Legislation / Advocacy

Democrats Unveil HEA Reauthorization Bill

Democrats Unveil HEA Reauthorization Bill

Career Education Colleges and Universities All 17 Democrats on the Committee on Education and the Workforce today unveiled the Aim Higher Act—a reflection of the House Democrats’ vision for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), the senior ranking Democrat on the Committee, called the proposal an […]

Read More
Is The PROSPER Act what students want?

Is The PROSPER Act what students want?

Encoura.org by Clint Raine As summer heats up and colleges and universities combat summer melt, it’s time to face the reality that chances of reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA) in 2018, and possibly even 2019, have also melted away. At the Eduventures Summit in June, Inside Higher Ed’s Doug Lederman […]

Read More
Senate Passes Update to Perkins CTE Law

Senate Passes Update to Perkins CTE Law

Inside Higher Ed By Andrew Kreighbaum The Senate on Monday unanimously passed an update to the Perkins Career and Technical Education Law. The House passed its own version of the bill more than a year ago, but negotiations in the Senate had been in a stalemate for months. Business groups and the White House had […]

Read More
Is There a Right to Know a College Might Close?

Is There a Right to Know a College Might Close?

Inside Higher Ed By Rick Seltzer After Mount Ida College closure, Massachusetts proposals grapple with whether colleges should disclose shutdown possibilities and when regulators should step in. Months after Mount Ida College’s sudden collapse rocked higher education-heavy Massachusetts, several arms of the state’s government are exploring regulatory changes to try to […]

Read More
SEC Settles Lawsuit Against For-Profit College Executives

SEC Settles Lawsuit Against For-Profit College Executives

CNBC The SEC on Friday said it settled a lawsuit against two former ITT Educational Services executives accused of hiding the defunct for-profit college operator’s actual financial condition from investors. The deal came after the SEC’s commissioners took the rare step last year of rejecting an earlier proposed settlement negotiated […]

Read More
As Feds Pull Back, States Step in to Regulate For-Profit Colleges and Universities

As Feds Pull Back, States Step in to Regulate For-Profit Colleges and Universities

Hechinger Report by Jon Marcus Signs of trouble at the Charlotte School of Law percolated for years. In exchange for the median $161,910 graduates had borrowed to pay tuition, fees and other costs, according to the American Bar Association, only 45 percent were passing the bar exam. That was far below […]

Read More
Ed Department Says It Didn’t Botch State Authorization Delay

Ed Department Says It Didn’t Botch State Authorization Delay

Inside Higher Ed by Lindsay McKenzie Assertions that the U.S. Department of Education missed a deadline to delay state authorization rules are incorrect, a department spokeswoman said Thursday. In a statement, the department said it “did not miss the July 1 deadline for this delay.” A notice confirming the two-year delay in putting the new rule in place […]

Read More
Legislation to Allow Access to More Student Success Data Likely to Advance

Legislation to Allow Access to More Student Success Data Likely to Advance

Education Dive by James Paterson Dive Brief: Legislation that would make more data about student outcomes available to students, institutions and higher education policymakers has gained the support of a key Republican senator, which should mean it will pass soon, according to Inside Higher Education. The College Data Transparency Act, which […]

Read More
Veterans’ organizations oppose Republican higher education bill

Veterans’ organizations oppose Republican higher education bill

Inside Higher Ed Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers — although to varying degrees — expressed frustrations with the proposed White House education budget in a hearing Tuesday. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appeared before the House appropriations subcommittee on labor, health and human services, education, and related agencies, the first opportunity lawmakers have […]

Read More
Regulatory Alert: Workers Comp Studying School Classifications: Input Sought by Brian Grey of WCIRB.

Regulatory Alert: Workers Comp Studying School Classifications: Input Sought by Brian Grey of WCIRB.

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) is a licensed rating organization and the California Insurance Commissioner’s designated statistical agent for workers’ compensation insurance. For over 100 years, the WCIRB has been relied upon by the Insurance Commissioner, the legislature, insurers and employers as the premier source of […]

Read More