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DeVos: Obama Administration ‘Failed Miserably’ at Improving Education

Despite feeling the sting of criticism in the “mainstream media,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos unleashed a critique of her own against the Obama administration Thursday for spending money on a failed effort to turn around the nation’s schools. “The previous administration spent seven billion of your dollars on ‘School Improvement Grants,’ thinking they More Info »

Lincoln Tech Announces Sponsorship of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in 2017

Associate sponsorship includes opportunities for students to become participating members of the IndyCar team. Lincoln Technical Institute (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized automotive training, is proud to announce it will be an associate sponsor of the No. 5 Arrow Electronics Honda driven by James Hinchcliffe for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) in the 2017 More Info »

Betsy DeVos is Publicly Polite, but a Political Fighter

Hours before President Trump rescinded a federal policy allowing transgender students to use the school bathrooms that match their gender identities, his education secretary, Betsy DeVos, met with a representative of gay and transgender employees at the Education Department to warn of what was coming. In her presence, an aide assured the employee that, as More Info »

Fourth Kaitlyn English Memorial Scholarship Awarded to National American University Nursing Student

Tiffany Walter of Wichita, Kansas and a nursing student at National American University’s Wichita West location, has been awarded the fourth Kaitlyn English Memorial Scholarship from the National American University Foundation (NAUF). “Becoming a nurse is something I have always been interested in pursuing,” said Tiffany. “I’ve never seriously considered any other career path.” Tiffany’s More Info »

Attorneys General warn of “open season” on students attending for-profit colleges

The 18 AGs plead with Education Secretary DeVos and Congress not to roll back for-profit regulations A group of state attorneys general are asking Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Congressional leaders not to declare “open season” on students by rolling back regulations governing for-profit colleges. “Over the past fifteen years, millions of students have been More Info »

Back after a century, for-profit medical schools could make impact

More than 100 years ago, the influential “Flexner Report” on medical education decried the then-prevalent model of for-profit medical education, leading to its complete disappearance from the United States for decades. But just recently, for-profit medical education has returned, note three Brown University scholars in a new JAMA article that considers what the revival might More Info »

Senate Democrats Ask DeVos to Explain Falwell’s Higher-Ed Task Force

Senate Democrats are asking Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, to enlighten them about a federal task force to be led by Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University. In a letter released on Thursday, six Democratic senators, led by Patty Murray of Washington and Elizabeth A. Warren of Massachusetts, said they were “extremely concerned” by More Info »

A Sociologist Looks at the Failure of the For-Profits and the Rise of Trump

Until she began writing her first book, Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy, Tressie McMillan Cottom looked back with embarrassment and regret on her experiences as a recruiter at a for-profit technical college and a beauty school. The regret was for students she had encouraged to enroll before she More Info »

Federal Panel Gives Controversial Community-College Accreditor a Clean Slate

A federal advisory panel recommended on Thursday that the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges continue its status as a gatekeeper of federal student aid for 18 months. If approved, the recommendation would also allow the commission to accredit some baccalaureate degrees at two-year colleges. The recommendation, by the National Advisory Committee on Institutional More Info »

DeVos vs. the Faculty

Professors tell students “what to say, and more ominously, what to think,” new education secretary says in her first sustained criticism of higher education. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos offered few details of her views on higher education during her confirmation hearings. But on Thursday, in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, she sharply More Info »