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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

Some Initial Thoughts at the Start of the Global Education Conference

I’m at Harvard University for the the Global Education Conference 2015 (follow on twitter #GlobalEdu2015) today and tomorrow.  I always enjoy this event – it has a wonderful mix of educators, technology providers and policy folks.  I’m particularly looking forward to the first panel today, Credentialing 2.0.  The panel features […]

  Jun 18, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

Information Released on “State Law Cause of Action” Student Loan Discharge

On June 9, 2015, as reported by Insider Higher Ed and the The Chronicle of Higher Education, the US Department of Education (“Department”) released information related to the loan discharge options of students at schools formerly owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc. (“CCI”). The fact sheet released by the Department (and […]

  Jun 11, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

HELP Committee to Hold Hearing on Accreditation on June 17

On June 17, 2015, at 10:00 am, the Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions (“HELP”) will hold a hearing on accreditation as part of their work on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act. The hearing will be held in room 430 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, and will […]

  Jun 10, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

Administrative Penalty for Violating the Incentive Compensation Ban is Repayment of All Title IV Funds

As reported in Insider Higher Education, the Department of Education released a new memorandum providing that violators of the incentive compensation ban (see (b)(22)) face repaying all Title IV funds received.  This move comes on the heels of a highly critical report from Department’s Office of the Inspector General on […]

  Jun 9, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

Pay-as-you-Earn Regulatory Package Being Reviewed by OMB

As reported by Regininfo.gov, on June 3, the Department of Education (“Department”) sent the notice of proposed rule making for the Pay-as-you-Earn regulations to the Office of Management and Budget for review.   As reported in Inside Higher Ed on May 1, this regulatory package reached consensus from the negotiating […]

  Jun 5, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

HELP Committee to Hold Hearing on College Affordability on June 3

On June 3, 2015, at 10:00 am, the Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions (“HELP”) will hold a hearing on college affordability as part of their work on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act. The hearing will be held in room 430 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, and […]

  Jun 1, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

Analysis of APC v Duncan – NY Case Upholding Gainful Employment Rule

On May 27, 2015, in Association of Proprietary Colleges v. Duncan, the District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) “Gainful Employment” rule was valid in its entirety. The Court also held that: Proprietary colleges do not have a constitutionally protected […]

  Jun 1, 2015  |  By    |   On Education