July 11 – July 18, 2014

Industry Related Reports

National News

  • For-Profits Going Non-Profit
    “These are hard days for most for-profit colleges. Declining revenues and an ongoing regulatory crackdown has led to speculation that some in the sector — including one of the major, publicly traded companies — will go nonprofit to get out of the crosshairs….”
  • Univ. of Phoenix Faces Gov’t Financial Aid Review
    “Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Department of Education will review the administration of federal student financial aid programs by its University of Phoenix subsidiary….”
  • Higher Education’s Recession Reinvention
    “New economic normal forcing smaller institutions to expand academic, business models….”
  • How Colleges and Universities Can Guard Against Inflation
    “One of the most efficient ways to approach this issue is to make a long-term strategic allocation to assets that typically benefit from inflation. This includes investment in liquid assets, such as commodities, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and Treasury inflation-protected securities….”
  • State of New York investigating DeVry Education Group
    “An 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by DeVry Education Group reveals that the for-profit college provider is under investigation by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman….”
  • School Building Rebounds
    “Rising from the Great Recession, districts renovate and build for future challenges…”

Local News

Arizona

California

Illinois

  • Illinois Becomes The First State To Sue Over Student Loan Scams
    “In addition to being something of a luminary in education policy circles, Chris Barbic is the head of something called the Achievement School District in Tennessee. In that capacity, his job is to move that state’s lowest performing schools into the top in terms of performance in five short years….”

Minnesota

  • ‘Seed, Feed and Weed': Advice on Turning Around Underperforming Schools
    “In addition to being something of a luminary in education policy circles, Chris Barbic is the head of something called the Achievement School District in Tennessee. In that capacity, his job is to move that state’s lowest performing schools into the top in terms of performance in five short years….”

Texas

World News