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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

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