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Borrower Defense Repayment Rule – CECU Presence in the Media
DeVos issues new loan forgiveness rule for swindled students - Associated Press
August 30, 2019
Career Education Colleges and Universities, which represents dozens of for-profit colleges, supports the rewrite, said Michael Dakduk, the organization’s executive vice president. “We think it provides fairness and due process to all parties involved,” he said.
New Loan Forgiveness Rule Aims To Help Students Defrauded By Colleges - Daily Caller
August 31, 2019
Michael Dakduk, executive vice president of Career Education Colleges and Universities, weighed in on the new rule saying, “We think it provides fairness and due process to all parties involved.”
DeVos finalizes 'borrower defense' rules as critics plan lawsuits - POLITICO Morning Education
September 3, 2019
Michael Dakduk, executive vice president of Career Education Colleges and Universities, said his group’s “initial review suggests the rule provides fairness to both students and schools while saving the taxpayer money.”
Raising the Bar for Loan Forgiveness - Inside Higher Ed
September 3, 2019
Michael Dakduk, executive vice president and director of government relations at Career Education Colleges and Universities, said the rule appeared to address several concerns CECU had expressed about the 2016 regulations.
“We believe this administration's rewrite provides the necessary safeguards for students and taxpayers while generally ensuring appropriate due process for institutions,” he said.
Ed Dept's final borrower defense rule raises bar for claims - Education Dive
September 3, 2019
"We are very supportive of this administration's rewrite of the borrower defense regulations," Michael Dakduk..."We think it's fair for all parties involved — that's the students, the institutions and the taxpayers."
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
CECU and Veterans for Career Education (VCE) hosted a reception in Washington, D.C. a few blocks from the Capitol last week. The event was attended by over 50 congressional staff, veteran leaders and higher education policy insiders. Pictured here is CECU’s Mike Dakduk, Steve Gonzalez and Carl Walker, Jr. promoting the VCE movement and the book of veterans’ success stories.
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.
Troy R. Anderson Joins Universal Technical Institute as Chief Financial Officer
Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI), today announced that Troy R. Anderson will join the company on September 23, 2019 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, permanently filling the role held on an interim basis by Scott Yessner.
Adult Learners Need Their Own EdTech Tools, Ed Department Report Finds – Ed Surge
To help adult learners, edtech tools should be designed for their needs and goals, support them in virtually communicating with instructors and classmates and offer them a smooth mobile experience, according to a new report published on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education.
Tech giants and 2-year colleges are teaming up to teach in-demand skills – Education Dive
Amazon Web Services, Facebook and Google are among the companies helping institutions craft curriculum, but some worry such programs can be limiting.
Seventeen Questions Every College Should Be Asking – The Atlantic
Here’s the problem: Higher education is in the middle of multiple, massive disruptions—and it isn’t clear that the leaders of the sector grasp the magnitude of the waves of change breaking on their ivy-covered gates.
Admissions for Donor Children – Inside Higher Ed
The Varsity Blues admissions scandal took a new turn Tuesday, as the defense team for one indicted parent unveiled conversations between University of Southern California officials in which they appear to disregard applicants’ academic and athletic achievements for the dollar amount of donations their families were offering the university.
Education Politics and Policy
Durbin, Dem Senators Press DeVos To Provide Automatic Closed School Discharges To Former ITT Tech Students
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), today sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos calling for automatic closed school discharges for former ITT Tech (ITT) student borrowers.
Johnson looks to expand child care options for parents in college – The Daily Republic
Looking to ease the burden of child care for parents in college, U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., is planning to introduce a bill to open federal college and university grant dollars to fund more accessible child care to student-parents.
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