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With a degree no longer enough, job candidates are told to prove their skills in tests – The Hechinger Report

Instead of relying on credentials, more employers want applicants to show their stuff Among the many frustrations ahead for millions of Americans thrown out of work by the pandemic is one that may surprise them: To get a new job, it’s increasingly likely they will have to take a test. As the number of candidates More Info »

Legal Challenges on Many Fronts – Inside Higher Ed

Four lawsuits have been filed against new Department of Education regulations for how colleges must respond to sexual misconduct on campus. The lawsuits question the merits of the regulations and seek to block their implementation. The Aug. 14 deadline for colleges and universities to implement new federal requirements for responding to reports of sexual misconduct More Info »

Trump tells Treasury to review universities’ tax exempt status – The Hill

President Trump on Friday threatened the tax-exempt status of and funding for universities and colleges, claiming that “too many” schools are driven by “radical left indoctrination.” “Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status and/or Funding, which will be taken away if this Propaganda or Act Against Public Policy continues,” Trump More Info »

Education Department Announces It Won’t Punish Colleges For Reconsidering Student Aid – NPR

The U.S. Department of Education moved this week to make it easier for colleges to reconsider and potentially increase financial aid for students who have lost jobs or family income in the economic crisis. The move comes after NPR reported in June that the department had shelved guidance meant to encourage college aid administrators to More Info »

American Public University System Selects Dr. Wade Dyke as President

Former President of Kaplan University and CEO of Great Hearts Academy to Lead APUS Forward CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., July 8, 2020 — American Public University System (APUS), a leader in providing affordable, inclusive, quality online higher education to military, veteran and service-minded communities, announced today that it has selected Dr. Wade Dyke as president, effective More Info »

ED Releases New Reporting Requirements for HEERF Grants to Institutions – NASFAA

Yesterday, the Department of Education (ED) released a Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act quarterly reporting communication that outlined a process for schools to meet legislative reporting requirements. The CARES Act requires any grantee that receives more than $150,000 in funds to report to ED on a quarterly basis on how those funds More Info »

Herzing University Announces Updated Healthcare Administration Degree

Online pathway program designed to help healthcare professionals advance career MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., July 9, 2020 — Herzing University, an accredited, private nonprofit institution, today announced the relaunch of its online Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BSHCA) degree, formerly known as Healthcare Management. The degree is ideal for patient-facing medical professionals who would like More Info »

Purdue president says students will have to ‘submit a negative test’ before returning to campus – CNBC

KEY POINTS Purdue University President Mitch Daniels told CNBC on Wednesday that students on campus this fall will have to be tested for the coronavirus before they return. Every student “will have to submit a negative test prior to moving into a residence hall or attending the first class,” Daniels said on “Squawk Box.” The More Info »

Here’s how colleges are distributing CARES aid to students – Education Dive

Dive Brief: A recent survey of around 100 colleges found that three quarters had at least some information on their websites about emergency aid available to students through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The survey, conducted by The Institute for College Access and Success, found about half of schools that posted More Info »

Platform Connects Unemployed Workers to Job Opportunities – Inside Higher Ed

A large group of universities, education companies, employers and nonprofits has teamed up to create a new resource for workers seeking alternative career options. The SkillUp Coalition aims to connect workers who have been laid off or furloughed during the pandemic to training programs that will help them secure new jobs. The coalition’s platform, launched More Info »