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Focus on the Students When a College Closes – Inside Higher Ed

To help manage career college closures and protect students, Steve Gunderson backs a proposal for the sector to fund a new federal coordinating office. The U.S. Department of Education imposes the highest level of cash management, known as HCM2. That means a college — with little or no cash — must first pay out of More Info »

Vatterott immediately closes all campuses – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Vatterott Educational Centers announced the immediate closure of all its campuses Monday, citing financial difficulties. In a letter sent to students, the for-profit college based in Berkeley pointed to a U.S. Department of Education decision to limit Vatterott’s participation in federal financial aid programs. The move doomed a pending sale of most of its campuses More Info »

Pima Medical Institute Officially Launches Surgical Technology Associate Degree Program at its Chula Vista Campus

Chula Vista, Calif. (December 17, 2018) – Pima Medical Institute has launched its new Surgical Technology associate degree program at the Chula Vista campus. For more than 45 years, Pima Medical Institute has been dedicated to providing its students with the in-demand, hands-on education employers expect. The Chula Vista campus has been serving the San More Info »

Needed: A Revival Of For-Profit Higher Education – Forbes

The Obama Administration intensely disliked for-profit higher education. Political appointees in the U.S. Department of Education (Robert Shireman particularly stands out) as well as Democrats in Congress (e.g., former Senator Tom Harkin, current Senator Dick Durbin) constantly attacked the sector. Most of them probably thought that businesses should not make profits from education, which they More Info »

Vista College Invites Displaced Brightwood and Virginia College Students to Set up Personal Appointments with Vista Admissions Representatives

One-on-one meetings will give Vista representatives the opportunity to get to know the students and their educational goals while discussing their options in moving forward Richardson, TX– December 17, 2018 – With the abrupt closure of Brightwood and Virginia Colleges, Vista College invites displaced students to set up personal appointments with Vista admissions representatives to More Info »

Lamar Alexander Calls It Quits – Inside Higher Ed

The chairman of the Senate education committee, planning retirement in 2020, could step up efforts to pass a new higher ed law in the next Congress. Senator Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee, said Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2020. His decision could have big More Info »

Additional Coverage on Vatterott Closure

Vatterott College suddenly closes its doors nationwide – ksdk Vatterott College abruptly closes all locations, including campus in Fairview Heights – Belleville News-Democrat Vatterott College ceasing operations nationwide – KWCH12 Vatterott College abruptly shuts down, including St. Louis area locations – KMOV4 Vatterott College Closes Nationwide, Including Oklahoma Campuses – News on 6 Joplin Vatterott More Info »

Alexander Statement on 2020 Senate Election

NASHVILLE, Tenn., December 17, 2018 – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement: “I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020. The people of Tennessee have been very generous, electing me to serve more combined years as Governor and Senator than anyone else from More Info »

Can we all agree on need for more career-tech education? – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Moses Delaney is campus director of Altierus Career College-Norcross. In this guest column, Delaney calls for a push to bolster and expand the state’s career and technical education. Many Georgians may still be reeling from November’s divisive gubernatorial election. But while the natural instinct can be to retreat to partisan bunkers, this only worsens polarization More Info »

Before announcing shutdown, Newbury College recruited students from defunct Mount Ida – Boston Globe

When Mount Ida College announced last spring that it was shutting down, Newbury College in Brookline encouraged students to transfer to Newbury, assuring at least one anxious family that the college was in no financial peril itself. Now Newbury is set to close too — leaving students devastated, none more than those who had recently More Info »