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Md. for-profit school rules advance after provisions stripped out

"I know the governor has not been a fan of taxes. He can decide to support efforts to transform our schools or he can take a talk. It's that simple," said Sen. Paul Pinsky, D-Prince Georege's County. (Bryan P. Sears / The Daily Record)

Legislation regulating for-profit colleges in Maryland has passed both chambers of the General Assembly, but with amendments that supporters say gut the heart of one of the bills. One bill would require schools to make disclosures about student outcomes, and ...

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Md. bill adds protections for students of for-profit colleges

The ITT Technical Institute Building in Owings Mills, one of the company’s 130 facilities that are being closed. (Maximilian Franz / The Daily Record)

Legislation expanding protections for students attending for-profit colleges gained final passage in the General Assembly Thursday as the state continues to deal with the fallout of the closures of ITT Technical Institutes and Corinthian Colleges. The Senate bill requires for-profit ...

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Md. campaign to educate about dangers of for-profit colleges

Roland Selby, Executive Director of Year Up Baltimore, seen here in the front lobby of the Year Up Baltimore headquarters at BCCC in front of their mission statement. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Prospective students should know the risks of for-profit colleges and be aware of the possibilities of community colleges when they review their postsecondary education and career training options, a new campaign from the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition said. At a ...

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Frosh joins AGs seeking enforcement of student loan Borrower Defense Rule

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh successfully argued that not every criticism of a person holding a position of public trust addresses a matter of public concern. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh joined 17 other state attorneys general in a lawsuit to force the Department of Education to enforce the Borrower Defense Rule. That rule would make it easier for students who attend for-profit colleges using federal ...

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Md. lawmakers approve restrictions on for-profit colleges

"There's just a lot of questions that have to be answered and a lot of dominoes that will fall into place when the Supreme Court decides to act or decides not to act," said Sen. Paul Pinsky, D-Prince George's and incoming chair of the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee.

A proposal to rein in misleading behavior by for-profit higher education institutions and private career schools has been approved by both chambers of the Maryland General Assembly. Consumer rights advocates have said the marketing practices of these schools can be ...

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