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Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education Reform

Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education Reform
By Katherine Brodie, Kristina Gill, Chris Collins, Zach Perlman, Duane Morris LLP, Higher Education Practice Group (Washington, D.C.) This article provides an analysis of the head-spinning, sometimes confounding, and yet hopeful developments we have seen in Washington since the January 2017 start of the 115th Congress and the new Trump Administration.

New Gainful Employment Guidance Falls Well Short of Expectations

New Gainful Employment Guidance Falls Well Short of Expectations

By Tom Netting, Co-Executive Director, CSPEN and Public Policy Advisory, Akerman LLP
As is all too often the case with Gainful Employment, we are once again left with as many questions as answers following the publication of the Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #105 – Additional Time for Submission of an Alternate Earnings Appeal and to Comply with Gainful Employment (GE) Disclosure Requirements.

Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education Reform

How to Conduct a Legislative Visit and Why You Need to do it Now

Written by Barbara A. Schmitz from an interview by Jenny Faubert with Tom Netting, Executive Director, Central States Private Education Network
Netting says there are two opportunities left to make changes to or to replace or repeal the gainful employment regulation before the anticipated publication of the first gainful employment debt-to-earnings metrics in early 2017.

Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education Reform

Schools Want/Need Clarification on Gainful Employment

APSCU submits questions to the Department of Education, receives ambiguous responses
By The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, Reprinted with Permission
The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) drafted the following questions and submitted them to the Department of Education on behalf of career education institutions. Following the questions are the responses by the Department of Education.

Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education Reform

90-10 Presents an Annual Compliance Challenge for School Leadership

By Stephen T. Chema II and Ben Walker, Ritzert & Leyton, PC
“90-10,” this simple ratio, represents the Department of Education’s mandate that all proprietary institutions must “derive at least 10 percent of their revenues for each fiscal year from sources other than Title IV, HEA program funds.”

Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education Reform

Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC) Opinion Summary with Impacts

By Nick Falvo, Legislative Counsel, Akerman LLP
On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 27, a mere 22 days after oral arguments, Judge Lewis Kaplan of the Southern District of New York, denied the Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC) motion for summary judgment, while granting the Department of Education's cross-motion for summary judgment, which asked the Court to dismiss APC's claim challenging the gainful employment regulations.

Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education Reform