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Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) U.S. Army Veteran, Wendell Johnson Jr. speaks about his experience at Tidewater Tech
Johnson compares his experience from the four-year college he attended to the immersive, hands-on educational experience he is receiving at Tidewater Tech.
Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/4jewrXom7F8
Check out the new VCE website here: www.vetsforcareered.org
Borrower Defense Webinar
Overview of the U.S. Department of Education’s final Institutional Accountability (Borrower Defense) Rule
Tuesday, September 10th
Join CECU for this exclusive 90-minute webinar on the Trump administration's new Institutional Accountability rule. CECU Senior VP of Policy and Research Nicholas Kent will be joined along with co-hosts Aaron Lacey and Jonathan Tarnow, both of whom were appointed by the Education Department to participate in the negotiated rulemaking process to rethink the 2016 regulations.
DeVos finalizes ‘borrower defense’ rules as critics plan lawsuits – Politico
The entire package of regulations — which also curtails loan discharges for students whose schools suddenly close — is projected to save taxpayers more than $11 billion over the next decade.
Additional Coverage on Borrower Defense - New articles added at the top
PROJECT VOWS TO CHALLENGE DEVOS OVER DEVASTATING NEW BORROWER DEFENSE RULE THAT WILL GUT PROTECTIONS FOR STUDENTS – LSC; Trump administration sets higher hurdles for defrauded students to erase debt – The Washington Post.
Student Success Story of the Day
Craig Cooper | Florida National University
"I worked extremely hard, not only in my courses but in my clinical rotations as well. I went to my clinical rotations each day as if I was employed, and took each day seriously, because I wanted to learn as much as I could. Even after completing the program, I continued to study day and night in preparation for the board exam. After passing the board exam, I was offered a position at the clinic where I had my last clinical rotation. I am now working as a full time PTA, and am living my dream."
Read Craig's full story here: https://bit.ly/2jYgug3
Growing Price Tag for College Shutdowns – Inside Higher Ed
The federal government has approved more than $43 million for debt cancellation for students of recently shuttered for-profit colleges. And the total costs are likely to grow.
Maryland’s free community college initiative gets off to a slow start – The Washington Post
Maryland’s foray into tuition-free public higher education is off to a rocky start, with far fewer students than expected taking advantage of the state’s community college scholarship after a harried rollout of the program.
Universities Face Federal Crackdown Over Foreign Financial Influence – The New York Times
The Education Department has begun cracking down on universities that fail to disclose donations and contracts from foreign governments, hoping to give far more scrutiny to funding that has washed into the United States’ higher education institutions from countries often at odds with American policies but eager to tap the country’s brightest minds.
Tracking Guns and Other Dangers – Inside Higher Ed
Three students were recently arrested at three separate colleges for potentially being a threat to the campuses. Institutions are monitoring these risks more closely in an age of increasing gun violence.
Education Politics and Policy
California Senate Appropriations Committee Sends Three Postsecondary Bills for Further Action, Shelves Three Others – Cooley ED
The California Senate Appropriations Committee returned from recess on August 12 and resumed discussion of the six remaining higher education bills.
Can Calbright reinvent online community college? – Education Dive
California’s new free online college aims to help adult learners gain specific skills, but with a month until it opens how it will do so remains unclear.
The Messy Conversation Around Online Cost and Quality – Inside Higher Ed
Asked to explain how they balance financial and academic considerations, administrators and professors say quality is key but struggle to define it.
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