Education Politics and Policy
DeVos faces deadline this week to avoid possible subpoena – Politico
The House education chairman is again threatening to subpoena DeVos after she turned down a request to publicly testify later this month about the Education Department’s stalled processing of student loan forgiveness claims.
Education Department pleads with federal judge to reconsider $100,000 fine – The Washington Post
The Education Department is asking a federal judge who slapped a $100,000 fine on the agency for violating an order to stop collecting loan payments from former Corinthian Colleges students to reconsider the sanctions.
CECU President and CEO Steve Gunderson Visits ASA
Last Thursday CECU President and CEO Steve Gunderson visited the Manhattan campus of ASA and provided faculty and staff with a future outlook on higher education.
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Legal and Regulatory Issues
Analysis: ED’s Final State Authorization Regulations – NASFAA
On November 1, the Department of Education (ED) released its final rules regarding accreditation, state authorization of distance education, and student assistance general provisions. The rules become effective July 1, 2020. This article is the first in a series of three analyzing the rules, and will focus on state authorization.
Announcement from the Leadership Team at Unitek College
Now, Unitek is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephanie Robinson, RN, PhD HEA, will serve as the new Associate Dean of Nursing for the BSN program in Bakersfield.
Bellus Academy Thanks Veterans for Their Service with Free Services
To thank veterans for their military service, Bellus Academy campuses are offering active duty military members and veterans complimentary services on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11.
Ultimate Medical Academy Surpasses Goal with 1,100+ Walkers at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event
In September, the nonprofit healthcare educational institution kicked off efforts to build a team of at least 750 people this year. UMA shattered that goal with more than 1,100 registered walkers on their 2019 team.
E-Hired Seeking Regional Accreditation in 2020
E-Hired is proud to announce that it has been awarded candidacy status by the prestigious United States Department of Education accrediting organization Middle States Association of College and School Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Education.
Understanding the Entry-Level Driver Training Regulation
Join Don Lefeve, President of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association as he covers the new Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) rule, taking effect February 7, 2020. This webinar will discuss how the changing requirements impact both the student and instructor, as well as regulation requirements, state requirements and potential issues at the state level.
Presenter: Don Lefeve - President, Commercial Vehicle Training Association
Date: TOMORROW, Wednesday, November 6th
Time: 2pm EST
Accreditation and State Authorization Webinar: Overview of the U.S. Department of Education’s final rule on accreditation and related matters
On November 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education released its official final rule on accreditation and related matters, including state authorization requirements for institutions offering distance education or correspondence courses. The final rule culminates over a year of robust discussion and debate which sought to balance the need for eliminating burdensome federal regulations, promoting innovation in higher education, and maintaining educational quality. The final regulations increase student access, improve teach-outs for students at closed or closing institutions, restore focus and clarity to the accreditor recognition process, and integrate risk-based review of accreditors. Join CECU Senior VP of Policy and Research Nicholas Kent for this exclusive 60-minute webinar for an overview of how the final regulations will impact accreditors, institutions, and students when they go into effect next year.
Presenter: Nicholas Kent, Senior VP of Policy and Research, CECU
Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 2pm EST
Committing to credential transparency – Community College Daily
There are more than 730,000 unique credentials offered in the U.S., according to new research from Credential Engine. Deciphering what those credentials mean can be confusing for students, companies, policymakers and others.
Report: Head Start-College Partnerships Improve Success for Student Parents – Diverse
Head Start services and on-campus childcare centers can help student parents earn their degrees and establish long-term economic security.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) U.S. Army Veteran Curtis Peters on Traditional College vs Tech School "I needed hands-on experience"
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Financial Aid and Student Loan Issues
Canceling student-loan debt could have limited positive impact and introduce ‘moral hazard’ that would make the situation worse, Moody’s warns – Market Insider
Erasing student-loan debt could create a “moral hazard” that would weaken the effect of any economic stimulus, Moody’s Investors Service said in a recent report.
Don’t Play Politics With Student Veterans – Inside Higher Ed
A nonpartisan study is needed before the federal government makes any sweeping policy changes that would affect student veterans’ benefits, writes Daniel Elkins.