Posts Tagged: DC Shuttle

Judge Challenges DeVos on Defrauded Borrowers

DC Shuttle ... Judge Rules Against ED on Gainful Employment. A federal judge ruled against the U.S. Department of Education in a case regarding gainful employment regulations. The judge ruled that the department's various delays of regulations governing loan forgiveness for defrauded borrowers were illegal, Forbes reports. The ruling challenges Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's efforts to overtur...

For Student Loan and Grant Recipients, a Right to Counsel

DC Shuttle ... U.S. House Passes Loan Counseling Legislation. The House passed legislation, the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act, which would require in-person or online counseling before students accept federal student loans or Pell Grants. The bipartisan bill (H.R. 1635) had passed the House twice before, in 2014 and 2015, and was passed this time by a ...

Ombudsman Leaves Bureau He Says Protected Financial Companies, not Students

DC Shuttle ... Student Loan Ombudsman Resigns Over Policy Differences. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Student Loan Ombudsman Seth Frotman resigned, citing political differences at the agency under Acting Director Mick Mulvaney. In a resignation letter addressed to Mulvaney, Frotman said his resignation was effective Sept. 1, adding "Unfortunately, under your leadership, the Bureau h...

U.S. Senate Passes its Bill to Fund Ed; Accreditor Places NE Colleges on Probation

DC Shuttle ... Senate Passes Education Funding. The U.S. Senate voted 85 to 7 to pass an $857 billion spending package to fund two-thirds of government operations. The legislation (H.R. 6157) would boost funding for the Education Department by $541 million to $71.4 billion, while rejecting many of the education cuts sought by President Donald Trump. The Senate adopted a manager's amendment, b...

Paying Pentagon to Rob Pell?

DC Shuttle ... U.S. Senate Debates Education Appropriations with Focus on Pell Funds. The Senate began debate on an $857 billion spending bill for the departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, as well as Education and other agencies. It is the first time education appropriations had been debated on the Senate floor since 2007 and the amendment process is expected to be tedious...

NEBHE, New England Council Join Forces Calling for Talent Pipeline

DC Shuttle ... NEBHE, NEC Leaders Pen Talent Pipeline Op-Ed. New England Council President Jim Brett joined New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) President Michael K. Thomas to author an op-ed on developing a regional talent pipeline. Brett is a member of NEBHE's Commission on Higher Education & Employability. The commission recently released an 18-point strategy to increase the caree...

Gainfully Repealed?

DC Shuttle ... Education Department to Repeal Gainful Employment Regulation. The U.S. Education Department announced plans to repeal the "gainful employment" rule, which sought to punish higher education programs whose graduates bear a high level of student-loan debt, according to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Experts had predicted that U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos...

Trump Executive Order Encourages Workforce Development

DC Shuttle ... Companies Pledge Apprenticeships at White House Event. The White House announced a new "Pledge to America's Workers" initiative to design an apprenticeship strategy and encourage companies to pledge to participate. The president signed an executive order to establish the National Council for the American Worker. Comprising senior administration officials, the council is charged wit...

Going to Fund Like It’s 2019, Plus Retreat on Race in Admissions and Beefing Up School Safety

DC Shuttle ... House Appropriations Committee Passes 2019 Education Funding Bill. The House Appropriations Committee approved, 30 to 22, a $177.1 billion bill to fund the departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services for fiscal 2019. The spending bill would provide a $43 million increase for the Education Department, funding it at $71 billion in fiscal 2019, which begins Oct. 1. ...

Feds, States Grappling with Career and Tech Ed

DC Shuttle ... Congress Advancing Perkins CTE Reauthorization. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee marked up a bill to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. A bipartisan agreement has been reached to update the law. The legislation directs how the federal government spends about $1 billion each year on career and technical education (CTE...