The photo accompanying the AP story about troubled postsecondary institutions (Why the government let many trade schools become diploma mills) is now a ho-hum image of the USDE building in Washington DC.

But the original image was of the University of Phoenix — a controversial institution struggling to get its good name (and business) back. 

The University of Phoenix image was removed a short while after it was posted, with the following explanation: “This article has been updated to replace the photo. Earlier we used a photo of the University of Phoenix, which is not implicated in the Department of Education’s fraud investigation.”

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Alexander Russo is a freelance education writer who has created several long-running blogs such as the national news site This Week In Education, District 299 (about Chicago schools), and LA School Report. He can be reached on Twitter at @alexanderrusso, on Facebook, or directly at alexanderrusso@gmail.com.