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Career Schools on Path To Create 5 Million Career Professionals
The nation’s postsecondary career education colleges and universities prepared 556,635 career professionals in 2018 according to research published today. This brings the total number to 1,783,764 career professionals produced during the first three years of the sector’s “Campaign to Create 5 Million Career Professionals” within 10 years.
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Education Politics and Policy
House Plans Vote to Stop Devos’ Student Loan Forgiveness Rule – Politico
Congressional Democrats are moving ahead with an effort to thwart Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ new policy that makes it more difficult for federal student loan borrowers to cancel their debt based on a college’s misconduct.
House to consider Rep. Susie Lee’s resolution blocking Dept. of Education borrower rule – The Nevada Independent
The House is expected to consider next week a resolution introduced by Rep. Susie Lee that would keep a Department of Education rule from going into effect that makes it more difficult for borrowers who are defrauded by their school or harmed by their school’s closure to receive restitution.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Changing Court Attitudes on Bankruptcies – Inside Higher Ed
A decision this week by a federal judge in New York illustrates how some courts have in the past few years made it easier for people with crippling student loan debt to file for bankruptcy, say consumer advocates and legal experts.
Universal Technical Institute Announces Changes to Senior Leadership Team in Support of Company’s Growth Strategy
Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI), the leading provider of transportation technician training, announced several changes to its senior leadership team to further support the company’s transformation and profitable growth, while continuing to deliver strong student outcomes and service to industry customers.
Cuomo’s releases State of the State plan – Observer
Requiring Transparency and Accountability for For-Profit Colleges: Governor Cuomo is proposing a for-profit college accountability program that is focused on transparency and outcomes to ensure that our students are being well served in these schools.
Southern New Hampshire U makes bid for Pennsylvania’s community college graduates – Education Dive
Students at Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges will be able to transfer up to 90 credits to Southern New Hampshire University and complete a bachelor’s degree online through a new agreement between the institutions signed Wednesday.
Undercover ICE recordings reveal tactics of fake university that led to 250 students arrested – USA Today
The undercover recording by ICE, reviewed by the Detroit Free Press, a part of the USA TODAY Network, and partly transcribed in a sentencing memo, offers a peek into a four-year undercover operation by the Department of Homeland Security that set up a fake university in Farmington Hills, Michigan.