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What Happened to Colleges at Risk of Closing? – Robert Kelchen
In that piece, titled “Where 3 Accountability Measures Meet, A Hazardous Intersection,” I used a brand-new data source from the U.S. Department of Education combined with two other existing measures to identify private nonprofit and for-profit colleges that may be at high risk of closing.
Codecademy has already outlived many rivals — is that enough? – Tech Crunch
Codecademy, the New York-based online interactive platform that offers coding classes in a wide variety of programming languages, is a little like background noise; it’s been operating reliably since founder Zach Sims created the company while still a Columbia University student in 2011.
Facial Recognition Surveillance on Campus – Inside Higher Ed
UCLA was the first university to openly consider facial recognition technology for security surveillance. The university abandoned that plan, but other colleges may be using the software.
Is College Remediation a Barrier or a Boost? – Education Next
Given that many of these students never complete a certificate or degree, advocates have begun to refer to remediation as a “bridge to nowhere.” Thus, policymakers looking to increase postsecondary enrollment and completion have put their focus on lessening the delays created by remedial course requirements.
Subscribing to college and other visions of higher education’s future – The Hechinger Report
The setting is the Sandbox ColLABorative, the innovation arm of Southern New Hampshire University, on the fifth floor of a downtown building with panoramic views of the sprawling red brick mills that date from this city’s 19th-century industrial heyday.
Financial Aid/Student Loan Issues
Quarterly FSA Data Report Gives First Glimpse of Automatic Closed School Discharges – NASFAA
In total, FSA found approximately 31,400 borrowers with loans totaling $347.1 million eligible for the automatic discharge. In total, about 30,000 of those borrowers have received discharges.
DeVos Says Student Debt Relief Class Action Now Moot – Courthouse News Service
A Justice Department lawyer urged a federal judge Thursday to strike down a class action over long delays in processing student debt relief applications as moot, even as 171,000 borrowers remain “in limbo” with no decision from the U.S. Education Department.
Lawsuit: It’s Too Hard To Cancel Student Loans – Forbes
According to the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in New York, defrauded students seeking to assert their legal rights to cancel student loans now have to face “onerous standards” and “procedural hurdles.”
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