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DeVos’ student aid chief quits foundation board following questions on conflict of interest – Politico

The Education Department appointee who oversees the government’s $1.5 trillion student loan portfolio on Tuesday stepped down from the board of an organization that owns some of that debt, after POLITICO asked about a potential conflict of interest. Mark Brown, a retired major general in the U.S. Air Force, in March was selected by Education More Info »

LGBT Chamber, Herzing University-Brookfield Partner on Scholarship for LGBT Healthcare Professionals

MILWAUKEE  — The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Herzing University-Brookfield today announced a scholarship for LGBT individuals working in the healthcare industry. The Pride in Healthcare scholarship opens up new possibilities for members of the Greater Milwaukee LGBT community to pursue careers in healthcare and further raise awareness among all healthcare professionals of the More Info »

Secretary DeVos Advances Higher Education Reform Forged by Historic Consensus – U.S. Department of Education

Comprehensive rewrite of federal regulations which seek to promote innovation, protect students, and reduce regulatory burden, are now open for public comment WASHINGTON—As part of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ Rethink School agenda, the U.S. Department of Education today announced the publication of proposed regulations designed to reduce the unnecessary regulatory burden associated with More Info »

Rewriting the Rule Book for College Accreditors – Inside Higher Ed

Trump administration seeks overhaul of federal standards for college accreditors, arguing current rules stifle innovation. But critics say proposed changes water down oversight. Betsy DeVos issued a proposal Tuesday to loosen federal standards for college accreditors, arguing that the changes would spur innovation. The education secretary wants to allow colleges to expedite plans to outsource More Info »

DeVry grad wants school to pay $450K to arbitrate his fraud claims; could affect $250M of other claims, too – Cook County Record

A Pennsylvania man is asking a federal judge to order DeVry University to pay at least $450,000 in arbitration fees so an arbitrator can hear allegations the school misled graduates into believing their DeVry degree would easily land them well-paying jobs. The plaintiff’s attorney asserts the case could affect cases against DeVry with claims totaling More Info »