Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) U. S. Marine Corps Veteran Rob James sends a clear message to lawmakers in Washington D.C. It's My Choice, My School.
Click here to listen to Rob's message.
CECU Statement on the House Education Committee’s Higher Education Bill
"We are disappointed in the House proposal continuing the old ideological debates when the nation is seeking 19 million new skilled workers each year! It is time to get beyond politics to establish a higher education roadmap for the future."
Former Brightwood Students Graduate from Unitek College
In 2019, Unitek opened its doors to various nursing students from Brightwood College. All Brightwood locations began to shut down in late 2018. Students who started in July were only entering their second term when the school closed its doors.
Lincoln Tech’s NADC Celebrates 100th Anniversary
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training, celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Lincoln Tech’sNashville Auto-Diesel College on Saturday, October 5th. More than 500 guests and alumni came out to commemorate the centennial of one of the nation’s most renowned career training schools.
See photos: Herzing University celebrates opening of new Brookfield campus – Biz Times
Herzing University recently celebrated the opening of its new 23,000-square-foot Brookfield campus, which includes expanded nursing labs and a physical therapy assisting clinic.
Don’t Blame For-Profit Colleges for Debt among Black Students – National Review
The problem with this argument is that it is based on reasoning alone. It tells us nothing of the magnitude of the effect of for-profit colleges on debt burdens among black students.
Clarifying a Muddled Career Training Landscape – Inside Higher Ed
The newest entity to try to close the skills gap for “working learners” will focus on curating community colleges’ online offerings.
Chipotle now offers employees free tuition for tech and business degrees – ABC News
Chipotle is investing in new education benefits for its employees who are studying business and technology with a new program that will pay tuition up front.
Education Department Reprimands Employees, Loan Servicers After Contempt Hearing – Politico
The Education Department is moving to discipline employees and reprimand its loan servicers over the erroneous collection of tens of thousands of student loans that violated a federal judge’s order, after the department and Secretary Betsy DeVos landed in possible contempt of court, POLITICO has learned.
Education Politics and Policy
Committee Democrats Unveil Comprehensive Legislation to Lower the Cost of College
Today, the Committee on Education and Labor introduced the College Affordability Act—a comprehensive overhaul of the higher education system that lowers the cost of college for students and families, improves the quality of higher education through stronger accountability, and expands opportunity by providing students the support and flexibility they need to succeed.
Republican Leaders Criticize Democrats’ Partisan Higher Education Bill
This bill does not address the underlying issue of exploding college costs. In fact, by increasing burdensome requirements and bureaucratic red tape the Democrats’ bill will contribute to rising college costs.
Additional Coverage of House Democrats HEA Reauthorization Bill
House Democrats Have a Plan for Higher Ed. Here’s What’s in It. – The Chronicle of Higher Education; House Dems’ Vision for Higher Ed – Inside Higher Ed; House Democrats Introduce Comprehensive Higher Education Act Reauthorization Bill – NASFAA.
Financial Aid and Student Loan Issues
2020–21 FAFSA® Email Campaign Launch – IFAP
On Oct. 21, 2019, we will begin sending emails to 2019–20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) filers (and parents of dependent 2019–20 FAFSA filers) who have not yet submitted a 2020–21 FAFSA form.