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U.S. Department of Education Unveils FSA Partner Connect Portal at Annual Training Conference

Contact: (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov WASHINGTON — Today, during its virtual 2020 training conference for financial aid professionals, the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) unveiled its latest update to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ Next Gen FSA initiative: the FSA Partner Connect portal. The site, announced by FSA Chief More Info »

IPEDS Update: Department of Education’s Guidance on Reporting Distance Education Data – WCET Frontiers

The U.S. Department of Education’s IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) provided guidance on how to report distance education activities during the pandemic. Whether on an emergency basis or planned for the safety of faculty and students, colleges and universities have adopted a variety of academic modality options. The Department’s explanations are welcomed help for More Info »

Trident University International Launches New Associate-Level Cybersecurity Program

Enrollment is open now for Trident’s third associate-level program, Associate of Science in Cybersecurity. Trident University International (Trident), a member of the American InterContinental University System has introduced a new Associate of Science in Cybersecurity (ASC) program. This is Trident’s third associate-level program. The aim of this online associate program is to equip students with More Info »

Additional News Coverage on DeVos Speech at FSA Conference

Student Loan Crisis Looms – Inside Higher Ed DeVos Denounces Free College and Debt Forgiveness at FSA’s Virtual Training Conference – NASFAA DeVos says free college amounts to a ‘socialist takeover’ – AP Secretary DeVos: Student Loan Forgiveness Is Unfair – Forbes DeVos bashes student debt forgiveness and free-college movement – The Washington Post (67)

Resh & Brown: With Morale at the Department of Education at a Dismal Low, the New Administration Faces a Daunting Task – The 74

With thousands of personnel decisions on presidential appointees to be made in just eight weeks, the transfer of power is a logistical nightmare in the best of circumstances. While public attention often focuses on Senate-confirmed cabinet secretaries and the like, over 3,000 personnel appointments at the lower executive and upper-management ranks happen without Senate confirmation. More Info »

Attorney General Becerra Calls on the U.S. Department of Education to Reject Accrediting Agency That Approved Predatory For-Profit Colleges

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a comment letter opposing a request by a national for-profit college accreditor seeking to regain its federal recognition. In response to a solicitation by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for written comments, Attorney General Becerra joined a coalition of 23 attorneys general in calling for More Info »