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DeVos cracks down on foreign funding on U.S. campuses – Politico

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SCRUTINIZES FOREIGN FUNDING TO U.S. CAMPUSES: The Trump administration is stepping up scrutiny of foreign gifts and contracts that flow to U.S. colleges and universities, warning campus officials that they need to more fully report such arrangements to the government. — Education Department officials in recent weeks have opened investigations into at least More Info »

Pearson Signals Major Shift From Print by Making All Textbook Updates ‘Digital First’ – Ed Surge

The biggest education company in the world is moving away from a production model that has been one of the main drivers in the rising cost of textbooks. Today, Pearson announced it will adopt a “digital first” approach to updating its higher ed course materials, meaning that any revisions or changes to textbook content will More Info »

Taking Stock of Pell Grants Behind Bars – Inside Higher Ed

At an annual meeting of supporters of the Second Chance Pell pilot program, many attendees focused on full reinstatement of federal aid for incarcerated students. Vivian Nixon was a key voice in the Education Department’s decision in 2015 to reinstate Pell Grants for a limited number of incarcerated students. On Monday, the executive director of More Info »

House Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Student Loan Origination Fees – NASFAA

A bipartisan group of representatives on Wednesday introduced a bill to eliminate student loan origination fees, which essentially function as a tax on federal student loans. A companion bill was introduced in the Senate last month. The House bill—dubbed the Fee Free Student Loan Act and introduced by Reps. Susan Davis (D-CA), Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), More Info »

Zovio Announces Approval by WSCUC for Ashford University to Become an Independent, Nonprofit Institution

Approval is a key step supporting the business transformation of Zovio CHANDLER, Ariz., July 15, 2019 — Zovio (Nasdaq: ZVO) announced today that WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) approved Ashford University’s application for a change of ownership and legal status. This approval is an important milestone in the process to separate and transform More Info »

Rep. Shalala Joins Colleagues in Passing the National Defense Authorization Act

Three of Rep. Shalala’s amendments were included in the final passage of the bill WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL) joined with her colleagues in passing the first National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of the new Democratic majority. This bill helps create a smarter national defense posture with a tougher stance on Russia, More Info »

Independence University donates tablets to support center for children

SALT LAKE CITY— Independence University (IU) continues to fulfill its mission of investing in others’ success by donating 50 tablets to The Sharing Place in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Sharing Place provides grief support to children ages 3-18 and their parents. Their mission is to provide a safe and caring environment for grieving children, More Info »

Executive Compensation at Public and Private Colleges – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle‘s executive-compensation package includes the latest data on more than 1,400 chief executives at more than 600 private colleges from 2008-16 and nearly 250 public universities and systems from 2010-18. Hover over bars to show total compensation as well as pay components including base, bonus, and other. Click bars to see details including other More Info »

Hackers Demand $2 Million From Monroe – Inside Higher Ed

College’s IT system was attacked by hackers demanding $2 million in Bitcoin. Experts warn that other institutions are vulnerable to similar attacks. A cyberattack disabled many of Monroe College’s technology systems and platforms last week. Students and faculty and staff members were locked out of the college’s website, learning management system and email, with hackers More Info »

In shifting for-profit college market, borrowers are taking on more debt – Education Dive

Compared to students at nonprofits, the sector’s graduates take out more federal loans to earn bachelor’s degrees and take longer to complete them. A changing sector Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU), a for-profit college association, says the report doesn’t accurately capture the industry because it’s limited to students More Info »