August 29 – September 5, 2014

Industry Related Reports

National News

  • Inside Look: Campus Retail
    “Lots of schools are looking to improve retention rates by bringing the products students need to campus. It brings them a sense of comfort and convenience,” says Jeff Pavic, vice president for channel development for the National Association of College Stores….”
  • Where International Students Come From
    “A report released Friday from the Global Cities Initiative found that in the 2012-13 school year, U.S. universities hosted a record 819,644 foreign students, up 7 percent from the previous year….”
  • Education Protector, the First Insurance Product of Its Kind
    “While the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) directors reexamine several policies amid controversy about how student athletes are treated, one of the nation’s fastest-growing insurance brokers has moved to protect high school athletes who have received a verbal offer for an athletic scholarship or grant from an NCAA Division I or Division II sports program….”
  • Feds Overhaul Servicing Contracts
    “The U.S. Department of Education on Friday announced changes to how it pays the companies that manage student loan payments, responding to growing criticism that its oversight of those companies is inadequate….”
  • Anthem Shutters Campuses in Beaverton After Parent Files Bankruptcy
    “Anthem has shuttered its Beaverton campus and many of its other campuses across the country. The closures came after Anthem’s Florida-based parent company filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, the latest sign of trouble in the controversial for-profit college sector….”

 Local News

Arizona

  • Judge to State: Pay Up $317 Million to Schools
    “Arizona’s next governor and state Legislature may have a financial mess on their hands when they take office in January because those before them didn’t adequately fund public education….”

Illinois

  • International Students Study in Chicago but IT Jobs Go Unfilled
    “The Chicago region’s colleges and universities are attracting growing numbers of foreign-born students, but employers are doing less well in hiring these students for local jobs when they graduate, especially to fill a big shortage of workers for information technology jobs, a new report shows….”
  • Roosevelt Move Part of ‘Tectonic Shift’ in Education
    “Roosevelt University recently announced that the changing market in higher education was prompting it to move most of the programs at its Schaumburg campus to Chicago. The Schaumburg campus will remain home to the university’s successful College of Pharmacy….”

Minnesota

New York

  • City Shuts Down 9 Pre-K Centers, Delays Opening of 36
    “The city has shut down nine pre-K centers just two days before classes start, and delayed the start of 36 others. The de Blasio administration says the shuttered programs were unlikely to open this year because of safety and integrity concerns….”

Washington

  • State Supreme Court to Decide if Washington Will Allow Charter Schools
    “The charter school law, approved by Washington state voters in 2012, allows for about 40 charter schools to open during the next five years. This fall, the private school First Place will be the first to serve students as a charter school. It already serves families in extreme poverty by offering  counseling, housing, advocacy and access to other resources….”

World News

  • Educational Efficiency Across OECD Countries
    “The international study, commissioned by Gems Education Solutions, compared education systems across 30 nations, based on how much they spend on teacher costs and the pupil outcomes achieved, to examine how cost-efficient the systems are….”