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Education Dept. To Renew Efforts At Gainful-Employment And State-Authorization Rules

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The Obama administration is not giving up on efforts to hold colleges accountable for their students' employability and to force states to step up their oversight of distance education.

In a notice to appear in Tuesday's Federal Register, the Education Department says it will revisit its controversial "gainful employment" and "state authorization" regulations as part of …

Department Of Education To Announce Another Negotiated Rulemaking Process On The Way

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According to reports, the Department of Education will soon announce its plans for a new negotiated rulemaking initiative to address a number of topics, including gainful employment.

Last month, Judge Rudolph Contreras of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, upheld the administration's power to enact the gainful employment rule, but found two defects …

Now What?

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WASHINGTON — A federal court has again ruled against the U.S. Department of Education on its “gainful employment” regulations, with a decision that is likely to complicate a possible appeal. It could also fuel broader debates about government data collection in higher education.

Gainful employment, which was created in 2011, seeks to measure the performance of …

Judge Rejects Education Department’s Appeal In Gainful-Employment Case

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A federal judge has rejected the U.S. Department of Education’s motion to amend an earlier ruling that invalidated several provisions of the controversial “gainful employment” rule, which the agency issued in 2011 in order to ensure that vocational programs prepare students for good jobs.

Under the rule, vocational programs that failed to meet certain benchmarks could become ineligible to receive federal student aid.

Blog: Department of Education Defies its Mission with ‘Discriminatory’ Rule

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Kevin Kuzma, Editor

Rolling up what has mostly seemed like an "unwelcome mat" to for-profit schools, the U. S. Department of Education (DOE) opened its doors to speakers from all sectors of higher education at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. yesterday for a series of public hearings on its "gainful employment" rule.

Let’s Stick to the Facts on For-profit Colleges Regulations

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As I wrote on September 23 in this space, here, the Department of Education’s (DOE) attempt to put more stringent regulations on for-profit colleges is an example of good intentions gone awry. Rather than expanding college opportunities and fighting fraud, the proposed new "gainful employment" ("GE") rules would instead limit college access (especially for minority …

Gainful Employment and Why it Should Apply to All Higher-Education Institutions

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By  Emily E. Sismour for

The U.S. Department of Education is trying to create a clear financial picture for students with a recently developed, not yet implemented regulation called "Gainful Employment." The Gainful Employment regulation along with many other new regulations are set to be put into action sometime in 2011. These new regulations have …

New Rules May Hurt For-profit Colleges

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Andrea Thomas tried the traditional college route.

After graduating from Ridgeland High School, she enrolled at one of the state’s public universities, but she felt like a number and didn’t have a base of support.

"I used to go back to my dorm room crying every day," Thomas, 22, said. "It was just too much, too fast."

She …

U.S. Announces Public Meetings on ‘Gainful Employment’

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The U.S. Department of Education announced in today’s Federal Register that it will hold public meetings on Nov. 4 and 5 in Washington, where individuals and groups that submitted official comments about the department’s proposed regulations on "gainful employment" can deliver oral presentations and answer questions posed to them by department employees.

After receiving more than …

Silencing the Cynics

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We at Career College Central are proud of what we do and who we serve. Earlier this week, we distributed a video highlighting the real risks of the DOE’s "gainful employment" initiative through a number of different outlets, including social media. Of the hundreds of people who have watched the video already, all but one …

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