Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) Jessica Thompson speaks on behalf of her husband, Zachary Thompson, who is currently serving in the United States Army. Because of their ability to choose their educational path, both Jessica and Zachary have been able to provide for their family.
Click here to listen to their story.
What Lies Ahead for Accreditation (Podcast) – CHEA
Judith Eaton, President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), discusses what lies ahead for accreditation, both in terms of federal laws the public’s perception of accreditation and its value.
Automotive Training Center, Exton, PA Recognized as a 2018-2019 ACCSC School of Excellence
On September 25, 2019, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) recognized by the United States Department of Education as the designated institutional accrediting body for over 800 post-secondary, trade and technical schools, presented Automotive Training Center located in Exton, Pennsylvania with the 2018-2019 ACCSC School of Excellence Award.
Don’t Blame For-Profit Colleges for Debt among Black Students – National Review
The problem with this argument is that it is based on reasoning alone. It tells us nothing of the magnitude of the effect of for-profit colleges on debt burdens among black students.
Community College, With Google as Instructor – Inside Higher Ed
Google’s foray into education and workforce development is expanding, with the announcement that the company’s IT support professional certificate program will now be offered at 100 community colleges over the course of the year, up from the original 30.
Colleges look to public-private partnerships for help with sustainability – Education Dive
As more institutions outsource noncore tasks, some are tapping the private sector for technical expertise and financial support to advance sustainability.
Education Politics and Policy
House Democrats unveil higher education plan to lower college costs – The Washington Post
The Democratic-controlled House is expected Tuesday to release a plan to make college more affordable and schools more accountable for students’ success, reviving fraught efforts to reauthorize the main federal law governing higher education.
HBCUs Plan Cuts After Congress Misses Funding Deadline – Inside Higher Ed
The Senate’s failure to renew $255 million in annual mandatory funding for historically black colleges is already having consequences on campuses, wrote Harry L. Williams, president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, in a letter to lawmakers Monday.
Financial Aid and Student Loan Issues
Student loan default rates inch down as for-profit sector contracts – The Hechinger Report
They pointed to several reasons for the improvement in student loan repayments: a strong job market, fewer students going to colleges with the worst track records and new ways to avoid default by restructuring student loans.
Report: Federal Outcome Metrics Need to Better Reflect Missions of Community Colleges – NASFAA
Many higher education advocates have pointed out that current federal outcome metrics do not accurately capture the unique student demographics and missions of community colleges.