher education is currently forcing many adult learners to jump through hoops to complete their degrees. Although many of these nontraditional students can be successful, colleges and universities should still meet adult learners where they are, as higher ed faces dwindling enrollment and a workforce that is relying less on employees with four...
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Education Department Plans to Publish List of Low-Performing Programs

Source: Inside Higher Ed
“Nearly a decade after the Obama administration broached the idea of rating colleges and universities, the Biden administration is ready to take another crack at the historically fraught concept. This time around, the administration is planning to publish a list of programs that are considered to have a low financial value to students and taxpaye...
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Adult Students Need ‘More Ladders and Fewer Chutes’

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Edge
Widen the paths to and through higher ed. Chutes and Ladders is a fun game for kids. It’s also a pretty apt allegory for the ups and downs that adults and other nontraditional students encounter as they try to make their way through college. So when it came time for the folks at Higher Learning…
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One Flat Tire Away

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education
“When Megan Reid graduated from high school in Lenoir County, North Carolina, she had dreams of becoming a scientist. She secured a full ride to East Carolina University, in Greenville, N.C., to study chemistry but had to drop out when she became pregnant with her son, Dylan, now 7. ‘After that, I kind of piddled…
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Not Just One and Done

Not Just One and Done

Source: The Job
“Policy discussions often position workforce education and traditional college as being in opposition—a zero-sum game where you’re either for degrees and view short-term credentials as a threat, or you think college is broken and should be ditched for apprenticeships or other alternatives. This binary thinking presents a false dilemma, ac...
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Debt cancellation got all the attention, but this Biden proposal could impact student-loan borrowers more, critics and advocates say

Source: MarketWatch
“When President Joe Biden announced in August that his administration planned to cancel $10,000 in federal student debt for most borrowers, Allison Daurio felt some relief. Under the White House’s debt forgiveness plan, Daurio , 29 would see about one-quarter of her student loan balance wiped away. But as she read more closely through the&h...
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Hope Center’s Policy Summit Pushes to End Student Basic Need Insecurity

Source: Diverse
“Javier Gomez was living with his grandparents in Portland when he started out at Portland Community College (PCC). But he grew concerned as the housing market increased the rent of the two-bedroom apartment where they lived. ‘I didn’t want to create a strain on my grandparents,’ said Gomez. ‘I was in college. I couldn’t...
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