Education Politics and Policy
A new state bill could challenge key interstate distance learning pact – Education Dive
Legislation in Maryland stands to test the limits of new state authorization rules and an agreement that lets colleges offer online programs in other states.
Review of the FY2021 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Education
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020; Time: 10:00 AM; Agenda: Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2021 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Department of Education.
Financial Aid/Student Loans
Court Punts on VA Threat to Cut Off Online University’s Funding – Bloomberg Law
(Need subscription to Bloomberg Law to read full article) A Department of Veterans Affairs letter threatening to cut off payments to Ashford University for online courses taken by veterans isn’t reviewable by a federal appeals court, the Federal Circuit ruled Tuesday.
Operational Implementation Guidance – Federal Student Aid’s Implementation of 2020–21 Federal Pell Grant Payment and Disbursement Schedules – IFAP
This Electronic Announcement provides institutions with important information about the system, web, and software modifications we are making to reflect the 2020–21 Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) payment and disbursement schedules.
Certifications remain relevant in cybersecurity hiring – HR Dive
Many IT executives (67%) in a recent poll said their companies require industry certifications for jobs in cybersecurity, according to results released Feb. 18.
The coming “relevance renaissance” in higher education – The Economist
But amidst the serious threats, there are also incredible opportunities for leaders to usher in what I call a “relevance renaissance” in higher education.
Hundreds of Graduates Converge for Alumni Event at Pima Medical Institute’s Houston Campus
More than 200 graduates of Pima Medical Institute, along with their family and friends recently attended an alumni appreciation event at the Houston campus.
Christopher Kevane Joins Universal Technical Institute as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
As the newest member of the senior leadership team, he will help guide the company’s work to develop new organic and inorganic growth opportunities, optimize its real estate footprint and transform the student experience.
Smucker Opening Statement at Apprenticeship Hearing
“Today we are here to discuss reform of the National Apprenticeship Act, an important tool in our efforts to promote and strengthen apprenticeships so American workers are better prepared to compete in today’s economy.
Updating, expanding the Apprenticeship Act – Community College Daily
Democrats on the House education committee are working on a bill to authorize $400 million in federal grants for apprenticeships that would double to $800 million by 2025.