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How to Conduct a Legislative Visit and Why You Need to do it Now

Written by Barbara A. Schmitz from an interview by Jenny Faubert with Tom Netting, Executive Director, Central States Private Education Network
Netting says there are two opportunities left to make changes to or to replace or repeal the gainful employment regulation before the anticipated publication of the first gainful employment debt-to-earnings metrics in early 2017.

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Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education Reform

Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education Reform
By Katherine Brodie, Kristina Gill, Chris Collins, Zach Perlman, Duane Morris LLP, Higher Education Practice Group (Washington, D.C.) This article provides an analysis of the head-spinning, sometimes confounding, and yet hopeful developments we have seen in Washington since the January 2017 start of the 115th Congress and the new Trump Administration.

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Committee on Appropriation Hearing – Oversight of For-Profit Colleges: Protecting Students and Taxpayer Dollars from Predatory Practices

Testimony of Marc Jerome, President, Monroe College
We should be able to agree that students deserve policies that deter unethical behavior across all sectors and identify institutions in all sectors where student outcomes are poor. Simply put, our policies must protect students, especially low-income students of color, wherever they attend.

The Higher Education Act and America’s Workforce

The Higher Education Act and America’s Workforce

By Steve Gunderson, President and CEO, Career Education Colleges and Universities
Gunderson addresses the relationship between the Higher Education Act and America’s workforce. The article outlines how the U.S. will need 38.7 million new workers by 2026; yet, recent efforts in Congress aim to change the current 90/10 ratio rule, which would negatively affect students seeking career education, especially veterans.

Committee on Appropriation Hearing – Oversight of For-Profit Colleges: Protecting Students and Taxpayer Dollars from Predatory Practices

Whether it’s a Wave, Ripple, or Undertow … Position Your School to Handle all Political Currents

By Aaron Shenck, Executive Director, PAPSA
This article will briefly analyze the fall midterm elections, why its results and other elections matter to your institution, and then provide strategies and ideas for schools to help strengthen their political relationships and public standing in their communities.

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New Gainful Employment Guidance Falls Well Short of Expectations

By Tom Netting, Co-Executive Director, CSPEN and Public Policy Advisory, Akerman LLP
As is all too often the case with Gainful Employment, we are once again left with as many questions as answers following the publication of the Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #105 – Additional Time for Submission of an Alternate Earnings Appeal and to Comply with Gainful Employment (GE) Disclosure Requirements.

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Schools Want/Need Clarification on Gainful Employment

APSCU submits questions to the Department of Education, receives ambiguous responses
By The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, Reprinted with Permission
The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) drafted the following questions and submitted them to the Department of Education on behalf of career education institutions. Following the questions are the responses by the Department of Education.

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