Education Politics and Policy
Foxx Opening Statement at Hearing on Borrower Defense
Today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Committee on Education and Labor, delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a full committee hearing to address how the Department of Education is working to address borrowers’ defense claims that have been filed with the Department.
FULL COMMITTEE HEARING: “Examining the Education Department’s Implementation of Borrower Defense.”
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019; Witnesses: The Honorable Betsy DeVos
Watch Hearing Here
FUTURE Act heads to president – Community College Daily
With a rare show of bipartisan cooperation, legislation that would, in part, simplify the federal student aid application process for students and families is on its way to the president for him to sign into law.
Senate Passes Bill with Alexander-Murray Amendment to Permanently Fund Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Simplify Federal Student Aid Application Form
“Second, after five years of bipartisan effort, this simplification of the FAFSA removes a huge roadblock for the millions of Americans who apply for federal grants and loans to attend college.”
Scott Statement on Department of Education’s New Formula for Denying Defrauded Borrowers Full Debt Relief
Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Department of Education released a revised formula for providing partial loan relief to defrauded borrowers under the Borrower Defense rule.
Trump Signs Order on Campus Anti-Semitism – Inside Higher Ed
White House order directs federal agencies to “consider” a controversial definition of anti-Semitism in investigating civil rights complaints at college campuses.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Dept. of Ed close to releasing proposal that would facilitate income share agreement programs at selected Title IV schools – JD Supra
So we were excited by reports that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) plans to publish a Federal Register notice for an Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI) that would facilitate ISA programs at Title IV schools.
Considerations for Early Implementation of State Authorization Federal Regulations – WCET Frontier
I do think institutions need to take the question of whether to early implement new 2019 State Authorization Federal Regulations for state authorization very seriously.
Meeting with Rep. Alcee Hastings and other Florida Democrats
Mike Dakduk (far right) and T.C. Wolfe (second to right) meet with Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL; far left) and other Florida Democrats at a Holiday Reception in Washington, DC.
More collaboration could help close the skills gap – eCampus News
A report examines the troubling issues contributing to the persistent skills gap employers face as they seek out highly-skilled graduates.
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.
Ratings Agencies Post Mixed Outlooks for Higher Education – Inside Higher Ed
Moody’s Investors Service raised its U.S. higher education outlook from negative to stable as it sees steady revenue streams, solid reserves and strong operating performance at large comprehensive universities bolstering the sector over the next year to 18 months.
Moving Past Loan Default Rates: Experts Discuss Additional Accountability Metrics to Improve Student Success – NASFAA
Seeking to address accountability metrics and provide recommendations to lawmakers working to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA), a panel of higher education experts discussed loan repayment rates on Tuesday.
In A Tiny Vermont Town, A College Closes And The Local Economy Slips – WGBH
The closing of the liberal arts college last spring has hurt the local economy in the tiny town of Poultney — population 3,339.
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!
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