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Early Report on ‘Regulatory Relief’

Education Department offers glimpse at its efforts to ease burden of federal rules and asks for suggestions of which to end. The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday offered a first glimpse at how it is carrying out the Trump administration’s push to ease federal regulations — and asked for advice on what rules it More Info »

Department Seeks Public Comment on Regulations to Repeal (Cooley)

As part of the Administration’s regulatory reform directive, the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Education is seeking public comments on regulations and guidance that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement or modification. The Department of Education (ED) created a Regulatory Reform Task Force to recommend existing regulations and guidance to the Secretary More Info »

Northwestern College Conducts 113th Commencement!

Emery Moorehead of the Famed Chicago Bears 1985 Super Bowl Team Presented Keynote Address Northwestern College President Lawrence Schumacher announced that over 300 students were awarded certificates and degrees at the College’s 113th Commencement Ceremony held mid-June at The Copernicus Center in Chicago’s Jefferson Park. Graduates completed their studies at the College’s two Illinois campuses, More Info »

Foxx Statement: Floor Debate on the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act

When many Americans think of higher education, they think of a traditional college or university on a sprawling green campus. They think of students leaving college and universities with their degree in-hand, ready for a career and set for life. While many Americans choose this path, there is a misconception that this is the only More Info »

Secretary DeVos Issues Statement on Regulatory Reform Task Force Progress Report

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement on the Department’s Regulatory Reform Task Force’s first progress report as required by President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13777: “The Regulatory Reform Task Force has been hard at work over the last few months cataloguing over 150 regulations and more than 1,700 pieces of More Info »

Elsevier Wins $15 Million in Copyright Suit Against Piracy Sites

A federal court has ruled in favor of one of the world’s largest science publishers in its lawsuit against websites that provide free, pirated access to millions of scholarly-journal articles, Nature.com reported on Thursday. In a judgment handed down this week, Judge Robert W. Sweet of the U.S. District Court in New York City ruled More Info »

38 Community Colleges Share What It Takes to Launch an OER Degree Program

The college affordability crisis has gained much attention in recent years, yet prices continue to climb. Tuition increased 89 percent from 2002 to 2012, and textbook prices—which cost anywhere from $600 to $1300 today—rose 82 percent over the same period, according to U.S. Government Accountability Office. The prices keep many students, particularly those from low-income More Info »

Trident University International Introduces Bachelor’s Program in Healthcare Administration

Trident University International will introduce its new Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program starting July 10th. It is the University’s eighth bachelor’s level program. Trident University International (Trident) is proud to announce its new Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BSHA) program, the University’s eighth program at this level. The BSHA will be offered More Info »

Hickey College in St. Louis stops accepting new student applications

Hickey College, a small St. Louis career education college with a culinary institute and veterinary technology institute, will shut down soon due to low enrollment, officials announced this week. The college, which has about 300 students and 50 employees, will no longer accept new student applications. Because of this, most of the college’s admissions staff More Info »

Landmark Law on Higher Education Should Be Scrapped, DeVos Suggests

For the second time in as many months, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has suggested that it’s time to scrap the legislation that governs federal higher-education policy and to start afresh. During a speech on Tuesday to the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, Ms. DeVos said the Higher Education Act of 1965 may have outlived More Info »