CECU Letter regarding the National Student Clearinghouse Report on College Completions
Yesterday, Steve Gunderson, President and CEO of CECU, submitted a letter to Doug Shapiro, their Executive Director regarding the report addressing two major concerns: 1) they only count first-time college students (full or part-time) and 2) they only provide data on 4-year for-profit schools.
Click here to read the full letter.
Education Politics and Policy
House Democrats Grill Betsy DeVos Over Denying Student Borrower Relief – NPR
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos endured a withering barrage of questions on Thursday about her handling of a program meant to provide debt relief to federal student loan borrowers who say they were defrauded by for-profit colleges.
Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos to the House Education and the Workforce Committee
Let me also thank you for the opportunity to set the record straight on this Administration’s approach to borrower defense to repayment.
Backlog of Debt Relief Claims Now Almost 300,000, DeVos Says – Bloomberg Government
The number of claims for loan forgiveness by students saying they were defrauded by their colleges has grown to nearly 300,000, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told House lawmakers Thursday.
Additional Coverage on Partial Debt Relief and Hearing on Borrower Defense
Opening Statement of Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03); Advocates Slam DeVos’ New Method for Calculating Partial Debt Relief – NASFAA; Betsy DeVos unveils new student loan forgiveness ‘methodology.’ Critics call it ‘bad math’ and ‘mystifying.’ – Yahoo Finance
Democratic Bill Aims To Block Title IX Rule Changes Pushed By Trump Administration – NPR
Four Democratic congresswomen introduced the legislation, as the Department of Education prepares to revise Title IX rules that govern how colleges and universities that receive federal funding handle sexual assault.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) After leaving the military, U.S. Army Veteran, Frank Grillo, received a degree in business at a traditional school. After realizing this degree was not leading to the career he wanted, Grillo enrolled in the Colorado School of Trades to get the hands on experience he needed to start a career.
Click here to watch the interview.
Americans’ View Of Higher Education Takes A Major Drop – Forbes
Only half of Americans now believe that a college education is “very important,” a dramatic decrease from the 70% who said it was very important in 2013.
Using free tuition to attract students into high-demand fields – Community College Daily
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed budget will include $145 million over the biennium to make tuition-free community college available to low- and middle-income students who pursue jobs in high-demand fields.
An Industry-Aligned Education – Inside Higher Ed
With guidance from industry, faculty members at the City University of New York system are designing new curricula in data science and cybersecurity.
Career Education Convention
hosted by CECU & FAPSC
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!
Dec 16 - Booth registration open to the public (reg. link will be posted here)
Feb 3 - Attendee registration opens
Feb 3 - Call for Sessions opens