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Rasmussen College to Host Ninth Annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast

Elaine Wyatt, CEO of WomenVenture and distinguished keynote speaker, to speak on this year’s theme, “Entrepreneurial Mindset” MINNEAPOLIS–Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, will host its ninth annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Vadnais Heights, Minn.1 Approximately 500 current and aspiring leaders are expected to attend the two-hour event where they More Info »

A call to bring back ‘gainful employment’ – Community College Daily

A civil and human rights organization is calling for strong “gainful employment” regulations to protect college students, in particular African-Americans and Latinos, from unscrupulous for-profit schools. The Leadership Conference Education Fund released a policy brief on Thursday that called on the U.S. Education Department to revisit the so-called gainful employment (GE) rule, which was promulgated More Info »

Hits and misses in the House higher education bill – The Washington Post

House Democrats have rolled out a 1,165-page plan to reauthorize the main federal law governing higher education. There’s a lot in there. Much of it rehashes previous proposals, with a few new ideas and more comprehensive provisions. Higher education experts are divided on whether the legislation goes far enough, too far or has struck the More Info »

Why CA didn’t overhaul student aid this year — but could soon – Cal Matters

At least 11 bills aimed this year to lower the cost of higher education in California. Here’s what happened to them and why. It has long been a refrain among California students struggling to pay for housing, food and textbooks: There’s more to the high cost of college than tuition. Early this year, as state More Info »

Dismantling Broken Power Structures in Higher Ed – Roosevelt Institute

For decades, regulators have had only limited success in taming a for-profit college industry that routinely defrauds students, inflates prices, and produces devastatingly bad outcomes for student loan borrowers. But recently, instead of promoting complex regulatory schemes, some policymakers have offered a simple solution: take away for-profit colleges’ federal subsidies. Today, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) More Info »

Why Companies Like Starbucks, Taco Bell, Disney And Cigna Are Paying For College: A Better Bottom Line – Forbes

Major companies that pay for employees to attend college are discovering multiple benefits from those investments, and many are now expanding their tuition assistance plans to increase the gains. Employers have offered education assistance benefits for decades, but recent results about the impact of such plans are stimulating greater interest. It’s estimated more than 60% More Info »

Analyzing the College Affordability Act: Changes to Pell and Other Grants – NASFAA

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a series of six that delves into Title IV-related issues contained in the College Affordability Act, the House Democrats’ bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. This article details the proposed changes in the College Affordability Act affecting the Federal Pell Grant and other federal grant programs. More Info »

Oregon Attorney General Requests Student Loan Forgiveness Extension For Closed Schools – OPB

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and 29 other attorneys general around the nation Thursday requested that the U.S. Department of Education extend the time frame to cancel student loans for students of now-closed schools. The letter focuses on the Dream Center Education Holdings nonprofit. Dream Center in 2017 purchased Argosy University, the Art Institutes and More Info »

At Educause, a Push to Monitor Student Data is Met with Concerns About Privacy and Equity – EdSurge

CHICAGO — Colleges are increasingly using Big Data to monitor students, control their access to information and set them on learning paths they may not have chosen, argues Chris Gilliard, a professor at Macomb Community College, who says the practices add up to “digital redlining.” “I don’t think education is a predictive task,” said Gilliard, More Info »

BREAKING: Trump Administration Blocked Attempts to Address Public Service Loan Forgiveness Problems – Forbes

National news organizations are reporting on deliberate and coordinated efforts by the Trump administration to thwart an independent federal oversight agency from cracking down on student loan servicers that have misled borrowers or steered them away from Public Service Loan Forgiveness. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was established in the wake of the Great More Info »