Week in Review

Feb/09/2018 - 11:28am

As part of the ongoing negotiations over a student loan forgiveness rule, the Trump administration is proposing a change to evidentiary standards for debt relief claims that would be a compromise between the positions of colleges and student advocates.

 

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Oct/03/2017 - 11:59am

McCann School of Business and Technology has stopped accepting new students at campuses in Wilkes-Barre Township and Hazle Township due to an issue with accreditation.

According to a statement issued by spokesman Chuck Vella, students were informed Aug. 31 that the campus on Highland Park Boulevard in Wilkes-Barre Township and the one on Maplewood Drive in …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:57am

The Department of Education rejected two recent calls to improve its monitoring of the financial health of colleges and universities — despite its failure to predict institutions' closure in half of cases since 2010-11.

A Government Accountability Office report released Wednesday found that the risk measure the department uses to assess colleges' financial health is badly …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:55am

It’s no surprise that careers in big data are booming. What is surprising is the new demand for data scientists. These experts are coming from a variety of business and computational sciences fields and, as it turns out, big data is a segment that requires all comers.

Movies like “Moneyball,” companies like Netflix, and statisticians like …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:53am

The working world is in upheaval, with technology changing the way we do pretty much everything. Some careers that used to be sure things aren't so sure anymore. How do you know which jobs are worth pursuing, and which aren't? We checked in with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to get the lowdown on …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:50am

More than a quarter of Americans hold a non-degree credential, with 21 percent completing a work experience program, new federal data shows. And many of these credential holders have well-paying jobs.

More than one quarter of Americans hold a non-degree credential, such as a certificate or an occupational license or certification, according to new data from …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:48am

The Obama administration last December decided to terminate federal recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, due largely to the controversial national accreditor's oversight of Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institute. The move set off a flurry among the roughly 270 colleges accredited by ACICS, most of them for-profits, which now have …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:46am

Snap-on’s Blackhawk brand has unveiled its new Blackhawk Postlift, a multi-purpose machine for diagnostics in light to full vehicle repair or as a lift for mechanical service on unitized body vehicles.

“The new Blackhawk Postlift takes up much less space than frame racks but is just as robust and powerful as traditional racks,” said David Zinkiewicz, …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:45am

Second annual event supports pre-employment collision education opportunities in greater Philadelphia market.

On Thursday, June 8, the Greater Philadelphia-area I-CAR committee held its second annual fundraiser at the Scotland Run Golf Club, in Williamstown, N.J. to benefit the Collision Repair Education Foundation and local collision repair school programs. Over 160 people participated in the golf tournament, …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:43am

When Congress reconvenes in September from its August recess, it must confront a daunting to-do list. By Sept. 30, the nation’s debt limit must be lifted in order to avoid defaulting on our obligations; an appropriations bill must be passed in order to keep the Federal government open and providing essential services; and the Children’s …

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