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Monroe College Welcomes Education Leaders at 3rd Annual Beating the Odds, Building Opportunities for Students in Poverty Conference

Educators Discuss Strategies to Effectively Close the Achievement Gap Between Low-Income Students and Their More Affluent Peers. Monroe College, a national leader in educating urban and international students, today welcomed nearly four dozen elementary and high school principals, as well as other key senior administrators and education advocates, to the “3rd Annual Beating the Odds, More Info »

Trump administration agrees to turn over documents on student debt relief under threat of subpoena – The Washington Post

Under threat of a subpoena, the Trump administration agreed Thursday to provide House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.) documents detailing the Education Department’s handling of student debt relief claims. Committee aides say Scott had already signed the subpoena and alerted the department when he received word that information he More Info »

Stevens-Henager College begins closing Idaho Falls location – Post Register

For-profit college is moving to online-only instruction After years of low graduation rates, Stevens-Henager College will close its campus in Idaho Falls as the school moves toward online-only classes. Felicia Wright, executive director of the Idaho Falls campus, said the college would continue to offer classes for the students currently enrolled for degrees but would More Info »

How Transparency Drives Accountability In Higher Education – Forbes

Last year, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos repealed the Gainful Employment (GE) rule, an Obama-era regulation that targeted mainly for-profit colleges where graduates owed high debts relative to their earnings. While this was a decent goal, the rule applied to so few academic programs that it protected only 16% of college students. Hence, DeVos aims to More Info »

California AG’s Legal Battle With Ashford University Rages On – Above the Law

The attorneys for both sides recently told a San Diego judge a lot of litigation remains. San Diego Superior Court Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon jokingly boasted at one point during a series of hearings last Friday that even though some Los Angeles courts were setting trials as far out as 2021, he was only scheduling More Info »

Nightingale College Named Top Workplace by The Salt Lake Tribune

For the fourth time, Nightingale College is selected as one of Utah’s Top Workplaces. Nightingale College was named a 2019 Top Workplace by The Salt Lake Tribune and ranked number 16 in the Midsize Business category. “Nightingale College is honored that it’s culture of Evolvitude™ is being recognized among Utah workplaces,” said Jonathan Tanner, Vice More Info »

Mass. Governor Signs College Closure Law – Inside Higher Ed

Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker signed into law Thursday an act increasing state regulators’ authority to monitor colleges’ and universities’ financial strength and requiring institutions at risk of closing to file contingency plans for students. Momentum for the new law built after Mount Ida College surprised students by closing on short notice in spring 2018. Afterward, More Info »

Canvas parent Instructure mulls potential sale, partnership – Education Dive

Dive Brief: Instructure, the education software company that makes learning management system Canvas, is exploring potential alternatives to being a publicly traded company that could include a sale. The news was first reported by Bloomberg on Wednesday and confirmed in a company announcement Thursday. Instructure said it has received interest from “multiple third parties.” Investor More Info »

OIG Foresees Continued Issues With ED’s Improper Payments, FSA Oversight – NASFAA

The Department of Education (ED) may continue to struggle with improper payments and oversight and monitoring within the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) heading into the new year, according to ED’s Office of Inspector General (OIG). However, in its annual report highlighting management issues, OIG wrote that it will be reassessing whether these issues More Info »

Democrats Miss Opportunity to Expand Apprenticeship Programs. Why? – E&L Blog

According to a 2018 survey of U.S. employers, nearly half of all job creators struggle to hire employees with the right skills for the job, which has led to seven million unfilled positions throughout the country and a substantial skills gap that plagues our workforce. Fortunately, we know that skills-based education, like apprenticeships, are proven More Info »