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Exploring The Merits Of The Gainful Employment Rule

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Evolllution conducted an interview with Steve Gunderson, president of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU). Gunderson and APSCU have been active in the discussion surrounding the gainful employment rule, which has dominated major higher education policy conversation over the past year. In this interview, Gunderson shares his thoughts on …

Gainful Employment Rule Will Limit Opportunities For Students

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The Department of Education’s proposed Gainful Employment Rule threatens to cut off federal financial aid for students who attend private sector institutions and community colleges that offer vocational programs. This will have a negative impact on those who need the most assistance—low-income and minority students.

In his annual State of American Business address, …

Job Applicants Get Sorted by College Degree

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Employers value a four-year college degree, many of them more than ever.

Yet half of those surveyed recently by The Chronicle and American Public Media's Marketplace said they had trouble finding recent graduates qualified to fill positions at their company or organization.

Nearly a third gave colleges just fair to poor marks for producing …

New Nursing Jobs Limited, Tougher to Come By

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Nursing has long been considered a career with boundless demand, in part due to Arizona’s rapid growth, but recent years have seen a tightening job market.

Experts, educators and leaders in the field of nursing point to the economic downturn, a state mandate that colleges and universities turn out more nurses and changes …

Businesses Working Together to Close Job Skills Gaps

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Even as the manufacturing industry sheds jobs overall, a number of firms in Maryland want to hire — and aren't having an easy time of it.

That's what the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership heard when the nonprofit talked to 40 employers this year. Most of the entry-level people the firms bring on don't …

Dems Split On ‘Gainful Employment’ Rules

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Democrats in the House can’t reach agreement about upcoming regulations designed to cut off federal funds to poorly performing college programs. Lawmakers are lining up on opposite sides of the effort, with some encouraging the Department of Education to finalize the contentious regulations and others hoping for a rewrite of the draft …

Blog Post: No Consensus … No Wonder

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By Kevin Kuzma, Editor

Those of you who are no strangers to business travel understand how being on the road amplifies your sense of time – and time wasted.

For example, during a five-hour layover in, say, Detroit, when you’re away from your family, it's hard to avoid a prolonged sense of waiting and wasted time when …

No Consensus On ‘Gainful Employment’

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Last week, the Department of Education’s rulemaking session on “gainful employment” regulations ended in a stalemate. The panel of department-appointed negotiators was unable to reach consensus on the proposed standards for vocational programs at for-profit institutions and community colleges. Dissent came from representatives of both the for-profit and consumer-group camps.

The feds will …

No Consensus Reached By The Department Of Education’s Negotiating Committee On Gainful Employment

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The third and final session of the Department of Education's gainful employment negotiated rulemaking committee ended Friday without reaching consensus. There was not an officially recorded vote of supporters and opponents, rather it was noted that consensus was not reached. Some negotiators left before the vote was called. It was obvious that …

Department Continues Bad Public Policy Negotiating Rulemaking

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The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities issues a press release about the Department of Education's latest negotiated rulemaking sessions on the proposed "gainful employment" rule:

Today, the U.S. Department of Education was supposed to conclude its gainful employment negotiated rulemaking session. Instead, it announced additional negotiations for some point in December …

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