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Jim Tressel, now a vice president at the University of Akron, may be in line for the top job. But past NCAA scrapes could complicate his candidacy.
The president's plans were partly the work of the former Congressional aide and Education Department official, now a domestic-policy adviser to the White House.
The Nobel laureate and former White House adviser sees the university as an ideal place to further his work, despite his deep skepticism about MOOCs.
A 2011 decision to tighten credit standards for the loans led to "the hemorrhaging of tens of thousands of students from our campuses," says a group for the colleges.
A proposed cap on faculty members' ability to take on "overloads" in California has raised a divisive issue.
Analysis, interpretation, and critical thinking gain a new emphasis over sheer memorization.
Elements of the president's plan dovetail closely with ideas advanced by groups like the Lumina, New America, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations.
Waiting to hear what the president would say, residents expressed mixed feelings about the importance of a college degree and the cost of getting one.
The RAND Corporation's analysis, sponsored by the Justice Department, is part of a broader look into correctional education in the United States.
The Education Department's inspector general says staff members in the student-aid division did not check invoices properly and under- or overpaid loan-servicing companies.
The president said a legal education could be attained in two years, not three, and assailed proprietary colleges in unusually direct terms.
A proposal in Oregon has drawn enthusiasm in at least five states. But a close look suggests it could lead to an even greater shifting of college costs from states to students.
Many of the ideas the president proposed on Thursday are already being pursued at the state level.
Speaking at the University at Buffalo, the president laid out an ambitious agenda to control college costs by offering incentives and penalties for colleges and students.
The president says he'll propose "real reforms." But for tackling some of the key drivers of tuition growth, his options may be few.
Lawmakers should move to make riskier student loans—both federal and private—dischargeable in bankruptcy, a paper from the Center for American Progress argues.
The instructor, after 28 years with the university, is being replaced by a nonunion visiting lecturer. The university denies retaliation.
The use of student aid is on the rise, a major government study shows. The increase, though part of a long-term trend, is certain to grab policy makers' attention.
The agreement follows an investigation into the misrepresentation of job-placement data for graduates of institutions the company operates.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports the project, which gives low-income students incentives to progress.