Education Politics and Policy
2020 Democrats want to make community college free. That's not so easy - POLITICO
Democratic presidential candidates are pitching tuition-free community college as a way to prevent students from piling up student debt. But the two-year schools that serve millions of low-income and minority Americans might not be ready for that bigger footprint in higher education.
FULL COMMITTEE HEARING: “Examining the Education Department’s Implementation of Borrower Defense.”
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019; Witnesses: The Honorable Betsy DeVos
Financial Aid and Student Loans Issues
Betsy DeVos to Testify Before Congress Over Loan Collection From Defrauded Students – U.S. News
EDUCATION SECRETARY Betsy DeVos is set to testify before a House oversight panel next week about how her department incorrectly collected federal student loan payments from borrowers who were defrauded by for-profit colleges.
DeVos orders partial loan relief for many duped student borrowers – Politico
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is pushing ahead on her plans to cancel only a portion of loans taken out by defrauded college students, even amid legal setbacks and as House Democrats prepare to grill her during a hearing next week.
Education Department Eyes New Pilot Program On Student Loans – Politico
The Trump administration is planning to roll out a new pilot program that would give colleges the power to limit the amount of money their students can borrow from the federal government and allow schools to use federal student loans to fund private financing products or income-share agreements.
Student loan borrowers could see big changes in 2020
Student debt has become a central issue in the 2020 presidential campaign. Legislation is being introduced to address the crisis. And the U.S. Department of Education is also considering some big changes for borrowers.
Buttigieg Attacks Top Democratic Rivals on Tuition-Free College for All – The New York Times
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders want to make public college free for everyone, even the wealthy. But Pete Buttigieg, who wants an income limit, disagrees.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) After leaving the military, U.S. Army Veteran, Edgar Salinas, realized that a traditional 4-year college was not the best option for him. Salinas found the direction and familiarity he was looking for at Apex Technical School.
Click here to watch the interview.
Full Sail puts on a show at Fortress for high school gamers – University Business
Florida esports athletes enjoy camaraderie and ‘Good Game’ competition in Super Smash Brothers tournament at the university’s iconic arena.
How 4 ed tech execs see the future of postsecondary learning – Education Dive
We checked in with leaders of skills training, credentialing and online learning companies to get their thoughts on what’s ahead.
How to Make College Degrees Consumer-Friendly – Manhattan Institute
Investing in postsecondary education ought to be as clear and transparent as any other purchase, including clear pricing up-front that allows consumers to make well-founded school, degree, and borrowing choices that fit their personal circumstances, talents, and ambitions.
Career Education Convention
hosted by CECU & FAPSC
June 7-10 | Orlando, FL | www.career.org/convention
This year CECU will be partnering with FAPSC, the Florida state association. The CECU Annual Convention and FAPSC Annual Conference have joined forces to maximize the conference experience for all attendees!
TODAY - Allied Member booth registration open
Dec 16 - Booth registration open to the public (reg. link will be posted here)
Feb 3 - Attendee registration opens
Feb 3 - Call for Sessions opens