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Pima Medical Institute Faculty and Students Play Important Role in Passage of SB 106

Bill Requires Licensure to Act as a Veterinary Technician in Montana DILLON, Mont. (April 21, 2021) –Veterinary Technicians play a critical role in the care of animals. Under the direction of a veterinarian, the job of a veterinary technician involves working with and helping all types of animals. Veterinary technicians use medical knowledge and clinical More Info »

The 2021 Higher Education Power 100: 51-100 – City and State New York

Lawmakers Asked to Consider Funding for Apprenticeships at 2-Year Colleges – Inside Higher Ed

President Biden’s proposed $12 billion in funding for community colleges could go, in part, to help institutions build degree-based apprenticeship programs. As lawmakers consider additional funding for community colleges, higher education leaders are asking them to look at making targeted investments in apprenticeship programs. At hearings Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans seemed united in wanting to More Info »

The 2021 Higher Education Power 100: 51-100 – City and State New York

Higher Education: IRS And Education Could Better Address Risks Associated with For-Profit College Conversions – GAO

Fast Facts A for-profit college can be converted into a nonprofit college if it’s sold to a tax-exempt organization and the Education Department approves the conversion. We testified that in about a third of cases we identified, college owners or officials held leadership roles in the college’s tax-exempt buyer. If that is the case, they More Info »

The 2021 Higher Education Power 100: 51-100 – City and State New York

House Education Hearing Details Spate of For-Profit Institutions Converting to Nonprofit and How ED Can Improve Oversight – NASFAA

The House Education and Labor Committee on Tuesday held a hearing to detail the run of for-profit institutions converting to nonprofit, examining the impact those conversions have on students and taxpayers, honing in on a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that found 59 for-profits have transitioned to nonprofits in the last decade. Committee Chairman More Info »

The 2021 Higher Education Power 100: 51-100 – City and State New York

COVID-19: Emergency Financial Aid for College Students under the CARES Act – GAO

In March 2020, many schools (colleges and other institutions of higher education) across the country closed their physical campuses in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID19) pandemic and began exclusively providing classes online. As a result of these measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, which began during the 2020 school year and continued More Info »

The 2021 Higher Education Power 100: 51-100 – City and State New York

Additional Coverage of April 20 Hearings

For-Profit College Conversions: Examining Ways to Improve Accountability and Prevent Fraud View Witness Testimony and Watch Video Chairman Scott Opening Statement at Hearing to Examine For-Profit College Conversions to Non-Profit Institutions Foxx Opening Statement at Hearing on For-Profit College Conversions COVID-19 Recovery: Supporting Workers and Modernizing the Workforce Through Quality Education, Training, and Employment Opportunities More Info »

The 2021 Higher Education Power 100: 51-100 – City and State New York

Lawmakers probe oversight of for-profit college conversions to nonprofit status – Higher Ed Dive

Dive Brief: Congressional lawmakers questioned a panel of higher ed experts during a hearing Tuesday about the oversight of for-profit colleges that convert to nonprofit status. The hearing was held in response to a report earlier this year from the U.S. Government Accountability Office that found conflicts of interest in a third of such transactions More Info »

The 2021 Higher Education Power 100: 51-100 – City and State New York

Exclusive: Education Department data details struggle for students who feel defrauded – Yahoo! Finance

Education Department (ED) data obtained by Yahoo Finance details a backlog of claims from U.S. college students who felt defrauded, underscoring the Trump administration’s deregulatory actions toward U.S. higher education and the regulatory issues inherited by the Biden administration. U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens with federally-backed student debt can apply for borrower defense if their More Info »

The 2021 Higher Education Power 100: 51-100 – City and State New York

Sanders, Jayapal introduce bill to make college tuition-free for many Americans – The Hill

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) introduced legislation on Wednesday to make college tuition free for many Americans, which would be paid for by a tax on Wall Street. The bill would make community college tuition-free for everyone and four-year public colleges tuition-free and debt-free for students from families making up to More Info »

The 2021 Higher Education Power 100: 51-100 – City and State New York

Democratic senators urge Education Department to remove millions of student loan borrowers from default status – Yahoo! Finance

A group of Democratic senators, led by Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Raphael Warnock (D-GA), sent a letter urging the Education Department (ED) to restore defaulted student loans to on-time status amid the ongoing payment pause, Yahoo Finance has learned. “The Department has the authority to address these accumulating financial pressures and inequities by automatically removing More Info »

The 2021 Higher Education Power 100: 51-100 – City and State New York