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Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) U.S. Navy Veteran Timothy Harper speaks to VCE about why he joined the Navy and how important veterans' education choice is to him.
Click here to watch Tim's interview.
International Education Corporation to Become Employee Owned
International Education Corporation (IEC) and its subsidiary companies are proud to announce they are in the process of becoming employee-owned by creating an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
Universal Technical Institute Campuses Earn 2019 “Schools of Excellence” Recognition and Education Manager Receives National “Commitment to Education Award” by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Universal Technical Institute (UTI: NYSE) campuses in Houston, Texas, and Lisle, Illinois, have been named 2019 “Schools of Excellence,” as has the NASCAR Technical Institute (Mooresville, N.C.), a division of UTI.
New Coalition Highlights the Need For Student Voices in Higher Education Policy – Diverse
The coalition consists of twelve different groups, including Higher Learning Advocates, Veterans Education Success, Young Invincibles, the National College Access Network and others. The goal is to advocate for policies that expand supports for nontraditional and underrepresented students.
Virginia Goes Big on Cloud Degrees – Inside Higher Ed
Amazon Web Services is expanding its collaboration with Virginia’s community college system and several of its public universities to offer more associate and bachelor’s degree programs in cloud computing.
Colleges just got a lot more leeway to recruit students – Education Dive
Admissions experts say the changes will heighten competition for students, particularly among colleges struggling to fill their classes, and could make it harder to determine yields.
Education Politics and Policy
California’s Athlete-Compensation Law Is Now Official, Posing a Serious Challenge to the NCAA – The Chronicle of Higher Education
California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, made the state’s challenge to amateurism in collegiate sports a reality on Monday, signing into law a bill that allows athletes at California universities to earn money from their name, image, and likeness rights starting in 2023.
Labor Department Publishes Final Overtime Rule: What Campuses Need To Know – ACE
The Department of Labor (DOL) this week published the final rule increasing the salary threshold for white-collar exemptions to the federal overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The rule—which has been in play for several years now—is likely to impact most campuses.
Financial Aid and Student Loans Issues
‘The power of this is massive’: Student debt help could be on the way with new bill – Yahoo Finance
The “Employer Participation in Repayment Act,” which is currently working its way through lawmakers in the House and Senate, hopes to expand the existing tax-free assistance program “to allow employers to contribute tax-free dollars towards their employees’ student loans.”
SCHILLING: How The Higher Education Monopoly Shuts Down For-Profit Competitors – Daily Caller
Just like so many powerful industries, the higher education establishment is calculating and cutthroat, which is why they have been using whatever means possible to destroy their biggest competitor: the for-profit college sector.
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