With just over a week left in office, the Obama administration continues to crackdown on the for-profit college industry. The U.S. Education Department says hundreds of programs have failed to meet its gainful employment rule.
In a 3-1 decision this week, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that teaching and research assistants at Columbia University are covered employees under the National Labor Relations Act, and therefore have the right to unionize. The Board’s decision will have major financial and academic implications for private institutions of higher education throughout the United States, with the potential to impact both the balance sheets and the curriculum of private colleges and universities nationwide.
In a 4-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas at Austin. Colleges and universities that had filed amicus briefs in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas are welcoming the decision.
The Obama administration is shining a spotlight on colleges and universities that increase access and improve outcomes for poor students, months after abandoning its plan to rank higher education institutions. The U.S. Education Department on Thursday released a new report celebrating colleges that enroll and graduate students from all backgrounds
There’s been a big push in this country to get more students into and through college. But according to a new report by the National Student Clearinghouse, the number of people who earn a degree in the U.S. has remained flat since 2012.