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President Trump's Advisors Recommend Veto on Resolution Proposing to Overturn New Borrower Defense Rule
In a Statement of Administration Policy released yesterday, the White House strongly opposed a Democratic resolution (H.J. Res. 76) to overturn the Trump Administration's Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability rule. In the statement, Trump Administration officials said the resolution would "restore the partisan regulatory regime of the previous administration, which sacrificed the interests of taxpayers, students, and schools in pursuit of narrow, ideological objectives." The statement also said that if the resolution were presented to the President, "his advisors would recommend that he veto it."
Education Politics and Policy
Rep. Lee Addresses Rules Committee in Support of Her Bill to Overturn Sec. DeVos’s Harmful Borrower Defense Rule
U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (Nev.-03) delivered remarks to the House Committee on Rules in favor of her Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution, H.J.Res. 76, which would overturn the Department of Education’s (DOE) 2019 Borrower Defense rule that gutted essential protections for student borrowers and taxpayers
U.S. House to vote on upending DeVos student loan forgiveness policy – Wisconsin Examiner
The House Rules Committee is scheduled to consider the resolution on Monday ahead of an expected vote in the full House chamber later in the week.
Pima Medical Institute Welcomes Prospective Students with January Open House
Pima Medical Institute is excited to welcome prospective students in 2020 during a three-day open house, where guests are welcome to tour the campus, see the labs where students receive hands-on experience, and speak to current students and instructors, so that they may make an informed decision about enrolling in the medical career college.
Bellus Academy Launches Student Assistance Program to Support Mental Health and Help Students Navigate Life and Work Challenges
Responding to an alarming increase in depression and anxiety on America’s college campuses, Bellus Academy is launching a Student Assistance Program at its California and Kansas academies. The program aims to preempt issues that might disrupt a student’s educational journey and prevent him or her from pursuing their career goals.
Gurnick Academy Lights the Way for former Brightwood College Students Left in the Dark
With the new campus and staff in place, 110 Limited X-Ray Technician students were not only able to complete their programs but on time and at the cost originally promised by Brightwood College. 78 students would proudly walk the stage on Tuesday, November 21st, 2019 in front of their families and friends.
U.S. News Releases Its Rankings Of The Best Online College Programs For 2020 – Forbes
U.S. News & World Report announced its 2020 Best Online Programs rankings today, the ninth edition of these rankings. This year more than 1600 programs were ranked – up from 1,545 last year and 677 in the first edition in 2012.
Actress Lori Loughlin withholding evidence in college scam, feds say – Boston Herald
Actress Lori Loughlin and other defendants are still withholding evidence from the feds in the college admissions scandal, a joint filing late last week claimed, setting up a possible showdown between parents and prosecutors next month in federal court.
President of California’s online community college to step down – EdSource
Abrupt departure comes less than one year into a four-year contract that paid her a salary of $385,000. Heather Hiles resigned Monday as president of Calbright College, California’s newest online community college, after less than one year on the job.
Why the Convenience University Will Rule Higher Ed – EdSurge
Did they come to our virtual classrooms for the strength of our faculty? The quality of the program? The reputation of the college? When we tallied the results, one reason emerged as a driving force for our online learners: They came seeking convenience.
Calm Before The Storm: Fiscal Hell Is Coming To American Universities – Forbes
There is contradictory news out recently on how Americans feel about supporting colleges and universities. On the one hand, newly released data from Grapevine, shows that for fiscal year 2020, appropriations have risen 5% over the previous year.