Higher Education Reporter, California Watch, Center for Investigative Reporting
Higher education reporter for California Watch. Journalist, blogger, investigative, colleges, universities
chronicle.com — A prominent group that advocated for tougher oversight of for-profit colleges now finds itself at the center of a legal battle with investigators from the U.S. Department of Education. The dispute stems from the fiery political fight over the gainful-employment regulation and other rules for proprietary colleges.
edsource.org — These financial instruments are known as capital appreciation bonds, or CABs, and they have become common over the past decade. By deferring payments on the bonds for sometimes decades and extending the term of the bonds to 30 or 40 years, districts can end up paying interest amounting to 10 times the principal or more, instead of twice the principal as is common for a standard 25-year school bond.
californiawatch.org — Carlos Puma/California Watch Richard Raasueld studies at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree.The district broke from the Desert Community College District in 1999. The region's two districts, with one college each, are among the state's smallest.
californiawatch.org — nemuneko.jc/Flickr.com The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, site of this year's National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems, has five swimming pools. When the head of one of the state's largest independent pension funds received an invitation recently for his staff to attend a conference in Hawaii, his response lacked the aloha spirit.
chronicle.com — The University of Phoenix expects to be placed on probation by its accreditor later this spring, the university's parent corporation announced on Monday. The proprietary college, which enrolls students both online and at more than 100 campuses across the nation, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of the nation's six regional accrediting organizations.
reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Mike Blake 1 of 8. Teresa Villanueva (L) and her 11-year-old daughter Laritza receive help on their charter school application from Barrio Logan College Institute counselor Jennifer Pena (R) in San Diego, California, February 7, 2013.
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