The Second Summit
Inside Higher Ed
December 4, 2014
By Michael Stratford
In a departure from the January event, the White House has also invited participation from American Public University System, a large, publicly-traded for-profit university --a sector of higher education with which the Obama administration has repeatedly clashed, most significantly over its gainful employment regulations.
American Public, which is one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges, pledged to boost the number of students graduating from STEM programs by 10 percent next year. It also said it would specifically promote female participation in its STEM programs.
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