Education Politics and Policy
Warren promises to cancel student loan debt using executive powers – Politico
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Tuesday that she would take executive action to cancel most student loans, vowing to sidestep Congress to accomplish a progressive goal that faces stiff opposition from Republicans and even some moderate Democrats.
Additional Coverage on Warren’s Plan to Cancel Student Loan Debt
Senator Warren Has a Plan to Cancel Student-Loan Debt — Without Congressional Approval – The Chronicle of Higher Education; Warren pledges to cancel most student loan debt without Congress – The Hill
Rep. Susie Lee, Sen. Durbin to Hold Press Conference After House Votes to Overturn DeVos Borrower Defense Rule
On Thursday, Jan. 16 at 11:00 a.m. ET or immediately following House votes, U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (Nev.-03) and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.) will host a press conference after the House of Representatives votes on her Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution, H.J.Res. 76.
Live Internet Webinars – New Accreditation Regulations – IFAP
This letter announces three upcoming webinars on the final rules published on November 1, 2019 regarding the Secretary’s recognition of accrediting agencies.
Executive Compensation at Public and Private Colleges – The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle‘s executive-compensation package includes the latest data on more than 1,400 chief executives at more than 600 private colleges from 2008-17 and nearly 250 public universities and systems from 2010-18. Updated January 14, 2020, with 2017 private-college data.
3 Predictions for Higher Ed in 2020 – Campus Technology
Richard Garrett, chief research officer at higher education research firm Eduventures, has released three predictions for 2020 and at least two of them expect innovative education to beat out traditional — at least by some counts.
Why One Online University Launched Two Edtech Investment Funds – EdSurge
Since 2018, Western Governors University has committed more than $30 million to two edtech investment funds. For early-stage startups, there is WGU Labs’ Impact Fund, which provides seed capital along with research, product and business development support.