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States stepping up scrutiny of for-profit colleges

Connecticut education officials have given the state’s for-profit colleges a vote of confidence, but leaders elsewhere have questions, David Harrison reports at Stateline.org. Last year the federal Education Department began drafting new regulations to govern for-profit higher education institutions following a report that found the the schools misled students about graduation and job placement rates […]

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A president looks at 50

With his 50th birthday coming up fast (Aug. 4, according to his Hawaiian birth certificate) President Barack Obama has taken to musing on middle age, Amie Parnes reports at Politico. “We’ve been governing for 2½ years,” Obama told supporters on a conference call this month. “I don’t look that young anymore. I’m grayer, I have […]

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Disparity called the greatest health risk

One prominent doctor called it the greatest risk to health. Another called it a threat to national security. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal called it a scandal. The topic at a town hall meeting in Hartford Tuesday wasn’t cancer, radiation or any other medical concern that frequently makes headlines. It was health disparities, the well–documented but […]