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Foxx: “Increasing educational opportunities and supporting veterans should not be a partisan issue”

Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) penned an exclusive letter to the editor for the Wall Street Journal. The letter denounces Democrats’ most recent attempt to limit educational choices for students and veterans. Attacking For-Profit Colleges Helps Nobody March 3, 2021 By Rep. Virginia Foxx The recent editorial, More Info »

For-Profit Colleges’ Status at Risk as Panel Vets Accreditor – Bloomberg Government

Education Department seeks termination of accreditor ACICS Decision would affect about 70 schools, 50,000 students A federal watchdog will vote Thursday on calls from the Education Department to yank approval from an accreditor that oversaw the collapse of several national for-profit college chains. The accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, or ACICS, More Info »

Making Sense of a Mask Non-Mandate – Inside Higher Ed

After Texas governor rescinded statewide mask mandate, many colleges say they are reviewing the order’s applicability to their campuses. Others say they will keep their mandates on campus. Many Texas colleges say they are reviewing an executive order issued by Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, on Tuesday ending a statewide mask mandate and allowing businesses More Info »

Amend the 85/15 Rule – Veterans Education Project

The 85/15 Rule – a requirement that education programs enroll at least 15% non-Veterans to ensure schools are not cheating Veterans Affairs (VA) – has indirectly hurt many Veterans pursuing postsecondary degrees by taking away their right to use their VA education benefits. When 85% of the students enrolled in a particular program of an More Info »

CFPB nominee sounds alarm on possible ‘avalanche of defaults’ after student loan payments restart – Yahoo! Money

President Joe Biden’s nominee to America’s consumer watchdog agency told Congress he was concerned about how servicers would handle borrowers when the pause on their student loan payments resume in October. “We are at a critical moment when so many borrowers are going to have to restart their payments,” Rohit Chopra said in response to More Info »

Federal Lawmakers Push Cardona to Undo DeVos Title IX Rule – Inside Higher Ed

More than 100 U.S. representatives urged Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to prioritize changing the current federal regulations that govern how colleges and universities address campus sexual misconduct under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the federal law prohibiting gender-based discrimination at federally funded institutions. In a letter addressed to Cardona Tuesday, the More Info »

This May Be The Biggest Lesson Learned From Online Education During The Pandemic – Forbes

During a year in which a global pandemic forced the world’s education system online, there have been many lessons learned. None are bigger or more important than this one: fully online college students are twice as likely to say they are ‘comfortable sharing their opinions in class’ compared to fully in-person students. Results from the More Info »

Becker College’s financial woes could make it the next school to close – Boston Globe

Becker College, a small private college in Worcester known for its video game design program, is quickly running low on cash and may not be able to remain open much longer, state higher education regulators warned on Tuesday. The 1,500-student college has been struggling for several years, but the pandemic has deepened its financial woes, More Info »

Paying More for Less? A New Classification System to Prioritize Outcomes in Higher Education – Third Way

This policy brief is based on research supported by Arnold Ventures. The views expressed in this report are solely those of its authors and do not necessarily represent the views of our funders. Colleges and universities in the United States have faced considerable financial challenges since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the extent More Info »