Education Politics and Policy
Senate to vote Wednesday on reversing DeVos student loan rule – The Hill
Senate Democrats will force a vote Wednesday in their attempts to reverse a Department of Education rule that they worry will hinder student loan borrowers’ ability to seek loan forgiveness from predatory institutions.
Durbin: The Time Has Come To Stand Up For Defrauded Veterans And Student Borrowers
U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today, in a speech on the Senate floor, urged his Senate colleagues to support the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval overturning Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ rewritten borrower defense rule when it comes for a vote this week.
Senate Democrats to force vote this week to reverse DeVos student loan policy – CNN
Senate Democrats are expected to force a vote in the coming days to overturn a Trump administration student loan forgiveness policy that they argue eliminates essential protections for defrauded students
Foxx Praises DOL’s Efforts to Expand Apprenticeship Opportunities
The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule today that will establish Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs), which are apprenticeships led by job creators, colleges, and other entities instead of the federal government.
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program Final Rule
The U.S. Department of Labor today published a final rule that will help expand apprenticeships in the United States by establishing a system for advancing the development of high-quality, Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs).
UEI Gardena Introduces New Welding Program
To meet this demand, UEI College Gardena campus has launched the all-new Welding vocational training program, designed for students who love working with their hands designing, creating or repairing equipment.
UC San Diego accidentally overstated success of its MBA program in Financial Times rankings – The San Diego Union-Tribune
UC San Diego says that it provided erroneous data to the Financial Times about the success of its MBA program while the newspapewas putting together its influential 2020 rankings of the world’s top MBA programs.
GI Bill News
VA suspends GI Bill® certifications for five universities over deceptive enrollment practices – Military Times
The Department of Veterans Affairs is suspending educational benefits for new students enrolling in programs at five universities, citing “erroneous, deceptive, or misleading” enrollment practices, Military Times has learned.
Planning for Coronavirus With Fewer Resources – Inside Higher Ed
As elite institutions close campuses or switch to online courses, regional and community colleges are planning for the worst. How will they fare?
Additional Coronavirus Coverage
Harvard, other colleges tell students to move out as coronavirus concerns grow – Education Dive; Three UC campuses, Harvard, Princeton join growing coronavirus cancellations – Los Angeles Times.