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Education Department to Enforce Obama-era Ban on Mandatory Arbitration | Politico Pro

The Education Department said on Friday that it will begin enforcing an Obama-era ban on colleges using mandatory arbitration agreements, after a federal judge last fall thwarted the Trump administration’s efforts to stop the policy.

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Update | Higher Education is Failing Students of Color, but Congress Can Help

The harsh reality is that the burdens of student debt are not shared equally. Students of color borrow more on average than other students seeking the same degree, and are two to three times more likely to default than their white counterparts.

4 Ideas for Improving Education From The Chronicle’s 2019 ‘Shark Tank’ | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Let’s start with a disclaimer: Vetting the pitches for our Shark Tank: Edu Edition at SXSW EDU is an utterly unscientific process. The goal is to unearth some interesting ideas and have some fun exploring their pros and cons.

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A College Chain Crumbles, and Millions in Student Loan Cash Disappears | New York Times

When the Education Department approved a proposal by Dream Center, a Christian nonprofit with no experience in higher education, to buy a troubled chain of for-profit colleges, skeptics warned that the charity was unlikely to pull off the turnaround it promised.

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SEC Gives Former Execs of Corinthian Colleges, a Massive Scam, Slaps on the Wrist | LA Times

Corinthian Colleges was a higher-education scam that defrauded tens of thousands of low-income students out of as much as $100 million in federally backed loans. Many are still struggling with the consequences because the Trump administration is refusing to grant them full relief from their student debt.

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Update | Argosy University Stipends

In January of this year, Dream Center Education Holdings—the parent company of Argosy and several other schools—entered into a federal receivership. A receivership occurs when a court appoints someone outside a company to control the company, because the company is in serious financial trouble.

Corinthian Executives Get Slap On the Wrist With SEC Fines | Press Release

The SEC has filed and settled claims against former executives of Corinthian Colleges. Meanwhile, nearly four years after Corinthian Colleges shut down, thousands of former students continue to struggle with massive sums of fraudulent debts from the college.

My Student Loan Truth: Rick’s WyoTech Story

This month we interviewed Rick Dobashi, who attended Corinthian-owned WyoTech in San Jose, California from 2011-2013. Rick is part of our class action case Calvillo Manriquez v. DeVos, which represents students who were cheated by Corinthian Colleges (WyoTech, Heald, and Everest). 

Department of Education Appeals Court Ruling in Attempt to Deny Debt Cancellation to Cheated Corinthian Students | Press Release

Thousands of former Corinthian students are eligible for debt cancellation. With its latest appeal, the Department of Education continues to resist doing the right thing.

What Really Happened at ITT: Jorge Villalba in His Own Words

This month we interviewed Jorge Villalba, a former ITT Tech student and named plaintiff in the Project’s ITT case.  After being cheated by ITT and struggling with massive debt from the school for years, Jorge finally had his loans discharged.