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Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) U.S. Navy Veteran Mike Davila is currently attending APEX Technical School and taking the Construction & Building Skills program and plans on taking the Electrical and HVAC tracks as well.
Click here to watch Mike's interview.
Career Quest Appoints Richard Zeeman as COO/Executive Vice President
He reports to the CEO and is responsible for all operational aspects of the institution, as well as directly managing the campus presidents and their respective staffs, the vice president of student experience, the regional director of career services and the director of admissions.
High activity for higher ed mergers – University Business
For the past few years, the potential for near-future closures, mergers and acquisitions has been high on the list of higher ed leaders’ conversation topics. Some experts predicted we will see half of America’s postsecondary institutions closing over the course of the next decade.
Tech-Skills Boot Camps Are on the March – The Chronicle of Higher Education
General Assembly, a company that teaches tech skills, is teaming up with an online-program-management company called Noodle Partners to develop boot camps with college partners.
Flip Side of Dual Enrollment – Inside Higher Ed
Participation in dual enrollment programs has grown steadily since the early 2000s, with more high school students getting a head start on college — and not just wealthy ones.
Blockchain in Higher Education: Are we on the Cusp of Transformation or Still Gathering Information? – WCET Frontiers
In June 2019, the Department of Education Office of Educational Technology convened a group of individuals interested or working in the application of blockchain in higher education.
Education Politics and Policy
House Democrats Said to be Nearing Release of HEA Proposal – Politico
House Democrats could introduce their Higher Education Act reauthorization proposal as early as Oct. 15, when Congress is back in session, people familiar with their thinking told POLITICO on Tuesday.
DeVos on Congressional Fight Over HBCU Money – Inside Higher Ed
The recent expiration of mandatory federal funding for historically black colleges won’t have any bearing on award funds for the next year, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told HBCU leaders in a letter sent Wednesday.
Cory Booker to propose national expansion of California law allowing college athletes to take sponsorships – CNN
Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker will unveil a plan Thursday aimed at tackling the “exploitation” of college and professional athletes, including a proposal for national adoption of a California law allowing college athletes to profit from sponsorships and other opportunities related to their personal brand.
Holding traditional public schools accountable in California – The Orange County Register
Charter schools should be held to strong performance standards, and for-profit schools offering post-high school, employment-oriented instruction should give students more insight into their job prospects. However, shouldn’t public K-12 schools and taxpayer-supported colleges and universities be treated equally?
Could a better monitoring system prevent sudden college closures? – Education Dive
A report out Thursday from The Century Foundation takes aim at the U.S. Department of Education’s system for monitoring financially struggling colleges, calling the approach “well-intentioned but ineffective.
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