ECU NewsCECU President and CEO Steve Gunderson and Senior Vice President of Policy and Research Nicholas Kent spoke yesterday at the Forum for Excellence in Career and Technical Education hosted by the Middle States Association, a regional accreditor. Steve served as the event’s keynote speaker and addressed the challenges and opportunities facing postsecondary career education. Nicholas provided a legislative and regulatory update on matters impacting postsecondary education, including efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, legislation that would adversely impact veterans and servicemembers, and regulations recently promulgated by the U.S. Department of Education that take effect later this summer.
Carrington College Launches New Trades Education Center in Phoenix Focusing on Local Demand for Skilled Trade Professionals
The communities we serve at Carrington College benefit from our focus on outcome-based learning and the ability to adapt to their changing needs. Faculty, administrators and staff are committed to helping students develop specific vocational knowledge and skills, as well as achieving the core student learning outcomes in information management, technical literacy and professional development.
Lincoln Tech to Sponsor Arrow McLaren SP Team in 2020
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized automotive training, announced today that Lincoln Tech has been chosen as the Official Technical School of Arrow McLaren SP (AMSP) for the 2020 INDYCAR racing season.
Luebke Family Foundation, Pima Medical Institute and Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona Officially Kick off Home Build in Phoenix
Pima Medical Institute and the Luebke Family Foundation are once again collaborating with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a deserving family. This time in Central Phoenix.
Education Politics and Policy
Murray: March Deal on HEA Will Be Difficult – Inside Higher Ed
The U.S. Senate education committee’s top Democrat, Patty Murray, threw some cold water yesterday on Senator Lamar Alexander’s hope of reaching a deal on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act by the end of this month.
Elizabeth Warren wanted ‘blood and teeth left on the floor’ in CFPB fight. Now the battle moves to the U.S. Supreme Court. – The Washington Post
Justices will hear arguments Tuesday about the constitutionality of the watchdog bureau. For weeks after President Trump’s inauguration in 2017, Richard Cordray waited to be fired.
Office of Postsecondary Education; Call for Written Third-Party Comments – Federal Register
This notice provides information to members of the public on submitting written comments for accrediting agencies currently undergoing review for purposes of recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
Financial Aid/Student Loans
Letters Urge Betsy DeVos To Erase Student Loans For Borrowers With Disabilities – NPR
A second letter, signed by the student loan advocates of seven states and the District of Columbia, similarly urges the department to clear away unnecessary administrative hurdles and to automatically discharge the loans of all eligible borrowers with permanent disabilities.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Cybersecurity Update: Protecting Student Data Critical to Continued Participation in the Federal Student Aid Programs – Duane Morris
The announcement states that auditors are expected to evaluate three GLBA information safeguard requirements in annual compliance audits of postsecondary institutions and third-party servicers.
LinkedIn: Upskilling, reskilling revolution on the horizon – HR Dive
There’s an upskilling and reskilling revolution coming in the next three to five years, according to LinkedIn’s 2020 Workplace Learning Report released March 3.
Additional Coronavirus Coverage
The Coronavirus Threatens to Upend Higher Ed. Here Are the Latest Developments. – The Chronicle of Higher Education; Communicating about coronavirus – Community College Daily.