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CECU Statement on the House Education Committee’s Higher Education Bill

Today Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment Chairwoman Susan Davis, and Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano, introduced a higher education bill, known as the “College Affordability Act.” Following its release, Steve Gunderson, President and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities, released More Info »

Committee Democrats Unveil Comprehensive Legislation to Lower the Cost of College

WASHINGTON – Today, the Committee on Education and Labor introduced the College Affordability Act—a comprehensive overhaul of the higher education system that lowers the cost of college for students and families, improves the quality of higher education through stronger accountability, and expands opportunity by providing students the support and flexibility they need to succeed. The More Info »

Lincoln Tech’s NADC Celebrates 100th Anniversary

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2019 — Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training, celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Lincoln Tech’sNashville Auto-Diesel College on Saturday, October 5th. More than 500 guests and alumni came out to commemorate the centennial of one of the nation’s most renowned career training schools. “It More Info »

Republican Leaders Criticize Democrats’ Partisan Higher Education Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, Republican Leaders on the Education and Labor Committee, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), issued the following statement criticizing the Democrats’ introduction of partisan higher education legislation that will hurt students and doubles down on failed policies: “This bill does not address the underlying issue of exploding college costs. More Info »

See photos: Herzing University celebrates opening of new Brookfield campus – Biz Times

Includes expanded nursing labs, physical therapy assisting clinic Herzing University recently celebrated the opening of its new 23,000-square-foot Brookfield campus, which includes expanded nursing labs and a physical therapy assisting clinic. Classes at the new campus, located in the redeveloped former Fresh Market grocery store building at 15895 West Bluemound Road near Brookfield Square Mall, More Info »

Education Department Reprimands Employees, Loan Servicers After Contempt Hearing – Politico

The Education Department is moving to discipline employees and reprimand its loan servicers over the erroneous collection of tens of thousands of student loans that violated a federal judge’s order, after the department and Secretary Betsy DeVos landed in possible contempt of court, POLITICO has learned. — Federal Student Aid chief Mark Brown last week More Info »

Clarifying a Muddled Career Training Landscape – Inside Higher Ed

The newest entity to try to close the skills gap for “working learners” will focus on curating community colleges’ online offerings. SANTA FE, N.M. — After many years as a backwater, the landscape of entities seeking to improve the education and training of adults is getting crowded. Companies like Google and Amazon Web Services have More Info »

Additional Coverage of House Democrats HEA Reauthorization Bill

House Democrats Have a Plan for Higher Ed. Here’s What’s in It. – The Chronicle of Higher Education House Dems’ Vision for Higher Ed – Inside Higher Ed House Democrats Introduce Comprehensive Higher Education Act Reauthorization Bill – NASFAA House Democrats Release Overhaul of Higher Education Act – U.S. News Twenty-Two Thoughts on House Democrats’ More Info »

Chipotle now offers employees free tuition for tech and business degrees – ABC News

Chipotle is investing in new education benefits for its employees who are studying business and technology with a new program that will pay tuition up front. “Chipotle recognizes that financial barriers can be one of the biggest obstacles that impede our employees from achieving their fullest potential,” Marissa Andrada, chief people officer for the company, More Info »

2020–21 FAFSA® Email Campaign Launch – IFAPP

On Oct. 21, 2019, we will begin sending emails to 2019–20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) filers (and parents of dependent 2019–20 FAFSA filers) who have not yet submitted a 2020–21 FAFSA form. We will also send out myStudentAid mobile app push notifications to people who have downloaded the myStudentAid mobile app and More Info »