Education Politics and Policy
Mass. Governor Signs College Closure Law – Inside Higher Ed
Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker signed into law Thursday an act increasing state regulators’ authority to monitor colleges’ and universities’ financial strength and requiring institutions at risk of closing to file contingency plans for students.
Trump administration agrees to turn over documents on student debt relief under threat of subpoena – The Washington Post
Under threat of a subpoena, the Trump administration agreed Thursday to provide House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.) documents detailing the Education Department’s handling of student debt relief claims.
Democrats Miss Opportunity to Expand Apprenticeship Programs. Why? – E&L Blog
That is why two weeks ago during a Committee markup of the Democrats’ College #unAffordability Act, Committee Republicans offered commonsense amendments that would increase access to life-changing apprenticeship programs for students. What did Democrats do?
Financial Aid and Student Loan IssuesOIG Foresees Continued Issues With ED’s Improper Payments, FSA Oversight – NASFAA
The Department of Education (ED) may continue to struggle with improper payments and oversight and monitoring within the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) heading into the new year, according to ED’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).
Legal and Regulatory IssuesCalifornia AG’s Legal Battle With Ashford University Rages On – Above the Law
San Diego Superior Court Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon jokingly boasted at one point during a series of hearings last Friday that even though some Los Angeles courts were setting trials as far out as 2021, he was only scheduling for 2020.
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: TOMORROW, Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 2pm EST
Nightingale College Named Top Workplace by The Salt Lake Tribune
“Nightingale College is honored that it’s culture of Evolvitude™ is being recognized among Utah workplaces,” said Jonathan Tanner, Vice President, Partnerships and Business Development.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) U.S. Navy Veteran Larry Goerzen speaks about the importance of Veterans' choice when it comes to their education.
Click here to watch the interview.
How Transparency Drives Accountability In Higher Education – Forbes
Hence, DeVos aims to replace the rule with more detailed student outcomes data on all programs (an initiative still in the works). The catch is that under DeVos’ replacement, poorly-performing colleges will not face any penalties.
Canvas parent Instructure mulls potential sale, partnership – Education Dive
Instructure, the education software company that makes learning management system Canvas, is exploring potential alternatives to being a publicly traded company that could include a sale.
CECU Annual Convention
in conjunction with the FAPSC Annual Conference
June 7-10 | Orlando, FL | www.career.org/convention
This year CECU will be partnering with FAPSC, the Florida state association. The CECU Annual Convention and FAPSC Annual Conference have joined forces to maximize the conference experience for all attendees!
Nov 26 - Last day to book 10x20 booths BEFORE registration opens
Dec 2 - Allied Plus Member booth registration opens
Dec 9 - Allied Member booth registration opens
Dec 16 - Booth registration open to the public
Feb 3 - Attendee registration opens
Feb 3 - Call for Sessions opens