A federal judge has ruled that the US Department of Education must stop student-debt collection against all former students of the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. The ruling was a clarification of an earlier decision by the judge that the department had violated privacy laws in its debt-relief decisions.
About 22% of people who earned bachelor's degrees said they felt prepared to use artificial intelligence in their jobs, according to a survey by Gallup and Northeastern University. This article considers how AI is likely to affect the workforce of the future and how that could upend higher education.
As the extension of year-round Pell Grants enters its second year, colleges in some states, such as Louisiana and Alabama, have seen growth in summer enrollments, data show. Kim Cook, executive director of the National College Access Network, says taking summer courses can be key to helping some students finish their degrees on time.
Three-quarters of people surveyed by Verndale said they don't believe fully online colleges can provide a "true college experience" for students, but only half of students who have experienced blended-learning environments felt that way. The data also showed that 73% said employers now, or in the future, would place the same value on degrees, whether they were earned online or in a traditional campus setting.
President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday announced a plan to merge the US Department of Education with the Department of Labor to create the Department of Education and the Workforce. The move is a part of the administration's plan to reduce the size of the federal government, but any such merger would have to obtain congressional approval.
The University of Missouri will use a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to increase student engagement in the sciences. The five-year grant, also given to 32 other colleges, is aimed at increasing economic and racial diversity within scientific fields.