Watch Live: House Education Committee HEA Bill Markup
Watch the House Committee on Education and Labor markup of the College Affordability Act, a bill from House Democrats seeking to update the Higher Education Act. The markup is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. eastern today.
CECU staff will provide a summary of the markup after it concludes.
Education Politics and Policy
THIS WEEK: Committee to Markup College Affordability Act
Today, the Committee will markup the College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674) – a responsible, comprehensive overhaul of our higher education system that would lower the cost of college, improve the quality of higher education, and expand opportunity for students from all backgrounds.
Analyzing the College Affordability Act: Changes to the Direct Loan Program – NASFAA
This article is the fourth in a series of six that delves into Title IV-related issues contained in the College Affordability Act, the House Democrats’ bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. This article details the proposed changes to the Direct Loan program. See all of NASFAA’s coverage of the College Affordability Act.
Understanding the Entry-Level Driver Training Regulation
Join Don Lefeve, President of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association as he covers the new Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) rule, taking effect February 7, 2020. This webinar will discuss how the changing requirements impact both the student and instructor, as well as regulation requirements, state requirements and potential issues at the state level.
Presenter: Don Lefeve - President, Commercial Vehicle Training Association
Date: Wednesday, November 6th
Time: 2pm EDT
Woz U Cements its Focus on an Education-as-a-Service (EaaS) Model
Officials from Steve Wozniak’s Education-as-a-Service company, Woz U, appeared today before the Arizona Board of Postsecondary Education to end its direct training program and fully devote its efforts to strengthening its curricula and Online Program Management platform for its partners.
Cincinnati Christian to close at the end of the fall semester after 95 years of operation – The Enquirer
Cincinnati Christian University will close at the end of this semester and become an extension site of another college, officials at the East Price Hill institution said Monday.
IBM Looks Beyond the College Degree – Inside Higher Ed
The tech company is looking for different ways to fill “new-collar” jobs in its 360,000-employee workforce by adding digital badges and apprenticeships and deepening partnerships with community colleges.
She was expelled for using prescribed medical marijuana, now she’s suing the college – USA Today
Colleges are becoming a battleground in the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws as students who use medical pot challenge decades-old campus drug policies.
As Fires Rage, More Campuses Close – Inside Higher Ed
California’s Kincade fire — and the state power company Pacific Gas & Electric’s subsequent controversial power shutoffs — have led to some college campuses closing and others fearing damage.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) Back in September the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School welcomed Veterans for Career Education and supporter Pete Hegseth to their campus. School President, Bob Thacker, speaks on the 70 year history of supporting veterans at the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School in his interview.
Click here to watch the video.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Supreme Court Review Could Undercut CFPB Enforcement – Bloomberg Law
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could lose leverage in enforcement negotiations as the Supreme Court considers whether its leadership structure is unconstitutional.
There are consequences to making college free – The Washington Post
A study presented recently at a Brookings Institution annual conference suggests that one popular idea — free community college — would actually lead to slightly lower college completion, in part because financially challenged students are already well-served by federal aid such as Pell Grants, and because the offer of free two-year degrees might draw students away from four-year programs.
Veterans say non-degree credentials pay off – eCampus News
A survey of more than 30,000 military veterans shows that they value non-degree credentials–here are 4 ways to better recognize new credential pathways.