Education Politics and Policy
Eyeing populist challenge from the left, Trump seeks plan to tackle student debt – The Washington Post
President Trump is demanding aides present a plan to tackle student debt and the rising cost of a college education, worried that he has no response to expansive plans from Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats he may face on the ballot next year, several administration officials said.
Senate Passes Bipartisan Solution to Permanently Fund Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions and Simplify the FAFSA for 20 Million Families
The United States Senate today passed a bipartisan amendment to the House-passed FUTURE Act to make permanent $255 million in annual funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions, simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 20 million American families, and streamline income-driven repayment for nearly 8 million borrowers.
Senate Passes HBCU Funding, FAFSA Changes – Inside Higher Ed
The bipartisan deal announced Tuesday to amend legislation tied to funding historically black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions is moving quickly. It’s already been passed in the U.S. Senate.
Lawmakers Call For Investigation After NPR Report On Troubled Student Loan Program – NPR
Lawmakers are calling for an investigation into a troubled student loan discharge program one day after an NPR report revealed that the program wasn’t helping the vast majority of those who are eligible.
FULL COMMITTEE HEARING: “Examining the Education Department’s Implementation of Borrower Defense.”
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019; Witnesses: The Honorable Betsy DeVos.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) U.S. Army Veteran, Keith Wilson, found the support he was looking for from fellow veterans at IntelliTec College after he left the military to pursue his career goals.
Click here to watch the interview.
Report examines how colleges use income-share agreements – Education Dive
An emerging way to finance tuition, income-share agreements (ISAs) show promise for improving college access, retention and completion, but consumer protection guardrails are essential, argues a new paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
Students, employers disagree on the role of college majors – Education Dive
While 81.5% of surveyed students said their majors are key to future job opportunities, only 50% of employers using the company’s premium service listed a certain major as a requirement in job posts.
Welcome To The Third Age Of Online Education – Forbes
We have now entered the Third Age of online education. The First Age, which ran from about 2000 to 2012 was the age of for-profit universities.
The top 10 college majors American students regret the most – CNBC
Some experts say the value of a bachelor’s degree is fading. Starting salaries for new college graduates have grown less than 1% over the past two years, remaining at around $50,000.
Career Education Convention
hosted by CECU & FAPSC
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!
Dec 9 - Allied Member booth registration opens, (reg. link will be emailed 9am EST)
Dec 16 - Booth registration open to the public (reg. link will be posted here)
Feb 3 - Attendee registration opens
Feb 3 - Call for Sessions opens