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House Democrats Prepare to Scrutinize DeVos’s Education Department – The New York Times

The last face-to-face meeting between Representative Robert C. Scott and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos ended in an awkward cliffhanger. At a hearing last May of the House Education Committee, Mr. Scott, Democrat of Virginia, challenged the secretary’s assertion that she was holding states accountable for achievement gaps between white and minority students as required by More Info »

New Physical Therapist Assistant Program Starting at Herzing University-Minneapolis

Scholarships available for 20-month program that provides fast path to in-demand career MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 19, 2019 — In an effort to help meet workforce demands for one of the fastest growing occupations in the country, Herzing University today announced a new Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at its Minneapolis campus. More Info »

Safety Net Sought for Students in Limbo After School Closures – Bloomberg Government

Continued Aid Mitchell Fuerst, president of Success Education Colleges, has successfully helped teach-out students from eight other schools. Things often go wrong when the school is barred from federal student aid, he said. “The minute they cut off Title IV, that cuts of the lifeline of the institution,” Furst said. “They will have a precipitous More Info »

Sacramento Ultrasound Institute to Offer New Medical Assisting Program in April 2019

The medical assisting program prepares graduates with the skills needed to work as a medical assistant, medical scribe, and phlebotomist (CPT1). SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 19, 2019 — Sacramento Ultrasound Institute has announced that starting on April 8, 2019, they are offering a new and robust medical assisting program. The program will offer course work for More Info »

‘This Is a Chaos Proposal’ — Neg Reg Committee Continues Debate on Accreditation Changes – NASFAA

A group of higher education stakeholders reconvened for the second of three multi-day sessions organized to write federal regulations related to accreditation, and other issues such as distance education and innovation, faith-based entities, and the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program. The main committee is tasked with finalizing the regulations More Info »

Democrats contend DeVos deputy interfered with inspector general probe – Politico

Congressional Democrats said Tuesday they have uncovered evidence that the Trump administration tried to influence an internal watchdog’s investigation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Five top House and Senate Democrats said that the Trump administration sought to remove the Education Department’s acting inspector general last month after she pushed back on a request to “reconsider” More Info »

House, Senate Democrats Send Secretary DeVos Second Request for Information Regarding Attempt to Undermine Independence of Education Department Watchdog

Follow-up request also seeks response to new, troubling information about efforts to influence Office of Inspector General WASHINGTON – Today, House and Senate Democrats sent Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a second request for information regarding an abandoned effort to replace the Department’s Acting Inspector General, an independent watchdog tasked with investigating allegations of fraud, waste, More Info »

For a Dissatisfied Public, Colleges’ Internal Affairs Become Fair Game – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The academy has long set itself apart from the rest of the world, as a place of open inquiry and critical thinking. That autonomy is part of what has given higher education authority and influence. Increasingly, though, the public has little patience for it. You see it in lawmakers’ threatening college budgets when they object More Info »

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine & University of Central Lancashire Launch Unique Medical Program

Global students may take U.S. medical school curriculum and obtain Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree through study in the U.K. and U.S. As many countries face a severe current and future doctor shortage, the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) announced a new program aimed More Info »