* Robert Cherry, professor of economics at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, writes in The Wall Street Journal that demonizing for-profit colleges because of a few bad actors ignores the many economic benefits of the sector. He also notes that Monroe College and DeVry University have been very successful: http://on.wsj.com/1YkCVVk (subscription required)
* The New York Times opines about a new study, by Education Reform Now, a nonprofit think tank. The study shows that nearly half of the students who begin their college careers taking remedial courses, come from middle- and upper-income families: http://nyti.ms/24JohL8
* Apollo Education shareholders OK sale to investors, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1Og1tP0
* Colleges should be on some sort of financial hook when their students don’t succeed, writes Carlo Salerno, but why are we pushing for policies to accomplish what’s already occurring? Inside Higher Ed publishes: http://bit.ly/1WmXsuF
* Higher education associations push for more accurate graduation rate accounting. Diverse Issues in Higher Ed explains: http://bit.ly/1TDDsgR
* The University of Phoenix was right: Forcing students to agree to binding arbitration is unfair, Ed Central reports: http://bit.ly/1rFgrnt
* Accreditors, like those of Corinthian Colleges, threaten higher education by keeping their reviews private. Ben Miller, a contributor to the US News and World Report writes: http://bit.ly/1T86ueG
* Trying to simplify choices in federal student loan repayment plans, the New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/24M3N83
* Ted Mitchell wants equity to drive higher-ed innovation. Ed Surge reports: http://bit.ly/1YkEToJ
* Beauty Fashion Fragrance recently selected Sue Phillips, an LIM College adjunct faculty member, to profile. The interview can be found here: http://bit.ly/1rT5hvo
* To meet the growing needs of local healthcare employers and to make education more affordable, Bryant & Stratton College is making its Medical Assisting Opportunity grant available to new students who qualify. The Greece Post reports: http://bit.ly/1T3jBvv
* Dublin-based retailer Primark readies to open a New Jersey location. Bob Conrad, an LIM College lecturer, and Lot van Nunen, an LIM College graduate student from the Netherlands, provide insight: http://on.app.com/1Og6UgL
* The College of Westchester faculty participate as judges for the Tri County Science and Technology Fair. The College of Westchester writes: http://bit.ly/1T9WC0O
* 2016 Innovation Summit: Mark your calendars and plan to join APC at the 2016 Innovation Summit on June 21st – 23rd at the Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown, NY.
This year’s program will focus on presenting fresh, innovative ideas in the areas of regulatory affairs, student assessment and engagement, technology and social media. For information on how to register for the event, please visit the APC website.
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