Friday, October 31, 2014

For-Profit Colleges Face Tougher Regulations

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By Mary Ellen Flannery Those for-profit colleges that take in millions of federal tax dollars but turn out graduates with mountains of debt and worthless degrees will have to do better for their students. Long awaited regulations released this week by the Department of Education make it clear that those “career colleges” risk losing their [...]

Ed Department Announces Race to the Top Finalists

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By Cynthia McCabe March 4, 2010 — The U.S. Department of Education today announced that 15 states and the District of Columbia are finalists for $4 billion in competitive school improvement grant money under the new ”Race to the Top” program. Race to the Top grant money is intended to reward innovation in education focusing on four main areas: teacher effectiveness [...]