Education Politics and Policy
Education Department Looks to Address Sudden College Closures – U.S. News
THE TRUMP administration, at an all-hands-on-deck meeting Wednesday, will consider ways to stem rapid closures of colleges and universities that over the last few years have stranded thousands of students.
A Call for More Aid, and More Accountability – Inside Higher Ed
A panel including lawmakers involved in Congress’s last renewal of the Higher Education Act says that law is now obsolete, recommending a series of changes.
A Closed-Door Education Department Symposium Will Address “Sudden College Closures” – Politico
Century Foundation thinkers are pitching their latest policy proposals to identify schools at risk of closing and craft better protections for affected students and taxpayers.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Connecting State Authorization with Higher Education Accountability – Medium
Many small, private, nonprofit and for-profit colleges are also facing substantial financial pressures due to declining populations of traditional-age students and a decrease in adult student enrollment brought on by low unemployment rates.
Financial Aid/Student Loan Issues
Virginia’s Fight Over Online Ed – Inside Higher Ed
Governor has proposed ending tuition assistance for students who take classes online, drawing intense criticism from Liberty University and its president, Jerry Falwell Jr.
‘Bilking taxpayers’: Warren demands $22 million owed by student loan servicer Navient – Yahoo Finance
Navient, one of the biggest U.S. student loan lenders, has owed the federal government $22.3 million for over a decade and still hasn’t paid it back.
CAPTE Confers 10-Year Re-Accreditation to Gurnick Academy Physical Therapist Assistant Program
The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) has bestowed a 10-year re-accreditation to Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts’ Physical Therapy Assistant Program at their San Mateo, California campus.
Lincoln Tech Graduates Achieve Near-Perfection on Quarterly NCLEX-PN Licensure Exam
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation announced today that the New Jersey Board of Nursing has reported 94% of Nursing graduates from its Paramus, NJ campus have passed a key licensing exam on their first attempt.
Will you still need a college education in 2040? – Fast Company
Today, Techtonic is the first Department of Labor-approved apprenticeship program for coding. Participants apply to be part of the program, and once they’re selected, the company trains them, while paying them from day one.
Textbook publishers Cengage, McGraw-Hill extend merger agreement to May 1 – Yahoo Finance
Textbook publishers Cengage Learning Holdings and McGraw-Hill Education, who announced last year that they would merge, have extended their merger agreement to May 1, the companies said on Wednesday, as some countries are still reviewing the deal.