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Berkeley’s $5M Glitch – Inside Higher Ed

Arbitrator says UC Berkeley owes its computer science TAs, including many undergraduates, some $5 million in missed pay and benefits. The University of California, Berkeley, must pay $5 million to teaching assistants it improperly denied tuition remission and other benefits, an arbitrator said this week after reviewing a union grievance. Berkeley says it’s disappointed with More Info »

Gurnick Academy Lights the Way for former Brightwood College Students Left in the Dark

Over 110 Former Brightwood College Students Can Graduate From X-Ray Technician Program Without Losing Time Or Increasing Tuition Costs On December 5, 2018, it came as a great shock to hundreds of students and dozens of faculty and staff who learned that Brightwood College (formerly Kaplan College) would be closing down and 75 campuses would 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 2008-17 and nearly 250 public universities and systems from 2010-18. Updated January 14, 2020, with 2017 private-college data. View Original Source (43)

Walden University Announces 63rd Commencement Ceremony Speakers

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 13, 2020 — Walden University will host its 63rd Commencement Ceremony during January 17-18, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. The Walden community honors its graduating students twice a year at summer and winter commencement ceremonies. The 2020 winter ceremony will feature a variety of accomplished speakers in various sectors, including nursing, social work, government, More Info »

3 Predictions for Higher Ed in 2020 – Campus Technology

Richard Garrett, chief research officer at higher education research firm Eduventures, has released three predictions for 2020 and at least two of them expect innovative education to beat out traditional — at least by some counts. In a recent article, Garrett suggested that certificate programs will continue their double-digit growth in 2020 even as master’s More Info »

Warren promises to cancel student loan debt using executive powers – Politico

Warren has long pushed the Education Department to more expansively interpret its powers to provide debt relief to student loan borrowers. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Tuesday that she would take executive action to cancel most student loans, vowing to sidestep Congress to accomplish a progressive goal that faces stiff opposition from Republicans and even More Info »

Additional Coverage on Warren’s Plan to Cancel Student Loan Debt

Senator Warren Has a Plan to Cancel Student-Loan Debt — Without Congressional Approval – The Chronicle of Higher Education Warren pledges to cancel most student loan debt without Congress – The Hill Warren Says She’d Bypass Congress to Cancel Federal Student Debt – Bloomberg Elizabeth Warren: I’ll Forgive Student Loans On Day 1 As President More Info »

Rep. Susie Lee, Sen. Durbin to Hold Press Conference After House Votes to Overturn DeVos Borrower Defense Rule

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, Jan. 16 at 11:00 a.m. ET or immediately following House votes, U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (Nev.-03) and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.) will host a press conference after the House of Representatives votes on her Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution, H.J.Res. 76, which would overturn the U.S. Department of Education’s More Info »

Live Internet Webinars – New Accreditation Regulations – IFAP

Summary: This letter announces three upcoming webinars on the final rules published on November 1, 2019 regarding the Secretary’s recognition of accrediting agencies. Dear Colleague: This letter notifies relevant stakeholders that the Office of Postsecondary Education will host three separate webinars that will provide an overview of the final rules published on November 1, 2019 More Info »

Why One Online University Launched Two Edtech Investment Funds – EdSurge

Universities have long served as incubators for promising ideas, and even as investors for some that turn into companies. And one of the biggest online universities in the U.S. is doubling down on digital educational tools with not one—but two—investment funds earmarked specifically for education technology startups. Since 2018, Western Governors University has committed more More Info »