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In another blow to the for-profit industry, the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday said it was terminating recognition of the country's largest accreditor of for-profit schools.

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced new legislation on Thursday aimed at improving the college accreditation process.

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office, in collaboration with the state Department of Higher Education, is hosting two workshops aimed at helping the state's nearly 500 former ITT Technical Institute students left in the lurch, after the for-profit career school shut down earlier this month. But some of the former ITT students attending Tuesday's workshop said they're not satisfied with the options available.

This month, as parents packed up minivans and then dropped their kids off at college, unpacking their teenager’s brain might have been their biggest challenge. New research shows the teenage brain is not fully mature, even at the end of college.

Last week, one of the country’s largest for-profit chains -- ITT Technical Institute -- shut its doors. The closure is just the latest blow to the embattled for-profit college industry, which, in recent years, has faced questions about its place in the higher education marketplace.

The federal government announced Friday that it's expanding visas to Syrian students studying at American colleges and universities. The Department of Homeland Security is trying to make it easier for Syrian refugees to work while in the U.S.

With school back in session, many high school juniors and seniors are beginning to look at colleges, many of them paging through college guides like the Princeton Review.

But the vast majority of college students in this country are adults struggling to balance work and family responsibilities.

That's why this year Washington Monthly magazine is out with a different kind of college ranking - one that, for the first time, ranks the best two- and four-year colleges for adult learners.

Smith College has long upheld progressive values, urging its students to root out racism and injustice wherever they see it. Recently, that's included Smith’s own School for Social Work, where some faculty are raising questions about whether administrators have gone too far in responding to students' demands.

For many community college students nationwide, the goal is a four-year degree. But studies show only 14 percent walk away with a bachelor's within six years, partly because of the difficulty associated with transferring college credits. On Tuesday, Massachusetts officials rolled out a new tool designed to streamline the transfer process.

ITT Technical Insitute announced on Tuesday it will cease academic operations at more than 130 campuses nationwide.

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