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The 2021 Higher Education Power 100: 51-100 – City and State New York

73. Marc Jerome President, Monroe College Since 2017, Marc Jerome has introduced a number of programs at Monroe College that have allowed over a thousand New Yorkers to earn a private college education without taking on any student debt. In February, the school launched the Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Justice, for which Jerome More Info »

House Democrats Introduce Bill to Regulate Nonprofit Conversion – Inside Higher Ed

Several Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill to reform processes around for-profit colleges and universities attempting to transition to nonprofit status. Representative Lucy McBath’s office officially announced yesterday the introduction of the bill, the For-Profit College Conversion Accountability Act. It comes after for-profit institutions that have converted or seek to More Info »

Two principles guiding this professor’s pandemic teaching – eCampus News

A Berkeley College professor speaks about how responsiveness and compassion with students paid off during the pandemic The two central lessons I found to be extremely helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic have to do with being more open and adaptive to online learning and finding ways to be uber responsive, flexible and caring with my More Info »

HELP Committee Votes to Advance Labor and Education Nominees Julie Su, Cindy Marten, James Kvaal

Deputy Secretary of Labor nominee Julie Su advanced out of committee by a bipartisan vote of 13-9 Deputy Secretary of Education nominee Cindy Marten advanced out of committee by a bipartisan vote of 14-8 Under Secretary of Education nominee James Kvaal advanced out of committee by a bipartisan vote of 19-3 Senator Murray: “We saw More Info »

Is A 1972-Era Metric Really The Solution For 2021 Higher Education Accountability? – Forbes

Earlier this year, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan and buried in the legislation was another attempt to modify the 90/10 rule. To better understand the new application of the rule and its future, I talked with Jane Oates, president of WorkingNation, a decade-long policy advisor to Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Assistant Secretary at More Info »

Foxx, Scott Launch Bipartisan Effort to Update Federal Workforce Development Programs

Committee held bipartisan roundtable today to discuss reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) released the following statement announcing the start of a bipartisan effort to reauthorize the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which is the nation’s More Info »

Department of Education Seeking Best Practices for Reopening Colleges and Universities – Campus Technology

The United States Department of Education has issued a request for information on how schools, colleges and universities, and early education providers are reopening, operating safely and supporting students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information gathered will inform ED’s Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse, a website under development that will highlight lessons learned More Info »

GAO Report on CARES Act Provides Update on Status and Use of Funds – NASFAA

With more reporting data now readily available, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a new report on how institutions have utilized funding provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In this latest installment, the agency examined how funds from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) were provided to schools More Info »

Biden’s mammoth education agenda would expand the federal role from cradle to college – The Washington Post

Plan aims to reduce inequities by infusing hundreds of billions of dollars into virtually every level of the education system The federal government has long been a bit player in education. Under an expansive vision being rolled out this spring by President Biden, that would change. Biden has proposed — or is expected to propose More Info »