Week in Review

Oct/03/2017 - 11:48am

The Obama administration last December decided to terminate federal recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, due largely to the controversial national accreditor's oversight of Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institute. The move set off a flurry among the roughly 270 colleges accredited by ACICS, most of them for-profits, which now have …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:46am

Snap-on’s Blackhawk brand has unveiled its new Blackhawk Postlift, a multi-purpose machine for diagnostics in light to full vehicle repair or as a lift for mechanical service on unitized body vehicles.

“The new Blackhawk Postlift takes up much less space than frame racks but is just as robust and powerful as traditional racks,” said David Zinkiewicz, …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:45am

Second annual event supports pre-employment collision education opportunities in greater Philadelphia market.

On Thursday, June 8, the Greater Philadelphia-area I-CAR committee held its second annual fundraiser at the Scotland Run Golf Club, in Williamstown, N.J. to benefit the Collision Repair Education Foundation and local collision repair school programs. Over 160 people participated in the golf tournament, …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:43am

When Congress reconvenes in September from its August recess, it must confront a daunting to-do list. By Sept. 30, the nation’s debt limit must be lifted in order to avoid defaulting on our obligations; an appropriations bill must be passed in order to keep the Federal government open and providing essential services; and the Children’s …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:41am

The Senate appropriations committee will consider Thursday a spending package that boosts the maximum value of the Pell Grant by 1.7 percent, using funds from the program’s reserves.

The spending package — part of a bill funding the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies — also holds steady current funding …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:40am

Angela Goodson is one of 15 undergraduate/pre-licensure students nationwide and the only one from a Michigan college or university who has received a scholarship to attend the 2017 conference of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association in Phoenix, Ariz.

Goodson received the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s Board of Directors Student Scholarship as a nursing student at Baker …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:38am

A Nebraska hospital has closed its doors due to a nursing shortage, according to a Kearney Hub article published online June 8. CHI Health Good Samaritan closed its Transitional Care Unit after management suffered staffing challenges.

“TCU, previously located on the fourth floor of the main hospital building, was a separate, skilled nursing facility that provided …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:13am

For-profit Charlotte School of Law and its parent company, InfiLaw, were under criminal investigation as they sought to negotiate restoration of federal student aid for Charlotte students, according to recently unsealed court filings from a whistle-blower lawsuit filed against the school.

Politico and the Charlotte Observer first reported the criminal probe. The lawsuit, which was brought …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:11am

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ decision to appoint a new chief enforcement officer who formerly worked at a troubled for-profit college drew swift and scathing criticism Wednesday.

Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill and student advocates say Dr. Julian Schmoke, Jr. — who previously served as an associate program dean at DeVry University — represents another …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:08am

While many photographers and journalists learn their craft in a classroom or studio, Cassandra Monroe‘s professional training was a little different. Cassandra learned the skills necessary to tell stories through words and photographs while serving as a servicemember in the United States Army, and she’s transferred those skills into a career as a Food Stylist …

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