By: Michael Itzkowitz, Senior Fellow, Higher Education, Third Way, Shelbe Klebs, Education Policy Advisor, Third Way Originally posted via Third Way on February 10, 2022 In January, the US Department of Education (Department) began a negotiated rulemaking process to...
Coalition letter to the U.S. Department of Education and the members of the National Advisory Council on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) provides recommendations to improve the review process for accreditors. Read the letter
Letter from Veterans Education Success to the Department of Education expressing concern about the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC) continued recognition as a reliable authority under Section 496 of the HEA. Read the letter
Letter from Veterans Education Success to the Department of Education (ED) to bring additional attention to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSACHE) asking ED to inquire into whether MSACHE is sufficiently protecting students at this school. Read the...
Letter from Veterans Education Success to the Department of Education requesting attention to the Western Association of Colleges and Schools, Senior College and University Commission’s (WASCSR) accreditation of some colleges that should not be accredited. Read...
The Higher Education Act (HEA) requires that all career education programs receiving federal student aid “prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The HEA does not define “gainful employment,” but in 2014 the Education Department adopted...
NEW BLOG: @usedgov signaled intent to conduct a #negreg process to propose new regulations for online education. The blog provides recommendations that can help clarify parameters to ensure overall quality in a continually evolving digital world. http://bit.ly/3wBAzdW
Today, Biden admin announces its third higher ed #negreg agenda. Topics include (yet again😵💫) accreditation, state auth, and distance ed. Addt'l topics: R2T4, cash management, third-party servicers (likely addresses OPMs and bundled services), and deferments and forbearances. /1
Phew! This is a seriously ambitious agenda for a #NegReg this year. All topics that are much needed.
Accreditation and state auth alone are going to take a lot of time to work through.
Agency Rule List - Fall 2022 by https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain?operation=OPERATION_GET_AGENCY_RULE_LIST¤tPub=true&agencyCode=&showStage=active&agencyCd=1800&csrf_token=4057C3172F1EBE6E8ABA0CB826C3F36E151621FCE81D1FD8473A038ADBB0FA9CB77EE343439A98690D7701BC2079C499FC54
What the Potential Acquisition of University of Phoenix Says About the For-Profit Sector http://ow.ly/bkUP50MGItA via @HigherEdDive Even when acquired by non-profit institutions, we still need to #defendstudents against predatory behavior https://bit.ly/3yxBkEi #highered
Everyone should have a path to pay down their student debt, and it shouldn’t take a criminal side hustle to do it. @TheHillOpinion #ProtectBorrowers #DefendStudents #CancelStudentDebt https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/3817930-interest-is-a-black-hole-thats-devouring-student-loan-payments/
While most people do not turn to crime to pay off their student loans, the demoralizing experience of making student loan payments month after month only to see the balance stay the same — or even grow — is common. 2/3 #ProtectBorrowers #DefendStudents https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/3817930-interest-is-a-black-hole-thats-devouring-student-loan-payments/
Starting now, 3:30 p.m. join us along with
@HerbinJaylon @EScoopStirgus @VanMcCray for a student loan discussion about President Joe Biden's student loan debt relief plan, the court challenges and its impact on past and current borrowers. #DefendStudents https://live.ajc.com/studentloandebtreliefdilemma
ICYMI: .@NACAC endorses new legislation to create inter-agency committee to oversee #4profit #highered http://ow.ly/qnnV50LZOOB via @SenatorDurbin @SenWarren @SenTinaSmith We need to #DefendStudents and taxpayers against predatory practices: http://bit.ly/3yxBkEi