Education Politics and Policy
Sen. Warren Examines Questionable Business Practices of Largest Managers of Online Degree Programs – Framingham Source
United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) wrote to the five largest Online Program Management (OPM) companies that administer online degree programs for many colleges and universities, raising concerns about their business practices that appear to undermine the best interests of students, and inquiring about their contracts and use of federal student aid dollars.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
A Legal Challenge for Inclusive Access – Inside Higher Ed
Inclusive access programs, where students are automatically billed for their course materials, are increasingly big business for leading textbook publishers and college bookstores. But for independent, off-campus bookstores, inclusive access programs could spell a death knell.
Full Sail University Graduates Contribute To Nominated Releases At The 62nd Annual Grammy® Awards
Full Sail University is proud to announce that 50 Full Sail University graduates are credited on 62 nominated projects at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards.
Financial Aid/Student Loans Issues
He Got $221,000 Of Student Loan Forgiveness, But Then This Happened – Forbes
However, in a relatively rare move in bankruptcy cases, his student loan servicer, Education Credit Management Corporation (ECMC), is now appealing the ruling.
Gen Z, Millennials are more open to continuous learning – eCampus News
When it comes to updating professional skills, continuous learning is more important to Millennials and adult Gen Zers than to Gen Xers and Baby Boomers, according to a new survey.
Preparing for Coronavirus – Inside Higher Ed
The coronavirus has come to U.S. campuses. Arizona public health officials announced Sunday that “a member of the Arizona State community who does not live in university housing” had tested positive for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
Clayton Christensen, influential scholar of ‘disruptive innovation,’ dies at 67 – The Washington Post
Clayton Christensen, a Harvard Business School professor who brought “disruption” into the corporate lexicon and became one of the world’s most influential business thinkers, helping executives from Apple to Intel — as well as the Joint Chiefs of Staff — think about innovation in a new way, died Jan. 23 at a hospital in Boston.
A quick fix is unlikely for California colleges’ capacity woes – Education Dive
California faces a fairly unique problem: Its colleges and universities are quickly filling up and are beginning to struggle to educate everyone who is eligible to enroll there.