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Comments close on Ed Dept’s accreditation rules, but opposition remains – Education Dive

Dive Brief: The 30-day comment period for the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed accreditation rules closed Friday, with around 200 new comments submitted and continued opposition over the pace at which the changes have been brought forward. Among the comments is a request from the National Student Legal Defense Network (NSLDN) and the American Federation More Info »

Senators Push Alternative to Student Loans – Inside Higher Ed

Lawmakers argue bipartisan bill would spur growth of income-share agreements by clarifying consumer protections. Skeptics say the agreements offer students a different kind of debt. Senate lawmakers announced legislation Tuesday that they argue will spur the growth of income-share agreements, privately run alternatives to student loans that commit workers to paying back a portion of More Info »

United States Senator and Presidential Hopeful Cory Booker Visits Eastwick College in Ramsey, NJ

Close to 200 students filled the student lounge at Eastwick College in Ramsey, NJ this past Wednesday to hear what United States Senator and presidential hopeful Cory Booker had to say about a wide range of topics including education, housing, taxes, the justice system, and civic engagement. But the U.S. senator didn’t do all the More Info »

House passes amendment raising scrutiny of for-profit colleges’ military benefits – Education Dive

Dive Brief: The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment last week to its version of the National Defense Authorization Act for the 2020 fiscal year that would require the U.S. Department of Defense to audit financially shaky for-profit colleges that enroll members of the military. It also requires the department to keep a public, More Info »

The New York Mets Choose Keiser University’s Port St. Lucie Campus as 2019 Draft Headquarters

Port St. Lucie, FL — July 2019 — Major league baseball team, the New York Mets, with long ties to the Treasure Coast and Keiser University through the local organization, selected the Port St. Lucie campus as its 2019 draft headquarters. The first week of June is one of the most anticipated weeks for many More Info »

Education Department ruling a win for cosmetology schools and students – Washington Examiner

The cosmetology industry is among the fastest growing sectors in our economy because millions of Americans have come to rely on experienced, licensed cosmetologists every day. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the industry is expected to grow nearly twice as fast as the national average, by over 13% in the next few years. More Info »

Exclusive: Hawley targets higher ed monopolies with new legislation – The Hill

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) plans to introduce two new pieces of legislation Tuesday that target higher education monopolies, Hill.TV has exclusively learned. The first provides federal student aid dollars to students pursuing vocational training or education by targeting the Pell Grant system. The proposed law first opens up Pell Grants to institutions that provide job More Info »

University of North Florida Tackles Skills Gap with Coding Bootcamp – Campus Technology

The University of North Florida is partnering with coding bootcamp Fullstack Academy to offer skills training for jobs in programming and the tech field. Starting in October, the UNF Coding Bootcamp will be a non-credit, part-time program, designed to make technology education more accessible in the region. The need for skilled tech employees is on More Info »

DeVry University Establishes Headquarters and Opens New Center in Naperville

NAPERVILLE, Ill.–DeVry University is pleased to announce the location of its administrative headquarters and opening of its academic Center at 1200 E. Diehl Rd., in Naperville. A grand opening is scheduled for Thursday, July 18. Joining DeVry University officials at the ribbon cutting ceremony will be Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico, Illinois Senator Laura Ellman, Illinois More Info »

Trump and Democrats align more closely on student debt than they think – Yahoo Finance

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” cooed Juliet Capulet to her beloved Romeo Montague, in an oft-quoted expression of how the names of things do not always reflect what they really are. So it is with income share agreements, or ISAs — a new way to finance college, where students are More Info »