CECU's Career Education Blog
No HEA Reauthorization? Try Regulation!
The Higher Education Act (“HEA”), the federal law governing higher education in the U.S., has not been updated in over a decade. The most outdated aspect of higher education today is the federal policy under which most postsecondary schools operate. We’ve modernized who we teach, when we teach, and how we teach. However, the federal policy stays the same. Why? Polarization in Congress.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
California Attorney General Proposes Modified CCPA Regulations – Overview of Significant Proposed Changes – Duane Morris LLP
On February 10, 2020, California’s Office of the Attorney General proposed a modified version of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations first published on October 11, 2019. The initial proposed regulations were summarized in our previous Alert.
Financial Aid/Student Loan Issues
Federal Student Aid Delivers on Secretary DeVos’ Promise to Modernize, Personalize Customer Experience
Delivering on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ promise to modernize and personalize customer experience with federal student aid, the Education Department announced today transformative upgrades to StudentAid.gov.
FY 2017 Draft Cohort Default Rates Distributed February 24, 2020 – IFAP
On February 24, 2020, the Department of Education (the Department) distributed the FY 2017 draft cohort default rate (CDR) notification packages to all eligible domestic and foreign schools only.
The Overlooked Value of Certificates and Associate's Degrees: What Students Need to Know Before They Go to College
March 4th | 2PM EST
Presenter: Anthony P. Carnevale, Founder and Director, Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce
On January 28th, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce released a new report that examines the labor-market value of associate's degrees and certificate programs, finding that field of study especially influences future earnings for these programs since they are tightly linked with specific occupations. Join us on this webinar to hear more!
Jessica Barry wins Silver Medal Award from AAF at the Hermes Award Event
[On February 22, 2020] at the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF-Dayton) annual Hermes Awards, The Modern’s president Jessica Barry was bestowed the prestigious Silver Medal Award.
The Modern’s Students Earn Hermes from AAF-Dayton
The American Advertising Federation (AAF-Dayton) hosted its annual Hermes Awards tonight in Dayton, and The Modern’s students earned a total of 21 awards across the bronze, silver, and gold ADDY categories. The Hermes competition recognizes excellence in marketing, advertising, and design.
Howard U is off cash monitoring, but some colleges linger under sanctions – Education Dive
The HBCU had the resources to make the changes needed to shed the Ed Department’s oversight, observers said, but not all schools are in that position.
Shuttered St. Joseph’s College plots a comeback, even as doubts hang over 3-year plan – Journal & Courier
hen Saint Joseph’s College comes back – and Bill Carroll, adviser and spokesman for the private, four-year institution that closed nearly three years ago, insists it will be when, rather than if – it will mean leaning on partnerships with stronger colleges and universities.
Tearful former University of Texas tennis coach gets 6 months in prison for role in college admissions scam – USA Today
Former University of Texas men’s tennis coach Michael Center was sentenced to six months in prison Monday for accepting $100,000 in bribes to falsely tag an applicant as a recruit to get the student admitted.
Coronavirus Forces Universities Online – Inside Higher Ed
Compelled to close their campuses to limit the spread of coronavirus, U.S. universities with Chinese branches move at lightning speed to take teaching online.
FBI raid at State Sen. Katrina Robinson’s home and business draws attention of the Local I-Team – Local Memphis
The Local I-Team has learned new information about the FBI raid at the home and business of Tennessee State Senator Katrina Robinson. Robinson founded The Healthcare Institute in Southeast Memphis with a $1.6 million federal grant.