2016 Proprietary Higher Education Review: “Have you Tried Rebooting?”

By Tony Guida, Partner, Education Group of Duane Morris LLP
The 2016 presidential election was the equivalent of a “reboot” of the political landscape and creates an opportunity for a more predictable and prosperous future for the proprietary education sector. While rebooting works surprisingly well to fix problems for technology, the when, the how, and maybe even the why of the fixes for the sector will not be known until well into 2017.

Make the Department of Education Fair Again: An Open Letter to our Next Secretary of Education

Court Rules Students Training in Clinics are Not Employees Under the FLSA

By Bill Ojile, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale, LLP
In a decision relevant for any school that provides services to the public as a means to provide training for its students, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado recently ruled that such students are not employees for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

ED Issued its Final Rule on Borrower Defense to Repayment, and Then…

Tate: Critics of Accreditation Don’t Understand the Process

Interview with Florence Tate, Executive Director, Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
This year we saw an increased focus on accreditation by NACIQI and the Department of Education. In our interview with ABHES Executive Director Florence Tate, we discuss ABHES receiving recognition, the NACIQI meeting, new applications for accreditation and much more.

Accrediting Agencies, Trade and State Associations

ED Issued its Final Rule on Borrower Defense to Repayment, and Then…

By Katherine Lee Carey, Special Counsel, Cooley LLP
The final rule on Borrower Defense to Repayment was published on Nov. 1, and then … there was the election. Although we can’t be sure what the election will mean for the rule, schools should be prepared for a July 1, 2017 effective date.

Court Rules Students Training in Clinics are Not Employees Under the FLSA

Leaders Assemble at CECU Annual CEO Summit to Discuss the Future of Career Education

By Stephen B. and Jan V. Friedheim, Strategic Coaches, Education Systems & Solutions, LLC
Approximately 65 CEOs from career education institutions around the country convened with association leaders and well-known political figures. Discussions focused on the results of the recent national election and what it means for the future of the sector. All participants seemed to agree that 2017 represented an opportunity to reset the agenda, to reintroduce ourselves.

The Five Areas of Career College Leadership the Government Doesn’t Control