CECU Announcement - Career Education Blog Launched!
CECU has created the new "Career Education Blog" as a resource of news related to the postsecondary career education sector to keep you informed. It’s free to create a Medium account and once you’re following the page, you will get email notifications each time an article is posted. The blog will feature pieces from members of the career education community including faculty and staff from our member schools. Check out the first two posts below!
A Plan for School Closures - February 13, 2020
A Guide to 90/10 Rule Legislation - February 12, 2020
Education Politics and Policy
Durbin, Schumer, Veterans Groups Urge Senate To Overturn DeVos Borrower Defense Rule
U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and veterans organizations, held a press conference to urge Senate Republicans to support Durbin’s Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution, (S.J.Res. 56) which would overturn the U.S. Department of Education’s 2019 Borrower Defense rule.
U.S. Department of Education Launches Investigation into Foreign Gifts Reporting at Ivy League Universities
The U.S. Department of Education announced today it is launching investigations into both Harvard and Yale Universities after it appears both Ivy League higher education institutions potentially failed to report hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign gifts and contracts.
Financial Aid/Student Loan Issues
Why people with student debt are refusing to repay it – CNBC
The Debt Collective, an organization founded by a group of activists who met during the Occupy Wall Street protests a decade ago, is calling on people with student debt to stop paying it.
High-ranking U-M official has years of misconduct allegations — and school knew – Detroit Free Press
More than 20 women have now made sexual misconduct complaints against University of Michigan Provost Martin Philbert, some stretching back more than a decade, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation.
College Lobbying Declined After Earmarks - Inside Higher Ed
Many colleges have pulled back on lobbying Congress. But with talk of earmarks coming back, will higher education institutions start spending big on K Street lobbyists again?
Five Pima Medical Institute Campuses Earn Triple Crown Award for Veterinary Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy and Nursing Programs
Pima Medical Institute has announced that five campuses have been awarded Triple Crown status for the 2018-2019 Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) reporting year.
Ignore the Hype. College Is Worth It – Inside Higher Ed
Improvements are certainly long overdue in the way higher education institutions operate, writes Anthony P. Carnevale, but the value of a college degree in the workplace is without question.
Massive bill to change scholarships, merge colleges advances in Florida Legislature over bipartisan objections – Tampa Bay Times
A bill that would drastically alter the state’s higher education system, requiring several colleges to merge and making sweeping changes to different scholarship programs passed its first committee in the Florida Legislature on Wednesday, despite bipartisan opposition.