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  • Over the past five years, states have been overhauling how they fund public colleges and universities, tying revenue to student performance instead of enrollment. The goal is to motivate schools to improve the education they provide to students. But in reality, performance-based funding has undermined some colleges’ ability to do just that. These policies have limited higher-education options for low-income, first-generation and other...
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  • Pushing public colleges and universities to increase graduation rates has become a key objective for President Obama and California Gov. Jerry Brown, among others, as they seek to hold higher education institutions more accountable.
  • Encouraging students to get their degrees in four years rather than five or six — and, for community college students, in two years rather than three or four — will not only reduce tuition...
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  • Activists have turned to state governors in a battle over the fate of students at Corinthian Colleges, the massive for-profit college chain that is in the process of being shuttered by the federal government.
  • In letters written to six state governors, released today and provided exclusively to BuzzFeed News, the Center for American Progress’ Higher Ed Not Debt Campaign encouraged states to take matters into their own hands...
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  • Corinthian Colleges Inc. (COCO:US) students will be hurt by the planned sale of 56 campuses to college-loan debt collector Educational Credit Management Corp., consumer and legal advocates said.
  • ECMC’s planned purchase doesn’t give students the option of discharging their debt if they leave their programs, even though multiple federal and state agencies have alleged Corinthian inflated its job placement rates, according...
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  • Unsealed documents from a 2011 whistleblower lawsuit lay out a system of alleged financial aid fraud by EDMC, a financially troubled for-profit college operator that owns the massive Art Institutes chain, which includes falsifying federal financial aid documents and tricking veterans into taking out excess loans.
  • The allegations add a new dimension to the case against EDMC, which includes two other whistleblower suits. The Justice...