Day 2 of the Committee Markup of H.R. 4674, the College Affordability Act
Day 2 of the Committee markup included amendments by Republicans to include the proprietary sector in short-term Pell; a delay on the implementation of the College Affordability Act until the ED Secretary, in consultation with the VA and DoD Secretaries, certifies that the bill will not impact military preparedness or limit veterans’ access in higher education; and a repeal of gainful employment. Dr. Foxx (R-NC) also entered into the record a letter signed by over 100 veterans involved with Veterans for Career Education (VCE). The letter urges the Committee to respect freedom of choice among veterans and military-affiliated students.
The markup began today at 9:00 a.m. eastern. Watch live at https://youtu.be/jtq4ohMZx44
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CECU Comments on Access Threat Posed by the College Affordability Act
Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities, released the following statement regarding the markup of The College Affordability Act in the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee:
“The College Affordability Act, approved by the House Education and Labor Committee today, is a far cry from the comprehensive and bipartisan reauthorization of the Higher Education Act that the Committee leaders promised.”
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Education Politics and Policy
Student Assistance General Provisions, The Secretary’s Recognition of Accrediting Agencies, The Secretary’s Recognition Procedures for State Agencies – Federal Register
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Democrats’ College #unAffordability Act: What They’re Saying
Instead of working with Committee Republicans on a bipartisan proposal to fix our broken higher education system, the Democrats are advancing legislation that doubles down on failed policies that hurt students, families, and taxpayers.
Day 1 of Democrats’ Markup of Partisan College #unAffordability Act
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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: Wednesday, November 6th
Time: 2pm EDT
Full Sail University Proudly Announces 11th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Class
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Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) Back in September the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School welcomed Veterans for Career Education and supporter Pete Hegseth to their campus. School President, Bob Thacker, speaks on the 70 year history of supporting veterans at the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School in his interview.
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The Sketchy Legal Ground for Online Revenue Sharing – Inside Higher Ed
The federal guidance that allows colleges to share tuition dollars with contractors that help them recruit students — as long as they provide other services, too — conflicts with the law and should be revoked, Robert Shireman argues.
Five Predictions About U.S. Higher Education In 2040 – Forbes
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A Futuristic Report Staked Out 4 ‘Provocations’ for Higher Ed. Small Changes Might Matter Even More. – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Part thought experiment, part design exercise, “Stanford 2025” added some creative fuel to the discussions about new directions for the college experience and the future of higher education.
Report Finds That 36 Million Americans Have Some College But No Degree – NASFAA
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2019 STATE OF COLLEGE ADMISSION – NACAC
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