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Success Education Colleges Prepares for Second Annual Professional Development Conference

WEST COVINA, Calif.—Plans are well underway for SEC’s second annual Professional Development Conference (PDC), slated for Friday, May 18th at the Ontario Convention Center. The one-day event provides Team Members with helpful tools while keeping them up-to-date on the latest in private-sector education. “Last year’s event was truly remarkable and we are excited to continue More Info »

Trump Administration Requests to Delay Another Higher Ed Oversight Regulation – NASFAA

As the Department of Education (ED) is working to rewrite gainful employment and borrower defense to repayment regulations after hosting a series of negotiated rulemaking sessions following an announcement to delay the rules last summer, the Trump administration may push off the effective date of another set of regulations aimed at protecting students from abuse More Info »

Bellus Academy Receives “Silver” CAPPS Excellence in Community Service Award

For the second consecutive year, Bellus Academy is a recipient of the California Association of Private Post-Secondary Schools (CAPPS) Excellence in Community Service Award. Bellus Academy owner and President Lynelle Lynch accepted the Silver award on April 17, during the CAPPS Legislative Conference in Sacramento. The prestigious community service award competition is open to all More Info »

Education Department Unlawfully Withholding Records Concerning Delay Of Rule To Protect Student Borrowers From Fraud, Lawsuit Alleges – Public Now

Consumer Group Argues Agency Did Not Conduct Adequate Search and Is Improperly Withholding Requested Documents WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Education must hand over records related to its justification for delaying implementation of a rule to help student loan borrowers, including records of communications between agency officials and representatives of the for-profit college More Info »

The Week Ahead in Education Politics: More Key Ed. Dept Nominees Await Senate Action… – The 74

Six months ago, the Education Department had the highest vacancy rate of any Cabinet-level department, with no one even nominated for a whopping 80 percent of slots. Now, many names have been put forward to fill those jobs — they just haven’t been confirmed, leaving the Education Department again at the bottom of the pack More Info »

The demise of McNally Smith: Bankruptcy hearing this week for failed St. Paul music college – The Globe

Between March and November last year, the co-founders of McNally Smith College of Music loaned the school $1.33 million in a failed attempt to keep the St. Paul school in business. That’s according to filings in two bankruptcy cases — one for the school and another for Jack McNally personally. The for-profit college’s gross income, More Info »

Sen. Durbin warns educators of risks of for-profit colleges – KFVS

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) is asking educators for help in warning students about the risks associated with for-profit colleges. The senator is asking principals, counselors, and teachers to provide students with “accurate and up-to-date information about their post-secondary education options” “Students attending for-profit schools are too often left with a degree or certificate that More Info »

The 100K Club – Inside Higher Ed

The University of Phoenix’s online enrollment plummets while Western Governors and Southern New Hampshire near 100,000 students as they vie to rule the roost. Few institutions have topped more than 100,000 students online, but Western Governors University and Southern New Hampshire University are on the brink. Scott Pulsipher, WGU’s president, said the nonprofit, fully online More Info »

Class-action lawsuit alleges Capella University lied about time, cost of advanced degrees – TwinCities.com

Two former students say Minneapolis-based Capella University lied about how much time and money it would take to complete an advanced degree. Kansas resident Carolyn Wright and Debbra Kennedy of Tennessee filed a class-action lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court in Minnesota. Wright, who began pursuing a doctor of nursing practice in spring 2014, said More Info »

The risk of kicking higher ed reauthorization down the road – The Hill

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce moved its higher education reauthorization bill, the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform Act (PROSPER Act), out of committee five months ago. Soon after, HELP Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), indicated markup of the bill could begin this month. Let’s hope it does. More Info »