When I spoke to state Office of Education analyst Tricia Grimes on Friday about the increase in the student-loan default rate, I mentioned that Lumina Foundation’s Zakiya Smith had expressed alarm over the issue. Smith had told the higher ed publication  Diverse that the defaulting students had begun their repayment period while the feds were trying Read more

St. Paul banking employee Amee Gullickson tells the Star Tribune what she thought of her four-week business-ethics course in Capella University’s new FlexPath program, one of the first “competency-based” education programs in the country: “It was definitely a benefit, because I’m able to get through these classes faster. There’s not a lot of interaction, and Read more

I’ve written about four inquiries into business practices at Globe University / Minnesota School of Business, and some readers are probably noticing overlap in the people involved — especially those who accuse the schools of unethical practices. Some names have appeared in multiple articles or lawsuits. In the interest of clarity and transparency, I’d like Read more