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CECU Condemns the “College Affordability Act”
Following the introduction of the “College Affordability Act,” CECU president and CEO Steve Gunderson sent a letter to Representative Bobby Scott, Chair of the House Committee on Education & Labor, to express disappointment on the bill:
“We have reached out to you (your staff and your committee colleagues) since January 3rd, seeking constructive collaboration that can produce a Higher Education Act reauthorization that serves all students and all schools, especially those that have for years and continue to provide exemplary service to students and exist as a cherished part of their communities.”
Legislation in the 116th Congress Against the Proprietary School Sector (Updated) – Career Education Colleges and Universities
Do you want a list of the proposals currently offered in the 116th Congress to harm our sector and our ability to provide students with postsecondary career education? Here it is!
CECU Statement on the House Education Committee’s Higher Education Bill
“We are disappointed in the House proposal continuing the old ideological debates when the nation is seeking 19 million new skilled workers each year! It is time to get beyond politics to establish a higher education roadmap for the future. Senator Alexander’s proposal gets it right: All programs at all schools must meet the same standards of quality and outcomes as a condition of participation in federal financial aid.”
Education Politics and Policy
Washington Watch: House HEA bill heads to mark up next week – Community College Daily
The College Affordability Act (H.R. 3674) will likely pass along a party-line vote, as was the case with Republican legislation to reauthorize HEA that the committee considered in 2017. The full House never voted on that legislation.
Betsy DeVos blasts Democrats’ ‘crazy’ plans to eliminate student loan debt – Fox News
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos panned Democratic proposals to eliminate student loan debt, calling them a “federal takeover of higher education.”
Universal Technical Institute Announces Jerome A. Grant to Succeed Kimberly J. McWaters as Chief Executive Officer
Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI), the nation’s leading provider of technician training for the transportation industry, announced today that Kimberly J. McWaters has advised the Board that she will retire as Chief Executive Officer effective October 31, 2019.
Keiser University Leads With Students First – Launches New Mental Wellness Program for Students
Keiser University, a private non-profit university based in Florida, today announced their partnership with META, a teletherapy tech company powering a mobile application designed to help college students connect easily to mental wellness providers.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
U.S. Navy Veteran Larry Goerzen opens up in an interview to talk about how his experience with UEI turn his life around and help him get back on his feet after some challenging times.
Click here to watch the interview.
Supreme Court will hear case challenging constitutionality of the CFPB - Market Watch
The Supreme Court is stepping into a yearslong, politically charged fight over the federal consumer finance watchdog agency that was created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
Chipotle is the latest company to spend millions on this expensive benefit for its employees—here’s why – CNBC
The initiative covers 100% of tuition costs up front, for eligible employees to earn associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in fields ranging from cybersecurity to supply chain logistics at the University of Arizona, Bellevue University, Brandman University, Southern New Hampshire University and Wilmington University.
4 Personas of Adult Learners – Inside Higher Ed
Marketing firm describes four personas of adult learners, arguing for more nuance in serving one of higher education’s most sought-after populations.