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
DeVos Defends Trump’s 2021 Budget Proposal in Senate Subcommittee Hearing – NASFA
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos returned to Capitol Hill Thursday to again defend President Donald Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget proposal, this time appearing before Senate appropriators.
ED, IRS working to simplify FAFSA form – Community College Daily
The U.S. Education Department (ED) hopes to soon have a timeline for when it will implement a streamlined federal student aid application that will, in part, require the Internal Revenues Service (IRS) rather than students and families to provide certain income information to determine eligibility.
The Ed Dept is leaning on mediation to clear backlog of sexual violence cases, sources say – Education Dive
Its push comes as the laws and regulations around Title IX shift, creating a complicated oversight landscape.
Pima Medical Institute’s San Antonio Campus Officially Launches Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program
Students interested in pursuing a career as an animal nurse can now enroll in the Veterinary Technician associate degree program at Pima Medical Institute’s San Antonio campus.
Summer “Ignite” Program Builds Earlier Talent Pipelines and Narrows the Transportation Industry Skills Gap
As part of its ongoing effort to address employer demand for skilled transportation technicians, Universal Technical Institute (NASDAQ: UTI) campuses nationwide will offer the summer Ignite program for the third consecutive year.
The College President Who Simply Won’t Raise Tuition – The Atlantic
I’ll tell you a funny story,” said Mitch Daniels, the president of Purdue University. It was the day before the first home football game of the season and he was sitting in his corner office, overlooking the postcard-perfect quad.
The Latest True Crime Case Hitting TV And Movies? The College Admissions Scandal – WGBH
Almost exactly a year ago, federal prosecutors in Boston unveiled a college admissions bribery scheme and charged dozens of parents with doctoring their children’s applications to make them look like top athletes.
Follow the Money: Recruiting and the Enrollment Priorities of Public Research Universities – Third Way
The “Varsity Blues” admissions scandal captured national attention by showing how the rich and famous used back doors to bribe their way into selective universities.
Guidance for interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – IFAP
This electronic announcement addresses concerns expressed by higher education leaders regarding how they should comply with Title IV, Higher Education Act (HEA) policies for students whose activities are impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Additional Coronavirus Coverage
Federal Agencies, Health Association Help Colleges Plan Ahead – Inside Higher Ed; Higher ed groups share guides to help prep for the coronavirus – Education Dive; A college closes, another cancels classes and others brace for coronavirus impact on campus – The Washington Post.