Education Politics and Policy
Betsy DeVos And The High-Stakes Standoff Over Student Loan Forgiveness – NPR
The U.S. Department of Education agreed to hand over department records late Thursday to Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va), the Democratic chairman of the U.S. House education committee, just hours before Scott was set to subpoena Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for the records.
Chairman Scott Statement on Secretary DeVos Agreeing to Provide Documents Regarding Refusal to Provide Debt Relief to Defrauded Students
Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Department of Education agreed to provide documents – which had first been requested in November 2018 – regarding its refusal to provide debt relief to defrauded students under Borrower Defense.
Former Top ED Official: Republicans Should Support Student Debt Forgiveness – NASFAA
Three weeks after resigning from the Department of Education’s (ED) Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), calling the federal student loan system “fundamentally broken,” and announcing a Republican bid for Senate on the platform of student debt forgiveness, A. Wayne Johnson sat down Thursday to explain what led him to leave his post and detail his plans for the future.
Senator Warren and Majority Whip Clyburn Question DeVos Over Resignation of Top Student Loan Advisor
The lawmakers seek information related to Dr. Johnson’s recent public statements and assessment that “much of the debt will likely never be repaid” and that the federal student loan system is “fundamentally broken.”
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Department of Education’s Accreditation Rule Eases Process for New Accrediting Agencies Seeking Recognition – Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
The Department of Education issued a final rule revising its eligibility requirements to make it easier for new accrediting agencies to become recognized by the Department, in hopes of increasing competition and innovation among accreditors.
Accreditation and State Authorization Webinar: Overview of the U.S. Department of Education’s final rule on accreditation and related matters
On November 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education released its official final rule on accreditation and related matters, including state authorization requirements for institutions offering distance education or correspondence courses. The final rule culminates over a year of robust discussion and debate which sought to balance the need for eliminating burdensome federal regulations, promoting innovation in higher education, and maintaining educational quality. The final regulations increase student access, improve teach-outs for students at closed or closing institutions, restore focus and clarity to the accreditor recognition process, and integrate risk-based review of accreditors. Join CECU Senior VP of Policy and Research Nicholas Kent for this exclusive 60-minute webinar for an overview of how the final regulations will impact accreditors, institutions, and students when they go into effect next year.
Presenter: Nicholas Kent, Senior VP of Policy and Research, CECU
Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 2pm EST
Nevada Career Institute (NCI) to Recognize Graduates at Record-breaking Fall Commencement Ceremony
This record-breaking class will join the ranks of NCI alumni on November 15 as family members, friends, Instructors, and Team Members gather to celebrate this significant moment for these individuals.
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation Earns Net Income of $1.3 million, Generates Eighth Consecutive Quarter of Student Start Growth During Third Quarter; Reiterates Full Year Guidance
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (Nasdaq: LINC) today reported operating and financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2019.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) U.S. Army Veteran Raul Alvarez Jr. feels that taking away his right to choose is "not correct" - servicemembers have the ability to choose to enter into the military, that choice should continue into the use of their GI bill benefits, being able to choose where they want to attend school.
Click here to watch the interview.
Push to limit for-profit college’s access to GI Bill benefits gets new boost – Military Times
Education advocates are hoping new bipartisan legislation can help advance long pursued reforms on how much money for-profit colleges can accept from student veterans’ education benefits.
Behind Closed Doors in Washington, Here’s What Colleges Fight For – The New York Times
The legislation in question right now is a new version of the federal Higher Education Act, a law regulating educational matters as varied as student loan interest rates and how colleges adjudicate claims of sexual assault.
CECU Annual Convention
in conjunction with the FAPSC Annual Conference
June 7-10 | Orlando, FL | www.career.org/convention
This year CECU will be partnering with FAPSC, the Florida state association. The CECU Annual Convention and FAPSC Annual Conference have joined forces to maximize the conference experience for all attendees!
Nov 26 - Last day to book 10x20 booths BEFORE registration opens
Dec 2 - Allied Plus Member booth registration opens
Dec 9 - Allied Member booth registration opens
Dec 16 - Booth registration open to the public
Feb 3 - Attendee registration opens
Feb 3 - Call for Sessions opens