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Senate Sub Committee Passes Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill; Full Committee Vote Tomorrow

In a markup held yesterday, the U.S. Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (“Labor-HHS”) released a summary statement setting forth the key elements of the a $153.2 billion appropriations bill that passed the sub committee.  The full Senate Committee on Appropriations will take […]

  Jun 24, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

Welcome to the Blog

We wanted to extend a very warm welcome to those of you who are new to the Higher Ed Law Blog.  We try to cover all things higher education and ed tech here – although we certainly stray into K-12 and education reform issues, like charter schools, education savings accounts […]

  Jun 24, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

DC Court Upholds Gainful Employment Rule

Earlier today, the District Court for the District of Columbia held that the US Department of Education’s (“Department”)”‘gainful employment‘ regulations—including the current debt-to-earnings test and disclosure, reporting, and certification requirements—survive this court challenge in their entirety.”  [JUNE 24 UPDATE – here are the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher […]

  Jun 23, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

Update to Comment Period on Student Loan Discharge Data Collection

On June 11, 2015, we discussed the issue of student loan discharge by virtue of the student having a state law cause of action against the school (pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(c)(1)).  We also reported that “on June 10, the Department published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comment […]

  Jun 23, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

Jeanne Allen Takes Politico To Task for Calling Florida Education Reforms “Risky”

Here’s an interesting critique of a recent Politico piece (“Bush’s Risky Education Vision”) related to Governor Jeb Bush’s education reform record from one of the leaders of education reform, Jeane Allen.  On her blog,  Ms. Allen takes Politico to task for everything from getting the history of education reform wrong, […]

  Jun 22, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

Feeling Lost Given the Multitude of Ed Tech Conferences? This May Help.

If you are like me, you attend a number of education conferences each year.  I Think its important to keep up on what’s going on in the industry, what educators and edupreneurs are thinking, and where the policy debate needs to go as we fight for better outcomes for students […]

  Jun 22, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

Department of Education Issues Reminder About State Authorization Rule

On June 19, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) published a Dear Colleague Letter (“June 19 DCL”) to “remind[] postsecondary institutions of the requirement to have certain types of State oversight and approvals in place to participate in the Title IV” programs.   As part of the program integrity regulations, the […]

  Jun 22, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

Recap of Day 1 of the Global Education Conference

Day one of the Global Education Conference 2015 was thought provoking and featured a number of interesting discussions – both on the dais and off. For me, i was looking forward to the first and last sessions, on Credentialing 2.0 (I did a recap of this session previously)and Edupreneurship respectively, […]

  Jun 19, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

Recap of the HELP Committee Accreditation Hearing

The recent accreditation hearing before the Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions (“HELP”) was fairly eventful. The panel featured: Peter T. Ewell, Vice President National Center for Higher Education Management Systems,Boulder , CO (Ewell Testimony) George A. Pruitt, President,Thomas Edison State College,Trenton , NJ (Pruitt Testimony) Albert C. […]

  Jun 19, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

Rundown of Credentialing 2.0 Panel at Global Education Conference

The first panel of the Global Education Conference was titled “Credentialing 2.0. Is the degree the “currency of the realm” for employment and educational attainment purposed?  Is there an opening for micro-credentials and, if so, what is the opportunity?  Are there alternatives to accreditation as a means of validation?  The […]

  Jun 18, 2015  |  By    |   On Education
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