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DeVos hires staunch critic of federal education regulations

The Trump administration appears to have tapped a longtime critic of the federal government’s role in education policy for a job at the Education Department. Hans Bader, who until last week served as senior attorney at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a libertarian think tank, will be joining the department’s Office of General Counsel, according to More Info »

More Scrutiny for Community Colleges

The new status quo may be more calls by state lawmakers for better completion rates and work-force outcomes. Community college systems are finding they’re under more scrutiny than ever before, especially when it comes to whether their students complete programs and graduate. Take, for instance, a recent report out of Virginia that criticized the state’s More Info »

3 ways to teach financial literacy in college-and why it’s no longer a ‘maybe’

Students are heading to college without knowing the basics of money management, putting institutions in a critical position to address financial literacy. The financial health of Americans has been headline material of late and the prognosis is grim–69 percent of Americans surveyed have less than $1,000 in savings, and 3 percent have nothing put away More Info »

Half of black student loan borrowers default, new federal data show

Two analyses of newly released federal data on student loans reveal serious default problems for African-American borrowers. Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics published a report on patterns of student loan repayment for two groups of borrowers who first enrolled in college in 1995-1996 and in 2003-2004. Historically More Info »

The Case for Taxing Colleges and Universities

Colleges and universities (the non-profit ones, anyway) don’t pay any taxes. Should they? In today’s Martin Center article, Jenna Robinson makes the case that they should not be completely tax-exempt. Specifically, she argues that college property used for non-educational purposes should be taxed. She notes that “close scrutiny of university property in North Carolina reveals More Info »

Talent Pipeline Management Curriculum

Talent Pipeline Management started in 2014 as an effort to mobilize the business community to close the skills gap by applying lessons learned from supply chain management to its education and workforce partnerships. The idea is that if employers play an expanded leadership role as “end-customers” of a talent supply chain, they will be more More Info »

Subject: ALERT! – CyberAdvisory – New Type of Cyber Extortion/Threat

Summary Schools have long been targets for cyber thieves and criminals. We are writing to let you know of a new threat, where the criminals are seeking to extort money from school districts and other educational institutions on the threat of releasing sensitive data from student records. In some cases, this has included threats of More Info »

Scholarships to Women Serving in Army to Be Awarded By Trident University International

Trident University International has secured a three-year Education Services Agreement with the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation. With this agreement, Trident will award two full scholarships on an annual basis and all AWF members will be eligible for discounted tuition rates. Trident University International (Trident) is pleased to announce a three-year Education Services Agreement (ESA) with More Info »

Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on President's Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement on the announcement of new members to the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. (6) View Original Source

Apple co-founder’s Woz U aims to train tech workers, affordably

Apple Inc. (AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak has formed a relationship with a for-profit university to help people enter into the technology workforce. Mr. Wozniak is working with Southern Careers Institute to launch Woz U, an education program to help people enter into the tech workforce quickly and affordably. It will also provide services to companies, More Info »