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Department Of Education Extends Talks On ‘Gainful Employment’

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An official from the Department of Education said this week that the federally appointed committee tasked with rewriting the Obama administration’s “gainful employment” regulations will continue its deliberations in December. Negotiations over the rules were slated to end Wednesday, but members of the panel were not close to reaching an agreement after …

Blog: No Surprise The Department Of Education Can’t Answer Questions On Gainful Employment Rule

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By Kevin Kuzma, Editor

“Oh, Virginia … don’t be so surprised. You know this is the way it works in Washington. Committees are formed, directives are given, decisions are made – and then, when questioned, no one can really explain what the impact is going to be. That’s just how it goes. The point is a …

Stepping Up Gainful Criticism

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Representatives of for-profit colleges stepped up their criticism this week of the Department of Education’s efforts to rewrite the “gainful employment” rules that would apply to their institutions and vocational programs at community colleges.

As a federally appointed panel kicked off a second round of negotiations over the regulations, the for-profit-college members of …

New Gainful Employment Language Is Tougher Than Before

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The next set of negotiations around gainful employment will begin next week and the Department of Education just released its second round of regulatory language. The new proposal is arguably the strongest version of gainful employment in years.

In this draft, there are more opportunities for programs to fail, including a chance for …

Negotiators Offer Proposals Ahead Of 2nd Session On ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule

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The U.S. Department of Education has posted online a series of proposals submitted by negotiators who are seeking to shape its revised “gainful employment” rule, ahead of a negotiating panel’s second formal gathering, set to take place this month.

A federal judge last year struck down the department’s previous version of the …

Citing Shutdown, U.S. Cancels Gainful Employment Negotiating Session

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The Department of Education, citing the partial shutdown of the federal government, has canceled the second round of negotiations over regulations on vocational programs at community colleges and for-profit institutions.  

The department will reschedule the negotiated-rulemaking session when the government reopens, Lynn Mahaffie, the acting deputy assistant secretary for policy, planning and …

Differentiation Vs. Discrimination

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The Obama administration is toughening its regulation of for-profit colleges in numerous straightforward ways, most notably and publicly by taking another shot (after a federal judge blocked the last one) at drafting rules requiring vocational programs to prove that they are preparing students for "gainful employment."

Advocates for career colleges and other, more …

Gainful Employment Negotiations: Day 2

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Editor Kevin Kuzma was in Washington, DC to cover the second day of negotiated rulemaking sessions focused on gainful employment. The sessions are being held at the Department of Education's offices on K Street.

After spending the initial day approving a revised agenda and beginning to touch on gainful employment metrics, the committee …

Notes From the Negotiated Rulemaking Sessions

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Career College Central editor Kevin Kuzma is in Washington, D.C. covering the negotiated regulation sessions on gainful employment. The meetings are being held at the U.S. Department of Education at 1990 K Street N.W., Eighth Floor Conference Center, Washington, DC. They will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern on …

Leaner And Meaner

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One week after President Obama announced a sweeping plan to rate colleges on value, the U.S. Department of Education released draft standards for the employment outcomes of academic programs at for-profit institutions and community colleges. A group of department-selected negotiators will begin a rulemaking discussion on the standards on Sept. 9.

The …

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