Education Politics and Policy
Senate to vote Wednesday on reversing DeVos student loan rule – The Hill
Senate Democrats will force a vote Wednesday in their attempts to reverse a Department of Education rule that they worry will hinder student loan borrowers’ ability to seek loan forgiveness from predatory institutions.
Durbin: The Time Has Come To Stand Up For Defrauded Veterans And Student Borrowers
U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today, in a speech on the Senate floor, urged his Senate colleagues to support the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval overturning Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ rewritten borrower defense rule when it comes for a vote this week.
Senate Democrats to force vote this week to reverse DeVos student loan policy – CNN
Senate Democrats are expected to force a vote in the coming days to overturn a Trump administration student loan forgiveness policy that they argue eliminates essential protections for defrauded students
CECU Hill Day
This morning, president and CEO of CECU, Steve Gunderson, kicked off the 2020 Hill Day in Alexandria, Virginia. Today's attendees will hear from Robert “Bob” King, Assistant Secretary for Higher Education; Paul Lawrence, Under Secretary of VA for Benefits; Jinann Bitar, Bipartisan Policy Center; a panel of veterans organization voices and a special briefing preparing for the Congressional visits tomorrow.
Last Friday, CECU Senior Vice President of Policy and Research Nicholas Kent had the privilege of moderating and participating on a panel of education policy experts that discussed key regulatory issues currently facing postsecondary education. The conversation, which capped off the 17th Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education hosted by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, covered a variety of new federal and state changes impacting ABHES-accredited institutions, including those related to accreditation, institutional financial responsibility, cybersecurity, student aid delivery, and Title IX.
From Pennsylvania across to California and down to Texas, the CECU staff had a busy week on the road! On Thursday, CECU Senior Vice President of Policy and Research Nicholas Kent and Vice President of Professional Development Kelley Blanchard attended the 17th Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education hosted by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. Nicholas presented to a packed room on some of the most important federal and state issues facing postsecondary education. Kelley was busy showcasing to current and prospective members the value CECU brings to the career school sector.
Education Politics and Policy
A new state bill could challenge key interstate distance learning pact – Education Dive
Legislation in Maryland stands to test the limits of new state authorization rules and an agreement that lets colleges offer online programs in other states.
Review of the FY2021 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Education
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020; Time: 10:00 AM; Agenda: Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2021 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Department of Education.
ECU NewsCECU President and CEO Steve Gunderson and Senior Vice President of Policy and Research Nicholas Kent spoke yesterday at the Forum for Excellence in Career and Technical Education hosted by the Middle States Association, a regional accreditor. Steve served as the event’s keynote speaker and addressed the challenges and opportunities facing postsecondary career education. Nicholas provided a legislative and regulatory update on matters impacting postsecondary education, including efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, legislation that would adversely impact veterans and servicemembers, and regulations recently promulgated by the U.S. Department of Education that take effect later this summer.
Dental Assistant Students at Pima Medical Institute’s Houston Campus Prove they are True Stars of the South with First Place Win in Scientific Table Clinic Competition
Dental Assistant Students from the Pima Medical Institute Houston campus recently participated in a competition held during the annual Greater Houston Dental Society (GHDS) Star of the South Convention.
Herzing University Announces New Madison Campus President
Herzing University has announced the appointment of Dr. Jeff Hill as president of its Madison campus, where the healthcare-focused university has offered a variety of career-oriented programs for 50 years.