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1/22/2018

New changes by the US Education Department to the gainful employment rule for career-training programs allow schools to withhold some information, including data on median earnings and whether a program is under federal review. Under the rule, failing programs could lose access to federal student aid programs.

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US Education Department
1/22/2018

Berea College President Lyle Roelofs invites faculty, staff and community members to run with him every morning to promote both physical health and school health. The private Kentucky college caters to a diverse, low-income student body and focuses on mentoring students and offering internships as well as other career-focused training.

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Berea College
1/22/2018

A new initiative launched by the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel seeks to create a framework for colleges and universities to consider students' high-school assessment projects in admissions decisions. Use of such measurements would not take the place of traditional admissions materials but could enhance diversity in admissions, a report from the groups asserts.

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Learning Policy Institute
1/22/2018

Public colleges and universities saw enrollment in online courses grow by 7.3% from 2015 to 2016, with enrollment at private nonprofit institutions up by 7.1% in the same period, according to a new report from Babson Survey Research Group. However, enrollment in online programs at private for-profit colleges continued to decline, the data showed.

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Campus Technology
1/22/2018

College and university leaders must stay ahead of the curve to implement innovative changes instead of simply reacting to the latest disruption, according to a report from the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America. Leaders need a realistic, positive vision to achieve change, along with ways to evaluate the success of new initiatives, the report's author Maureen Devlin says.

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Education Dive
1/22/2018

After a 4.2% increase in overall state higher education funding in 2017, state support grew by only 1.6% in fiscal 2018, according to a new Grapevine survey. Overall, state support for higher education has increased 20.7% over the past five years, the data showed.

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Inside Higher Ed
1/22/2018

Retirement savers need a Plan B should their primary plan not work out because of poor health or other unforeseen events, a study says. Of the 47% of respondents who have a backup plan, many are relying on savings, a working spouse or downsizing of their house.

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BenefitsPro
1/22/2018

Create a list of six functional skills that you possess and another list of up to five achievements, suggests author Andrea Kay. Other career investment strategies include scheduling a networking activity and asking your manager what he or she reads to keep up on industry news.

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NerdWallet
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Andrea Kay
1/22/2018

Campus career centers are not the only resource graduate students should be taking advantage of in their career planning, writes Katharyn Stober, associate director for graduate student services at the Texas A&M University Career Center. In this commentary, she outlines how other resources, including the writing center and counseling center, can help students identify and land a job.

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Inside Higher Ed
1/19/2018

Students attending rural schools generally graduate in four years at higher rates than the national average, but that's not true for black, Hispanic and other nonwhite students in rural areas, according to a report from the Rural School and Community Trust. Data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center show such students also are less likely to enroll in college.

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The Hechinger Report