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The U.S. Department of Education and the Workforce? – Community College Daily

The Trump administration is proposing to merge the federal departments of Labor and Education, a move that would require congressional approval. President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the plan, which the Office of Management and Budget has worked on over the past year after it was directed to develop a comprehensive plan to reorganize the More Info »

Additional Coverage on the Proposal to Merging the Education and Labor Departments

Trump Wants to Drastically Alter the Education Dept. Here’s What You Need to Know. – The Chronicle of Higher Education A Brief History of GOP Attempts to Kill the Education Dept. – The Chronicle of Higher Education An ‘Education and the Workforce’ Agency? – Inside Higher Ed Merging Education, Labor Departments Likely to Impact Higher More Info »

Monroe College President Marc Jerome Appointed to HESC Board of Trustees

Confirmed by New York State Senate to Six-Year Term at the Higher Education Services Corporation Monroe College, a national leader in educating urban and international students, today announced that Marc Jerome, president of the College, was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) following confirmation yesterday by the New More Info »

WGU Ohio Expands Access to Higher Education – The Business Journal

The Ohio Department of Higher Education today announced a new partnership that establishes WGU Ohio, an online, competency-based university created to expand access to higher education. WGU Ohio was created through an agreement between the state and Western Governors University. The nonprofit offers bachelor and master degrees in four high-demand fields critical to the state’s More Info »

Veteran Supportive Campus – Bryan University Receives Recognition

Bryan University continues tradition of supporting veteran students achieve their dreams and aspirations. Bryan University (https://bryanuniversity.edu), a leader in transforming students’ lives through engaging, experiential online education, was named an Arizona Veteran Supportive Campus by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services. A Veteran Supportive Campus (VSC) is a post-secondary institution that is already in compliance More Info »

CSPEN Complete Agenda – Take a look!

Here’s the Impressive CSPEN Agenda Now you have to be there! Sunday, August 5th Golf Tournament – Harborside International – Shotgun Start – 1 – 5 pm Patron Rooftop Reception – Sponsored by RedShelf, 6 – 8 pm RedShelf Building Rooftop Monday, August 6th Sponsored Workshop 10 am – 12 pm From Enrollment to Gainful More Info »

How to boost completion rates – Education Dive

With the nation’s average six-year college completion rate for first-time, full-time students hovering around 59% according to the National Center for Education Statistics, institutions are constantly searching for best practices and strategies to enhance graduation outcomes. And, that’s especially true when it comes to the growing enrollment of adult nontraditional students and those from low-income, More Info »

Education Department closes 1,200 Obama-era civil rights probes – The Hill

The Education Department has closed more than 1,200 civil rights investigations launched during the Obama administration, a ProPublica analysis found. An analysis of more than 40,000 civil rights cases found that upward of 1,200 probes started during the Obama administration and lasting at least six months were shut down by the department under Education Secretary More Info »

Digging Deeper on Student Loan Default Rates – Inside Higher Ed

Crisis-level student loan default rates among black borrowers and those who attended for-profits cannot be explained fully by students’ backgrounds, study finds, including measures of income, employment and parental wealth. Federal data released last year revealed a student-loan default crisis among borrowers who are black or who attended for-profit colleges, with roughly half of both More Info »

Statement from Secretary DeVos on the Government Reform Plan – Home U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement: “President Trump campaigned and won with his promise to reduce the federal footprint in education and to make the federal government more efficient and effective. Today’s bold reform proposal takes a big step toward fulfilling that promise. Artificial barriers between education and workforce programs have More Info »