Education

FTC Action Halts Online High School Diploma Mill That Made $11 Million Selling Worthless Diplomas to Students

September 19, 2014
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At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court in Florida has temporarily halted a diploma mill that allegedly grossed more than $11 million from marketing and selling fake high school diplomas online to consumers nationwide. The court imposed a temporary restraining order to halt the business operations of Diversified Educational Resources, LLC...

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Feds Sue For-Profit Corinthian Colleges For Predatory Lending Scheme

Bureau Seeks More than $500 Million In Relief For Borrowers of Corinthian’s Private Student Loans  Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sued for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges, Inc. for its illegal predatory lending scheme. The Bureau alleges that Corinthian lured tens of thousands of students to take out private loans to cover expensive...

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Campus Sexual Assault: What Are Colleges Doing Wrong?

July 30, 2014
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Campus Sexual Assault: What Are Colleges Doing Wrong?

 by Abbie Nehring Columbia University’s Alma Mater statue marked with red tape in support of victims of sexual assault. (Erin Vaughn/Instagram) Update July 29: We have updated this article to include the responses universities gave to the stories. During their time at college, the Department of Justice estimates one in five women will be...

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Violent and Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will

June 26, 2014
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Violent and Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will

Carson Luke, a young boy with autism, shattered bones in his hand and foot after educators grabbed him and tried to shut him into a “scream room.” Kids across the country risked similar harm at least 267,000 times in just one school year. by Heather Vogell Carson Luke, who is autistic, was 10 years...

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