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Strayer University and The Blackhouse Foundation Name Donald Dankwa Brooks Winner of Scriptwriter Competition to Bring Real Perspectives on Criminal Justice to the Classroom

Former Baltimore Police Department trainer wins ScriptED Contest, $10k grand prize plus $15k bonus gift during 2020 Sundance Film Festival WASHINGTON & LOS ANGELES–During the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, Strayer University, in partnership with The Blackhouse Foundation — a leading voice working to elevate and increase the number of diverse voices in filmmaking — announced More Info »

Preparing for Coronavirus – Inside Higher Ed

Students at several U.S. universities are tested for possible cases of a novel coronavirus. Experts weigh in on how colleges can prepare for the virus. The coronavirus has come to U.S. campuses. Arizona public health officials announced Sunday that “a member of the Arizona State community who does not live in university housing” had tested More Info »

He Got $221,000 Of Student Loan Forgiveness, But Then This Happened – Forbes

This veteran thought he got $221,000 of student loan forgiveness, but then this happened. Here’s what you need to know. Student Loans: Bankruptcy A Navy veteran was granted $221,000 of of student loan forgiveness, which is also known as student loan discharge. U.S. bankruptcy judge in New York, Cecilia G. Morris, ruled that Kevin J. More Info »

Clayton Christensen, influential scholar of ‘disruptive innovation,’ dies at 67 – The Washington Post

Clayton Christensen, a Harvard Business School professor who brought “disruption” into the corporate lexicon and became one of the world’s most influential business thinkers, helping executives from Apple to Intel — as well as the Joint Chiefs of Staff — think about innovation in a new way, died Jan. 23 at a hospital in Boston. More Info »

Sen. Warren Examines Questionable Business Practices of Largest Managers of Online Degree Programs – Framingham Source

WASHINGTON DC – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) wrote to the five largest Online Program Management (OPM) companies – 2U, Academic Partnerships, Pearson Learning, Wiley, and Bisk – that administer online degree programs for many colleges More Info »

A quick fix is unlikely for California colleges’ capacity woes – Education Dive

Institutions nationwide expect enrollment declines, but the Golden State is struggling to meet demand. Freeing up seats is a start, observers say. California faces a fairly unique problem: Its colleges and universities are quickly filling up and are beginning to struggle to educate everyone who is eligible to enroll there. By 2030, some 144,000 state More Info »

A Legal Challenge for Inclusive Access – Inside Higher Ed

Big textbook publishers and retailers are accused of squashing competition from independent college bookstores. Inclusive access programs, where students are automatically billed for their course materials, are increasingly big business for leading textbook publishers and college bookstores. But for independent, off-campus bookstores, inclusive access programs could spell a death knell. In a class-action lawsuit on More Info »

Independence University donates tablets to help veterans and their families

SALT LAKE CITY— Independence University is proud to help veterans and their families by donating 20 tablets to the Fisher House in Salt Lake City. The Fisher House provides a place for veteran families to stay—free of charge—while their loved one receives medical treatment at the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. More Info »

Florida Career College West Palm Beach Campus Makes Donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 23, 2020 — Florida Career College West Palm Beach campus is proud to present a check for $1,000 to Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, a non-profit organization that focuses on creating life-changing wishes for children who are diagnosed with critical illnesses. FCC’s West Palm Beach campus was awarded with a $1,000 check More Info »

Which college degrees earn grads more than $1 million? Maybe not ones from Swarthmore, Penn State. – The Philadelphia Inquirer

La Salle University wasted no time jumping on higher education’s hottest new metric: earnings after graduation. Around Philadelphia, La Salle’s billboards plaster local highways, advertising that its grads rank in the top 4% for 10-year mid-career earnings. ”We beat out research-intensive universities [and] elite Ivy League liberal arts schools,” LaSalle president Colleen Hanycz said last More Info »