Education Politics and Policy
House Democrats Threaten to Subpoena Betsy DeVos – U.S. News
The subpoena threat comes amid new information about whether the Education Department allowed an operator of for-profit colleges to mislead students about their accreditation status.
Chairman Scott Threatens to Subpoena Secretary DeVos for Documents Related to Department’s Role in For-Profit School Closure
Today, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos threatening to subpoena documents regarding the Department’s role in the abrupt closure of Dream Center Education Holdings, a for-profit college chain that collapsed last year.
The College of Health Care Professions Named Top Workplace in San Antonio for Second Consecutive Year
The College of Health Care Professions (CHCP), a pioneering college focused on providing accredited degree and certificate programs aligned to the state’s fastest-growing healthcare fields, today announced that its San Antonio and South San Antonio campuses were named as a 2019 Top Workplace by The San Antonio Express- News.
Lincoln Tech Graduate Wins National Tech Competition
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training, recently announced that Travis Cox of Lincoln Tech’s East Windsor, CT campus took first place in a national student technician competition in Raleigh, NC
Financial Aid and Student Loan Issues
Bipartisan Senate Bill Simplifies the FAFSA, Restructures Pell Grant Eligibility – NASFAA
Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Doug Jones (D-AL) introduced a bipartisan bill Tuesday to simplify the FAFSA and redefine students’ eligibility for need-based federal student aid programs, which includes several provisions included in a scaled-back Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization bill Alexander released late last month.
Massachusetts AG Sues DeVos Over Debt Relief – Inside Higher Ed
Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healey filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Education Department seeking debt cancellation for 7,200 former Corinthian Colleges students.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
U.S. Navy Veteran Larry Goerzen opens up in an interview to talk about how his experience with UEI turned his life around and helped him get back on his feet after some challenging times.
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College Closures, Student Debt, and More Takeaways From the Road – The Chronicle of Higher Education
And a bill pending in Massachusetts would go even farther, mandating heightened financial screening of colleges and fiduciary training on indicators of financial distress for all college trustees.
The End Of College Is Coming – Forbes
Unless a kid has rich parents or a full ride scholarship, he must borrow a ton of money to pay for the privilege of attending college.
Hampshire College scraps majors, sets sights on ‘pressing issues of our time’ – Education Dive
The small liberal arts institution appeared on the brink of closure earlier this year, but it is betting on new educational and financial models to help it survive.
California backs down from threat to fight VA for GI Bill oversight – The Sacramento Bee
California backed down from a fight with the Department of Veterans Affairs over a decision that restricts the state’s power to regulate for-profit colleges enrolling students with GI Bill benefits.
Veterans Education Success Releases Two New Reports Documenting Early Warning Signs at Troubled Schools Missed by VA and States, and VA’s Failure to Follow Legal Authority to Protect Veterans
The reports document clear early warning signs and specific case studies as well as VA’s failure to enforce federal law, and offer policy fixes for both VA and Congress to address.