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Sudden death: Can the most damaging kind of for-profit closure be prevented? – Education Dive

Three major systems failing abruptly in four months is a sign the sector’s troubles aren’t over and its oversight mechanisms may not be working. Dream Center Education Holdings (DCEH) started the year with a possible buyer for its Argosy University and hopes of offloading its remaining Art Institute campuses as well. The organization was facing More Info »

‘They’re Not Even Making Sure They’re Correct’: Botched Transcripts Add Insult to Injury for Students Abandoned by Dream Center Closures – The Chronicle of Higher Education

When a college shuts down, students need proof of their grades and coursework. That proof comes in the form of their official college transcripts. And so former students at Argosy University and the Art Institutes — for-profit colleges operated by the Dream Center chain that shut down last month — have been requesting official transcripts More Info »

CECU Statement on Senator Warren’s Proposal to Eliminate Career Education Colleges and Universities

Today, after the publication of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s higher education proposal, Career Education Colleges and Universities president and CEO Steve Gunderson, released the following statement: “Senator Warren has finally disclosed her true endgame. She, like too many voices in the public sector today, are so opposed to the very existence of small family businesses that More Info »

Ed Dept: New accreditation rules will be ‘more aggressive’ to prevent abrupt college closures – Education Dive

Dive Brief: Diane Auer Jones, principal deputy under secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, outlined how forthcoming regulations on accreditation would address college closings during an event Tuesday hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. New regulations will include “financial triggers” that require colleges to file a teach-out plan with an accreditor, More Info »

Bridging the Gap on Accountability – Inside Higher Ed

Democrats are talking more about how failures happen across the higher education system, not just at for-profit colleges — their traditional punching bag. So can they agree with Republicans on new standards for all colleges? For-profit colleges have for years been higher education’s boogeyman for consumer advocates and many Democrats in Congress. And those lawmakers More Info »

Northwestern College to host free 2019 Spring Healthcare Career Fair

Interested Employers Still Welcome to Register [Bridgeview, IL] Northwestern College will once again host a healthcare-related career fair in order to assist those students graduating at the conclusion of the spring quarter. The College’s 2019 Healthcare Career Fair will be held on Thursday, May 16 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 Noon at its Bridgeview Campus, More Info »

Thruline Welcomes High School Business Class for Day of Job Shadowing

LENEXA, Kan. (April 23, 2019) — Thruline recently welcomed high school business students from JC Harmon into their office for a day of fun and learning. The business students spent their time touring the office, networking with employees and discussing different components of the marketing firm. “This has been one of our favorite days of More Info »

Trump Administration ‘In A Holding Pattern’ On Student Loan Fraud Claims – Politico

Diane Jones, one of DeVos’ top deputies, offered new details on Tuesday about how the Trump administration is approaching the growing backlog of applications for debt relief by students who claim they were defrauded by their colleges. — Education Department officials did not approve or deny any “borrower defense to repayment” claims for the last More Info »

As Trump rolls back student loan protections, an Obama-era watchdog brings the fight to California – CAL Matters

Seth Frotman was traveling from the East Coast to California recently when he had a realization: The amount of new student loan debt that borrowers in the Golden State had racked up over the past year was equal to all the student loan debt in the state of Maine. Frotman spent years dealing with the More Info »

Neg Reg Expands Professional Licensure Disclosure Rules in Consensus on State Authorization – Cooley ED

The Negotiated Rulemaking committee reached consensus on revisions to the Department of Education’s state authorization rules, drawing on provisions in the 2016 state authorization rule. In another important development, the Neg Reg negotiators reached consensus on revisions to the department’s long-delayed state authorization rules. While the distance learning community has been keenly aware of these More Info »