Saturday, October 25, 2014

Community Colleges Critical For Job Creation, Says Obama


By Mary Ellen Flannery When Winston Bender graduates next year from Northern Virginia Community College with an associate’s degree in automotive technology, he knows he’ll have a job waiting. Standing next to him is proof — Kul “Jimmy” Heo, a recent graduate who had no problems getting a paycheck. “I am the proof!” he says, [...]

For-Profit Colleges Face Tougher Regulations


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 [...]