Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) Weston Peery, U.S. Navy Veteran, speaks about his experience at the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School and what sets them apart.
Click here to watch Weston's interview.
CECU Announces Leads Generation Compliance Taskforce
At the request of some within our sector, CECU has agreed to convene and lead a taskforce that addresses new developments in the regulatory side of your work as a result of a legal order signed by the FTC and Career Education Corporation of American this past August. This order has implications for all schools who use lead generation. The goal of the newly created Lead Generation Compliance Taskforce is to update the current document and add a level of detail far beyond the original publication, which will assist institutions in controlling their digital messaging, communications processes and efforts across the Internet and beyond in ways that comply with this new order/consent decree.
While we have identified some potential participants for this taskforce, we invite any interested CECU Members – schools and/or allied members engaged in marketing/admissions – to share with us your interest in both participating; and or in being kept informed of our work. Please contact CECU at CECUGovernmentRelations@career.org.
URGENT! Protect Due Process in New Borrower Defense Rule!
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Congresswoman Susie Lee (D-NV) have recently introduced a Joint Resolution of Disapproval to formally overturn the new Borrower Defense rule and maintain the Obama-era rule. Please contact your Members of Congress (both Senators and Representative) asking them to oppose the “Joint Resolution to Disapprove of Secretary DeVos’ Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability Rule.”
Lincoln Tech Hosts Successful Skills Gap Summit in New Jersey
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training, brought together government officials and hiring managers from across the state on Friday, September 27th for its first New Jersey Skills Gap Summit.
“Student success is our reason for being”: CHEA’s New National Quality Dialogue – ACUE Community
ACUE sat down with Judith Eaton, president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to discuss the launch of their “National Quality Dialogue.” This effort includes reaching out to colleagues and faculty organizations to explore, reassess, and understand what quality in higher education looks like today and in the future.
Property taxes lift community college revenue as enrollment ebbs – Education Dive
Although enrollment at community colleges has been declining for about a decade, property tax revenue and state funding have kept their operations stable, according to a recent report from Moody’s Investors Service shared with Education Dive.
Walmart Healthcare Strategy Continues to Evolve – Managed Healthcare Executive
Walmart’s 1.5 million associates in the U.S. can now apply for one of seven bachelor’s degrees and two career diplomas in health-related fields for $1 a day through the Live Better U education program.
Education Politics and Policy
DeVos violated a court order to stop collecting on the debts of Corinthian College students. Now, they want her held in contempt. – The Washington Post
Some former students of the defunct for-profit college had their paychecks garnished. Others had their tax refunds seized by the federal government. Now, those students are demanding a federal judge hold Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt. A hearing is scheduled for Monday.
Gov. Newsom signs bills to expand college student aid, target admissions scandal – Ed Source
The college admission scandal, college affordability and for-profit colleges are targets of new laws signed Friday by Governor Gavin Newsom.
Republican Governors Call to Expand Pell Grants to Prisoners, Short-Term Programs – NASFAA
A dozen Republican governors sent a letter to the leaders of the Senate committee tasked with reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA) last week, urging them to expand Pell Grant eligibility to incarcerated students and students in short-term training programs.