FOR-PROFIT

Heard: Senators On Warpath Against For-Profit College Military Push

Cost of Education Domestic Education Quality Ethics For-Profit Regulatory Students University & College Mar 11, 21:17

    Last year, the DOD spent $65 million on its tuition benefit program for military spouses. And 40% of that – $25.3 million – went to for-profit colleges that don’t quality for federal financial aid programs and which are not under oversight from the US Dept. of Education. Expect that to change soon.

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TECHNOLOGY

Big Weekend For Sal Khan; Appears On 60 Minutes & Launches Free iPad App

Blended Learning Domestic Elementary / Primary / Junior Flipped Classrooms High school / Secondary 2 International Open Source Education School teachers Startups Students Mar 12, 19:04

    “The biggest difference between the new official app and those from third-party devs is that you can now log in to your Khan Academy account; get credit for watching videos, and track goals and achievements from within the app. The app also provides fully subtitled videos with the ability to browse by subtitle, an enhanced video scrubber, and lets you download videos and playlists for offline viewing.” – Jordan Kahn, 9to5Mac

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POLICY

Heard: Senators On Warpath Against For-Profit College Military Push

Cost of Education Domestic Education Quality Ethics For-Profit Regulatory Students University & College Mar 11, 21:17

    Last year, the DOD spent $65 million on its tuition benefit program for military spouses. And 40% of that – $25.3 million – went to for-profit colleges that don’t quality for federal financial aid programs and which are not under oversight from the US Dept. of Education. Expect that to change soon.

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Friend, Fraud or Fishy?

Heard: NYC Warns Against For-Profit Adult Education Scams

Domestic Education Quality For-Profit University & College Feb 10, 16:36

    New York City warns residents to be wary of shady for-profit schools in new public service ads. The campaign is called “Know Before You Enroll.” A lot of the tips they suggest echo the suggestions from our post about how to identify reputable online institutions. The Gotham Gazette reports: “Unfortunately, difficult economic times sometimes draw [...]

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