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Northwestern College safely re-opens & releases its Return to Campus Plan

[Bridgeview, IL] Northwestern College of Illinois safely reopened its Bridgeview Campus officially on Monday September 14 after a six-month closure due to COVID-19. Its Fall Quarter launch was different from any other in its 118-year history, as there were masks and temperature checks, arrows and markings on the floor to support social distancing, and hand More Info »

DeVos under investigation for potentially violating Hatch Act because of Fox News interview – Politico

The Education Department’s YouTube channel includes the interview, which was also touted in an official message from the agency. The Office of the Special Counsel has started investigating Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for potentially violating the Hatch Act, after she slammed Joe Biden in a Fox News interview and her agency promoted it through official More Info »

Universal Technical Institute Launches Blended Learning Development Initiative

Company evolves operating strategy and educational model; hires nationally recognized leader to direct integrated, state-of the-industry training programs PHOENIX, Sept. 22, 2020 — As part of its wider growth and diversification strategy, Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI), the nation’s leading provider of transportation technician training, is evolving and enhancing its instructional and operational model to More Info »

10 Ways Colleges and Universities Can Advance the Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery – Inside Higher Ed

Is your campus doing everything it can to help your community recover? There is not much good news to grow out of the crisis, but there is some. Colleges and universities have grown more attentive to their students’ vulnerabilities. Faculty members have increasingly focused on undergraduates and have adopted a more student-centric approach to teaching, More Info »

U Phoenix E-Textbook Pilot Improves Adult Math Engagement – Campus Technology

A pilot at the University of Phoenix found that a well-designed interactive textbook can help people stick with their math studies. The university worked with zyBooks from John Wiley & Sons in a two-course undergraduate sequence on quantitative reasoning. The pilot began in October 2019 and was transitioned into full implementation beginning in December 2019. More Info »

House Releases Continuing Resolution to Fund Federal Government – NASFAA

House leaders have formally unveiled a continuing resolution (CR) that would stave off a government shutdown slated to take place at the end of the month should congressional leaders not meet the September 30 spending deadline. The measure funds federal agencies and programs run by the Department of Education (ED) through December 11 and also More Info »

Strategic Education, Inc. and Noodle Partners Unite to Provide Employers with Access to a Variety of Education and Upskilling Programs from the Nation’s Leading Universities

The new WorkforceEdge platform will streamline employers’ access to a network of top educational programs and provide full administration of employee education benefits HERNDON, Va. & NEW YORK–Strategic Education, Inc. (Strategic Education) (NASDAQ: STRA), the parent company of Strayer and Capella Universities, and Noodle Partners, which helps a growing network of colleges and universities use More Info »

Why skills – not degrees – will shape the future of work – World Economic Forum

The nature of work and careers is changing fast – and in the future, the right skills will be prized over academic qualifications alone. The COVID-19 slowdown offers employers an opportunity to reshape their hiring practices around this shifting paradigm. How well companies can change their mindset will help define their future performance. For generations, More Info »

Federal Student Aid Posts New Reports to FSA Data Center – IFAP

Today, Federal Student Aid released a series of quarterly updates to its portfolio reports on its FSA Data Center to include data as of June 30, 2020. These reports reflect changes made to borrower accounts because of the administration’s executive action in late March and provisions included as part of the CARES Act, which was More Info »

Osso VR raises $14 million to bring virtual reality to surgical and medical device training – Tech Crunch

It seems that distance learning is even coming for the healthcare industry. As remote work becomes the order of the day in the COVID-19 era, any tool that can bring training and education services to folks across industries is gaining a huge amount of investor interest — and that includes healthcare. Virtual reality tools like More Info »