It was just released by the Department of Education. On it are the names of 556 colleges and universities that failed the department's "financial responsibility test."
Undersecretary of Education Ted Mitchell says that each school's finances are now being placed under a microscope because the government "had serious concerns about the financial integrity of the institution or its administrative capacity."
Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 11:03 am
Latonya Suggs says she borrowed thousands of dollars in student loans to attend the for-profit Corinthian Colleges but has nothing to show for it. Most employers don't recognize her criminal justice degree.
"I am completely lost and in debt," Suggs says. And now she's doing something about it: She's refusing to pay back those loans.
Suggs and 106 other borrowers now saddled with Corinthian loan debt say their refusal to repay the loans is a form of political protest. And Tuesday, the U.S. government gave them an audience.
Originally published on Sat March 28, 2015 1:58 pm
This weekend, NPR Ed is featuring dispatches from teachers about the ups and downs of their work.
Early each December, the HR department of Orange City Schools in Pepper Pike, Ohio, places a checklist in our mailboxes. It asks about our employment plans for the next school year. Choices include sabbatical leave, acquiring advanced degrees, and the one everyone dreams of checking: I will be retiring at the end of the current school year.
Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 4:36 pm
The president of the University of Oklahoma says two dozen students from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity have been disciplined for taking part in a racist chant about African-Americans and lynching that was videotaped and went viral earlier this month.
Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 11:55 pm
A stack of research suggests that all the classroom technology in the world can't compare to the power of a great teacher. And, since we haven't yet figured out how to clone our best teachers, a few schools around the country are trying something like it: Stretching them across multiple classrooms.