Steve Gonzalez, Senior Vice President of Government, Military, and Veterans Relations visited Capitol Hill Republican and Democrat offices to discuss CECU policy concerns with the College Affordability Act and its impact to CECU member schools. CECU's government relations team continues to engage with Republican and Democrat offices to build a bipartisan coalition that will support CECU member schools and reject policies detrimental to CECU member schools and the population they serve.
Education Politics and Policy
Senate Might Rebuke DeVos on Borrower Defense – Inside Higher Ed
As Senate debates joining House in condemning Education Department rule on forgiving student loans, key Republicans are on the fence.
Betsy DeVos orders probe after USA TODAY finds college evidently without faculty, students – USA Today
The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation after a USA TODAY report showed an accredited college apparently had no faculty or students.
DeVos Defends 2021 Budget Proposal as House Appropriators Push for Answers – NASFAA
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday appeared before a House appropriations subcommittee to justify the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2021 budget request, as it relates to education funding.
Additional Coverage on the Department of Education Budget Request for FY 2021
CTE, Pell spared during contentious approps hearing – Community College Daily; At Heated Budget Hearing, Betsy DeVos Denies Seeking to ‘Privatize’ Education – Education Week.
Education department slams USC over handling of complaints against gynecologist – Los Angeles Daily News
Citing systemic failures in the university’s response to allegations of sexual misconduct by then-campus gynecologist George Tyndall, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday it is mandating sweeping changes in USC’s Title IX procedures and subjecting the school to three years of federal monitoring.
“Signing Day” Celebrates Students’ Commitment to Future Careers
Current high school seniors planning to attend Lincoln Tech for the 2020-2021 academic year were honored at ceremonies reminiscent of athletic signing days as they look ahead to future professional success.
Does California need Calbright? – Education Dive
Although its leaders say it met early benchmarks, the online college will face a state audit amid concerns its programs are redundant with existing offerings.
Identifying Local Skills Gaps – Inside Higher Ed
Cities in California and Minnesota both have growing medical technology manufacturing industries, but job seekers in those states need different skills to be competitive in the industry.
Trump says U.S. ‘schools should be preparing’ for coronavirus – Politico
Trump said on Wednesday that the nation’s schools should be making plans to address the coronavirus in the event that the disease spreads further in the U.S. — a scenario federal health officials said was likely.