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House Democrats unveil higher education plan to lower college costs – The Washington Post

The Democratic-controlled House is expected Tuesday to release a plan to make college more affordable and schools more accountable for students’ success, reviving fraught efforts to reauthorize the main federal law governing higher education. Compared with some of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates’ higher education proposals, including student debt forgiveness, the House bill is pretty More Info »

Report: Federal Outcome Metrics Need to Better Reflect Missions of Community Colleges – NASFAA

Many higher education advocates have pointed out that current federal outcome metrics do not accurately capture the unique student demographics and missions of community colleges. However, lawmakers have a chance to reform the federal data collection process as they work toward the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), according to a new report. According More Info »

Student loan default rates inch down as for-profit sector contracts – The Hechinger Report

Rise in income-based repayment plans masks distress that default rates used to reveal Despite all the concern about the student loan crisis in our nation, student loan default rates have been dropping. In September 2019 the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student aid released data showing two consecutive years of falling default rates. Only More Info »

What Lies Ahead for Accreditation (Podcast) – CHEA

Judith Eaton, President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), discusses what lies ahead for accreditation, both in terms of federal laws the public’s perception of accreditation and its value. She outlines where we currently stand in regards to accreditation and federal policy, addresses the likelihood of a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, More Info »

Pima Medical Institute Recognizes National Veterinary Technician Week October 14-20

Students Receive Hands-On Experience While Making Positive Impact in Their Communities Tucson, Ariz. (October 10, 2019) – October 14-20 is National Veterinary Technician Week. Pima Medical Institute offers Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Assistant programs at 16 of its 18 ground campuses. In honor of the program directors, instructors and students, Pima Medical is using the More Info »