Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) Weston Peery, U.S. Navy Veteran, speaks about his experience at the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School and what sets them apart.
Click here to watch Weston's interview.
CECU News - In Case You Missed It
CECU Announces Leads Generation Compliance Taskforce
At the request of some within our sector, CECU has agreed to convene and lead a taskforce that addresses new developments in the regulatory side of your work as a result of a legal order signed by the FTC and Career Education Corporation this past August. This order has implications for all schools who use lead generation. The goal of the newly created Lead Generation Compliance Taskforce is to update the current document and add a level of detail far beyond the original publication, which will assist institutions in controlling their digital messaging, communications processes and efforts across the Internet and beyond in ways that comply with this new order/consent decree.
While we have identified some potential participants for this taskforce, we invite any interested CECU Members – schools and/or allied members engaged in marketing/admissions – to share with us your interest in both participating; and or in being kept informed of our work. Please contact CECU at CECUGovernmentRelations@career.org.
URGENT! Protect Due Process in New Borrower Defense Rule!
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Congresswoman Susie Lee (D-NV) have recently introduced a Joint Resolution of Disapproval to formally overturn the new Borrower Defense rule and maintain the Obama-era rule. Please contact your Members of Congress (both Senators and Representative) asking them to oppose the “Joint Resolution to Disapprove of Secretary DeVos’ Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability Rule.”
The Bakersfield Campus at Unitek College now offers a BSN-degree program.
In September, Unitek received nursing-board approval to expand their BSN program to the Bakersfield community. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) pre-licensure program will provide graduates with a coveted degree in the healthcare industry.
Holding schools accountable – Cal Matters
Newsom also signed Assembly Bill 1340, a crackdown on private, for-profit colleges and trade schools that, critics say, often offer poor educations but saddle students with large amounts of debt.
NYC man, wife both sentenced to month in prison in college admissions scam – NBC News
A New York man and his wife were each sentenced Tuesday to a month behind bars for paying a college-admission fixer to boost their daughter’s SAT and ACT scores.
Education Politics and Policy
Senators Jones, Alexander seek to make financial aid application simpler – WHNT
Senator Jones and Tennessee’s U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander are pushing legislation that would cut those questions down to 30 or less.
No, Betsy DeVos is not going to jail – USA Today
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is unlikely to go to jail, but the internet might have you think otherwise. The furor online stems from a case involving the now-defunct Corinthian College, a for-profit college that closed in 2015.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Senator Warren Joins Senator Durbin, Representative Lee in Congressional Effort to Overturn DeVos Borrower Defense Rule
Boston, MA – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and U.S. Representative Susie Lee (D-Nev.) today led the introduction of a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval of the Department of Education’s rewritten borrower defense rule that gutted essential protections for defrauded student borrowers and taxpayers.
ACCT Report Highlights Strategies for Institutions to Help Working Students – Diverse
College-Work Balancing Act, is one of four reports being released by ACCT over the next few years. The other three reports will focus on prior-learning assessments, working with alternative education providers, and upskilling and changing workforce dynamics within automation.