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HIGHER ED TALKS TO CONTINUE – Politico

The Education Department formally announced it is extending negotiations over its proposals to revamp a wide range of higher education regulations. A federal rulemaking committee has held two rounds of negotiations over the rules since January, but they’ve been cut short by weather-related government closures. — An extra day of negotiations will be added to More Info »

Implementing the 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDR) Rule – Arbitration Agreements and Class Action Waivers – Duane Morris

This is the first of a series of Alerts focused on the U.S. Department of Education’s 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDR) Rule, first issued by the Obama administration, and the March 15, 2019, guidance regarding the implementation of that rule. This Alert addresses the actions that postsecondary institutions participating in the federal Direct Loan More Info »

Trump’s Free-Speech Order Could Have Been Harsher. But Higher-Ed Leaders Still Don’t Approve. – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The executive order that President Trump signed on Thursday, designed to protect free speech on college campuses, was less harsh than many critics had feared. Still, controversy clung to the measure, with constitutional-law scholars and higher-education leaders calling it unnecessary and potentially dangerous. The order, which also focuses on colleges’ transparency and accountability, directs the More Info »

FTC Adds More Than Twenty Business and Tech Certification Programs, New HVAC Program in Spanish

The school’s sustained growth solidifies its position as a premier post-secondary education provider in the state. Florida Technical College is reaching new milestones in 2019 with its recently launched Continuing Education division, which expands the college’s offerings in Florida and solidifies its position as a premier post-secondary education provider in the Sunshine State. The school More Info »

Secretary DeVos Issues Statement on President Trump’s Higher Education Executive Order

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement today on President Trump’s Executive Order on “Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities”: “All students should have access to relevant, accurate, and transparent data when making decisions about their education. President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order on ‘Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, More Info »

Betsy DeVos strikes out — in court – Politico

Judges have rebuffed the education secretary’s attempts to pause or change a range of Obama-era policies. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ attempts to swiftly roll back major Obama-era policies at her agency are hitting a roadblock: federal courts. Judges have rebuffed DeVos’ attempts to change Obama policies dealing with everything from student loan forgiveness to mandatory More Info »

Additional Coverage on Trump’s Executive Order

Alexander Statement on President Trump’s Higher Education Executive Order Trump Signs Broad Executive Order – Inside Higher Ed Trump signs executive order tying research funds to campus free speech – Education Dive Executive Order promotes student aid accountability – Community College Daily Trump signs executive order to promote free speech on college campuses – Fox More Info »

Few Options for Argosy Graduate Students – Inside Higher Ed

In the aftermath of closure, Argosy University graduate and doctoral students have difficulty transferring to new universities. The shuttering of Argosy University campuses across the country has sent students of the for-profit college chain scrambling for ways to complete their education and get their degrees. Graduate and doctoral students, particularly those close to completing their More Info »