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Prospect Education Hires Michael Erwin as Director of Online Division

Reno, NV. (February 14, 2019) – Michael Erwin has been named The Director of Online Division (DOD) of Prospect Education, the parent company of Charter College. Mr. Erwin will work closely with members of Charter College’s Leadership Team to provide direction and operational management for the five core areas of the business: Admissions, Financial Aid, More Info »

Democratic Contenders’ Record on Higher Ed – Inside Higher Ed

The 2016 Democratic primary was defined in part by free college. But contenders seeking the party’s nomination in 2020 have focused on a wide range of issues in higher ed, including debt relief, for-profits and sexual misconduct. At least nine Democrats have declared themselves candidates for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination or have made noises More Info »

Art Institute deal left Dream Center in ‘dire’ situation, receiver says – Education Dive

As students await delayed aid payouts, the manager of Dream Center’s assets says it was forced to pay for services it never received. Dream Center Education Holdings (DCEH) and its remaining assets, including several Art Institutes, face a “dire” cash shortage and lack funds to pay for operations and federal aid stipends to students, according More Info »

Neg Reg: Stakeholders Reconvene to Discuss Distance Education Regulations – NASFAA

The Department of Education (ED) reconvened a subcommittee of higher education experts for two days this week to continue a discussion from last month around regulations related to distance learning and educational innovation, as part of its negotiated rulemaking or “neg reg” process. During the sessions—which were livestreamed Tuesday and Wednesday but not open to More Info »

Trident University Introduces Dual Credit Option for Bachelor’s to Master’s Programs

Available for selected programs in the Glenn R. Jones College of Business and College of Health and Human Services, FastracDC is a new dual credit option that allows qualified undergraduate students to reduce the number of classes needed to complete a master’s degree. Trident University International (Trident) has announced the launch of FastracDC, a new More Info »

Nearly Half of Undergraduates Are Students of Color. But Black Students Lag Behind. – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The key data points in the American Council on Education’s new report on race and ethnicity in higher education come as no surprise: College-student populations are growing more diverse, yet achievement gaps persist among different racial groups. Still, the poor outcomes for black students in particular are glaring. All students of color now make up More Info »

Is Career and Technical Education Just Enjoying Its 15 Minutes of Fame? – AEI

Key Points This report examines how much media attention toward career and technical education has grown and how that compares to other prominent 21st-century education reforms over the past two decades. Since 1998, the number of articles mentioning career and technical education has increased more than a hundredfold. Since 2012, media mentions have doubled. This More Info »

Data analysis reveals keys to student success – The Hechinger Report

With nearly 3 million datapoints, Trilogy Education says it knows exactly what it takes to keep students on track Trilogy Education partners with universities around the world to offer fast-paced certificate programs in high-demand fields including web development and cybersecurity. Since 2015, more than 10,000 people, mostly working adults, have graduated from programs created by More Info »

How can higher ed address the soft skills gap? – eCampus News

A report finds that graduates lack the soft skills needed for workplace success The soft skills gap is troubling, and while a study shows that the majority of corporate and academic respondents feel their new recruits and students are prepared with hard skills, more than 40 percent of corporations and almost 50 percent of academic More Info »

At One Final Hearing, Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions Squared Off. Here’s What Happened. – The Chronicle of Higher Education

You didn’t think that the nation’s biggest college-admissions case was all wrapped up, did you? At a final hearing in federal court on Wednesday, both sides in a closely watched legal battle over race-conscious admissions policies made their closing arguments — for the second time. A lawyer for Students for Fair Admissions, a nonprofit group More Info »