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Scrutinize All Colleges, Not Just For-Profits – National Review

Congress and the Trump administration want to push standards for colleges and universities in a new direction. The administration is currently rewriting two Obama-era regulations that held for-profit colleges to stricter standards regarding student achievement than their public and private nonprofit cousins. While the final rules are not set in stone, the Trump administration will More Info »

The Art Institutes partners with Woz U for technology curriculum – Phoenix Business Journal

Scottsdale-based Woz U and the Art Institutes are teaming to offer technology curriculum. Through this partnership, the Art Institutes will provide Woz U’s tech-based curriculum in immersive boot-camp formats to enable students to learn skills required to enter a technology-based career. They are kicking off with a software developer program at select Art Institute schools More Info »

As DeVos Faces Congress, Officials Say She Hid Plans to Overhaul Department – The New York Times

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will go before a House panel on Tuesday to defend her agency’s budget, including a sweeping overhaul of the Education Department that has strained relations within her agency and with Congress — and defies the White House’s budget office. In recent weeks, Ms. DeVos has clashed fiercely with department staff members More Info »

Lincoln Tech Extends Sponsorship of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for 2018

Renewed associate sponsorship builds on successful 2017 season; expands Mentor Program for IndyCar team and select students. Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized automotive training, announced today that it will once again serve as an associate sponsor of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) for the 2018 season. Following last year’s inaugural More Info »

Obama used executive powers to benefit close friends’ private investment firms: Book – Washington Examiner

President Obama used his executive powers to attack industries to lower the value of certain companies, allowing his friends in the private sector to swoop in and buy them up at reduced prices, according to Peter Schweizer’s new book Secret Empires: How Our Politicians Hide Corruption and Enrich Their Families and Friends. The book, released More Info »

For-Profit Colleges’ Teachable Moment: ‘Terrible Outcomes Are Very Profitable’ – Forbes

Today, American college graduates collectively owe a staggering $1.3 trillion in student debt — the second highest debt category in the country, following mortgage debt and outpacing automobile loans and credit card debt. Over a tenth of graduates ultimately default on their loans. And, according to a recent report from Brookings Institution, for-profit colleges — More Info »

Consumer lawyers want to end Education Department’s partial student debt relief plan – The Washington Post

The Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard University, a legal services clinic, has asked a federal judge to stop Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Education Department from using earnings data to grant only partial student loan forgiveness to defrauded borrowers. The motion for an injunction filed over the weekend stems from the department’s More Info »

US job openings soar to record high of 6.3 million – AP News

U.S. employers sharply ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3 million jobs at the end of the month, the most on records dating back 17 years. The number of job opening soared 645,000 in January, the Labor Department said Friday, the largest one-month increase in 2½ years. The number of people hired More Info »

5 lessons on starting successful apprenticeship programs – eCampus News

As the demands of careers evolve, the way students prepare for these jobs must change too. The future jobs today’s students will hold will require new skills. According to the World Economic Forum, knowledge sets such as problem solving, creativity, and cognitive flexibility are growing in importance in all industries. At the same time, technologies More Info »

Opponents of SARA Point to For-Profit Educators. But 94% of SARA-Approved Institutions Are Non-Profits – ElearningInside News

In January, the Children’s Advocacy Institute (CAI) released a report titled “Failing U” which asked “Do state laws protect our veterans and other students from for-profit postsecondary predators?” Their answer was a resounding ‘No.’ The report graded each state for seven different factors which determined whether government policy placed sufficient protections against for-profit educators. These More Info »