October 10 – 17, 2014

Industry Related Repoorts

 

 National News

  • College Completion is the Best Default Aversion
    “Last month, the U.S. Department of Education released data showing the share of borrowers at each institution of higher education that defaulted on student loans within three years of entering repayment….”
  • Education Department Investigating Three School Civil Rights Complaints
    “The Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights is investigating three complaints filed on behalf of African American parents in New Orleans, Chicago and Newark alleging racial discrimination in the closing of scores of neighborhood public schools in those three cities….”
  • 10 Uses of Drones in Higher Education
    “The commercial and private use of drones is soaring. The devices are capturing news video, assisting farmers, filming movies, delivering packages, surveying real estate, recording vacation travel logs, and providing disaster relief. Lux Research projects the market for commercial drones will reach $1.7B by 2025….”
  • EF Education First HQ Debuts in Cambridge
    “The stretch of former industrial land between Charlestown and Cambridge will soon have a hair and nail salon, a gym, a Hubway station, and a 250-seat bar and restaurant with an outdoor patio overlooking the Charles River. And it’s all inside the international education company’s massive campus….”
  • For-Profit Innovation Will Unravel Higher-Education Status Quo
    “For-profit education gets an ugly rap, a target of hit pieces, and rightfully so in many instances…This opens up an opportunity for innovation. While some for-profit schools have been the targets of consumer ire, the need for an alternative option to the traditional college model, including the debt that comes with it, has led to some recent innovation in for-profit education….”
  • EDMC Reports $664 Million Loss at For-Profit’s 110 Campuses
    “Downtown-based Education Management Corp. issued its annual report Thursday night that reported a $664 million loss during its last fiscal year as enrollment fell by 7.3 percent at the for-profit education provider’s 110 campuses….”

 

Local News

Iowa     

  • Iowa’s Balance of Power
    “Some private colleges in Iowa worry they could end up having to shut down because of an aggressive effort by the University of Iowa to enroll more students from within the state….”

Massachusetts

  • Boston Offers a Plan to Help Colleges Add Dorms
    “Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston wants to cut in half the number of college students living off campus by 2030 and is calling on Boston colleges to collectively add 18,500 new dormitory beds to make that possible….”
  • New Charter Schools Unlikely in Massachusetts
    “For the first time in 15 years, Massachusetts education officials probably will not be approving any new independently run charter schools this year, a prospect that is stunning proponents and applicants….”

Michigan  

New York   

  • N.Y.U., City Get Big Win in University Expansion Case
    “In a major win for New York University and the city, a state appeals court on Tuesday overturned a decision that threatened to complicate the school’s controversial expansion plans and redefine what types of property should be considered parkland….”

North Carolina    

Wisconsin 

 

World News