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ED’s New Financial Responsibility Rules Deserve Attention

ED’s New Financial Responsibility Rules Deserve Attention

Thompson Coburn LLP Aaron Lacey June 17, 2024 The U.S. Department of Education’s new financial responsibility rules take effect July 1, 2024. These rules are part of a sweeping set of regulations that become effective the same day and cover financial value transparency and gainful employment, professional licensure programs, the […]

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Are these new rules the canary in the coal mine for distance learning?

Are these new rules the canary in the coal mine for distance learning?

University Business Edward Cramp and Kristina Gill June 17, 2024 Restrictions on online, asynchronous learning for hands-on programs could spell trouble for successful remote learning efforts around the country. At the start of the pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education quickly enacted emergency regulations allowing students to continue with their […]

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New Title IX Regulations Blocked in Six More States

New Title IX Regulations Blocked in Six More States

Inside Higher Ed  Katherine Knott June 18, 2024 The Biden administration’s new rule overhauling Title IX, the federal gender-equity law, is on hold in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia after a federal judge issued an order temporarily blocking the regulations from taking effect in those states Aug. 1. […]

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Skilled workers are in demand, these trade jobs pay the most

Skilled workers are in demand, these trade jobs pay the most

Fox Business Breck Dumas June 14, 2024 Demand for skilled workers is driving up salaries in trade jobs — here are the ones that pay the best Trade jobs in the U.S. are in a renaissance with high demand for skilled workers and waning interest in college among young adults. The shortage […]

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Federal Judge Blocks Title IX Rule in Four States

Federal Judge Blocks Title IX Rule in Four States

Inside Higher Ed Katherine Knott June 14, 2024 Finding that four states are likely to succeed in their lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s new Title IX regulations, a federal judge issued a temporary injunction Thursday that prevents the rule from taking effect in Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana and Idaho. The lawsuit is […]

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List of Approved “Ability-to-Benefit” (ATB) Tests and Passing Scores

List of Approved “Ability-to-Benefit” (ATB) Tests and Passing Scores

Federal Register  June 14, 2024 AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice updates the list of ATB tests approved by the Secretary. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Washington, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 294-12, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 987-0911. Email: Aaron.Washington@ed.gov. If […]

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AMTA Files Lawsuit to Save the 150% Rule

AMTA Files Lawsuit to Save the 150% Rule

American Massage Therapy Association  We are taking action to support accessible and affordable education for massage therapy students! On behalf of the massage therapy profession, AMTA has taken action and filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new Department of Education (DoEd) rule eliminating the longstanding “150% rule” for federal financial […]

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Short-Term Pell Amendment Blocked in Congress

Short-Term Pell Amendment Blocked in Congress

Inside Higher Ed Katherine Knott June 13, 2024 The House Rules Committee has shot down an attempt to add legislation expanding the Pell Grant to workforce training programs that run between eight to 14 weeks to a must-pass national security and military bill. Sponsors of the Bipartisan Workforce Pell Act sought to attach […]

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Colleges Ask Congress to Delay Gainful Employment Deadline

Colleges Ask Congress to Delay Gainful Employment Deadline

Inside Higher Ed Katherine Knott June 12, 2024 The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is calling on Congress to take legislative action and require the Education Department to give colleges until July 2025 to comply with the reporting requirements in the new gainful employment and financial value transparency […]

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