Bootcamps grow up

The sector is expanding rapidly. Amid a boom in offerings by ed-tech companies, several freestanding bootcamps are seeking accreditation, a key step toward being able to accept federal student aid.

A 50-year storm

Perhaps students will return to community colleges when things settle down. But if preliminary fall enrollment numbers hold up, the sector would be down 14 percent over two years—the largest collapse in a half century.

Free college for workers

Amazon last week joined Walmart and Target in offering free college as a benefit to its 750,000 front-line employees in the U.S. Like its fellow retail giants, Amazon views college benefits as a crucial hiring and retention tool.