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More collaboration could help close the skills gap – eCampus News

A report examines the troubling issues contributing to the persistent skills gap employers face as they seek out highly-skilled graduates A new study reveals that despite progress, the majority of new hires lack the skills necessary to perform at a high level in the workplace. What’s more, the lack of collaboration and alignment between academia More Info »

Innovation in Education and Health Care for the Next Generation of Nurses

Health care providers, educators, and businesses collaborated to build a better future at Unitek’s annual conference. Newark, California – December 10, 2019 – On November 18, 2019, Unitek College hosted their annual conference at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Newark, California. The theme of the conference was “Innovation in Education and Health Care.” Under the More Info »

FTC Obtains Record $191 Million Settlement from University of Phoenix to Resolve FTC Charges It Used Deceptive Advertising to Attract Prospective Students – FTC

Settlement provides a mix of cash and debt cancellation to students harmed by deceptive ads The University of Phoenix (UOP) and its parent company, Apollo Education Group, will settle for a record $191 million to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that they used deceptive advertisements that falsely touted their relationships and job opportunities with companies More Info »

Herzing College Absorbs the Pre-apprenticeship Training (PAT) Institute

Herzing College has officially absorbed the Pre-apprenticeship Training (PAT) Institute, a tradesschool with campuses in Toronto and Cambridge, Ontario. TORONTO DECEMBER 10, 2019 Herzing College has officially absorbed the Pre-apprenticeship Training (PAT) Institute, a trades school with campuses in Toronto and Cambridge, Ontario. Herzing acquired PAT in 2014, and since then, has slowly been integrating More Info »

Ed Dept flags compliance issues with troubled accreditor ACICS – Education Dive

Dive Brief: In a letter released this week, the Education Department flagged potential “compliance concerns” with the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a troubled accreditor that has previously come under fire for its allegedly shoddy operations. A department official wrote to ACICS last month requesting information about its oversight of two private More Info »

Secretary DeVos Approves New Methodology for Providing Student Loan Relief to Borrower Defense Applicants

WASHINGTON –Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the Department has implemented a new methodology for assessing borrower defense to repayment (BDR) claims, many of which were left behind by the previous administration. The new methodology relies on publicly available earnings data and a scientifically robust statistical methodology to determine harm. “Despite the mess More Info »

Feds’ New Methodology for Borrower Defense – Inside Higher Ed

Betsy DeVos, the U.S. secretary of education, on Tuesday announced a new methodology for the Education Department to cancel loan debt balances held by defrauded students. The announcement comes amid sustained criticism by Democrats in the U.S. Congress and legal challenges by consumer advocates about the department’s plan to offer partial loan relief in many More Info »

FTC reaches $191 million settlement with University of Phoenix in deceptive-advertising probe – The Washington Post

The for-profit behemoth University of Phoenix will cancel millions of dollars in debt owed by students and pay restitution to resolve allegations of deceptive advertising, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday. Phoenix must pay the FTC $50 million, which will be used to compensate former students. It must also forgo collection of about $141 million More Info »

Additional Coverage on U of Phoenix Settlement with FTC

FTC and Phoenix Settle Over Ad Probe – Inside Higher Ed U of Phoenix reaches $191M settlement in marketing lawsuit – Education Dive University of Phoenix Agrees to Pay $50M and Cancel $141M in Student Debt Over False Ad Claims – Fortune University Of Phoenix Reaches $191 Million Settlement With FTC, Including Debt Relief – More Info »

Online Enrollments Grow, but Pace Slows – Inside Higher Ed

New federal data show that more than a third of all 2018 college and university students took at least one online course, and that online enrollments continue steady growth as overall numbers dip. The proportion of all enrolled college students who took at least one online class continues to rise, edging up to 34.7 percent More Info »