Education Politics and Policy
Rep. Susie Lee’s Bipartisan Student Veteran Protection Act Passes House
U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (Nev.-03) released the following statement after the passage of her bipartisan bill with Republican Rep. Jim Banks (Ind.-03), the Student Veteran Protection Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives.
House To Take Up GI Bill – Politico
The House will take up legislation designed to give students additional protections under the GI Bill and increase transparency and accountability among education programs that receive Veterans Affairs funding.
Full Committee Hearing
“'With Extreme Displeasure': Examining the Education Department’s Refusal to Provide Debt Relief to Defrauded Students.” Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Accreditation and State Authorization Webinar: Overview of the U.S. Department of Education’s final rule on accreditation and related matters
On November 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education released its official final rule on accreditation and related matters, including state authorization requirements for institutions offering distance education or correspondence courses. The final rule culminates over a year of robust discussion and debate which sought to balance the need for eliminating burdensome federal regulations, promoting innovation in higher education, and maintaining educational quality. The final regulations increase student access, improve teach-outs for students at closed or closing institutions, restore focus and clarity to the accreditor recognition process, and integrate risk-based review of accreditors. Join CECU Senior VP of Policy and Research Nicholas Kent for this exclusive 60-minute webinar for an overview of how the final regulations will impact accreditors, institutions, and students when they go into effect next year.
Presenter: Nicholas Kent, Senior VP of Policy and Research, CECU
Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 2pm EST
Pima Medical Institute’s Denver Campus Repeats as Back-to-Back Winner of National Respiratory Care Competition
This is the eighth national title in 14 years for Pima Medical with wins in 2018, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2008, 2006 and 2005. This year, two teams from Denver as well as teams from the Mesa, Arizona and Las Vegas campuses advanced through state competitions to display their knowledge at the competition.
One year in, Porter and Chester graduates first class of students in New London – The Day
Fifty-six weeks after Porter and Chester Institute opened a new campus at the corner of Bank and Howard streets, to fill the void created with the abrupt closure of Ridley-Lowell, the technical school handed out diplomas at its first graduation.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) U.S. Army Veteran Raul Alvarez Jr. feels that taking away his right to choose is "not correct" - servicemembers have the ability to choose to enter into the military, that choice should continue into the use of their GI bill benefits, being able to choose where they want to attend school.
Click here to watch the interview.
Grand Canyon pushes back in response to Ed Dept’s review letter – Education Dive
Grand Canyon University issued a response on Tuesday to the U.S. Department of Education’s decision last week to continue to regard it as a for-profit institution for the purposes of Title IV funding.
Education Department Explains Grand Canyon Decision – Inside Higher Ed
The department on Tuesday released its 18-page letter to Grand Canyon on the decision. It also released a written statement, noting that the call was based on the structure of the relationship between the university and Grand Canyon Education.
Nondegree programs drive 2U’s Q3, future plans – Education
2U added 15 new degree programs during the period, though its revenue per full course equivalent enrollment the number of students enrolled in a course multiplied by the share of the course completed during that period was slightly higher for its alternative credential segment ($3,825) than from its graduate segment ($2,527).
FTC Takes Student Debt Relief Company to Court – Inside Higher Ed
The Federal Trade Commission has blocked the operations of a group of companies allegedly portraying themselves as being affiliated with the U.S. Department of Education, charging that they promoted student loan debt-relief services but did not follow through as promised.
Too many CT colleges not delivering for their students, education group says – The CT Mirror
Many of Connecticut’s four-year colleges have low graduation rates and some also charge low-income students considerably more than they would have to pay elsewhere, according to a report from the non-profit organization Education Reform Now Connecticut.
Higher Education Experts Debate Pros and Cons of Linking Federal Funding to Graduation Rates – NASFAA
As lawmakers proceed with the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), two higher education experts offered advice and recommendations on whether Congress should create an accountability metric that ties federal funding to graduation rates.
CECU Annual Convention
in conjunction with the FAPSC Annual Conference
June 7-10 | Orlando, FL | www.career.org/convention
This year CECU will be partnering with FAPSC, the Florida state association. The CECU Annual Convention and FAPSC Annual Conference have joined forces to maximize the conference experience for all attendees!
Nov 26 - Last day to book 10x20 booths BEFORE registration opens
Dec 2 - Allied Plus Member booth registration opens
Dec 9 - Allied Member booth registration opens
Dec 16 - Booth registration open to the public
Feb 3 - Attendee registration opens
Feb 3 - Call for Sessions opens