American Public University System taps professors to write e-textbooks. The move could be a cost-saving innovation, but will raise hackles among publishers and some faculty members.
For-Profit Higher Ed
Attorney general Jack Conway has taken on for-profit colleges in a big way -- and some of their leaders are donating to his opponent. But will his multi-state investigation run out of steam?
A fire chief without a college education sparks disagreement about growing value of degrees for firefighters.
For-profits complain that U.S. News is trying to rank virtual programs by traditional standards that don't fit their student profiles.
The U.S. Senate is flirting with policies that could harm for-profit colleges' success with veterans and active-duty military students.
A trade group has created standards of conduct for the industry, and a foundation to enforce them. But will enough key players sign on?
Developments in two whistleblower lawsuits raise prospect that commercial colleges could face more U.S. pressure in the courts.
With sector under continued attack, 20 for-profit colleges -- all regionally accredited -- seek to distinguish themselves with increased transparency.
WASHINGTON -- Weeks after the U.S. Education Department issued softened regulations designed to ensure that vocational programs prepare graduates for "gainful employment," House Republicans made abundantly clear Friday that, in their view, the rules had not been eased nearly enough, and that they would continue to oppose them.
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